Welcome Fast Five!
Fast Five is a modeled on the Wall Street Journal’s book column “Five Best” and the website Five Books. Fast Five will highlight five similarly themed titles available in Saunders Family Library. You can check out previous editions of the series here. Feedback and recommendations are always welcome. Thanks for reading!
Today’s Fast Five: New Y/A Fiction
It’s books, books, and more books at Saunders Family Library. All day, every day our shelves runneth over. Here’s a small sampling of recent titles available for your reading pleasure. Looking for more? Check out SFL’s Destiny Discover page to see the last ten titles we cataloged or go browsing in our catalog.
1. Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
From the publisher: “A dark, twisted, unforgettable fairy tale from Elana K. Arnold, author of the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of.”
2. The Weight of Our Sky by Hannah Alkaf
From the publisher: “A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this heart-pounding literary debut.”
3. Enchantée by Gita Treleasenull
From the publisher: “When smallpox kills her parents, Camille must find a way to provide for her younger sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on magic, Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy food and medicine they need. But when the coins won’t hold their shape and her brother disappears with the family’s savings, Camille pursues a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.”
4. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
From the publisher: “Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty—until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold.”
5. Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
Learn more about Karen M. McManus at her website and in this short Publishers Weekly interview. Watch the creepy book trailer for Two Can Keep a Secret here and a far less creepy 25 Questions video with the author here.