CITGO INNOVATION ACADEMY
Finding time to read what you love or just for fun can be hard for high school and college students, which is why Christmas break is an excellent time to take another look at some of the great “fun” books in the CITGO Innovation Academy!
This year’s Holiday Theme is “These Books are so GREAT you’ll tear through them like wrapping paper!” and it couldn’t be more true. Some of the most popular young adult and adult fiction and nonfiction is currently on display in the large classroom area of the CITGO IA. Here are just a few of the books that are featured:
“Scythe” by Neal Shusterman….Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own. Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award–winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.
“Every Heart a Doorway” by Seanan McGuire….Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations. No Visitors. No Quests. Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children. Nancy tumbled once, but now she's back. The things she's experienced... they change a person. The children under Miss West's care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world. But Nancy's arrival marks a change at the Home. There's a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it's up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of things. No matter the cost.
“Three Dark Crowns” by Kendare Blake….In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.
This is just three of dozens of books that have been recommended by your teachers and library staff as excellent reads for fun while you curled up at home with a warm blanket and cup of hot cocoa!
Stop by and take a peak at what you could be reading over break!