I am just not going to do justice to the sequel to the fabulous The Demon's Lexicon. It continues the story of Mae and Jamie, a brother and sister with magical powers. Jamie is being pursued by the magician Gerald, who wants to recruit him for his magical circle. Brothers Alex and Nick have troubles of their own-- Nick is a demon who could destroy the whole world if he wanted, but his human brother keeps him in check. The thing that I liked best is that the characters are multifaceted, and good and evil are blurred. Hadn't thought to recommend this to the fans of Delaney's The Last Apprentice, but will do so today. The first book is very popular.
Again, the writing in this is clever and suspenseful, and I was confused only because it's the start of the school year and I can't find anything in my new library! This is perfectly appropriate for middle school students. It's the second book in a projected trilogy. I will eagerly await the third, and hope that Brennan continues to write!
Speaking of trilogies, I do NOT have a copy of Mockingjay. Sigh.
More pictures. New libraries are like new babies-- everyone thinks they are cute, but they keep you up and night and dramatically impact your day-to-day routine! Here's the circ desk, then a view of the fiction shelves from the circ desk. Need to fill up the rounder with recommendations! There are a few things that still need to be put in place, but it's about 90% finished. Well, and there are no computers! The students who have been in so far seem to be pleased with how it looks, and there have been no complaints yet about how far down the books are shelved.