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“Warcross” by Marie Lu

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and former TRCA nominee Marie Lu comes a sci-fi thriller described as “a vibrant, action-packed shot of adrenaline.”

“For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.” –Amazon

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“Wolf by Wolf” sequel

From the author of the 2016-2017 TRCA winner Wolf by Wolf, comes its sequel – the action-packed Blood for Blood. Continuing the story of Yael—a shape-shifting assassin in an alternative 1950s Europe and Asia – Blood for Blood follows Yael as she encounters Soviet guerrillas, Resistance fighters, and ghosts from her past. Described as “gripping and intricately plotted” this sequel is one you should definitely read.

“Carve the Mark” by Veronica Roth

From the author of the 2012-2013 TRCA winner Divergent comes a new science fiction novel that follows Akos and Cyra, young people from opposing cultures whose fates are intertwined.

Described as resilient and quick on her feet, Cyra is the sister of a brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Her world collides with Akos, the son of a farmer and an oracle, when Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers. With tensions running his on both sides Akos and Cyra must reach a decision. Do they help each other survive – or do they destroy one another?

“Everything, Everything” by Nicola Yoon

 

 

 

 

 

Everything, Everything, the 2016-2017 TRCA winner, was recently made into a movie starring Amandla Stenberg (Rue in The Hunger Games). The film which follows the life of Maddy, a teen confined to her home because of a debilitating disease, and her neighbor Olly, was released on May 19, 2017.

Read it before you see it!

All the Bright Places is a 2015 young adult novel by Jennifer Niven. The work was first published on January 6, 2015 and was a TRCA Top 10 novel for the 2015-2016 academic year. A film adaptation starring Elle Fanning is currently in pre-production and will be released in 2018.

And the winner is….

Thanks to all of you who participated. This year CCRSB students cast 1782 votes either by paper ballot or online.

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” -Walt Disney

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Frances Hardinge talks about The Lie Tree

The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork: Book Trailer

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin: Book Review