Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo – Fantasy
Kaz Breckker has been offered the chance of a lifetime – to become very rich if he can rescue a scientist being held prisoner in the most secure prison in the world. In order to do this, he needs to assemble a team and turns to five other outcast teens, all with unique talents. Added to his own criminal mastermind, the thief, spy, Heartrender, wealthy runaway and sharpshooter might just accomplish this task. The author has built an elaborate fantasy world in the busy city of Ketterdam where evil lurks around every corner. Will these six make it to the prison of The Ice Court before it is too late? When you finish Six of Crows, know that the sequel, Crooked Kingdom, awaits you in the library as well.
Trell - Dick Lehr - Mystery
Trell is curious and persistent, just like a news reporter. These are the qualities that finally convince Boston Globe reporter, Clemens Bittner, to help her out by investigating her father's prison sentence of life without parole, and bring the murder he is convicted of back into the limelight. According to her father's lawyer, Nora Walsh (Yes! Really! Mrs. Walsh!), this is exactly what they need if they are ever going to get a judge to order a new trial for the murder of a 14-year-old girl. But will it work? And what is the danger involved?
Author Dick Lehr, a former Boston Globe reporter, relied on an actual murder investigation to craft this page-turning mystery.