Pax – Sara Pennypacker – Friendship (FollettShelf)
Pax, a young fox, was adopted by Peter, a boy whose mother has died. When Peter’s father volunteers for the military because a war is coming, Peter must go live with his grandfather. He cannot take Pax, so Peter must set Pax free in the woods on the way to his grandfather’s. Pax is confused and must learn to live on his own in the wild. Peter, 300 miles away, is angry that he was forced to give up Pax and sets out on his own to find his friend. An injury hinders Peter. Pax eventually makes friends with the local foxes. Life is full of struggles and adventures as both slowly make their way toward a reunion.
This tender story of loyalty is available as an ebook on the library’s FollettShelf.
Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard – Fantasy (FollettShelf)
The world is divided by blood – red and silver. The Silvers are an elite group who rule the world. The Reds are the poor commoners who simply try to survive the harsh servitude to the Silvers. Due to an unexpected encounter with a prince, 17-year-old Mare Barrow suddenly finds herself inside the royal palace where she discovers she possesses a deadly ability that only Silvers should have. Forced to confront this unexpected power, the king and queen make up a story about her being the long-lost Silver princess. They hide her in plain sight – in the royal palace engaged to the younger Silver prince.
As a Red, before entering the palace, Mare had become involved with the Scarlet Guard, a rebel group trying to overthrow the Silvers. Now she is an insider with access to privileged information, which she tries to pass on to her contacts on the outside. She finds unexpected Red sympathizers within the palace, but all of them are not who they first seem to be.
The first book in the Red Queen series, this book is available as an ebook on FollettShelf.