Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.
Happy Library Loot Day! What did you get from your library recently? Link up your post or let me know in the comments!
I’ve heard of this a while back but not sure why I didn’t pick it up earlier. Another RIP-related read!
Strange Practice (Dr Greta Helloing #1) – Vivian Shaw
Greta Helsing inherited the family’s highly specialized, and highly peculiar, medical practice. In her consulting rooms, Dr. Helsing treats the undead for a host of ills – vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights, and entropy in mummies. Although barely making ends meet, this is just the quiet, supernatural-adjacent life Greta’s been groomed for since childhood.
Until a sect of murderous monks emerges, killing human and undead Londoners alike. As terror takes hold of the city, Greta must use her unusual skills to stop the cult if she hopes to save her practice, and her life.
They had me at Labyrinth. Also, I found this book on this Tor.com list on books that centre mental health.
Wintersong – S. Jae Jones
Dark, romantic, and unforgettable, Wintersong is an enchanting coming-of-age story for fans of Labyrinth and The Cruel Prince.
The last night of the year. Now the days of winter begin and the Goblin King rides abroad, searching for his bride…
All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They’ve enraptured her mind, her spirit, and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen and helping to run her family’s inn, Liesl can’t help but feel that her musical dreams and childhood fantasies are slipping away.
But when her own sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl has no choice but to journey to the Underground to save her. Drawn to the strange, captivating world she finds—and the mysterious man who rules it—she soon faces an impossible decision. And with time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.
Rich with music and magic, S. Jae-Jones’s Wintersong will sweep you away into a world you won’t soon forget.
Oh hey, a non-RIP book for a change! I wanted to read this after seeing that awesome cover.
We Are Not Free – Traci Chee
From New York Times best-selling and acclaimed author Traci Chee comes We Are Not Free, the collective account of a tight-knit group of young Nisei, second-generation Japanese American citizens, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the mass U.S. incarcerations of World War II.
Fourteen teens who have grown up together in Japantown, San Francisco.
Fourteen teens who form a community and a family, as interconnected as they are conflicted.
Fourteen teens whose lives are turned upside down when over 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry are removed from their homes and forced into desolate incarceration camps.
In a world that seems determined to hate them, these young Nisei must rally together as racism and injustice threaten to pull them apart.
What did you get from your library this week?
I haven’t been to the library in a couple weeks because hurricane (still taking care of clean up details). These all sound so good, but Strange Practice seem like it’ll be an especially fun read!
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Strange Practice is so good! Hope everything is ok!
I love the cover for Strange Practice! We Are Not Free sounds excellent. The same style of internments happened here, where we had a very large and established Japanese community, and we had some great books to teach us about it in elementary school (Naomi’s Road by Joy Kogawa being the best and most well-known, also adapted into a play that they every child I know was taken to see at some point) and then again in high school (Obasan again by Joy Kogawa).
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