What better way to experience this cool Fall weather than to curl up with a new book. Lucky for us, there are some amazing new reads fresh on the shelves. Here’s IET’s list of our 3 Fall favorites.
Seafire, Natalie C. Parker
Grade Level: 7th and up
This book is packed with adventure and is all about strong women. The main character, Caledonia, is in command of an all-female pirate ship that aims to take down the tyrant of the seas. This is the first book in an exciting new series.
“An inspiring and adventurous story. The consequences of trust and betrayal, love and hate, life and death. Will trust and love and life be only rewarded in betrayal, hate and death? Is it worth the possibility of sacrificing everything for family? The inner struggles the characters face are relatable in a way you rarely see so well written. Falling immediately in love with these characters is as simple as falling into bed. More of the story could not come soon enough!”
“A gutsy tale of sisterhood, courage, and unshakeable trust. You don’t want to miss this book!”
Just Mercy (Adapted For Young Adults),
Bryan A. Stevenson
This book is great for teens focused on social issues. Learn about social justice, equality, and legal related issues from the work of a lawyer navigating our sometimes flawed social justice system.
“Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and Just Mercy is extraordinary. The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice.”
“Just Mercy is every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so. . . . [It] demonstrates, as powerfully as any book on criminal justice that I’ve ever read, the extent to which brutality, unfairness, and racial bias continue to infect criminal law in the United States. But at the same time that [Bryan] Stevenson tells an utterly damning story of deep-seated and widespread injustice, he also recounts instances of human compassion, understanding, mercy, and justice that offer hope. . . . Just Mercy is a remarkable amalgam, at once a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.”
Sea Witch, Sarah Henning
Grade Level: 9th & Up
This “Wicked” type novel stars the villain of The Little Mermaid. Main character, Evie, must hide her magical abilities in a town that she feels won’t accept her. Learn what happend when Evie meets a new suspicious friend and when Evie finds out she can’t keep staying on land.
“I finished this in a single day, the story was really hard to put down. Even though I knew what was going on in regards to a couple of the twists, it was gripping to see how things develop, and through the last 100 pages, I kept wondering how things might get worse for Evelyn and her friends every other page. And yes, the story gets dark, and it really adds that extra layer that this story needs.”
“Henning’s dive into Little Mermaid lore is equal parts dark and tantalizing. Like the sea it sings of, this story has a strong pull. I found myself unable to set it down!” (Ryan Graudin, award-winning author of Wolf by Wolf)