Dark Tides by Chris Ewan
recommended by Charlotte Johnson
This page-turning thriller had my heart thumping at times. The plot was great and had me thinking of the characters long after I finished the book.
Masterminds by Gordon Korman
recommended by Mary Severson
Serenity, New Mexico seems to be a perfect place to live. There is no crime, no unemployment, no poverty and no homelessness. But then some of the kids start noticing things that don’t make sense. Once they start investigating, more and more of what they thought they knew about the town is called into question. This is a page-turning first book of a new series for children.
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
recommended by Julia Sjoberg
On its surface, this historical novel is the account of Anne Boleyn’s downfall, but it’s simultaneously a peek into the life, personality and machinations of Thomas Cromwell, through whose eyes the tale is told. After about 25 percent in, this was impossible to put down. —recommendations from librarians at the Hennepin County Library–Eden Prairie