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Action Packed Sci-Fi: Golden Son

5 Aug

Second books in a trilogy can be a tricky thing. They have to follow the build up from the first book and still maintain the attention of the reader while continuing the story from where it last left off. Such is the case of Golden Son, the second book of the Red Rising Trilogy

The opening starts off with quite a literal bang and leads us right into a thrilling story with a conclusion that will leave the reader dying for book three. While there are some slower moments throughout Golden Son, they are moments that help to weave the tapestry of the narrative, Pierce Brown has written. The pacing over all is well done and the character work is just as excellent as ever before, even introducing us to new characters, readers are sure to love as much as the original cast.

Of course it wouldn’t be much of a sci-fi book without space battles and for those looking for quality action, you need look no further. Brown delivers on all these fronts from exciting ship battles to one on one fights; every fight leaves the reader satisfied.

This is excellent second for the trilogy and one fans of Red Rising will love.

If you enjoy Speculative Fiction then you should join us for our monthly virtual Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion Group. Our next meeting is on August 24 at 6 PM EST; we will discuss The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu, a “silkpunk” sci-fi fantasy adventure! Besides ebook copies available to HPL patrons from eLibraryNJ, you can request a print copy for curbside or locker pickup. For more information and to get the zoom invite email

Written by:
Lauren Lapinski
Circulation Assistance

“Shake off the day. Sweet dreams.:” Gmorning, Gnight!

29 Jul

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton, has now written the inspirational book “Gmorning, Gnight: Little Pep Talks for Me & You.” The book discusses the small talks we can have with ourselves in the morning when we wake up and at night before we go to bed. These little motivational talks remind everyone that they matter in the world. It is a wonderful delight to read. This book is a reminder for everyone to always stay positive throughout the day or the night. Miranda gives us his wonderful little talks that inspire people to be a little kinder to others around them, including one’s self. I highly recommend reading this book. I gave it five out of five stars.

You can read a blog post about Miranda’s Hamilton here.

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Written by:
Michelle Valle
Circulation Assistant

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