Louisiana's grandmother has taught her to be a problem solver. What ever she wants, she knows how to talk her way into getting it. But when Louisiana's grandmother forces her to get in the car in the middle of the night, leaving her friends (introduced in the companion novel Raymie Nightingale), her dog, and her cat, the one person she cannot convince of anything is her grandmother. And when her grandmother leaves her alone in a hotel, with only a note to explain what has happened, Louisiana's problem solving skills will be tested. A heartfelt story which I found even more enjoyable than the first in the series.
Young Adult (Mature Audiences)
The Half Bad trilogy follows Nathan, a half black and half white witch who faces stereotyping and prejudice as he grows up and tries to find his own way in the witch world. The series is full of themes of racism and prejudice and would be a good conversation starter with teens. It could be a companion to the movie, The Wave.
Every time I go back into the Throne of Glass universe, I want more. After reading this book about Chao's experience, I had to reread Empire of Storms to see where it fit into the time line. I cannot wait until Kingdom of Ash releases on the 23rd. I may have to start at book one and read them all again to prepare!