fantasy, Fiction, gothic, historical fiction, horror, young adult fiction

A Conversation with Alys Arden

Join us for a virtual visit with Alys Arden, author of the young adult book series The Casquette Girls. The gritty urban legends of the French Quarter come alive in this gripping supernatural saga. According to School Library Journal, The Casquette Girls is recommended for readers in grade 9 and up. If you would like to learn more about the author, please visit http://www.thecasquettegirls.com. This author visit will be held through Zoom on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11 AM. To register, call 225-673-8699. If you love these books, check out the read-alikes.

fantasy, Fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, steampunk

11 Great Steampunk Novels

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction set during the 19th-century in societies dominated by real or imaginary steam-powered technology. It is almost always speculative and can be dark and gritty, fun and romantic, or dystopian and fantastical. Find your favorite steampunk world with this list of recommendations from Samantha Matherne.

Fiction, staff spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Samantha Matherne

Samantha is a part of the Galvez branch library staff and curates lists for the Shelf Analysis blog. Ever since her mom read Mother Goose and Little Golden Books to her as a little girl, she has loved books. She relishes getting lost in riveting stories, especially fantasy worlds. Her tastes span various genres beyond fantasy, though, including historical fiction, classics and more. Found here is a selection of her favorite books from high school to the present.