1: a : an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks
b : the encountering of risks <the spirit of adventure>
2 : an exciting or remarkable experience <an adventure in exotic dining>
(Definition via Merriam-Webster.com)
Every summer I think I’m going to have an adventure. I’ll turn a corner and fall through a black whole into another time or dimension, meet my long lost twin, run into a witch, chase down some thieving sprites, fight a mighty beast, and save the day! Usually I just end up falling into a good book. If your like me, trying to slack your thirst for adventure through a good summer read here are some books you can find at your own beloved UConn Co-op.
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (9780545123273)
“Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf – her wolf – watches back.”
When a murder takes place in town and it looks like it is wolf related Grace steps forward to defend the wolves, who may be more than what they appear to be. (Back cover)
The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (9781416990512)
It’s all fun and games until the lines between reality and pretend begin to blur. Finding a common interest in all things Ancient Egyptian, Melanie Ross and April Hall start up the Egypt Game and soon get more of their friends playing the Egypt Game too.
“Everyone thinks it’s just a game, until strange things begin happening to the players. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?”
On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave by Candace Fleming (9780375867811)
Finding himself in a graveyard for teenagers after midnight, Mike Kowalski finds himself the center of attention for nine dearly departed teenage souls.
“Each of these nine teenage souls has a tale to tell about his or her own death – eerie, tragic, or horrifying – and Mike can’t leave until he’s heard them all.”
The Diviners by Libba Bray (9780316126113)
Evie is thrilled to be moving to New York City in the year of 1926! Although she has to live with her occult obsessed Uncle Will.
“Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.”