Boise Public Library
“Rules for a Knight” by Ethan Hawke.
Fiction. When a knight rides to battle, he knows he may never return. This knight decides to leave a record for his children, if the worst should come to pass. It is a book to guide them on how to live a good and fruitful life if he is not there to teach them in person.
Meridian Public Library
“Foam Rolling: 50 Exercises for Massage, Injury Prevention and Core Strength” by Karina Inkster.
Nonfiction. “Foam Rolling” is an exciting new book about the unique practice that conditions and strengthens muscles while stretching and restoring them. Foam rolling has been popular with physical therapists for years as a gentle yet effective way to heal overworked muscles and eliminate painful knots.
“Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head” by Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester.
Young adult fiction. Blessed with extraordinary abilities, orphans Philippa, Sam and Thomas have grown up happily in Dumfrey’s Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities and Wonders. But when a fourth child, Max the knife-thrower, joins the group, it sets off an unforgettable chain of events. When the museum’s Amazonian shrunken head is stolen, the four are determined to get it back. Their search leads them to an explosive secret about their pasts.
Garden City Library
“The Sword of Summer” by Rick Riordan.
Young adult fiction. In this fast-paced introduction to Riordan’s new Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series, Magnus discovers that he is a demigod and on a path to save the world from Ragnarok — the Norse version of Armageddon. Told with tremendous wit and ingenuity, this book will appeal to a wide variety of readers, and fans of his “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series will be intrigued by allusions to a possible crossing of the two worlds in future books.
Eagle Public Library
“Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls” by Raymond Arroyo.
Children’s fiction. When Will Wilder “borrows” a sacred relic that has protected his hometown from the raging waters surrounding it, he accidentally unleashes an ancient evil. As boats sink and hideous creatures crawl from the waters, it’s up to Will (and his lethal Aunt Lucille) to save the day. If you’re a fan of Indiana Jones or Percy Jackson, you’ll love this book.
Ada Community Library
“Devil Dance: A Jade Del Cameron Mystery” by Suzanne Arruda.
Adult fiction. This is another exciting story of a young woman, Jade, who has lived an unusual life with a full-grown cheetah companion and tattoos on her forehead from a tribal ceremony. She photographs exotic locales, and the book begins in a bazaar in Zanzibar. She and her mother are shopping for finery before her upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, her father is off on an unexplained adventure to nearby Pembe Island. Rumors of witchcraft, endangered young women, pirate treasure and slavery override her desire to photograph local sites and people as they all become dangerously involved.
Nampa Public Library
“House of the Rising Sun” by James Lee Burke.
Adult fiction. After a bloody clash in revolutionary Mexico that leaves four Mexicans dead, Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland is on the run with a precious artifact. He’s chased by a ruthless Austrian arms dealer who wants the item for himself and tries to sway Hackberry by targeting his estranged son, Ishmael, a U.S. Army captain. During the course of Hackberry’s efforts to reconcile with Ishmael, we meet Ishmael’s mother, brothel madam Beatrice DeMolay, and dangerously wily Maggie Bassett, one-time lover of the Sundance Kid. And that precious artifact? It could be the Holy Grail.