What We’re Reading – Sarah Sagmoen

It’s Tuesday and time for the second edition of the Spring Semester  “What We’re Reading” Blog Series. Each week we ask one of the Brookens Library staff members to tell us a little bit about what they are reading. This week we are featuring Sarah Sagmoen – Director of User Service. Enjoy!

1. What are you reading?

I just finished Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

2. How did you make your selection?

It was recommended by members of the Brookens Student Book Club and it was available in a platform that we are testing to offer a new service here at Brookens Library.  No spoilers here, but be on the lookout for an announcement regarding new services this semester!

3. Describe the book in 20 words or less.

A girl has magical powers and must choose Good or Evil. And it’s YA (Young Adult) lit so there is a love story.
4. What did you like? What didn’t you like?

It’s certainly not the best book I’ve read lately, but it was entertaining enough. It definitely fits the usual form used by most YA authors and is a little predictable.  However, what I really like is that this story has a male protagonist, when many of the popular YA novels are told from a female point of view.    That is certainly a nice change of pace in this genre.

5. Who would you recommend should read this book?

I’d recommend this book to anyone who has already read some of the big names in YA literature and is looking for a new series to explore.  Otherwise, there are some books or series that I would suggest before I’d suggest this one.