Young Adult

    Chronicles: the Library of Illumination

    She just can’t catch a break. 17-year-old Johanna Charette has had a tough life. Brought up in an orphanage, she’s had to work and slave to eke out a meager existence. And now, even though she’s out on her own and has her first job, her life hasn’t improved much. She doesn’t know happiness until she discovers the Library of Illumination, an enchanted place where books literally come to life. It fulfills her in ways she’s never felt before, but her infatuation with the library is also her undoing. She loses her job and finds she’s lost her only link to the one place that feels like home. “Literary brilliance.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)