New Rapid Reads

New Rapid Reads

New Rapid Reads

Date posted: September 29, 2014

New in the library!

Raven Books has added four new titles to the Rapid Reads series.  This series features engaging short novels written in clear language for adults.

The artful goddaughter by Melodie Campbell.
Mob goddaughter Gina Gallo stands to inherit two million bucks from her greatuncle Seb, a master forger. But there’s a catch: Uncle Seb wants Gina to make things right and return an extremely valuable painting to the City Art Gallery. If she can’t do it, her rat-face cousin Carmine gets the boodle. Reluctantly, Gina comes up with a plan for a reverse heist, and as she has learned things never go as planned when her family gets involved.

If it bleeds by Linda L. Richards.
Nicole Charles didn’t go to journalism school to become a gossip columnist, but the job fell into her lap right out of school. More than anything, she wants to be a real reporter, but it looks like she’s never going to get a chance.  Then one night while covering a gallery opening, she discovers a dead body in a dark alley. An up-and-coming artist has been stabbed in the throat with an antique icepick. Nicole is right in the middle of the biggest story of the year. It’s the chance of a lifetime.  Reading level: 4.0

The innocence device by William Kowalski.
The year is 2147.  Chago is a prisoner in a world made up only of prisoners and guards.  In an effort to resolve overcrowding in the prison, the warden introduces the Innocence Device.  Prisoners are encouraged to walk through the device and experience either immediate freedom or immediate death.  The prisoners riot when they discover the machine is rigged and Chago ends up in a position of power.  He sets out to save his son.  Reading level: 3.5

Search and rescue by Gail Anderson-Dargatz.
When a young woman goes missing on a nature trail, small-town journalist Claire Abbott is first on the scene, as usual. The clues to the woman’s whereabouts are misleading, but Claire has a sixth sense—what the fire chief calls a “radar for crime.” Trusting her intuition, Claire insists that the search and rescue team look elsewhere for clues to the woman’s disappearance. When they fail to follow up on her lead, she pursues it on her own.  Reading level: 3.0

To borrow any or all of these books, or any other titles in the Rapid Reads series, email

Our thanks to Orca Book Publishers for generously donating these books to our library.


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