On the Eastern Front

Listeners!  Teens! Heads up!  AudiobookSYNC 2017 is almost over.  Don’t miss it—only two weeks left. This week’s titles take a journey back to World War II’s Eastern Front where a teen novel and a memoir reveal lesser known stories of young women involved in the war. Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys, takes us to …

On the Move

AudiobookSYNC listeners with a hankering for fantasy with historical twists are in for a treat with this week’s free eAudiobook downloads. The pair offers some steampunk, some alternative history, and a pair of protagonists who are clever and brave. Airborn, by Kenneth Oppel, is an alternative to our history of aircraft development, where hot air …

Dark and Revealing Fantasies

AudiobookSYNC Week 13 offers dark fantasies in which young people are pitted against the odds of survival. The sceneries may be fantastic, but there are real-world matters at their cores. Gone by Michael Grant is the first title in the popular series. The characters are a band of kids who have awakened to a world in which …

Tasting Reality

AudiobookSYNC’s Week 12 includes a nonfiction exploration of flavor and a teen novel in which food also plays a significant role. Mark Schatzker’s The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor is filled with scientific revelations that inform us about the experience of our sense of taste. The Dorito Effect explores the natural …