First Chapter Fridays with ACL

First Chapter Fridays with ACL
Need a reading recommendation? Join the Augusta County Librarians as they read the first chapter of some of their favorite books from a variety of different genres including middle grade and YA!

Kill Creek
Oct 16 • 13 min
It was supposed to be a publicity stunt: four famous horror authors spending the night in one of the world’s most notorious haunted houses. But the house on Kill Creek has sinister plans for its visitors that will follow them further than they can…
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Oct 9 • 10 min
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. It is…
Small Spaces
Oct 2 • 14 min
In Small Spaces, New York Times bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle-grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story R.L. Stine called “Terrifying and fun”. Pick up your copy today! Small Spaces is available as an…
Radium Girls
Sep 25 • 17 min
This week we are featuring The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore. Drawing on previously unpublished sources including diaries, letters, and court transcripts, as well as original interviews with the women’s relatives,…
Mr. Churchill’s Secretary
Sep 18 • 18 min
Brilliant Maggie Hope uncovers terrible truths while working for newly sworn-in Prime Minister Winston Churchill in this historical spy thriller from Susan Elia MacNeal. Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal is available as an ebook and…
Truly Devious
Sep 11 • 18 min
This week, listen to the first chapter of a Young Adult mystery set in a boarding school for gifted teens. In Truly Devious, New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson weaves a delicate tale of murder and mystery in the first book of a striking new…
The Story Collector
Sep 4 • 10 min
Welcome to the first episode of First Chapter Fridays with ACL, a new podcast from the Augusta County Library. If you are looking for a new read, this is the place for you. We are going to start things off with a Middle-Grade Historical Mystery that takes…