With Staff Picks, we would like to offer recommendations from our staff to you. These picks will be from a variety of reading, listening or viewing tastes. You might find stuff you've checked out before, or you might be intrigued enough to find a new favorite.

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

A dystopian young adult fiction with zombies, vampires, cannibals, and a ton of suspense! It holds you at the edge of your seat with each chapter. The main character, Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.

Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for… again. The book isn't only a great read for young adults, but grown-ups like me too. It was so intense and exciting I finished it within the same day I started. Can't wait to get hold of Book #2! This is available as a book or playaway!

If this book interests you, feel free to request and check it out. We'll be back next Wednesday with a different Staff Pick.