Free Book Friday!

Congratulations to the RRHS Library Staff (@rrhslib)! They’ve won our What’s Your Style? series! Please send us a DM on Twitter or an email to with the subject line “Free Book Friday” and tell us your mailing addresses so we can get your books in the mail.

And now for something completely different. This week’s free book? The Shibboleth, the second book in John Hornor Jacobs’ The Twelve-Fingered Boy trilogy. Booklist awarded this sequel a star and called it “totally unique.”

“There are certain shibboleths to our condition.”

At the end of the first book in The Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy, Jack’s and Shreve’s condition was incarcerado—physically locked up. Shreve landed back in the custody of the state of Arkansas, and Jack is somewhere in the clutches of Mr. Quincrux—both problems Shreve aims to rectify.

“You venture forth at night into the void. I do not need to be told this; I have felt your passing, sensed you moving upon the etheric heights toward your friends, your family.”
Cages might hold Shreve’s body, but the power that’s been growing since his encounter with Quincrux has reached a pinnacle. Nothing can prevent his mind from scaling the etheric heights. Freed from his body, Shreve discovers the magnitude of the evil that’s stirring in the east. The wave of insomnia that’s paralyzed the nation is only the beginning.

“It stirs! It rises in the east! The elder awakens!”

To save Jack—and maybe all of the humanity he no longer feels part of—Shreve has no choice but to join Quincrux and the Society of Extranaturals.


If you’d like a free copy of The Shibboleth, please leave a comment on this post (including your name), or Tweet this line: Free Book Friday! RT to win THE SHIBBOLETH by @johnhornor from @LernerBooks & @CarolrhodaLab. #freebooks”

We’ll announce the winner on Friday, March 14, so be sure to stop by our blog to see if you’ve won!

Good luck!

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