Saturday, March 3, 2012

March's New Books - Part 5

Planesrunner by Ian McDonald
When fourteen-year-old Everett Singh's scientist father is kidnapped from the streets of London, he leaves a mysterious app on Everett's computer giving him access to the Infundibulum--a map of parallel earths--which is being sought by technologically advanced dark powers that Everett must somehow elude while he tries to rescue his father.

 The Hunger Pains: A Parody by Stefan Petrucha
Presents a humorous spoof on the novel "The Hunger Games," which follows the efforts of a young girl who is roped into a survival contest in order to save her community in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world.

Americus by MK Reed
Oklahoma teen Neal Barton stands up for his favorite fantasy series, The Chronicles of Apathea Ravenchilde, when conservative Christians try to bully the town of Americus into banning it from the public library.

Scored by Lauren McLaughlin
Set in the future when teenagers are monitored via camera and their recorded actions and confessions plugged into a computer program that determines their ability to succeed. All kids given a "score" that determines their future potential. This score has the ability to get kids into colleges, grant scholarships, or destroy all hope for the above. Imani's score is brought down when her best friend's score plummets. Where do you draw the line between doing what feels morally right and what can mean your future? 

 Phantom by L. J. Smith
After Elena Gilbert and vampire brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore help save their town from a demonic spirit, a new evil arrives and sets its sights on Elena, but this time she will only have one brother to protect her.

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