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Friday, November 1, 2013

In November I am Thankful for...New Books! (part 3)

The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb
In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later, an elite team of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina and smuggled him to Israel, resulting in one of the century's most important trials -- one that cemented the Holocaust in the public imagination. The Nazi Hunters is the thrilling and fascinating story of what happened between these two events. Survivor Simon Wiesenthal opened Eichmann's case; a blind Argentinean and his teenage daughter provided crucial information. Finally, the Israeli spies -- many of whom lost family in the Holocaust -- embarked on their daring mission, recounted here in full.

 The Private School Murders by James Patterson
Wealthy young women are being murdered, and the police aren't looking for answers in the right places. Enter Tandy Angel. Her first case was the mystery of her parents' deaths. Now she's working to exonerate her brother of his girlfriend's homicide. And danger just got closer. One of the recent victims was a student at Tandy's own elite school. She has a hunch it may be the work of a serial killer... and Tandy perfectly fits the profile of the killer's targets. Can she untangle the mysteries in time? Or will she be the next victim? 


Roses by G. R. Mannering
The story follows Beauty from birth. She grows up without a name, living with her cruel aunt, uncle and cousin. Beauty has a troubled upbringing, hidden from guests and house staff because of her unusual appearance of silvery skin and violet eyes. When an uprising hits Beauty's home, she is forced to flee with stableboy Owaine as State officials set out to kill those of magic blood. She spends time in the Hillands, and this is where she really comes into her own - away from punishment and torment and cruelty, and free from the grounds of her aunt's home - though Beauty is still not accepted by all. Owaine, now her acting-father, leaves the village for a while, only to return in the harsh winter clutching a gift for Beauty - a red rose. But when he plucked the rose from a beautiful garden beside a castle, he came face-to-face with a ferocious beast who wants a life for a life - Owaine's in return for the rose. Beauty cannot let Owaine die for her and sets off to bargain with the beast... (from mfu_11's Amazon review)

Second Impact by David & Perri Klass
When Jerry Downing, star quarterback in a small football town, gets a second chance after his drunk driving had serious consequences, Carla Jensen, ace reporter for the school newspaper, invites him to join her in writing a blog, mainly about sports.

Sketchy by Olivia Samms
After a stint in rehab, Bea Washington manifests a supernatural ability to draw images from the minds of other people and becomes involved in a case involving two assaults and a survivor who does not remember what happened.

Monday, June 3, 2013

New Books ~ June (Part 3)

If I Should Die by Amy Plum
The Parisian revenants have been betrayed by their trusted ally, Violette. Now Vincent is dead and Violette has destroyed his body so that he canot be reanimated. Refusing to give up on her love, Kate searches for a way to reincarnate him in time to prevent an all-out war between the bardia and the numa.

Invisibility by Andrea Cremer & David Levithan
Stephen is used to invisibility. He was born that way. Invisible. Cursed. Elizabeth sometimes wishes for invisibility. When you're invisible, no one can hurt you. So when her mother decides to move the family to New York City, Elizabeth is thrilled. It's easy to blend in there. Then Stephen and Elizabeth meet. To Stephen's amazement, she can see him. And to Elizabeth's amazement, she wants him to be able to see her.

Starstruck by Rachel Shukert
Every week they arrive in Los Angeles--beautiful and talented young hopefuls who dream of becoming stars. Its all Margaret Frobisher has ever wanted--and when shes discovered by a powerful agent, she can barely believe her luck. Shes more than ready to escape her snobby private school and conservative Pasadena family for a chance to light up the silver screen. The competition is fierce at Olympus Studios and Margaret--now Margo--is chasing her Hollywood dreams alongside girls like Gabby Preston, who at 16 is already a grizzled show-biz veteran caught between the studio and the ravenous ambition of her ruthless mother, and sultry Amanda Farraday, who seems to have it all--ambition, glamour . . . and dirty secrets. Missing from the pack is Diana Chesterfield, the beautiful actress who mysteriously disappeared, and there are whispers that Dianas boyfriend--Margos new co-star--may have had something to do with it. 

 A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies
In the aftermath of Devin's shocking betrayal, Sky learns that Asher has been using her for the Rebellion. She wishes she could forget about both sides, but as war between the factions looms, Sky is forced to make a choice about where her heart and loyalties truly lie.

 The Loop by Shandy Lawson
Ben and Maggie have met, fallen in love, and died together countless times. Over the course of two pivotal days—both the best and worst of their lives—they struggle again and again to resist the pull of fate and the force of time itself. With each failure, they return to the beginning of their end, a wild road trip that brings them to the scene of their own murders and into the hands of the man destined to kill them.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New Books for May (part 1)

This is my 500th post!  Woohoo!  Anyway, here are the new books :)

Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian
Performing community service for pulling a stupid prank against a rival high school, soccer star Tom tutors a Somali refugee with soccer dreams of his own.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.  (Will be on the shelves May 7th)

The Lucky Ones by Anna Godbersen
New York City's latest It girl, Cordelia Grey, is flying high with celebrity pilot Max Darby. But such a public relationship could expose some very personal secrets.

 Black Butler, vol. 2 by Yana Toboso
As high soceity's social calendar opens up and the Season draws to a close, London is gripped by fear.  Someone has taken to stalking women of the night and painting the town red...in their blood.  But while the name on everyone's lips is "Jack the Ripper," the name on Queen Victoria's lips is Phantomhive.  Summoned to London to clean up the mess created by this madman, young earl Ciel Phantomhive arrives with his extraordinary butler Sebastian, at his side to pour him tea, polish his silver, and...investigate a serial killer!

Game by Barry Lyga
After solving a deadly case in the small town of Lobo's Nod, seventeen-year-old Jazz, the son of history's most infamous serial murderer, travels to New York City to help the police track down the Hat-Dog Killer.

Monday, November 5, 2012

New November Books~ Part 2

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
In the aftermath of a cataclysmic event, sixteen-year-old Evie, from a well-to-do Louisiana family, learns that her terrible visions are actually prophecies and that there are others like herself--embodiments of Tarot cards destined to engage in an epic battle.

 Survive by Alex Morel
A troubled girl is stranded in an arctic winter terrain after a plane crash and must fight for survival with the only other boy left alive.

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano
It is 1969 in Spanish Harlem, and fourteen-year-old Evelyn Serrano is trying hard to break free from her conservative Puerto Rican surroundings, but when her activist grandmother comes to stay and the neighborhood protests start, things get a lot more complicated--and dangerous.

Burning Blue by Paul Griffin
When beautiful, smart Nicole, disfigured by acid thrown in her face, and computer hacker Jay meet in the school psychologist's office, they become friends and Jay resolves to find her attacker.

34 Pieces of You by Carmen Rodrigues
After Ellie dies of a drug overdose, her brother, her best friend, and her best friend's sister face painful secrets of their own when they try to uncover the truth about Ellie's death.

Monday, October 1, 2012

New Books: Oct. 2012 (Part 4)

The Diviners by Libba Bray
Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson
Tandy Angel is, along with her brothers, a suspect in their parents' murder but having grown up under Malcolm and Maud Angel's perfectionist demands, Tandy decides she must clear the family name no matter what.

Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
Hero. Foreigner. Queen. Elisa, at the age of seventeen, is all three. And all three draw enemies. Faced with assassins, court politics, and the threat of civil war, Elisa despairs of being the ruler her people need. Her only hope is the Godstone. She must master its power once and for all. She finds clues hidden in a long forgotten--and forbidden--scripture. Accompanied by a one-eyed warrior, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with, Elisa takes a leap of faith and crosses an ocean in search of the ultimate source of the Godstone's power. 

 Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught
A mentally ill teenager who rides the "short bus" to school investigates the sudden disappearance of his best friend.

Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
A centuries-long war between daimons and witches sets the stage for three teens caught up in a deadly struggle for power and autonomy in the exotic and otherworldly Carnival of Souls, the mercantile center of the daimon dimension.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Your newest summer reads...July books! Part 4

Dark Eyes by William Richter
Adopted from a Russian orphanage by a wealthy New York family then growing into a rebellious street youth, fifteen year-old Wally resolves to find the birth mother who stole a fortune from her murderous, dark-eyed father.

The Death Catchers by Jennifer Anne Kogler
Through a letter to her English teacher, fourteen-year-old Lizzy Mortimer of Crabapple, California, relates her discovery that she and her eccentric grandmother are kin to Morgan le Faye, charged with saving the last descendant of King Arthur from an untimely death that would endanger the world.

Going Organic: A Heathly Guide to Making the Switch by Dana Meachen Rau
Describes the benefits, challenges, and steps to switching to an organic diet.

Red Glove by Holly Black
When federal agents learn that seventeen-year-old Cassel Sharpe, a powerful transformation worker, may be of use to them, they offer him a deal to join them rather than the mobsters for whom his brothers work.

Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 3 by Hiromu Arakawa


Monday, October 3, 2011

New books for October (Part 1)

Expect to see these books out on the shelves soon, or reserve a copy for yourself today!

Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan
Married, pregnant, and living at a "fat camp" in Maine, sixteen-year-old Eleanor has many questions about her future, especially whether the marriage will last and if she should keep the baby.

Skatefate by Juan Felipe Herrera
Lucky Z, A former skateboarder who’s anything but lucky, finds triumph and power through his voice. Raw, cool, real—this is a shout out to teens to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, to raise their voice, and find strength in the sheer and simple power of expression.

All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
In a future where chocolate and caffeine are contraband, teenage cellphone use is illegal, and water and paper are carefully rationed, sixteen-year-old Anya Balanchine finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight as heir apparent to an important New York City crime family.

Drink Slay Love by Sarah Beth Durst
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After sixteen-year-old vampire Pearl Sange is stabbed through the heart by a were-unicorn, she develops non-vampire-like traits that lead her to save her high school classmates from the Vampire King of New England.

 The Shadowing: Hunted by Adam Slater
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Once every century, the barrier between the human world and the demon realm begins to break down. Creatures gather, anxiously waiting to cross the divide, to bring death and destruction from their world to ours. This time is called The Shadowing.  Callum Scott has always known that there is a supernatural world out there—he’s seen ghosts for as long as he can remember. Lately, he’s had visions of children being brutally murdered by a terrifying creature. Then the visions start coming true, and Callum realizes that he’s being hunted, too.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Coming soon to a bookshelf near you ~ Part 1

Well, a little more specifically, these book are heading to our New YA shelf.  So take a peek, read a few summaries, and pick out the ones you want to read first!  (My first pick is Alice is Time, so hands off!  Well...I guess I can share, I still haven't finished Across the Universe after all!)

Anyhoo, without further ado, here are the newbies!

Brady is on a Mediterranean cruise with her mom. Before she left, her friend Delia listed four things that she must do. Since #1 was to write real letters to your best friend every day, describing thrilling adventures, this story is told in a journal/letter format. Because she's mortified about her ample breasts, she daringly tries but fearfully fails to accomplish task #2, wear the bikini… together with #3 in public!!! As she bumbles through planned teen events on the ship and has sightseeing adventures with her mom, she always keeps in mind ultimatum #4, Meet a code-red Euro-hottie.

When Kit Corrigan arrives in New York City, she doesn't have much. She's fled from her family in Providence, Rhode Island, and she's broken off her tempestuous relationship with a boy named Billy, who's enlisted in the army. The city doesn't exactly welcome her with open arms. She gets a bit part as a chorus girl in a Broadway show, but she knows that's not going to last very long. She needs help--and then it comes, from an unexpected source. Nate Benedict is Billy's father. He's also a lawyer involved in the mob. He makes Kit a deal--he'll give her an apartment and introduce her to a new crowd. All she has to do is keep him informed about Billy . . . and maybe do him a favor every now and then.
 
Missing the dead mother she barely remembers and feeling that she's a disappointment to her father, Mardie, 15, has embarked on a path of self-destruction. She is arrested after getting drunk at a party, is letting her grades slip, and is finally busted for shoplifting. Her salvation is a girls' boxing club that she joins on a whim, but it quickly begins to give focus and purpose to her life. As she gains confidence in her abilities, Mardie learns to accept herself and others.
 
Sun-hee and her older brother, Tae-yul, live in Korea with their parents. Because Korea is under Japanese occupation, the children study Japanese and speak it at school. Their own language, their flag, the folktales Uncle tells them—even their names—are all part of the Korean culture that is now forbidden. When World War II comes to Korea, Sun-hee is surprised that the Japanese expect their Korean subjects to fight on their side. But the greatest shock of all comes when Tae-yul enlists in the Japanese army in an attempt to protect Uncle, who is suspected of aiding the Korean resistance. Sun-hee stays behind, entrusted with the life-and-death secrets of a family at war.
 
Into the summer heat of New York's Spanish Harlem strides Carmen, a chica who is as hot as the sizzling city streets. When she first meets Jose she falls for him hard. He's not like the gansta types she knows-tipo duros who are tough, who think they are players. But Jose has a quick temper, and he likes to get his own way. And nobody gets in Carmen's way.
When Escamillo rolls into town, everyone takes notice of the Latino Jay-Z-a quadruple-threat singer/rapper/producer/businessman. But he only notices one person-Carmen. And Carmen has given up on Jose; he's not going to get her out of her tough neighborhood, el barrio, and into the action. Escamillo will.
But Jose won't let that happen.
Passion, love, and betrayal explode into tragedy in this modern retelling of an enduring love story.

Sidekicks
Batman has Robin, Wonder Woman has Wonder Girl, and Phantom Justice has Bright Boy, a.k.a. Scott Hutchinson, an ordinary schoolkid by day and a superfast, superstrong sidekick by night, fighting loyally next to his hero.
But after an embarrassing incident involving his too-tight spandex costume, plus some signs that Phantom Justice may not be the good guy he pretends to be, Scott begins to question his role. With the help of a fellow sidekick, once his nemesis, Scott must decide if growing up means being loyal or stepping boldly to the center of things.