Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Stuff about the New Books

Here's some details....

Captivate by Carrie Jones is the sequel to the 2008 book Need. Norse/Viking mythology mix with romance, evil pixies, and adventure in this series. Protaganist Zara is Bella Swan without the whiny angst. She's caught in a very interesting love triangle with Nick and pixie king Astley. The surprising humor makes this book stand out from other fantasy/supernatural romances.

Ally Carter, author of the Gallagher Girls books (I'd Tell You I Love You But I'd Have to Kill You, etc.) is back with High Society, the first book in a new series featuring con-artist/thief Kat who is trying to escape her crooked family by attending a preppy boarding school. When her dad is accused of stealing a pile of famous paintings, Kat must clear him by stealing them back from the real thief! The action spills across Europe as Kat and her Ocean's Eleven style teen crew plan heists, solve mysteries, and deal with romance. You will be begging for a sequel.

OK, I get this one first! I haven't read it yet but it sounds amazing. Incarceron is a huge, state of the art prison housing all of societies "undesirables". Amnesiac Finn is trapped inside but senses he doesn't belong there. Warden's daughter Claudia is about to be forced into an arranged marriage...both characters are trapped in a sense. A crystal key may mean freedom for them both. Incarceron is a strange world with metal trees and all-seeing cameras. Claudia's world is even stranger...a 17th century run by computers. Oh, I love Steam punk! I'll read it fast, promise.

New Books on Their Way: The List

Here's what's coming to the library within the next few days (note that some are extras copies of books we already have. Oh, and sorry about the lack of proper capitalization...I copied and pasted the list!):

Reality check by Abrahams, Peter
The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian by  Alexie, Sherman
Fullmetal alchemist. 20 by Arakawa, Hiromu
Fullmetal alchemist. 21 by Arakawa, Hiromu
Token of darkness by Atwater-Rhodes
Freeze frame by Ayarbe, Heidi
ArchEnemy by Beddor, Frank
When the game was ours by Bird, Larry and "Magic" Johnson
My invented life by  Bjorkman, Lauren
The poison eaters and other stories by Black, Holly
Eleventh grade burns by Brewer, Heather
The zombie survival guide by Brooks, Max
The year we disappeared by Busby, Cylin
Heist society by Carter, Ally
Cool like that : a so for real novel by Carter, Nikki
Fire by Cashore, Kristen
Oh. my. gods. by Childs, Tera Lynn
Prom dates from Hell by Clement-Moore, Rosemary
Sweet little lies by Conrad, Lauren
The singer of all songs by Constable,Kate
The tenth power by  Constable,Kate
The waterless sea by Constable, Kate
They never came back by Cooney, Caroline
Box out by Coy, John
The stolen one by Crowley, Suzanne
Elyon by Dekker, Ted
Lunatic by Dekker, Ted
Posh and prejudice by Dent, Grace
The dark Divine by Despain, Bree
Incarceron by Fisher, Catherine
Hush, hush by Fitzpatrick, Becca
You don't even know me by Flake, Sharon
Erak's ransom by Flanagan,John
Beautiful creatures by Garcia, Kami
White heat by Grant, K.M.
Hourglass by Gray, Claudia
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by  Green, John
Looking for Alaska by Green, John
The 48 laws of power by Greene, Robert
Vampire knight. Vol. 9 by Hino, Matsuri
Newes from the dead by  Hooper, Mary
Snakehead (Alex Rider ) by Horowitz,Anthony
Prada and prejudice by Hubbard, Amanda
The secret year by  Hubbard, Jennifer
Un segundo perdido by Hulme, John
The everafter by Huntley, A
Sweet, hereafter by Johnson, Angela
Scarlett fever by Johnson, Maureen
Captivate by Jones, Carrie
Stolen car by Jones, Pat
The mist by King, Stephen
Naruto. Vol.22 by Kishimoto
Naruto. Vol.23 by Kishimoto
Naruto. Vol.24 by Kishimoto
Naruto. Vol. 25 by Kishimoto
The silver kiss by Klause, Andrew
The last thing I remember by Klavan, Andrew
The long way home by Klavan, Andrew
Bleach. 10 by Kubo, Tite
Bleach. 29 by Kubo, Tite
Tender morsels by Lanagan, Margo
Darklight by Livingston, Lesley
Wondrous strange by Livingston, Lesley
The carbon diaries 2015 by Lloyd, Saci
Tangled by Mackler, Caroyln
The swan kingdom by Marriott, Zoe
Sophomore switch by McDonald, Abby
Gone by McMann, Lisa
Lockdown by Myers, Walter Dean
Gentlemen by Northrop, Michael
Why I fight : a novel by Oaks, J. A
Death note. Vol. 10 by Ohba, Tsugumi
Death note. Vol. 6 by Ohba, Tsugumi
Death note. Vol. 7 by  Ohba, Tsugumi
Death note. Vol. 8 by Ohba, Tsugumi
Death note. Vol. 9 by Ohba, Tsugumi
Witch & wizard by Patterson, James
Woods runner by Paulsen, Gary
We were here by Pena, Matt
Mercy by Picoult, Jodi
Streams of Babel by Plum-Ucci, Carol
Silver phoenix by Pon, Cindy
Just one wish by Rallison, Janette
The sea of monsters Riordan, Rick
Surface tension by Runyon, Brent
The dead-tossed waves by Ryan, Carrie
Last night I sang to the Monster by Saenz, Benjamin
The pillow book of Lotus Lowenstein by Schmais, Libby
Immortal by Shields, Gillian
Gateway by Shinn, Sharon
Intertwined by Showalter,Gena
Everwild by Shusterman, Neal
Struts and frets by Skovron, Jon
Nightfall(Vampire Diaries) by Smith, L J
Shadow Souls (Vampire Diaries) by Smith, L.J
Whiteout by Sorrells, Walter
Yeah! yeah! yeah!:the Beatles by Spitz, Bob
The help by Stockett, Kathryn
Dragon Ball Z. Vol. 10  by Toriyama
Dragon Ball Z. Vol. 11 by Toriyama
Dragon Ball Z. Vol. 12 by Toriyama
Dragon Ball Z. Vol. 13 by Toriyama
Dragon Ball Z. Vol. 14 by Toriyama
Dragon Ball Z. Vol. 15 by Toriyama
Dragon Ball Z. Vol. 6 by Toriyama
Street pharm by Van Diepen, Allison
Exposed by Vaught, Susan
The hand you're dealt by Volponi, Paul
Homestretch by Volponi, Paul
Rikers High by Volponi, Paul
Num8ers by Ward, Rachel
Is it still cheating if I Don’t Get Caught? by Weinstein, Bruce
The well by Whitten, A.J.
Funny how things change by Wyatt, Mel
The Monstrumologist by Yancey, Rick
U2 by U2 by Bono et. al

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dystopian Fiction is hot at the MHS LMC

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Beastly Coming to Big Screen

Texas author Alex Flinn's popular retelling of the Beauty and the Beast story is being made into a movie.

Official web site: When a spell is cast on a handsome egocentric young man (Alex Pettyfer) that physically transforms him into everything he despises, he has one year to find a young woman (Vanessa Hudgens) who will love him despite his hideous form or the spell will last forever.

Alex Pettyfer was in that lame version of Stormbreaker (Alex rider series), wasn't he? Let's hope he is not a curse on young adult fiction. We'll see......