Oh, “Crewel” world…

CrewelEnter a tangled world of secrets and intrigue where a girl controls other’s destinies, but not her own

Sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has always been special. When her parents discover her gift—the ability to weave the very fabric of reality—they train her to hide it. For good reason, they don’t want her to become one of the elite, beautiful, and deadly women who determine what people eat, where they live, how many children they have, and even when they die.

But Adelice is forced to into this powerful group, and she must learn to navigate the dangerous politics at play. Caught in a web of lies and forbidden romance, she must unravel the sinister truth behind her own unspeakable power. Her world is hanging by a thread, and Adelice, alone, can decide to save it—or destroy it.

(Information found at http://us.macmillan.com/crewel/GenniferAlbin)

The first in a planned trilogy, check out a copy from your DMPL today! Or, view this book trailer if you haven’t already been hooked!

New Teen Book: Steampunk Poe

Occasionally, books do more than just tell a story, they paint a picture. Steampunk Poe, illustrated by Zdenko Basic and Manuel Sumberac, does just that. This book marries the works of Edgar Allan Poe with steampunk images for a creepily delightful read. The YouTube video below, created by Figment.com, highlights some of the images and text that can be found in this book.

2012 Printz Award Winner Announced

In libraryland there are a couple of awards that are given to teen books that make librarians sit up and notice. One of these is the Printz, which is awarded to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. Today, the 2012 winner was announced! And the winner is: Where Things Come Back, by John Corey Whaley. In addition, there were four Printz Honor books awarded to: Why We Broke Up, by Daniel Handler (art by Maira Kalman); Jasper Jones, by Craig Silvey; The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater and The Returning, by Christine Hinwood (currently on order).  As always, if there is a book that appeals to you, click on the link to our catalog and place a request using your library card and PIN.


Check out the official book trailer for Where Things Come Back:

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor’s new book, Daughter of Smoke and Bone (the first in a trilogy), has been receiving rave reviews. Universal studios even bought the rights to turn it into a movie (though no date is set yet). So what is this book about, you ask? Well, here is an excerpt from Laini Taylor’s website:

“AROUND THE WORLD, black hands are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth is growing dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.”

This book has it all: angels; demons; mythology; boarding schools; artists; and more!

Daughter of Smoke and Bone has a series of book trailers; here’s another one:

Inheritance by Paolini is released today!

Have you been anxiously awaiting the fourth book in the Inheritance cycle? Well it is released today! The library has purchased sixteen copies, but alas there is a waiting list. It is easy to add your name though, just click here to see our catalog and place a request along the right side. (You will need your library card and pin number, which is usually the last four digits in your phone number). Are you an über fan? Search all things by Paolini here.

In addition to watching the trailer from the Alagaesi website, you can also listen to Christopher Paolini reading an excerpt from chapter one, book four of Inheritance on The Guardian’s website. Christopher Paolini reading from Inheritance

And if you’ve already been obsessively reading, what are your thoughts? Please leave us some comments (no spoilers please).

Calling All Steampunk Fans

Okay, so admirers of the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld probably already know that Goliath, the third book in the series, is being released on Tuesday, September 20th, but did you know the library has multiple copies on order and that you can be one of the first to read it? Click here to place your request. In case you don’t know about this series, check out this great video trailer promoting Leviathan and Scott Westerfeld’s steampunk-inspired website.

Life after The Hunger Games Trilogy

So, I am finished reading the Hunger Games Trilogy and while my reading days were once filled with Katniss and her battle with the Capitol, I no longer have a heroine to hope for.  I miss the struggle, the action, the thrill.  Is there any book out there that can fill the void?  Fortunately, there is a new series that can temper the pain for those of you experiencing the same sense of longing that I am.  The first two books in the Maze Runner Series by James Dashner are out, and after the first book, I have a new hero to stand behind!  Watch the trailer below to get a taste of what the book holds for those bold enough to seek out a literary life after the Hunger Games!