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Archive for May, 2011

Clockwork Prince Cover Reveal

Amazon’s Omnivoracious blog is reporting that Cassandra Clare’s publisher, Simon & Shuster, revealed the new cover of the next book in her Infernal Devices series, Clockwork Prince.  Check it out:

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If you haven’t started her new Infernal Devices series, checkout the first book Clockwork Angel at the Library.  Also check out her other hugely popular Mortal Instruments series, by reading the first book City of Bones.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 26, 2011 Categories: Fiction

The Wedding Planner’s Daughter reviewed by Haley

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by Coleen Paratore

I read the book called The Wedding Planner’s Daughter. It was a great book and talked about how a girl likes this guy, and even though she is young, they plan a wedding for them. I would recommend it to anyone. This book is a short read and has a lot of good quotes for other books in there too.

review submitted by Haley

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 20, 2011 Categories: Fiction, Romance

First Look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen

EW.com has the exclusive first look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, in the upcoming Hunger Games movie.  Click here to read the entire article.  I have to admit I really like the transformation!  

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If you can’t get your hands on a copy of the May 20th issue of Entertainment Weekly, then come into the Library.  We keep current issues on our shelves and they can’t be checked out, so you’ll be sure to get a look at the article.  Then when they are no longer the newest issue, you can check the magazines out for 2 weeks.  Click here to find Entertainment Weekly in our catalog.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 19, 2011 Categories: Movies

Movie News–The Mortal Instruments

Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series is huge right now!  I haven’t seen a copy on the shelf at the Library in weeks!  So it should come as no surprise that there is a movie in pre-production right now.  The lead of Clary Fray has already been given to Lily Collins, most famous for her role in The Blind Side.

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The first book in the series, The City of Bones, centers on Clary who is dragged into the world of the Shadowhunters when she and her mother are both targeted by the demons.  Clary is not supposed to see the world of the Shadowhunters, so when she unexplainably can she finds herself torn between what she used to think was the real world and this new world where all supernatural beings exist.  It is unclear right now if the movie will cover what happens in the entire Mortal Instruments series, or if it will focus on the first book.

Here are books in the series order.  (Click on the title to find it at the Library!)
1. City of Bones
2. City of Ashes
3. City of Glass
4. City of Fallen Angels
5. City of Lost Souls coming May 2012
6. City of Heavenly Fire coming September 2013

Infernal Devices (the companion series to The Mortal Instruments)
1. Clockwork Angel
2. Clockwork Prince

Much like the casting for Hunger Games, rumors are abound as to who star opposite of Collins as Jace, a Shadowhunter.  According to MTV.com three stars are being considered right now:
1. Jamie Campbell Bower, most well known for his role as Caius in the Twilight movies.
2. Ed Speelers, who played Eragon.
3. Leebo Freeman, a newcomer.

 Jamie_campbell_bower  Ed speleers   Leebofreeman 

Who would you choose?

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 17, 2011 Categories: Fiction, Movies

Reachout.com

ReachOutReachout.com is a new website for teens that provides resources to help you deal with hard issues or problems that come up in life.  On the website you’ll find fact sheets like the one for Challenging Negative Self Talk.  These fact sheets are helpful if you are dealing with a problem, or if you have a friend or family member with a problem and you want to learn more.  There’s also real stories from other teens posted in writing or as videos.  You’ll also find the reachout.com blog, a link to their Twitter feed and Facebook  page, and a Get Help page that gives you contacts and other resources for getting help now.

May is Mental Health Awareness month, so there’s a lot going on at reachout.com right now.  One thing that I think is pretty cool is the Reach Out Reads pageYALSA teamed up with reachout.com to provide a reading list of books on specific topics that might help teens learn more or deal with problems.  There’s also a lineup of author chats for the entire month, so be sure to check out reachout.com and find the books featured on the site at the Library.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 13, 2011 Categories: Uncategorized

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri

Yummy book cover Robert Sandifer, also known as Yummy because he couldn’t be without candy and cookies, was a real boy living in Chicago.  He was also a killer, a victim, a shorty, a boy who still curled up with his teddy bear, and a gangster.  In 1994 Yummy graced the cover of Time magazine- after he shot a fourteen year old girl in his neighborhood while trying to prove himself to a local gang the Black Disciples.  Robert, the narrator, will show you how the neighborhood, the schools, the city, and the whole country reacted to the events and he’ll give a peak into Yummy’s life and how he ended up in the horrible situation he found himself in at 11 years old.  Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty  by G.Neri pulls you in right away and leaves you wondering if Yummy was a cold blooded killer or just a boy who had been led astray?

By MPPL on May 11, 2011 Categories: Fiction, High School, Middle School, Realistic Fiction

Saturday 5/7 is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

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The first Saturday in May is the largest one-day comic book giveaway, so stop by the Library and get your free comic book.  To celebrate Free Comic Book Day we are joining participating comic book shops across North America (including Comix Revolution) and around the world to give away comic books absolutely free, no strings attached.  Visit the Fiction/AV/Teen or Youth Services desks to pick up a free comic book. (Limit one per person while supplies last.) Fill out a raffle slip and you could also win a gift card to Comix Revolution. Comic books generously donated by Comix Revolution.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 6, 2011 Categories: Uncategorized

May is Zombie Awareness Month

I bet you didn’t know that May is zombie awareness month.  I didn’t either until I stumbled across The Zombie Research Society.  They say May is the perfect month to refresh your awareness of zombies because spring is in the air and we may forget to be vigilant in our zombie survival skills.  So, be sure to wear your grey ribbon and brush up on your zombie survival plan (one way is to pick up The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks).  You can also click here to find a list of books to read to celebrate zombie awareness month.  I highly suggest The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.  Check out the awesome book trailer below:

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 4, 2011 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction

Divergent by Veronica Roth book trailer

Previously, I posted about Veronica Roth’s Divergent because it had a movie deal before it even hit the book shelves.  Well, it has been published (click here to find it at the Library) and now there is a short book trailer for it.  One thing I didn’t know, but that I think is pretty cool, is that the setting for Divergent is in a dystopian Chicago of the future.  Check out the book trailer below:

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 3, 2011 Categories: Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction, Movies