This week’s book trailer of the week is for Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick. Midwinterblood is the 2014 winner of the Printz Award, the award for excellence in teen literature from the American Library Association. An interesting, yet hard to explain novel, Midwinterblood tells the interconnected stories of two main characters Eric and Merle. Set in different time periods, all the stories have similarities but not one story is the same as the others. In the end you may end up with more questions than answers, but this book gets you thinking about reincarnation and what is the common thread between us all? Click here to find Midwinterblood in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher. Everyone thinks Emily’s dad is a murderer. However, Emily’s dad is suffering from PTSD, as a veteran of war, and Emily believes he is innocent. She will stop at nothing to prove he’s not guilty, despite how others will treat her because of this. What really happened in the woods that night that Emily’s father was found carrying the body of a dead girl? Click here to find The Killing Woods in the Library to find out!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King. Vera’s trying not to let the death of her ex-best friend Charlie change her life. After all, they weren’t best friends when he died. However, Vera is practically haunted by Charlie and the need to clear his name and the rumors surrounding his death. It doesn’t help that Vera was also falling in love with Charlie before their friendship fell apart. Along with the details of Charlie and Vera’s friendship and the breakup leading up to his death, readers also gain insight to Vera’s current life and the other stuff she has to deal with while at the same time trying to clear Charlie’s name. A great work of realistic fiction that will definitely make you think. Click here to find Please Ignore Vera Dietz in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Fat Angie by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo. Angie’s life sucks. Her sister, the only person who seems to understand her, has been captured as a soldier in Iraq. Then there is the family that she has left, after a father that abandoned her family, there is her mother who is too busy to care and her adopted brother who is always getting into trouble. At school Angie is subject to relentless bullying, especially from the mean girls, and has even attempted (but failed) suicide. Things begin to change for Angie, however, when new girl KC Romance shows up at school. KC takes an interest in Angie and what begins as a good friendship blossoms into more as Angie finds the confidence she needs to start turning her life around. Click here to find Fat Angie in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Uninvited by Sophie Jordan. Uninvited takes place in an alternate, modern-day world where scientists have discovered the gene that gives a person the predisposition to violence. In other words, they found the gene that causes “Homicidal Tendency Syndrome” and those who have it are supposed to be unpredictable and dangerous. Davy seems to have it all– the perfect boyfriend, a loving family, and a prestigious place in a private school where she has accepted a scholarship to Juilliard. This all disappears when she is diagnosed as a carrier of the Homicidal Tendency Syndrome. Now Davy must attend a special school with others who have HTS, but this school may be more dangerous that the students in attendance… Click here to find Uninvited in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Ink by Amanda Sun. Katie’s still messed up from the sudden death of her mother when she is sent to live with her aunt in Japan. A native New Yorker, Katie feels very out of place in her new school and she is attracting a lot of attention, especially from the guys. Katie doesn’t waste her time with any of them, until she sees the artwork of Tomohiro. Not only is he a talented artist, but his works of art come alive before her eyes! Katie knows something is not quite right and she is determined to find out more about Tomohiro’s gift, but soon finds herself wrapped in a dangerous struggle involving the Japanese mafia and the ancient gods of Japan. Click here to find Ink in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher. Originally published in the UK, this novel centers on 15-year-old Zoe. She writes to a Death Row inmate in Texas, because she believes she is also a murderer and wants to tell someone about it. Her letters chronicle her relationships with two brothers, Max and Aaron, and how the romances she developed with each brother ended in tragedy. It isn’t until the end of the novel that you find out what happened, which brother dies, and if Zoe is really a murderer. Click here to find Ketchup Clouds in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Paper Towns by John Green. Paper Towns is not a new novel by John Green, it was published in 2008, but Bloomsbury Publishing just released a pretty cool trailer for the novel. So, if you really liked The Fault in Our Stars, then you should definitely check out Paper Towns. It centers on Quinten or Q, who has been in love with his next store neighbor, Margo, since they were kids. So when she disappears, Q is determined to follow the clues she has left to find out whether or not she has just run away or if she has actually committed suicide. Click here to find Paper Towns in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Teardrop by Lauren Kate. Eureka’s world changed when she and her mother were involved in a freak accident that left her mother dead. Left to try and make sense of her new life living with her stepmother and father, Eureka is both physically and emotionally scarred. As she tries to heal, Eureka finds solace in two different guys. One, her childhood best friend, Brooks, has always been there for her. Another, is the mysterious new guy, Ander, who Eureka can’t help feeling connected to. Ander also leads Eureka to a discovery about her family’s history that will change her life forever. Click here to find Teardrop in the Library today!
Interesting choice for the first official clip from the upcoming Divergent movie, since it is a quiet and emotional moment between Tris and four. But it is a great look at what to expect from the two actors who will portray the two main characters. Here it is:
What did you think!? Divergent will hit movie theaters in March 2014. If you haven’t read any of the books in the trilogy or you want to re-read them, follow the links below to find them in the Library!
Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth