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Book Trailer of the Week– Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza.  Mila’s father died in a fire that Mila can’t remember, and there are other things that Mila can’t remember.  But she and her mother are trying to start over in a new town.  When Mila injures her arm and discovers that it is actually full of wires, her world is turned upside down.  Who is Mila really and what has her “mother” done?  Click here to find Mila 2.0 in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 16, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Far Far Away by Tom McNeal.  Narrated by Jacob Grimm, one of the infamous Grimm Brothers, Far Far Away tells the story of Jeremy and Ginger and the trouble they get into.  Jeremy can hear Jacob’s voice in his head, since Jabob in the plane of existence between life and death and Jeremy has the unique ability to hear the voices of spirits.  Jacob believes that if he can be the voice of reason in Jeremy’s life, that might allow him to move on to the afterlife, but in the town of Never Better nothing is as it seems.  Click here to find Far Far Away in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 9, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fantasy, Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– Strings Attached by Judy Blundell

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Strings Attached by Judy Blundell.  Set in 1950′s New York, Strings Attached tells the story of 17-year-old Kit who has run away from her home in Providence, RI.  Kit is a dancer and wants to become famous, and she believes that she can do that in New York City.  However, it is hard for Kit to get recognized in the big city and when her former boyfriend’s father (a supposed mob boss) offers to help her out in return for a little favor, Kit agrees.  Of course, nothing is ever as it seems with the mob and Kit finds herself in the midst of murder, lies, and deception.  Click here to find Strings Attached in the Library

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 2, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery

Book Trailer of the Week–Catching Fire movie trailer

This week’s book trailer of the week is a little different than normal.  Check out the latest trailer for the Catching Fire movie!  It premiered at Comic Con last weekend.  Unfortunately, the movie won’t be out until November 22.  Can you wait that long!? (I can’t!)  Click here to find Catching Fire in the Library, in case you want to reread it before the movie’s premiere!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 26, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction, Movies, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– Between by Jessica Warman

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Between by Jessica Warman.  Liz is a senior in high school and has lived a good life.  Some would call her spoiled, popular, and perfect.  However, this good life comes to an end when she wakes up and knows she’s dead.  Life finds out that she drowned at her birthday party, and now she is a ghost.  She knows she’s a ghost because she finds herself in the company of another ghost, Alex, who was previously killed in a hit and run accident.  Both girls have to solve the mystery of their death, and Liz realizes her life was not as perfect as she thought.  Click here to find Between in the Library!

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 19, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Mystery, Supernatural/Paranormal

Book Trailer of the Week– Dead to You by Lisa McMann

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Dead to You by Lisa McMann.  Ethan was abducted when he was seven years old.  Now sixteen, he has finally returned to his family after being abandoned and spending years in foster care or homeless.  Returning home to his family is not as easy as he thought it would be, especially when his younger brother keeps claiming that he is not really Ethan.  Click here to find Close to You in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 12, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Issues, Mystery, Realistic Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– The Academy: Game On by Monica Seles

This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Academy: Game On by Monica Seles.  Seles is a tennis legend, and has now written a novel for teens that centers on an elite sports academy.  Maya had just been accepted to the academy after years of trying to get in.  What Maya doesn’t realize is just how truly cutthroat the academy really is.  Can she survive all the backstabbing and fierce competition?  Click here to find The Academy: Game On in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 5, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Realistic Fiction

This Week’s Book Trailer of the Week– The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde.  Jennifer Strange, only sixteen years old, has taken over Kazam Magical Arts Management after the disappearance of her boss The Great Zambini.  Jennifer becomes uber-famous, though, when it is prophesied that she is the Last Dragonslayer.  Hilarity ensues as Jennifer learns just what it means to be the Last Dragonslayer and tries to fulfill her destiny without really knowing what is really going on.  Click here to find The Last Dragonslayer in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 28, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fantasy, Fiction, Funny

Book Trailer of the Week– The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen.  This book is the perfect beach read!  It takes place in the quiet beach side town of Colby, N.C.  Emaline has grown up in Colby, and for the last four years she has been dating Luke.  Now it is the summer before Emaline is off to college and she has to navigate some drama when she starts falling for the new boy in town, Theo, and when some unexpected family drama occurs.  Click here to find The Moon and More in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 21, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Romance

Book Trailer of the Week–The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Testing by Joelle CharbonneauDeadline just announced that Paramount has acquired the rights to turn The Testing into a movie.  The book hit shelves at the beginning of June and has been garnering a lot of attention.  It centers on Cia who is hoping that she will be chosen for the Testing, a series of mental and physical exams that push students to their limits.  For Cia, however, it is her chance to attend University and to a better life.  Even though Cia has spent years preparing for the Testing, she doesn’t know how brutal the test can be.  An unlikely alliance with Tomas, a fellow student, gives her an advantage.  However, her father warned her not to trust anyone…  Click here to find The Testing in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 15, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction