This week’s book trailer of the week is for Icons by Margaret Stohl. Margaret Stohl is famous for being one half of the writing duo who brought you the Beautiful Creatures series. Icons is her first solo novel since writing the series and will be published and on bookshelves this Tuesday, May 7. Icons is set in a dystopian future where Lords rule the world. The Lords are alien life forms that came to earth in the 21st century. They destroyed the environment with their weaponry and have power over the human race due to their ability to kill with electric pulses. Dol and Ro are two teen survivors of the first wave of attacks by the Lords. They have been raised in the Grass and untouched by the Lords’ rule. However, when their caregiver is murdered the teens have to struggle to survive on their own. Click here to find Icons in our catalog and look for it on our shelves on Tuesday!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for When We Wake by Karen Healey. Tegan has woken up from a cryogenic freeze 100 years after she was shot by a sniper at a protest. In this future dystopian world, Tegan has to figure out why she has awoken and to navigate the new ways of life in this world. As this fast-paced mystery unfolds, the truth comes out as to why the government woke Tegan up and what they have planned for her. Click here to find When We Wake in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for When We Wuz Famous by Greg Takoudes. This novel follows Francisco and the opportunity he has been given with a scholarship to attend a prestigious boarding school for his senior year. This opportunity can change his life, but Francisco is not sure if he wants to have his life changed. His relationship with Reignbow suffers and his best friend ends up getting into more trouble without Francisco there to help him out. What is more important to Francisco: his friends or getting out of Harlem? Click here to find When We Wuz Famous in the Library, and read it to find out!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Light by Michael Grant. Light is the final book in Grant’s Gone series. At the series opener all the adults within a 20 mile radius of Perdido Beach, CA, disappeared. The remaining kids and teens under the age of fourteen began developing strange abilities and mutations. As the Gone series progressed, the young survivors are trapped within this 20 mile radius and and are in a fight to survive, more often it is a fight to the death. In Light, the veil that previously hid the what was happening to these kids inside the “dome” has lifted. Now all of the world can see the carnage, and the gruesome and creepy ways these kids have changed. Click here to find Light in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. Aliens have invaded earth and billions of people are dead as a result. Cassie has survived, armed and dangerous, and so has Ben, as a miliatary recruit trained to kill the alien invaders. Their stories converge as the both try to survive the 5th wave of attacks. Click here to find The 5th Wave in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Venom by Fiona Paul. Cassandra is a young noblewoman who feels the constraints of her Renaissance Venetian life. This changes, however, when Cass finds the body of a murdered woman in the tomb of her recently deceased friend. Now Cass is determined to find the killer of this young woman, as Venom unravels into a fast paced mystery. Click here to find Venom in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner. Standish, a 15 year old teen, lives in the desolate part of town in an alternate, dystopian 1956. Life is hard for Standish in Zone 7. He has a learning disability that makes him a target for bullies in school and the government has taken away both his parents and his best friend. Standish knows a secret, though. The moon landing that the government is heralding as proof of victory and accelerated weaponry is actually a hoax. Standish is determined to reveal the government’s secrets, but can he do it alone and what other dark secrets will he discover in the process? Click here to find Maggot Moon in the Library.
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Pulse by Patrick Carman. Set in a dystopian future, Pulse centers on Faith who has the the power of the Pulse and does not know it. Dylan also has the Pulse, and has been watching over Faith trying to find a way to connect with Faith and tell her about her powers. As events unfold, and Faith learns about the Pulse, evil forces are at work to try and destroy those with powere and take over the world. Click here to find Pulse in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Long Lankin by Lindey Barraclough. Cora and her younger sister are sent to live with their Aunt Ida in the creepy town of Bryers Guerdon. They don’t know how long they will be staying there and all they want is to go back home and escape the terrifying home of their aunt. Chills are around every corner of this novel and it is truly a classic horror story. Click here to find Long Lankin in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Survive by Alex Morel. Jane is depressed, even more so since her father committed suicide, and has already tried to take her own life. On her flight home from rehab she has decided that she will once again try to end it while on the plane. However, her flight is downed in the frozen wilderness before she can follow through on her suicide attempt. Now Jane is stranded with her seatmate Paul, and they are the only survivors. Suddenly, Jane has a life that she wants to fight for–due in part to having to fight alongside Paul. If you are looking for a good adventure/survival story, then Survive is a book you’ll want to read. Click here to find Survive in the Library!