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Book Trailer of the Week– The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas.  Iolanthe and Titus have a great destiny.  The two mages will overthrow the evil Bane.  Titus has been searching and waiting to find the mage that is the key in helping him overthrow the tyrant.  When he finally finds her (seeing the sign of a powerful lightning bolt) he discovers Iolanthe, who is woefully unprepared for her destiny.  To keep her safe until she is ready, Titus hides her in disguise at a London school for boys, until they are both ready to do whatever it takes to fulfill their destinies. Click here to find The Burning Sky in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on November 29, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Fantasy, Fiction, Supernatural/Paranormal

Book Trailer of the Week– The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth

This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth.  Set in the early 90′s, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, tells the emotionally packed coming of age story of Cam.  The day before Cam’s parents died in a car accident, Cam shared a life change kiss with her best friend Irene.  Cam’s conservative aunt moves her to Minnesota and chooses to raise Cam in a very strict and structured way.  As Cam grows up she definitely identifies herself as a lesbian and eventually falls in love with a bisexual girl named Corey.  When Cam’s aunt discovers their relationship she sends Cam to a religious conversion school.  Ironically, it is through the friendships she makes there, and not the teachings, that allow Cam to come to terms with her true identity and feel comfortable in her own skin.  Click here to find The Miseducation of Cameron Post in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on November 22, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, GLBTQ, Realistic Fiction, Romance

Book Trailer of the Week– The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe

This week’s book traile of the week is for The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe.  Kaelyn lives with her family on a small remote island in Canada.  A disease has broken out on the island and though it starts like an ordinary flu, it turns someone crazy before it ends up killing them.  Kaelyn is watching everyone around her get sick and is chronicling what happens in letters to her good friend Leo, who has gone away to attend school on the mainland.  Soon the island is quarantined and as people die around her, Kaelyn has to fight to survive.  Click here to find The Way We Fall in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on November 15, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Eye of Minds by James Dashner.  In Michael’s word people live for the Virtnet.  Reality doesn’t compare to all that you can do and experience in the Virtnet.  While his body is protected in a coffin like structure, Michael and his friends rule the Virtnet world because they have some of the best hacking skills.  However, Michael’s skills are so good that he is targeted by the government organization, the VNS.  They want him to track down a hacker who is killing people off both in the Virtnet world and the real world.  The only problem is that Michael turns into the next target of the evil Kaine.  Click here to find The Eye of Minds in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on November 8, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Fiction, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Curtsies  & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger.  This is the sequel to Carriger’s first book in the Finishing School series, Etiquette & Espionage.  In this second book Sophronia is thriving at Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy.  However, Sophronia’s inquisitive nature takes over once again as she tries to get to the bottom of why the school is travelling to London.  Of course, her digging and spying get her in a lot of trouble when she uncovers a big conspiracy.  Click here to find Curtsies and Conspiracies in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on November 1, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Supernatural/Paranormal

Book Trailer of the Week– Muckers by Sandra Neil Wallace

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Muckers by Sandra Neil Wallace.  This novel is based on true events and is set in the small town of Hatley, Arizona, in 1950.  Red O’Sullivan is the high school quarterback that is desperately trying to make something of his football team.  Since the town numbers are dwindling, due to the nearby mine closing, he’s losing teammates left and right.  His team also doesn’t have that many resources, and racial tensions are also making it hard on the team.  Can Red and the team be the rallying underdog that the town needs?  Click here to find Muckers in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on October 25, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Guys Reads, High School, Historical Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

This week’s book trailer of the week is for I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga.  I Hunt Killers is a great book to read this time of year!  It is filled with creepy horror and a great mystery that will keep you turning every page.  I Hunt Killers centers on Jazz whose father is a notorious serial killer that is locked up in jail.  Before Jazz’s dad was found out, he taught Jazz everything he knew about killing.  Now a teen, Jazz struggles with his identity, worrying that he will turn out just like his father.  So, when the copycat murders of his father’s begin, Jazz is determined to solve the mystery to prevent others from suspecting him.  Click here to find I Hunt Killers in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on October 18, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Horror, Mystery

Book Trailer of the Week– Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael JohnstonFrozen is the first book in a new post-apocalyptic dystopian series by best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz and her husband, Michael Johnston.  It is set in a future America where a natural disaster has created a new Ice Age.  Main character, Nat, is a blackjack dealer in New Vegas, where corruption and illegal activity rule.  Nat is one of the Marked, which means she has some kind of special power, but being Marked is not normal. Nat knows there is a place where life can be better for her, and she knows it is called Blue.  To get there Nat hires Wes and his group of misfits to help her find it, but with the possibility that Blue doesn’t really exist and traitors in the group, Nat and Wes’ journey is a difficult one. Click here to find Frozen in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on October 11, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Supernatural/Paranormal

Book Trailer of the Week– Prophecy by Ellen Oh

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Prophecy by Ellen OhProphecy is the first book in the new Dragon King Chronicles, where Oh creates a fantasy medieval world where one girl has the power to save everyone.  Kira knows she is a demon slayer, since she has been able to sniff out demons (literally) since birth.  However, this ability has made her an outcast and the only friends she finds are in those she is assigned to protect.  Click here to find Prophecy in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on October 4, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Fantasy, Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff.  If you are a fan of the Jason Bourne books/movies, then you should definitely pick up Boy Nobody!  The main character, Boy Nobody, is a deadly teenage assassin.  He gets his assignments from an organization called, “The Program”.  Usually, Boy Nobody’s assignments are low profile, but that is not the case for his latest target: the mayor of New York City.  Boy Nobody is told to use the mayor’s daughter, Sam, to get close to him, but the one thing Boy Nobody didn’t train for happens when he develops feelings for Sam.  Now, Boy Nobody is questioning all his training and beliefs about “The Program”.  Click here to find Boy Nobody in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on September 20, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Fiction