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Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

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by R.J. Anderson

What would you do if you woke up in a psychiatric ward, with no memory of how you got there?  That is what happens to Allison at the beginning of Ultraviolet.  We meet Allison when she awakes, restrained in a bed in a psych ward.   As she remembers  more and more about what happened to her, the mystery is revealed as to the strange and unexplainable event that occurred that landed her in that bed.  Allison witnessed her classmate Tori’s death.  However, this was a death that was like no other because Tori literally unravelled before Allison’s eyes.  Allison does not know if what she saw was real, she thinks it is, but is too scared to tell anyone.  Even worse, the police suspect that Allison may be guilty of Tori’s murder since she was the last one to see her alive.

Ultraviolet is an exciting read! It is one part mystery and one part science fiction, and I guarantee you will never guess the truth of what Allison saw.  This novel definitely kept me guess up until the end of the book.  One cool thing about this novel is that you never really know if Allison can be trusted, but the story is from her point of view so you wonder if you are getting the true story.  I would definitely recommend this novel to anyone who likes a good mystery, and also to those who like sci-fi, action and adventure reads.  Click here to find Ultraviolet in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 16, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Staff Pics

Check out the first trailer for Ender’s Game!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 8, 2013 Categories: Movies, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week–When We Wake by Karen Healey

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!

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

Book Trailer of the Week– The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on April 5, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Fiction, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.  This novel is set in the not too distant future where a virus has swept through the US and killed most of the adolescent population.  Those that survived developed psychic abilities.  However, thest survivors were rounded up and put into camps, because the government feared what they were capable of.  Ruby,16, has just escaped from one of the camps.  Will Ruby be able to survive and keep out of the reach of the government that wants to control her?  Click here to find The Darkest Minds in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on February 1, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– Beta by Rachel Cohn

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Beta by Rachel Cohn.  In this latest sci-fi novel, from the popular author Rachel Cohn, Elysia is one of the newest clone companions and one of the first teen clones.  Elysia is only supposed to simulate human emotions and characteristics, however, she begins to experience different emotions and even has memories from the human girl she was cloned from.  Worried about being marked a defective, Elysia must keep all this a secret or she could lose everything.  Click here to find Beta in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on January 25, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum.  This novel was created already knowing that it would be made into a movie.  So, you know it will be action packed and exciting! It is set in a dystopian future where robots are in control after a successful uprising.  Humans still exist, but are under robot control.  Three siblings, living in a free settlement, barely escape with their lives when robots find their home and destroy it.  Together they vow to find their family and friends and fight for their freedom.  Click here to find Revolution 19 in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on January 18, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– Adaptation by Malinda Lo

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Adaptation by Malinda Lo.  In Adaptation, birds are suddenly falling dead from the sky causing airplanes to crash.   During the mayhem that has grounded all airplanes, two teens are forced to drive home after a national debate championship.  However, the rental car crashes near Area 51, and the teens awake a month later to find that they are being treated in a secret medical facility in Nevada.  After they return home, the two teens struggle with strange memories and soon discover that they may have new “abilities”.  Click here to find Adaptation in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 21, 2012 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate.  In this action packed sci-fi novel, Evening finds herself recuperating in her mother’s hi tech pharmaceutical lab after a devastating bus accident.  As she heals, her mother asks her to participate in one of her projects by using an advanced computer software program to create the perfect guy.  There is more going on than just computer simulations, though, as Evening gets wrapped up in discovering the truth behind her mother’s “research”.  Click here to find Eve & Adam in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 15, 2012 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Fiction, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– A Wrinkle in Time: the graphic novel

This week’s book trailer of the week is for the recent graphic novel adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time.  The original novel was first published by Madeline L’Engle in 1962.  After 50 years this novel has become a classic sci fi fantasy book for readers of all ages.  Hope Larson adapted this novel into the graphic format, and some of her other works include Chiggers and Mercury.  Check out the book trailer below and then click here to find the graphic novel in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 7, 2012 Categories: Book Trailer, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction