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!
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!
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!
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!
If you are a Stephenie Meyer fan and haven’t picked up The Host yet, then you should probably pick it up soon. The official trailer was released this week for the movie that will premiere in March 2013. There is a lot of buzz building around this adaptation of Meyer’s popular sci-fi thriller and stand-alone novel, especially Saoirse Ronan’s portrayal of the main character Melanie/Wanderer. Even though this may seem like a book that Meyer wrote for adults, there is a lot of parts that will appeal to teen readers: you have Stephenie Meyer’s angst-ridden writing, aliens, action and adventure, and a love story all in one book. Click here to find The Host in the Library and check out the movie trailer below!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost. Will has always been told by his parents to keep a low profile because of his unique abilities. When his parents are no longer his parents, having been lost to mind control by strange forces, Will reveals his abilities and joins The Center for Integrated Learning. The Center is a prep school for the gifted, and the only place that Will feels safe. Soon, however, Will is targeted by an evil secret society and has to discover the extent of his abilities in order to survive. Click here to find The Paladin Prophecy in the Library!
by Ann Aguirre
War and a plague have destroyed New York City. Many generations ago, people went underground in order to survive and escape the Freaks (flesh eating monsters). However, the Freaks have been growing down below and the people underground are in trouble. Deuce lives in one of the last safe enclaves. At the beginning of the novel, we meet Deuce as she gets her new name and is given her role as one of the huntresses in her enclave. Unfortunately, Deuce’s hunting partner turns out to be Fade, a guy who came from topside but who has proven to be valuable to the enclave as a hunter. Since he was not born in the enclave, not many people trust Fade. When Deuce first hunts with Fade she learns why. Fade doesn’t like to follow the rules.
Deuce, however, has trained and worked hard all her life to be a huntress and always follows the rules. As Deuce continues to hunt with Fade outside the enclave she soon learns how desperate their situation is. Freaks are everywhere and they are getting smarter. After Deuce and Fade disobey direct orders, they are sentenced to a mission to travel to the nearest enclave. When they arrive and find it decimated and overrun by Freaks, they return with warnings to their leaders. But they are ignored and Deuce begins to see the flaw in her enclave’s leadership. As Deuce begins to challenge authority, her home in the enclave is threatened. When she and Fade are both accused of hoarding (an illegal practice) they are banished to the topside.
Without giving away too much more, the plot of Enclave really starts to unfold as Deuce and Fade go topside. Their fight to survive in the post apocalyptic New York City is a hard one. They encounter Freaks, gangs of savages who call themselves wolves, the sun (which Deuce has never seen before), injury, and finding safe food and water. This is a survival story as much as it is an action and adventure read. Be sure to check out Enclave if you want a fast paced, exciting read!
This week’s book trailer is for Insignia by S.J. Kincaid. Tom’s only been good at one thing in his life: video games. So, when he gets recruited by an elite military power to use his gaming skills to fight for America in World War III, Tom jumps at the chance to do something important with his life. But Tom doesn’t know what’s at risk. Click here to find Insignia in the Library!
by Cory Doctorow
Marcus is an expert with a computer, and he has to be. In his school computers rule. They are not only for doing schoolwork, but technology is being used to keep track of and spy on the students. In Marcus’ near-future world, technology is slightly more advanced than it is today. In order to have some sort of freedom and control while being online, Marcus has figured out how to maintain his privacy online while staying under the radar, mostly through hacking.
This all changes one afternoon when Marcus and his friends skip class to join in a scavenger hunt as part of one of their favorite online games. San Francisco comes under attack from terrorists and Marcus and his friends finds themselves close to the attack. So close, in fact, the he and his friends are taken in by the Department of Homeland Security as possible threats. Even though they had nothing to do with the attacks on San Francisco, Marcus and his friends are interrogated for days in an unknown prison about their involvement. When they are finally set free, their lives are changed forever. Marcus is scarred by the interrogation and to make matters worse his best friend Darryl was never released.
Marcus takes to the net determined to fight against all the new restrictions, curfews, and increased DHS presence in San Francisco as a result of the terrorist attacks. Marcus feels that his story must be told and that people must fight back against Big Brother. However, by fighting back, he risks everything… even his life.
Little Brother is a great book for any reader. There is a lot of action in this book and a good mystery. Little Brother also makes you question if this could really be our future. It is really believable that this world could one day be ours, and if it is, we all need to be better informed about how to maintain our privacy online. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat and also give you a lot to think about.
This week’s book trailer is for Partials by Dan Wells. Partials is set in a post-apocalyptic Long Island, New York, in 2076. Genetically engineered humans (Partials) were being used as weapons in warfare. They turned on their human creators and set loose a virus that decimated the population. Kira is a medic in training who desperately wants to solve the mystery as to why now newborns contact the virus and die shortly after birth. Of course, trying to solve this medical mystery brings Kira into danger and adventure. Click here to find Partials in the Library today!