This week’s book trailer of the week is for Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr. Carnival of Souls is the first book in a new series by Melissa Marr. In this fantasy novel, there exists two worlds–our human world and The City, a world filled with supernatural creatures like beasts, shapeshifters, and witches. Mallory’s father, a witch, escaped the city to raise Mallory as a human in the human world. However, her father trained her to fight the supernatural knowing that one day Mallory would be in danger. The City is coming for her… Click here to find Carnival of Souls in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin. Avery knows that she witnessed her parents brutal murder in the woods by her house, but she doesn’t remember what happened. When she is forced to live with her grandmother that she barely knows, Avery feels lost and doesn’t know if she wants to remember. When she meets Ben, the new guy in school, she feels a strong connection. Ben may hold the keys to Avery remembering what happened the night her parents died. Click here to find Low Red Moon in the Library!
In exactly one year from today, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will be hitting the big screen.
Are you already a fan? Then check out the official website where you can see who has been cast:
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If you want to read the series before the movie comes out, then you should start now! Below is the series list for the five of The Mortal Instruments books that are on bookshelves now and the prequel series, The Infernal Devices. Just click on the cover or the title to find them in the Library today!
The Mortal Instruments
The Infernal Devices
What would you do if you were invisible? One day fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and discovers that no one can see him. Doing his best to adapt, he ventures out of the house to the library, where he befriends Alicia, a blind girl. Together they try to figure out how to make Bobby visible again. Join this lively book discussion of Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements, sponsored by the Teen Advisory Board. Refreshments will be served.
Copies of the book will be available to registered teens at the Fiction/AV/Teen desk one month prior to the discussion.
by Alyson Noël
Fated is the first book in Noël’s new Soul Seekers series. If you are a fan of Alyson Noël’s Immortals series, then you should definitely pick up her new book Fated. It is similar to the Immortals series because it has some supernatural elements to it, it has a mystery, and it has a really interesting main character with a unique ability. If you like supernatural books, then this is definitely a good one to pick up, because this novel has a heavy basis in Native American mythology. Daire, like Ever, has supernatural powers that allow her to be in the living world and also in the world of the dead–Daire is a soul seeker. Her powers as a soul seeker give her visions and the ability to help souls in the living world and the after world. She also has a spirit animal that guides her in her quests and gives her soul the ability to travel to the different worlds and in different forms.
Daire first experiences her abilities as a soul seeker through devastating visions that have her sent to a mental institution. However, her grandmother reaches out to her and moves her to a small town in New Mexico so she can teach Daire to hone her new powers. Daire comes from a long line of soul seekers on her father’s side. However, in this small town called Enchantment, there exists another family of soul seekers. This other family has set out to use their powers for evil. In this family exists a set of twins, one that Daire knows to be evil and one that she feels an instant connection to. As her powers as a soul seeker grow stronger, Daire must stop one brother from carrying out an evil act and figure out her connection to the other brother–a connection that she cannot even begin to understand.
This week’s book trailer is for Rise of the Wolf by Curtis Jobling. Rise of the Wolf is the first book in Jobling’s new Wereworld series. In this book werecreatrues exist and Drew finds out he is one of them. Click here to find Rise of the Wolf in the Library!
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Hi, I’m Paige, and I just recently read the book Beautiful Creatures written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. This book is about a boy named Ethan Wate. In the start of the book, he has a dream about a girl he has no clue who she is. This is strange seeing someone in a dream he doesn’t know because he lives in a small town in South Carolina. Eventually, a new girl moves to the town, Lena Duchannes. She happens to be the niece of the town creep and locked up. The girl is shunned by the school, so Ethan decides to befriend her. One day in class they bump into each other and the light above them breaks. Also, when Lena went to sharpen her pencil, the window next to her shattered. Ethan starts falling for her and realizes why Lena is so different and how they have a connection. Read Beautiful Creatures to find out why Lena Duchannes is different from EVERY other girl Ethan has ever known.
review submitted by Paige
by Lia Habel
If you are a fan of steampunk and zombies then Dearly Departed is the book for you! Set in a future South America in 2195, this world has been rebuilt after a series of catastrophes. There are two different classes in this new society. One is the high society that has been rebuilt heavily influenced by the Victorian era in England and also has access to all the latest technology. The lower class has been nicknamed the Punks, and are viewed as hostile and violent people who want to take down the upper class.
Dearly Departed centers on Nora, part of the upper class and who has just lost her father who was a famed scientist. Nora is in danger but she doesn’t know it, and so she is kidnapped and taken to a military base for her own protection. Bram, her captor, is not a normal soldier. He is infected with the Lazarus virus, a new virus that turns the average person into a zombie. Bram and his fellow soldiers, however, react differently to the Lazarus virus. They still turn into zombies, but they also keep their human nature. The Lazarus virus is sweeping the nation and Nora’s father held the key to its containment.
This novel is action packed, and the world building in Dearly Departed is really well done. Also, this novel is narrated by different characters in alternating chapters. So, you get to read from the point of view of Nora, Bram, Pamela (Nora’s best friend), Victor Dearly (Nora’s father who may not be dead after all), and Wolfe (the commander of Bram’s unit). This is a cool way to read a book. Each character’s story lines come together, and it is interesting to read from the different points of view. Dearly Departed is long read, at 470 pages, but if you like action-packed adventures with zombies and steampunk themes, then this is the book for you! Click here to find Dearly Departed in the Library!
This week’s book trailer is for Transcendence by C.J. Omololu. Transcendence follows Cole and Griffon as they fall in love and learn more about their abilities as an Akhet, or people who can remember past lives. Click here to find Transcendence in the Library!
This week’s book trailer is for Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. Bloodlines is the first book in Mead’s Vampire Academy spin off series. It follows Sydney, an alchemist, who was first introduced in Mead’s Blood Promise. Click here to find Bloodlines in the Library!