It looks so good! What do you think of the movie’s interpretation of the dystopian Chicago setting? We think it’s pretty cool that to see what a possible future Chicago could look like!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. Set in a futuristic Chicago, barely recognizable as the Chicago we know today, this sci-fi novel centers on David who witnesses The Epic, Steelheart, murder his father when he was eight years old. Epics are humans that have super powers from an unknown explosion that also caused perpetual darkness. Now 18, David is determined to avenge his father’s death and kill Steelheart, who everyone thinks is invincible. David knows better, he actually has made it his mission in life to learn all he can about the Epics. He has joined The Reckoners, a vigilante group determined to take out the Epics no matter what the cost, and David will stop at nothing to defeat Steelheart. Click here to find Steelheart in the Library!
Were you as impressed as we were by the release of the first movie trailer for The Fault in Our Stars by John Green? Are you looking for something to read that is similar to TFIOS? Of course, you can go on and read Green’s other fabulous works–and you should–but if you want to read a novel similar to TFIOS that deals themes like young people struggling with terminal illness, check out these titles:
You may also want to check out Eleanor & Park and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Both were published this year and John Green had a lot of great things to say about both her novels.
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Ink by Amanda Sun. Katie’s still messed up from the sudden death of her mother when she is sent to live with her aunt in Japan. A native New Yorker, Katie feels very out of place in her new school and she is attracting a lot of attention, especially from the guys. Katie doesn’t waste her time with any of them, until she sees the artwork of Tomohiro. Not only is he a talented artist, but his works of art come alive before her eyes! Katie knows something is not quite right and she is determined to find out more about Tomohiro’s gift, but soon finds herself wrapped in a dangerous struggle involving the Japanese mafia and the ancient gods of Japan. Click here to find Ink in the Library!
Hey, I know you’ve seen the lists and hype on the best books of 2013. Here is a list with a twist! These are the teen titles that were the most popular, in Mount Prospect, during 2013. Wondering if you are up to date with these trending titles – check it out!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher. Originally published in the UK, this novel centers on 15-year-old Zoe. She writes to a Death Row inmate in Texas, because she believes she is also a murderer and wants to tell someone about it. Her letters chronicle her relationships with two brothers, Max and Aaron, and how the romances she developed with each brother ended in tragedy. It isn’t until the end of the novel that you find out what happened, which brother dies, and if Zoe is really a murderer. Click here to find Ketchup Clouds in the Library!
Season 4 of Downton Abbey just premiered a couple of weeks ago. If you are looking for a good Downton-esque read to pass your time while you eagerly await next week’s episode, check out some of the books listed below. Just click on the cover and find them in the Library!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Paper Towns by John Green. Paper Towns is not a new novel by John Green, it was published in 2008, but Bloomsbury Publishing just released a pretty cool trailer for the novel. So, if you really liked The Fault in Our Stars, then you should definitely check out Paper Towns. It centers on Quinten or Q, who has been in love with his next store neighbor, Margo, since they were kids. So when she disappears, Q is determined to follow the clues she has left to find out whether or not she has just run away or if she has actually committed suicide. Click here to find Paper Towns in the Library!