Monday, February 24, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Now Michael and his friends are on a mission to find Kaine, a gamer with the skills to trap people in the VirtNet and manipulate the raw code to create his own reality. They may not be able to die in the VirtNet, but they can certainly feel pain, and the trio of friends will have to face dangerous and bloody situations as they track Kaine.
The deeper they travel, the more they question the real purpose of their mission, and Michael has the distinct feeling that everyone is holding back key information that could mean the difference between life and death.
This was a great thrill ride! The ending was a little rushed, but that will just leave you hungry for the sequel.
Read James Dashner's exciting new book, and then read The Maze Runner before the movie comes out later this year!
Monday, February 17, 2014
Izzy's been distracted since Fin disappeared, so her mom decides they are going to go on an extended job in Ideal, Mississippi, to get rid of a little ghost problem. It should be an easy job. All Izzy has to do is salt the ghost's grave and problem solved.
But things are quite that easy. Izzy will have to enroll in the local high school to investigate the haunting, and she may be fifteen, but she's never been to school or had any real friends before. Her missing sister, and a teenage warlock whose been trapped in a mirror for a couple of centuries are the only "friends" she has.
Izzy quickly befriends the kids in the Paranormal Management club at school thinking they can help her with background research, but she quickly discovers she actually likes them, and this tough monster hunter is faced with the idea of having real friends and maybe even a crush. But they don't know the truth about Izzy or that she'll be leaving as soon as the job's finished.
This "routine" job takes a twist for the weird, and Izzy may need all the help she can get to banish an angry ghost bent on getting revenge for a one hundred year old crime.
This series opener by Rachel Hawkins is fun, flirty, and dangerous!
The people of Internment are matched from birth to each other. The city is small and can't support unlimited population growth, so new children can only be born when adults die. And two children, a boy and a girl, are always approved together. This way they can grow and learn as a pair, creating a bond that will eventually result in marriage. Morgan is lucky; she loves Basil. Not everyone is so perfectly matched, but Morgan is horrified by the thought that one part of a betrothed couple could murder the other.
The more she considers this, the more she begins to really examine her world and doubt the things around her. Her secret fear is that she too will become irrational and try to jump or something equally horrifying. Would Basil still love her if he knew the truth?
The more Morgan questions, the more the world around seems to unravel. Internment is hiding more secrets than Morgan ever considered, and she may be in more danger than she ever thought possible.
Lauren DeStefano's first book in the new Internment Chronicles series is lush, romantic, and dangerous with a cliff-hanger ending that will leave you hungry for the next installment!
That's when Poppy decides to liberate the queen from the glass case in her living room. The queen is old and kind of creepy, and once she's out, she tells Poppy she is made from the bones of a dead child named Eleanor, and Eleanor isn't going to rest until her bones are returned to her grave.
Zach and Alice aren't sure they believe Poppy at first, but strange things keep happening, and soon the three friends are headed off on a quest to calm and angry ghost.
Read Holly Black's new tale of friendship, adventure, and a haunted doll!
Monday, February 3, 2014
What starts out as a normal lock in turns into the ultimate live action game with a fabulous prize. The contestants have just 24 hours to solve a series of clues, be the first to escape the library, and become the spokesperson for Lemoncello's Games.
Using the library resources, Kyle quickly begins forming alliances and solving the clues. He was born for this! He's Mr. Lemoncello's biggest fan, and there's no way he's going to lose even with the annoying and entitled Charles Chiltington working against him.
With enough literary name dropping to stir the heart of any determined bibliophile, this puzzle mystery will keep readers on their toes as they work to solve the puzzles with Kyle and his friends. It has a bit of a slow start, but once it gets going it's a fun mix of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Wesitng Game! Will Kyle and his friends solve the clues and learn to love the library in the process? Read Chris Grabenstein's new book to find out!