Preview: Entice

Laura : 26 October, 2010 3:18 pm : Books

enticeFan of Carrie Jones’s series about pixies? Get a sneak peek of her latest book, Entice.

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New Books: Fall Edition

Laura : 26 October, 2010 3:10 pm : Books

Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde is a collection of stories based on the “Little Red Riding Hood” fairytale. Read an excerpt. Then put a copy on hold.

Slayed by Amanda Marrone is about Daphne vanHelsing, the latest in a long line of vampire slayers. She’s tired of life on the move and buying garlic in bulk. What she really wants is to be normal and hang out at the mall. And then she meets her first potential BF. The problem? He’s Tyler Harker, son of her family’s rival slayers.

Plain Kate by Erin Bow. Plain Kate lives in a world of superstitions and curses, where a song can heal a wound and a shadow can work deep magic. As the wood-carver’s daughter, Kate held a carving knife before a spoon, and her wooden charms are so fine that some even call her “witch-blade” — a dangerous nickname in a town where witches are hunted and burned in the square.

Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney. Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen-year-old Finbar Frame never gets the girl. But when he notices that all the female students at his school are obsessed with a vampire romance novel called Bloodthirsty, Finbar decides to boldly go where no sane guy has gone before-he becomes a vampire, minus the whole blood sucking part.

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon. After her parents die under mysterious circumstances, sixteen-year-old Renée Winters is sent from California to a mysterious boarding school in Maine, where she meets handsome fellow student Dante Berlin, to whom she feels strangely connected, in a haunting love story about desire, danger and destiny.

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Teens’ Top Ten Winners Announced!

Laura : 19 October, 2010 4:13 pm : Authors, Books

More than 8,000 teens voted and this year’s Teens’ Top Ten are:

  1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  2. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  3. Heist Society by Ally Carter
  4. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  6. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  7. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  8. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  9. Fire by Kristin Cashore
  10. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Did your favorite books make the cut? Check out the YALSA website for more information about the Teens’ Top Ten or click here for a chance to win one of this fall’s hottest new YA releases (and future nominee for Teens’ Top Ten!)

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Faerie Books

Laura : 14 October, 2010 3:34 pm : Books

Are you a fan of the Seelie? The Unseelie? Think that Tink is the best part of Peter Pan? Own wings and pixie dust? Maybe you just like reading about the fey. Have you read all of these? Have a book that’s not here that you think needs a shoutout? Tell me in the comments.

tithe by holly black

Holly Black

faerie wars

Herbie Brennan


Carrie Jones

wonderous strange

Lesley Livingston

Eyes Like Stars

Lisa Mantchev

wicked lovely

Melissa Marr

bones of faerie

Janni Lee Simner


Maggie Stiefvater

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Alex Awards

Laura : 13 October, 2010 1:33 pm : Books

Books written for adults that appeal to teens, check out the 2010 Alex Award winners:

Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Bride's Farewell

Good Soldiers

Kids Are All Right


My Abandonment


I’ve only read a couple of these titles but one of my hands down favorite books last year was Soulless. I totally need an umbrella like Alexia’s; you never know when you might meet a rogue vampire or werewolf in need of a good walloping.

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Vote for the Teen Buckeye Book Award

Laura : 12 October, 2010 4:40 pm : Books

Vote for your favorite book from 2009.


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Pick Your Poison

Laura : 6 October, 2010 7:37 pm : Books, Fun stuff
Win a copy of this fall’s hottest YA releases! Take our poll then leave a comment telling us which of the following books you’d most like to win & why. (Please pick only one, but be sure to check them all out at the library…)

Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Matched by Ally Condie
Nightshade by Andrea Creamer
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Vote now, contest ends October 31st!!

Tell us what you think, what you really, really think

Laura : 4 October, 2010 8:25 pm : Books

Take the poll below. Leave a comment and I’ll randomly choose someone to win a bag of swag filled with stuff like mini posters and books.

Voting ends October 31.


Scary New Read by Clare Dunkle

Laura : 4 October, 2010 8:08 pm : Books

House of Dead Maids is a chilling prequel to Wuthering Heights.

From the publisher’s site:

Young Tabby Aykroyd has been brought to the dusty mansion of Seldom House to be nursemaid to a foundling boy. He is a savage little creature, but the Yorkshire moors harbor far worse, as Tabby soon discovers. There are ghosts lurking the halls, and sleeping in her bed.

Book Trailer

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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Laura : 1 October, 2010 1:22 pm : Books

Did you like the Mortal Instrument trilogy? Check out Cassandra Clare’s latest book, Clockwork Angel.

From the publisher’s site: Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa’s power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm’s length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

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