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Laura

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!!
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Laura

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.

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Laura

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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Laura

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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Laura

Radiance by Alyson Noel

Laura : 29 September, 2010 3:55 pm : Books

Did you adore Evermore by Alyson Noel?

Then check out the sequel, Radiance -

Riley Bloom died, aged twelve, in a car crash with her parents and her beloved dog Buttercup. Her sister Ever survived – but that’s another story. Riley must let go of Ever and all the things that tied her to life – and discover what she’s meant to be in the afterlife. Riley is a soul catcher. That means helping the unhappy lost souls who stick around in the human realm to move on – and find their own place, over the bridge, in the great hereafter. With her spirit guide, Bodhi, and Buttercup by her side, Riley embarks on an adventure that will take her around the world – sending ghosts back where they belong, until she can finally make it there herself.

Radiance Book Trailer

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Laura

Interview with Suzanne Collins

Laura : 27 August, 2010 7:33 pm : Books

The New York Times has a podcast featuring an interview with Suzanne Collins, author of Mockingjay.

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Laura

Rock the Vote

Laura : 23 August, 2010 5:46 pm : Books

Vote for your fav book!
Teens, vote for your favorite book of 2009 from now until September 30. Winners will be announced in October during Teen Read Week. Make your voice heard and vote!

The list of nominees.

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Laura

Waiting for Mockingjay

Laura : 18 August, 2010 2:53 pm : Books

Waiting for Mockingjay? Try one of these read-a-likes:

Full Metal Alchemist

Jennifer Government

The Compound

The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

The Maze Runner

Diamond of Darkhold

Truancy

Neuromancer

Gone

Epic

Knife of Never Letting Go

Leviathan

List courtesy of the ALA.

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Laura

Make Your Voice Heard

Laura : 10 August, 2010 3:58 pm : Books

Did Shiver make you shiver?  Have you fallen for Fallen? Did you catch the fever for Catching Fire?  Then be sure to vote for your favorite teen books.

You don’t have to be Canadian to take part in the 1st annual Teen Read Awards.  Cast your vote now and check back on September 25, 2010 to find out who will win!

And don’t forget the Teens’ Top Ten.  Check out the 2010 nominees and vote for your favorites between August 23rd and September 17th.  The winners will be announced during Teen Read Week, October 17-23.

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Laura

I Am Number Four

Laura : 5 August, 2010 2:32 pm : Books

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore looks like an intriguing  new SF book.

I am telling the story of Earth, Lorien, and the Nine because our war has come to your planet. It will either be won or lost here. While the fates of our planets have been linked for millennia, they are more intertwined than ever: If and when I find the Nine and unite them, we will make our last stand together, here, on Earth.

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