Back Door of Midnight
Back Door of Midnight
by Elizabeth Chandler –
Anna knows her family is crazy. But when she goes to visit her aunt and uncle for the summer and learns that her uncle’s charred body has been found, her life reaches a new level of insanity. Her erratic aunt’s “psychic” abilities are exaggerated by her grief, and have become borderline violent. Alone in an unfamiliar town, Anna struggles to pick up the pieces and establish any sense of normalcy. She desperately wants to trust Zack, the cute boy next door, but even he might know more about the incident than he is letting on.
But when Anna starts feeling an inexplicable pull to the site of her uncle’s murder, she begins to believe that her family’s supernatural gifts are real after all. Torn between loyalty and suspicion, Anna is certain of only one thing: she must discover who killed her uncle or she could be next….
Blood Ninja II: Revenge of Lord Oda by Nick Lake – the slashing sequel to Blood Ninja.
Emily the Strange: Dark Times
by Rob Reger –
Traveling in her homemade Time-Out Machine, Emily journeys to the eighteenth century to uncover the truth behind a Strange family rumor.
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
Did you enjoy Kelley Armstrong’s paranormal trilogy, Darkest Powers
Check out an excerpt from the first book in her new paranormal thriller, The Gathering.
Fan of Carrie Jones’s series about pixies? Get a sneak peek of her latest book, Entice.
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.
Put holds on these CDs new to the library’s collection:
Come Around Sundown by the Kings of Leon
The Incredible Machine by Sugarland
Speak Now by Taylor Swift
Hands All Over by Maroon5
The Remix by Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
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.
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.
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
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.