Wednesday, March 28, 2012
By: Jodi Picoult
Location: FIC PIC
Genre: Family Drama
YES- ANOTHER Picoult book- but you love them so much- I just had to get this one in as well. This one is about terminating life, euthanasia, mercy killing- your Dad.
It is about family, love, hurt and somehow inter weaved- wolves, real ones- not Were ones!
I am sure Jodi Picoult picks a gritty topic- mulls on the theme and then devises a story - she always goes for the jugular of popular culture debate, hooking us into this family or circumstance that is battling with what we all think about. However she does it- it works and Im sure this book like her others will be forever on our overdue lists!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
"You can't touch me," I whisper.
I'm lying, is what I don't tell him.
He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him.
But things happen when people touch me.
No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans
for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.
But Juliette has plans of her own.
After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to
fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she
thought she'd lost forever.
Location: FIC ROB
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Until then.. watch this and then come and chat to me in the library office about India, about this book, about why we all need to be intentionally proactive- while we sup our flatwhites.
By: Lauren Oliver
Loation: FIC OLI
OK - I die and then for the next seven days I relive the same day and die again each day. So you get to relive the last day of your life seven times over... how would you do that, how would you perfect the last day of your life, then would you manipulate events so that you did not die.... This is Samantha Kingston's story in this book "before i fall".
Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death--and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.
A reviewer in the Goodreads Blog says this about this book.
"Wow. If I could sum up Before I Fall in just one word, that would be it. Like many books that have been published recently, Before I Fall has gotten quite a few raving reviews, and (naturally), I was afraid that the book wouldn't live up to my expectations. Fortunately, I was wrong, and it did."
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Location: FIC GRE
OK I have researched this book extensively, the reviews are so varied, it is a very intense book. Why- because it is about two teenagers with cancer, who fall in love knowing that life is for living and loving because it can be short. Some say this book disrespects those who suffer from cancer, it does not reveal the real journey, others say it has help tell a story that they can't tell. What is in common is the way the story is told- it is beautiful, gentle, funny, tragic and heartbreaking.
Hazel and Augusta's story will make you feel- what it is you feel, Id actually be keen to know!
Location: FIC MUC
By: Kathy Reichs
Location: FIC REI
I have to review this today as I have students all lined up desperate to get their hands on this copy. It is the second novel in the Virals series, Anthony Horowitz reckons anyone who loves Alex Rider will love this series. The author herself is a top forensic expert- so this stuff is for real. So too the plot.. To me it looks like pirates and treasure mixed with crazy new technology, but The Book Depository says this is a heart-stopping forensic action with a lethal twist. The Virals' home on Loggerhead Island is under threat, and only one thing can save it: a lot of money. A 300-year-old legend Rumour has it that notorious pirate Anne Bonny hid her treasure somewhere in Charleston in 1720. No-one knows where, but Tory Brennan - great-niece of famous forensic anthropologist Dr Tempe Brennan - is certain that the Virals can work out Bonny's cryptic clues. A deadly path, it isn't long before the Virals are on the right track. But they aren't the only ones searching for the treasure. Someone is following them, and will stop at nothing to get their hands on it. Dead bodies litter the trail. Time is running out before the island will be sold. Will the Virals' special powers be enough to save them?
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Genre:Youth fiction- Drama
Location: FIC PEE
Patrick Ness says this books is " brilliant, witty, super-smart, heartbreakingly generous, it's so good you almost want to keep it a secret.." I started to read it at my desk and realised I had just spent 30 minutes lost in this book- it hooks you.... so I had to read the last page!!!
This is a brilliant coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Cold War and events leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
World War. Cold war. Twin towers. Two kids in love- first love, forbidden love.
Clem Ackroyd lives with his parents and grandmother in a claustrophobic home too
small to accommodate their larger-than-life characters in the bleak Norfolk
countryside. Clem's life changes irrevocably when he meets Frankie, the daughter
of a wealthy farmer, and experiences first love, in all its pain and glory. The
story is told in flashback by Clem when he is living and working in New York
City as a designer, and moves from the past of his parents and grandmother to
his own teenage years.
By: Maggie Stiefvater
Location: FIC STI
By the writer of the "Shiver, Linger and Forever" books.
Stiefvater calls this a book "about killer horses"-terrifying faerie creatures that eat meat and seek to drown humans-and, in virtually the same breath, says that it "isn't really about water horses." Fishpond reviews the book...
Every November, the Scorpio Races are run beneath the chalk cliffs of Skarmouth. Thousands gather to watch the horses and the sea that washes the blood from the sand. The mounts are capaill uisce: savage water horses. There are no horses more beautiful, more fearless, more deadly. To race them can be suicide but the danger is irresistible. Sean Kendrick knows the dangers of the capaill uisce. With one foot in the ocean and one on land, he is the only man on the island capable of taming the beasts. He races to prove something both to himself and to the horses. Puck Connolly enters the races to save her family. But the horse she rides is an ordinary little mare, just as Puck is an ordinary girl. When Sean sees Puck on the beach he doesn't think she belongs. He doesn't realize his fate will become entwined in hers. They both enter the Races hoping to change their lives. But first they'll have to survive.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
We have all of them in the library- and in my view they are better then the Cherub Series, so why dont you read them - there are 5 of them- the first one is The Escape.
Location: FIC COU
" Stunning action, excellent tradecraft... just about perfect" Lee Childs
Marine sniper Kyle Swanson and his beautiful girlfriend, CIA agent Lauren Carson, are on a mission in Pakistan when their world is turned inside out. Kyle is captured and thrown in prison. Lauren is accused of being a double agent. The one person they can trust to help is the man who sent them on the black operation Jim Hall, a legendary CIA agent, Kyle's sniper mentor, and Lauren's boss and former lover. But Hall has gone rogue. He is selling America's innermost secrets to a ruthless Pakistani warlord who wants to mould al- Qaeda into a legitimate political party, and secure a nuclear arsenal.Swanson must prevent a global disaster from the streets of Washington to the Bavarian Alps, the two snipers stalk each other in a deadly hunt that has only one possible outcome.
By: Ed Stafford
Genre: Travel and Adventure
860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey.
Why- why would you spend two and a half years walking down the worlds most famous river, avoiding alligators, jaguars- and not the car ones, pit vipers and electrical eels? Why would you risk being murdered, drowned, injured, arrested?
The answer- to tell the story of the Amazon and to make the world aware of the impact of deforestation, of lost tribes and lost habitats. And also because- you can!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
It looks good... So if you want to read it- come and reserve it from us now so you are not disappointed OR if you have not read the first three- then get to it- so you are up to date when we get this one in.
Monday, March 12, 2012
By: Jill Wolfson
Genre: Drama- medical- Teenage Fiction
Location FIC WOL
When I was 14 a close friend of mine died in a horse riding accident- as you can imagine it was traumatic- but one thing came good of this terrible bad. I went back to my school a week later, and another friend told me her cousin had just received a kidney from a 14 year old who had been killed in a horse riding accident. It was in a maths class- and I bolted for the door and hid for the rest of the morning. This girl could live- because my friend Sonia Early had died. This story is like a rewrite of my own- except it involves a heart transplant and a gymnast- which Sonia also was. Don't think I will read this book- to close, but if you do, please come and tell me- that it has a happy ending!
Friday, March 9, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
Alan Smith no longer exists - he was severely injured in a huge bomb explosion which wreaked havoc in the South of England. But, just like The Six Million Dollar Man (or Astroboy for those too young to recall Steve Austin) "we can rebuild him".
A top secret agency, Unit Red, even more secret than MI5, has the technology to repair and replace Alan's injured limbs and he is reborn as Jordan Stryker, a cybernetically enhanced teenager complete with bionic arm, supersonic hearing, enhanced vision and the ability to remotely access computers - This is James Bond Cyber style!
Friday, March 2, 2012
There have been lots of amazing movies on at the moment that really are books. AND we have them.
Tin Tin, Hugo, War Horse, Red Dog, The Descendants, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,The Vow, We Bought a Zoo... if you loved the movie come and get the books out! And if you are into gaming- then try the book "Assassins Creed"
Genre: Historical Romance with a twist of ancient magic.
Location: FIC JON
By: Rebecca Lim
Genre: Angel Fiction
Location: Fic Lim
Angels, super models, fame, love. mysterious pasts and a grand scale war for the battle of Mercy's soul.
The Age calls this book "A sinister and rather fabulous world"
If you have read Mercy and Exile, then this is the next in the series, as for me, I will keep believing in Angels doing their bidding for me- good vs evil, yep it is a sure thing. The author starts this book with a poem from William Blake (1794)
When the stars threw down their spears
And water'd heaven with their tears:
Did He smile His work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?
I wonder why he started with this? I think I need to read it to find out somehow!!
By: Ursula Poznanski
Genre: Thriller- On-line Gaming Drama
Location: FIC POZ
"An International best selling thriller'
Are you playing the game - or is the game playing you? A highly addictive thriller about power, manipulation and revenge.
'Enter. Or turn back. This is Erebos.'
Nick is given a sinister but brilliant computer game called Erebos. The game is highly addictive but asks its players to carry out actions in the real world in order to keep playing online, actions which become more and more terrifyingly manipulative. As Nick loses friends and all sense of right and wrong in the real world, he gains power and advances further towards his online goal - to become one of the Inner Circle of Erebos. But what is virtual and what is reality? How far will Nick go to achieve his goal? And what does Erebos really want? Enter Erebos at your own risk. Exciting, suspenseful and totally unputdownable.