Books From the Library #1

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I don't want to brag or anything, but I'm going to. LOL Circleville, Ohio has the one of the best libraries ever:


especially when it comes to the Young Adult/Teen section. (pictured below)



Pretty awesome, right? Bigger than the YA section at my local B&N and Waldons and a heck of a lot cheaper! LOL

The point of me showing you this is I'm going to start posting the "Library Books of the Week" just because sometimes I find new YA books on the new release shelf I've never heard of before and I want to share the titles I grab off that shelf with you. So here we go:


Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me
KJ Carson lives an outdoor lover’s dream. The only daughter of a fishing and wildlife guide, KJ can hold her own on the water or in the mountains near her hometown outside Yellowstone National Park. But when she meets the shaggy-haired, intensely appealing Virgil, KJ loses all self-possession. And she’s not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing that they’re assigned to work together on a school newspaper article about the famous wolves of Yellowstone. As KJ spends time with Virgil, she also spends more time getting to know a part of her world that she always took for granted . . . and she begins to see herself and her town in a whole new light.


Faithful
Sixteen-year-old Maggie Bennet’s life is in tatters. Her mother has disappeared, and is presumed dead. The next thing she knows, her father has dragged Maggie away from their elegant Newport home, off on some mad excursion to Yellowstone in Montana. Torn from the only life she’s ever known, away from her friends, from society, and verging on no prospects, Maggie is furious and devastated by her father’s betrayal. But when she arrives, she finds herself drawn to the frustratingly stubborn, handsome Tom Rowland, the son of a park geologist, and to the wild romantic beauty of Yellowstone itself. And as Tom and the promise of freedom capture Maggie’s heart, Maggie is forced to choose between who she is and who she wants to be.

Voices of Dragons
On one side of the border lies the modern world: the internet, homecoming dances, cell phones. On the other side dwell the ancient monsters who spark humanity's deepest fears: dragons.


Seventeen-year-old Kay Wyatt knows she's breaking the law by rock climbing near the border, but she'd rather have an adventure than follow the rules. When the dragon Artegal unexpectedly saves her life, the rules are abruptly shattered, and a secret friendship grows between them.

But suspicion and terror are the legacy of human and dragon inter­actions, and the fragile truce that has maintained peace between the species is unraveling. As tensions mount and battles begin, Kay and Artegal are caught in the middle. Can their friendship change the course of a war?

In her young-adult debut, New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn presents a distinctly twenty-first-century tale of myths and machines, and an alliance that crosses a seemingly unbridgeable divide.



Demon Princess: Reign Check
Nikki Donovan, Demon Princess, is back--and stuck in a love triangle that's straight out of hell!


Fresh from finding out that she is a demon princess, fighting her aunt for her life, and rescuing her father from being poisoned, Nikki Donovan is looking forward to getting back to her regular high school life. But when Rhys, the handsome king of the faery realm, decides to show up at her school as a "foreign exchange student," Nikki knows this won't be possible. Couple with this a whole host of other problems: there's a new prophecy that claims she will destroy everyone. Her conflicted feelings for Rhys and her boyfriend, Michael, are getting in the way of their relationship. Her best friend Melinda just might be a demon-slayer-in-training, and her old crush Chris might know of her demon side. Throw in a field trip to none other than Hell itself … and Nikki's going to be hoping for a rain check on more than just her homework!

The Splendor Falls
Sylvie Davis is a ballerina who can’t dance. A broken leg ended her career, but Sylvie’s pain runs deeper. What broke her heart was her father’s death, and what’s breaking her spirit is her mother’s remarriage—a union that’s only driven an even deeper wedge into their already tenuous relationship.


Uprooting her from her Manhattan apartment and shipping her to Alabama is her mother’s solution for Sylvie’s unhappiness. Her father’s cousin is restoring a family home in a town rich with her family’s history. And that’s where things start to get shady. As it turns out, her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew. More unnerving, though, are the two guys that she can’t stop thinking about. Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, seems to be perfect in every way. But Rhys—a handsome, mysterious foreign guest of her cousin’s—has a hold on her that she doesn’t quite understand.

Then she starts seeing things. Sylvie’s lost nearly everything—is she starting to lose her mind as well?

Gimme a Call

A new life is just a phone call away!


Devi's life isn't turning out at all like she wanted. She wasted the past three years going out with Bryan—cute, adorable, break-your-heart Bryan. Devi let her friendships fade, blew off studying, didn't join any clubs . . . and now that Bryan has broken up with her, she has nothing left.

Not even her stupid cell phone—she dropped it in the mall fountain. Now it only calls one number . . . hers. At age fourteen, three years ago!

Once Devi gets over the shock—and convinces her younger self that she isn't some wacko—she realizes that she's been given an awesome gift. She can tell herself all the right things to do . . . because she's already done all the wrong ones! Who better to take advice from than your future self?

Except . . .what if getting what you think you want changes everything?

Okay guys, so my new goal is to post all the books at pick up each week so maybe you'll find something on here that catches your eye.

Happy Reading!

~Annie~

6 comments:

Karla Nellenbach said...

Isn't the library great? I always find new and amazing books there! and membership is free! :)

Remilda Graystone said...

Ohio seems to have the best libraries. I lived there, not in Circleville, for several years and it was like a field trip when my mom said she would take us to one of the larger libraries downtown. I forgot the name of it, but it was huge and had multiple floors and cafes and other eateries right downstairs. I miss it.

But this is a great meme. Some of those books sound really interesting, and the ones I'm not so much interested in are the ones my sister would find interesting. It's a win-win situation! Thanks for this!

Becca Rogers said...

Half of these are on my wish list on Amazon. lol But I'll definitely have to check out the others. :D

Jennifer Walkup said...

Wow, that is an incredible YA section. My library is great but the YA section is nothing more than a few small shelves. Nice.:)

Karla Nellenbach said...

PS...I gave you an award on my blog :)

Horserider said...

*jealous!* I really, really want Voices of Dragons but it's still in hardcover. I don't think my library has it either.

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