Friday, December 19, 2014

What's New in YA fiction!!!!

We have loads of the newest releases in YA fiction at the Coventry Public Library!!!  Check out this list.  Click on the title and request a hold from our catalog!


Stranger by Rachel Manija Brown
Many generations ago, a mysterious cataclysm struck the world. Governments collapsed and people scattered, to rebuild where they could. A mutation, "the Change," arose, granting some people unique powers. Though the area once called Los Angeles retains its cultural diversity, its technological marvels have faded into legend. "Las Anclas" now resembles a Wild West frontier town where the Sheriff possesses superhuman strength, the doctor can warp time to heal his patients, and the distant ruins of an ancient city bristle with deadly crystalline trees that take their jewel-like colors from the clothes of the people they killed. Teenage prospector Ross Juarez's best find ever an ancient book he doesn't know how to read nearly costs him his life when a bounty hunter is set on him to kill him and steal the book. Ross barely makes it to Las Anclas, bringing with him a precious artifact, a power no one has ever had before, and a whole lot of trouble. 

 
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
When eighteen-year-old Marguerite Caine's father is killed, she must leap into different dimensions and versions of herself to catch her father's killer and avenge his murder







Visitors by Orson Scott Card
Rigg's journey comes to an epic and explosive conclusion as everything that has been building up finally comes to pass, and Rigg is forced to put his powers to the test in order to save his world and end the war once and for all







The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material. This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together in print for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale, as well as new illustrated material.





Revealed by P.C. Cast & Kristin
Drastically altered after her fall, Neferet is now more dangerous than ever--and her quest for vengeance will wreak havoc on humans, as well as Zoey and her friends. Chaos is loosed in Tulsa and the House of Night is blamed. Can Zoey stop Neferet in time to keep her anger from escalating to full-on war? Or will someone else have to step in to take the fall?





Confessions: The Private School Murders by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Tandy Angel struggles to remember key details about her passionate love affair with the handsome son of a family enemy while tackling two cases including a wrongful homicide charge against her brother and a series of murders occurring on New York's Upper West Side.




Heir of Fire by Sarah Maas
Royal assassin Celaena must travel to a new land to confront a truth about her heritage, while brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world







Paper Airplanes by O'Porter
The story of the strong bond of friendship between two fifteen year-old schoolgirls in Guernsey in the mid-1990s, who became friends through their shared loneliness and dysfunctional families, despite their differences in personality and ambitions.






The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Adelina Amouteru survived the blood fever, a deadly illness that killed many, but left others with strange markings and supernatural powers. Cast out by her family, Adelina joins the secret society of the Young Elites and discovers her own dangerous abilities






Sanctum by Madeleine Roux
Plagued by nightmares from their summer in the Brookline asylum, Dan, Abby, and Jordan return to New Hampshire College for a prosective students weekend, only to find themselves caught in a dark and dangerous mystery







The Spiritglass Charade by Coleen Gleason
In 1889 Evaline Stoker, Mina Holmes, and their time traveler friend, Dylan, are asked by the Princess of Wales to find out what happened to Robby Ashton, who may have drowned--but the reappearance of vampires in the heart of London threatens to become a more urgent problem.






The Devil's Intern by Donna Hosie
"Seventeen-year-old Mitchell discovers a time-travel device that will allow him to escape his internship in Hell's accounting office and return to Earth, but his plans to alter the circumstances of his own death take an unexpected turn when his three closest friends in Hell insist on accompanying him back to the land of the living"-- Provided by publisher.





Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.





Waterfall by Lauren Kate
Eureka, a girl whose tears have the power to raise the lost continent of Atlantis and who travels across the ocean with Cat, her family, and Ander, the gorgeous and mysterious Seedbearer who promises to help her, has the chance to save the world might have to give up everything--even love.







Jackaby by William Ritter
Newly arrived in 1892 New England, Abigail Rook becomes assistant to R.F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with the ability to see supernatural beings, and she helps him delve into a case of serial murder which, Jackaby is convinced, is due to a nonhuman creature.






The Island of Excess Love by Francesca Lia Block
Pen, Hex, Ash, Ez, and Venice are living on hard work, companionship, and dreams in the pink house by the sea until a foreboding ship arrives and all start having strange visions of destruction and violence then, trance-like, they head for the ship and their new battles, with Pen using Virgil's epic Aeneid as her guide.




Thursday, December 18, 2014

Teen book review

Abigail gave this book 5 stars!

Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover 

by Ally Carter 


  
Summary:
In this book by Ally Carter, Cammie and her friends almost get kidnapped on a roof in Boston.  They get really hurt and have to live with that moment in their minds for the rest of their lives.  Cammie's friend, Macy's mom, is over protective and sends agents to their school (Gallagher Academy), which is a spy school, to keep her safe.  On top of all this, in Boston, a guy named Zach kisses Cammie and now is always around to make sure she's okay.  Cammie has to deal with boy problems on top of all the spy problems she faces.

Why I would recommend this book:
I would recommend this book to people that like boy books and spy books, because it talks a lot about boy problems and being a spy at the same time.

Check out the book trailer!



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sign up for a holiday program at the Coventry Public Library




Cookie Decorating & Craft

For tweens and teens ages 10+
Tuesday,  December 23rd
         10:30am – 12:00pm
   Call 822-9102 to register


 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

How to buy books for teens.

Dear Well Meaning Adult, Here’s how to buy books for teens on your list. — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox http://www.teenlibrariantoolbox.com/2014/12/dear-well-meaning-adult-heres-how-to-buy-books-for-teens-on-your-list/

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Book Review ~ Monument 14 Trilogy ~

Are you ready for an awesome trilogy?  Then read the Monument 14 books by Emmy Laybourne.  They are fast paced, realistic, and full of action.  The characters are totally relatable.  Just read the first one, and you, like me, will be hooked!

by Emmy Laybourne

EMMY LAYBOURNE  is a novelist, teacher, and former character actress. Emmy's Monument 14 trilogy has earned critical praise ("Frighteningly real... riveting" - New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice) and has been nominated by readers to the YALSA Teens Top Ten in 2013 and 2014.Before her life as an author, Emmy performed original comedy on Comedy Central, MTV, and VH1; and acted in the movies Superstar , The In-Laws , and Nancy Drew , among others. Emmy lives outside New York City with her husband, two kids, and a flock of 8 nifty chickens. Visit her online at emmylaybourne.com.

Book 1

Monument 14
Your mother hollers that you're going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don't stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don't thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not-you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner. Only, if it's the last time you'll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you'd stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus. But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran. Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.In Emmy Laybourne's action-packed debut novel Monument 14 , six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world-as they know it-apart. 


Book 2

Monument 14 - Sky on Fire
Trapped in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and terrifying chemical weapons spill, brothers Dean and Alex learned how to survive and worked together with twelve other kids to build a refuge from the chaos. But then strangers appeared, destroying their fragile peace, and bringing both fresh disaster and a glimmer of hope.Knowing that the chemical weapons saturating the air outside will turn him into a bloodthirsty rage monster, Dean decides to stay in the safety of the store with Astrid and some of the younger kids. But their sanctuary has already been breached once. . . .Meanwhile, Alex, determined to find their parents, heads out into the darkness and devastation with Niko and some others in a recently repaired school bus. If they can get to Denver International Airport, they might be evacuated to safety. But the outside world is even worse than they expected. . . .nbsp; Monument 14: Sky on Fire is the second installment Emmy Laybourne's thrilling series.  

Book 3

Monument 14 - Savage Drift
The survivors of the Monument 14 have finally made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Dean and Alex are cautiously starting to hope that a happy ending might be possible.But for Josie, separated from the group and trapped in a brutal prison camp for exposed Type Os, things have gone from bad to worse. Traumatized by her experiences, she has given up all hope of rescue or safety. Meanwhile, scared by the government's unusual interest in her pregnancy, Astrid (with her two protectors, Dean and Jake in tow) joins Niko on his desperate quest to be reunited with his lost love Josie. Author Emmy Laybourne reaches new heights of tension and romance in this action-packed conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy.

Monument 14 Book Trailer 


Welcome to the YA area!

Love Young Adult Fiction?  Check out the newest additions to the YA collection!   
We have all the YALSA Teens' Top Ten Books!
We have lots of new Graphic Novels!  
We have ALL of the Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominees for 2015!
Would you????

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Do you love The Hobbit??

Check out the trailer for the new and upcoming Hobbit movie.
Trailer features action building to the epic final battle.