Monday, September 15, 2014

Coming Soon! New Young Adult Books at the Coventry Public Library



Check our catalog for availability and place a hold on your copy today!!!

Sisters' Fate by Jessica Spotswood
"In the final book in the Cahill Witch Chronicles, the Sisters' and the Brotherhood near all-out war as an epidemic breaks out in New London, and the prophecy that one sister will murder another comes ever closer to fruition"-- Provided by publisher.





Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner
"Michael and his friends, Sarah and Bryson, are still being chased by a cyber-terrorist. And now the government is after them, too"-- Provided by publisher.








Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Stolarz
"Seven super fans have won the trip of a lifetime to meet the master of horror, legendary film director Justin Blake. But things quickly go from delightfully dark to dangerously deadly, when Ivy, Parker, Shayla, Natalie, Frankie, and Garth find themselves trapped in an abandoned amusement park. To earn a ticket out, they must face their darkest demons one ride at a time"-- Provided by publisher.



Stranded in Honolulu when a strange cloud causes a worldwide electronics failure, sixteen-year-old Leilani and her father must make their way home to Hilo amid escalating perils, including her severe epilepsy.






Zac & Mia by A. J. Betts
"The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, he wouldn't--couldn't--be friends with her. In hospital different rules apply, and what begins as a knock on the wall leads to a note--then a friendship neither of them sees coming"-- Provided by publisher.



 
Circle of Stones by Catherine Fisher
The mysterious Circus--a circular street of thirty houses--in Bath, England, provides the hub for three intertwining stories about a contemporary girl with a terrible past, an eighteenth-century architect obsessed with druids, and a prehistoric king who learns to fly.





Crushed by Sara Shepard
"It's springtime in Rosewood, but while everyone else is searching for the perfect prom dress, Hanna, Spencer, Emily, and Aria are on a different kind of hunt: They're looking for A...Hanna puts her campaign for prom queen on the back burner to volunteer at a burn clinic, where one of A's victims is recovering. Emily digs into Ali's past at the mental hospital with some very crazy consequences. Spencer contacts an amateur private eye to help her stalk her stalker. But when their sessions get a little too private, they may forget to keep their eyes on A. And Aria's worried that A is even closer than she thought. When her dark secret from Iceland comes to light, she discovers that maybe, just maybe, the one person she's been trying to hide the truth from has known all along. The liars are finally taking the fight to A. But no matter what they do, A's always one step ahead, ready to crush the girls completely."--Dust jacket.

Deadly by Sara Shepard
High school seniors Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer have all done horrible things -- things that would put them behind bars if anyone ever found out. And their stalker 'A' knows everything. So far A has kept their secrets, using them to torture the girls. But now A's changed the game. Suddenly the girls are hauled in for questioning, and all their worlds begin to unravel. If A's plan succeeds, Rosewood's pretty little liars will be locked away for good.


Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke
"Seventeen-year-old Violet is looking for the boy she fell in love with last summer, the charismatic liar River West Redding, but as she scours the country for him, she begins to wonder who she's really chasing--and who she really loves"-- Provided by publisher.





This novel-in-verse-at once literary and emotionally gripping-follows the unfolding friendship between two very different teenage girls who share a hospital room and an illness. Chess, the narrator, is sick, but with what exactly, she isn't sure. And to make matters worse, she must share a hospital room with Shannon, her polar opposite. Where Chess is polite, Shannon is rude. Where Chess tolerates pain silently, Shannon screams bloody murder. Where Chess seems to be getting slowly better, Shannon seems to be getting worse. How these teenagers become friends, helping each other come to terms with their illness, makes for a dramatic and deeply moving read.  

While We Run by Karen Healey
"It's the year 2128, and Tegan Oglietti, the world's first successfully revived cryonics patient, and her maybe-boyfriend, Abdi Taalib, are on the run from the government and from a dangerous rebel group. When they uncover shocking new information about the cryonics program, they are faced with an impossible decision that will put thousands of lives in their hands"-- Provided by publisher.



Making the Cut by Margaret Gurevich
In this compilation of four separately published books, sixteen-year-old Chloe Montgomery gets a chance to travel from Santa Cruz to New York City to compete in Teen Design Diva, a competitive game show for aspiring teenage fashion designers.




 
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
The companion to Raina Telgemeier's #1 New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir, Smile . Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she's also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years, but when a baby brother enters the picture and later, something doesn't seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all. Raina uses her signature humour and charm in both present-day narrative and perfectly placed flashbacks to tell the story of her relationship with her sister, which unfolds during the course of a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado.  

When a celebrated New York City teenager, known for her subversive street art, mysteriously dies, her life is examined in a series of interviews with her parents, friends, boyfriends, mentors, and critics.






The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
"On the morning of her wedding, Princess Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive--and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets--even as she finds herself falling in love"-- Provided by publisher.


Isla and the HappilyEver After by Stephanie Perkins
Isla has had a crush on classmate Josh since their freshman year at the School of America in Paris, but after a chance encounter over the summer in Manhattan they return to France for their senior year where they are forced to confront challenges every young couple in love must face.





Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
Cole St. Clair has come to California for one reason: to get back Isabel Culpeper. Isabel fled from Cole's damaged, drained life... and damaged and drained it even more. He doesn't just want her, he needs her. Isabel is trying to build herself a life in Los Angeles. She can play the game as well as all the other fakes, but what's the point? Cole and Isabel have the power to love each other and the power to tear each other apart. The only thing for certain is that they cannot let go.









Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
Uncovering an ancient evil, Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas, to save their hidden world.





Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation "His Face All Red," in print for the first time. Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to "Our Neighbor's House"-though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in "A Lady's Hands Are Cold." You might try to figure out what is haunting "My Friend Janna," or discover that your brother's fiancĂ©e may not be what she seems in "The Nesting Place." And of course you must revisit the horror of "His Face All Red," the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page. Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll's stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut.  

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Amy Gumm, the other girl from Kansas, has been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked to stop Dorothy who has found a way to come back to Oz, seizing a power that has gone to her head -- so now no one is safe!




The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan
Welcome to Carrefour, where long-buried secrets simmer like heat over the bayou and whatever you desire most can be yours--for a price. Eveny Cheval has just moved back to Louisiana after spending her childhood in New York with her aunt Bea. Eveny hasn't seen her hometown since her mother's suicide fourteen years ago, and her memories couldn't have prepared her for what she encounters. Because pristine, perfectly manicured Carrefour has a dark side full of intrigue, betrayal, and lies--and Eveny quickly finds herself at the center of it all. Enter Peregrine Marceau, Chloe St. Pierre, and their group of rich, sexy friends collectively known as the Dolls. From sipping champagne at lunch to hooking up with the hottest guys, Peregrine and Chloe have everything--including an explanation for what's going on in this town. They want to bring Eveny into their circle, share their darkest truths with her, introduce her to handsome, enigmatic Caleb Shaw. And Eveny doesn't trust them one bit. But after murder strikes in Carrefour and Eveny discovers that everything she believes about herself, her family, and her life is a lie, she's forced to turn to the Dolls for answers. Something's wrong in paradise, and it's up to Eveny, Chloe, and Peregrine to save Carrefour and make it right. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Check out our new Gaming Collection!!!!

The CPL has started a new video game collection!!!  It is located next to the DVDs.  We have some for Wii, PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox One & 360 and Nintendo 3DS.  These can be checked out for 3 weeks with no renewals. Overdue fees will be 10 cents per day.  The limit is ONE game per library card. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Teens-- submit a review of any of these Teen Top Ten books and win a FREE book!!!!

CPL Teens - use the "Review It" button on the right side of this blog to submit a book review of one of the 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominees to win a FREE book!

These 25 books were picked by teens across the country as THE best teen books.  Now it's time for YOU to help narrow the list to 10! 



2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees

Arnett, Mindee. The Nightmare Affair.
Dusty Everhart, a Nightmare, (literally!), has been trying to escape the shadow of her mother's reputation, and one night, while dream-feeding, she sees the crime scene of a murder victim who attends her high school, a school for supernatural children. When she arrives back on campus, she finds, to her horror, that the dream had come true. Now she must use dreams to find the killer and save victims-to-be in order to stop an ancient darkness from returning.

 

Banks, Anna. Of Triton. 
After Emma’s mother, the long lost Poseidon princess returns to the sea, the Syrena begin to bring her identity into question. When all hope seems lost, and appears the Royals have a revolution on their hands, Emma has the opportunity to use her Gift to save those that she loves. But at what cost will her choices bring to not only her, but also to those she considers her family.





 
Bardugo, Leigh. Siege and Storm. 
Alina, a sun summoner on the run from the evil Darkling, is searching for a way to increase her power and save the ones she loves. But as her power grows she falls deeper in the Darkling’s grasp and farther away from her best friend and love, Mal. When the time comes Alina must choose between her love, her power, or her lust for the Darkling and all of his power.





 
Block, Francesca Lia. Love in the Time of Global Warming.
Penelope believes she is the last person alive in the city of Los Angeles after a massive earthquake destroyed the majority of the earth. After encountering a group of survivors, however, she begins to have hope in whatever may be left of the world, whether it be love, trust, and, just maybe, her family. Modeled after Homer's Odyssey, Pen goes on a post-apocalyptic journey filled with Giants and butterflies in an attempt to find her way home.



 
Charbonneau, Joelle. The Testing. 
Cia is chosen to participate in The Testing, a government program that will select the brightest graduates who show potential for becoming future leaders in this post-apocalyptic world. Cia’s excitement of being chosen soon dies when her father warns her of the experiences he faced when he was chosen. Cia must trust no one if she hopes to come back alive. However, will she be able to face the dark, unholy truth about the testing? One kept whether you leave… Or don't?




 
Dashner, James . The Eye of Minds.
Michael is an average kid who plays video games, but this video game, the Virtnet, is different than others. You can die in it physically and mentally, and that happens to a girl named Tanya who rips out her core and commits suicide. Suddenly, Michael is whisked away by the designers of the VirtNet and is given a mission by them to find a cyber terrorist, named Kaine, who is suspected of killing gamers.




 
Edwards, Janet. Earth Girl.
In 2788 humanity has developed technology that allows them to portal between many habitable worlds except for those are deemed “the handicapped”, those who are born with a one in a thousand chance of having an immune system that cannot tolerate other planets. Jarra, a handicapped 18-year old student with a passion for history, creates a false identity for herself and enrolls in a college course for students from other planets in an attempt to get revenge for the way the handicapped are looked down upon.



  Gleason, Colleen. The Clockwork Scarab. 
 The niece of Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first consulting detective, and the half-sister of Bram, the vampire slayer, are thrown together to find out why high society girls are being murdered and what a mechanical scarab beetle has to do with it.






 
Gray, Laurie. Maybe I Will.
One life-altering, life-changing event that dramatically affected Sandy will leave you thinking. And no, not in the good sort of life-changing event like winning the lottery or having a kid. Finding true friends and activities that allow Sandy to really be free and let off steam is all that keeps Sandy sane. They are also important factors in putting Sandy's life back together once again.




 

Henry, April. The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die. 
Cady wakes up in a dark, torn apart cottage hearing someone tell another man to “finish her off.” To make things worse, not only does she not know why she’s in the cabin or why the men are trying to kill her, she also doesn’t remember who she is. Eventually, she escapes and meets up with Ty, a boy who is willing to help her even at the risk of losing his own life. Together they attempt to figure out what happened to make her lose her memory.




 
Howard, A. G. Splintered.
 Alyssa, a girl already struggling with life in general, is pulled into something dark and mysterious. She follows in the footsteps of her ancestor, Alice, and goes down the rabbit hole to right the wrongs that Alice caused to cure her family of their "curse". Instead of finding Lewis Carroll's Beautiful wonderland she finds a dark and twisted version with monstrous creatures that aren't as nice as the ones in the novel or as pretty.




Kate, Lauren. Teardrop.
Eureka has only ever cried once in her life and the one time she did, her mother told her to never cry again. Ever since then, she has never shed a tear; not even when her mother was killed in a tragic freak accident. Unbeknownst to Eureka, she was also supposed to die, but Ander couldn’t bring himself to let her die despite the threats that Eureka possesses because of her tears.





 
Konigsberg, Bill . Openly Straight.
Rafe has been out of the closet for years. After transferring to an all-boys boarding school, however, he decides to keep his sexual orientation to himself. But when he meets Ben, a teammate on his soccer team, he wonders if their friendship-turned-more is worth outing himself for.






 
Laybourne, Emmy. Monument 14: Sky On Fire.
When disaster strikes in the city of Monument, 14 kids are huddled in a Greenway store for shelter and survival. They decide their only chance of living through this nationwide disaster is to make their way to Denver International Airport where the military is evacuating people to safety. Will they make it alive or will they meet their doom like others have?





Richards, Natalie D. Six Months Later.
Chloe Spinnaker is an average student just barely making the grade. But one day spring day, after falling asleep in study hall, she wakes up to snow and an empty classroom. Six months of her life has passed and she has no clue what happened except that now she is popular and has lots of friends that is, except Maggie, the one true friend she had before everything changed. Bewildered by the sudden time lapse in her life, Chloe decides to embark on a mission where she stops at nothing to figure out what happened to her and to get her memories back.


 

Rowell, Rainbow. Eleanor & Park.
The year is 1986 when Eleanor arrives in town to live with her family and abusive step-father. It's been a year since the last time she lived with them, and she doesn't expect life to be any better. Park's life, on the other hand, is going steady. He's got a spot in the popular crowd and he's about to get his driver's license. But when the two meet on the bus, things change drastically. Even though they both know high school romances never last, they're going to try everything they've got to make it work. But in end, will everything they have be enough?


 
Sales, Leila. This Song Will Save Your Life.
Elise Dembowski is a high school loser. After reaching the tip of the iceberg and facing suicidal thoughts just months before, Elise is searching desperately for a way out of her nearly friendless life. When she accidentally finds a dance club called Start, Elise's life finally takes off as she meets new people, makes new memories, finds a new passion, and discovers herself.





Sanderson, Brandon. Steelheart.
Ten years ago, Calamity came; a light in the sky that appeared one day and many believe that somehow it was connected to the rise of the Epics. These beings, once human, now have all kinds of amazing and dangerous powers that have enabled them to take over the world, and one could argue the most dangerous one is Steelheart. Able to bend the elements to his will and turn any non-living substance to steel, many say he's invincible because they've never seen him bleed -- except for David, who will stop at nothing to get his vengeance and see Steelheart bleed again.

 
 
Sanderson, Brandon. The Rithmatist.
Joel wants to be a Rithmatist more than anything. Rithmatists have the power to bring two dimensional beings called Chalklings to life and defend against the wild chalkings that threaten to overcome the Rithmatists. Joel is student at Armedius Academy, a prestigious school where Rithmatists and wealthy children go to learn. When a string of kidnappings begin to occur Joel must gain assistance from the Rithmatists at Armedius Academy in order to bring order back to the academy.



Smith, Jennifer E. This is What Happy Looks Like.
Ellie is the girl from Middle-of-Nowhere, Maine, and Graham Larkin is the hot superstar sensation from Middle-of-Everything, California. While Ellie hides from the media, Graham is constantly being watched by the paparazzi. However, an email mistake from Graham to Ellie starts an online relationship between these two teens, marking the start of a friendship and something more. Can Ellie accept Graham despite all the publicity? Or will the media be the demise of this couple's happiness?



 
Smith, Andrew. Winger.
Ryan Dean West is a fourteen year old junior trying to make everyone else blind to the one thing that makes him different than everyone else, his young age. This is not easy though, as he must prove himself to everyone - the girl of his dreams, his scary roommate, his friends, and the rugby team. As Ryan Dean tries to survive his junior year, he encounters horrifying injuries, moments of ecstasy, and shattering heartbreak.




 
Stine, R.L. A Midsummer Night's Scream.
Claire, a girl with a dream to become an actress, finally gets her chance when her parents decide to remake Mayhem Manor, a movie that was never finished because of 3 real deaths. As the camera starts rolling on the remake, strange things begin to happen. Like the little hairy man Claire meets by the makeup trailer one day. Who or what could be the cause of these actors’ deaths?





Tucholke, April. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.
Violet, a sassy, independent, and sharp-tongued young lady, rents out the side cottage on her parent's estate in the hopes of making a little extra money to pay the bills. Her easygoing customer is as dangerous as he is mysterious, and murders and madness soon sweep her little home town. She takes it upon herself to understand him and the events, but only finds a darkness she can only hope to escape with her sanity and safety.




 
Winters, Cat. In The Shadow of Blackbirds.
It’s the fall of 1918: The Spanish Influenza and the horrors of World War I grip the world with terror, and spiritualist photography, as the face of death seems to greet every household in America, has become increasingly popular. After her father is arrested as a suspected traitor, Mary Shelley Black travels to San Diego, hoping to escape the flu while living with her Aunt Eva. Only a few days after arriving, Mary Shelley is told that Stephen, her sweetheart who recently became a soldier, has been killed in France. But Stephen’s spirit hasn’t left yet, and he desperately needs Mary Shelley’s help.


 
Yancey, Rick. The 5th Wave.
Present day – the aliens have invaded the planet, or as Cassie likes to call them, the Others.
Almost everyone has been killed off by the 4th Wave, and now, Cassie one of the few survivors living now during the 5th wave, roams the country while trying to stay alive to find her brother – that is, if he's still alive. When she's taken in by a boy named Evan, she realizes that he's different. He's not like her, but he's all she's got. Cassie has to overcome her doubts and trust issues if she wishes to survive the 5th wave.


*You will be able to vote for your favorite books from  Aug. 19 - Oct. 19 at: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Teens' Top Ten

What is the Teens' Top Ten?


The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where you, the teen, nominate and choose your favorite books of the previous year! Exciting, right?! You can participate as long as you are between the ages twelve to eighteen. Reading is a great pastime so we'd love it if you participated!
Voting will be online from August 15 - October 19 of this year. The winners will be announced during the week of October 21st. So if you want to participate in this exciting event, get reading!


 

The nominees are as follows:
  • Arnett, Mindee. "The Nightmare Affair."
  • Banks, Anna. "Of Triton."
  • Bardugo, Leigh. "Siege and Storm."
  • Block, Francesca Lia. "Love In The Time Of Global Warming."
  • Charbonneau, Joelle. "The Testing."
  • Dashner, James.   "The Eye of Minds."
  • Edwards, Janet. "Earth Girl."
  • Gleason, Colleen. "The Clockwork Scarab." 
  • Gray, Laurie. "Maybe I Will."
  • Henry, April. "The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die."
  • Howard, A. G. "Splintered."
  • Kate, Lauren. "Teardrop."
  • Konigsberg, Bill . "Openly Straight." 
  • Laybourne, Emmy. "Monument 14: Sky On Fire."
  • Richards, Natalie D. "Six Months Later."
  • Rowell, Rainbow. "Eleanor & Park."
  • Sales, Leila. "This Song Will Save Your Life."
  • Sanderson, Brandon. "Steelheart."
  • Sanderson, Brandon. "The Rithmatist."
  • Smith, Jennifer E. "This is What Happy Looks Like."
  • Smith, Andrew. "Winger."
  • Stine, R.L. "A Midsummer Night's Scream."
  • Tucholke, April. "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea."
  • Winters, Cat. "In The Shadow of Blackbirds."
  • Yancey, Rick. "The 5th Wave."









Vote Here!