More new books!

Some more new teen fiction has arrived, take a look at the following titles!

The dark and hollow places by Carrie Ryan

There are many things that Annah would like to forget: the look on her sister’s face before Annah left her behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, her first glimpse of the Horde as they swarmed the Dark City, the sear of the barbed wire that would scar her for life. But most of all, Annah would like to forget the morning Elias left her for the Recruiters. Annah’s world stopped that day, and she’s been waiting for Elias to come home ever since. Somehow, without him, her life doesn’t feel much different than the dead that roam the wasted city around her. Until she meets Catcher, and everything feels alive again. But Catcher has his own secrets. Dark, terrifying truths that link him to a past Annah has longed to forget, and to a future too deadly to consider. And now it’s up to Annah: can she continue to live in a world covered in the blood of the living? Or is death the only escape from the Return’s destruction?

The long way home by Andrew Klavan

Sometimes you have to go home to find out who you really are Charlie West went to bed one night an ordinary high school student. He woke up a hunted man. Terrorists are trying to kill him. The police want to arrest him for the stabbing death of his best friend. He doesn’t know whose side he’s one or who he can trust. With his pursuers closing in on every side, Charlie makes his way back to his hometown to find some answers. There, holed up in an abandoned mansion, he’s joined by his friends in a desperate attempt to discover the truth about a murder he can’t remember-and the love he can never forget. “A thriller that reads like a teenage version of …an adrenaline-pumping adventure.”

Those that wake by Jesse Karp

New York City’s spirit has been crushed. People walk the streets with their heads down, withdrawing from one another and into the cold comfort of technology. Teenagers Mal and Laura have grown up in this reality. They’ve never met. Seemingly, they never will. But on the same day Mal learns his brother has disappeared, Laura discovers her parents have forgotten her. Both begin a search for their families that leads them to the same truth: someone or something has wiped the teens from the memories of every person they have ever known. Thrown together, Mal and Laura must find common ground as they attempt to reclaim their pasts.

Department 19 by Will Hill

Jamie Carpenter’s life will never be the same.  His father is dead, his mother is missing, and he was just rescued by an enormous man named Frankenstein. Jamie is brought to Department 19, where he is pulled into a secret organization responsible for policing the supernatural, founded more than a century ago by Abraham Van Helsing and the other survivors of Dracula. Aided by Frankenstein’s monster, a beautiful vampire girl with her own agenda, and the members of the agency, Jamie must attempt to save his mother from a terrifyingly powerful vampire. Department 19 takes us through history, across Europe, and beyond – from the cobbled streets of Victorian London to prohibition-era New York, from the icy wastes of Arctic Russia to the treacherous mountains of Transylvania. Part modern thriller, part classic horror, it’s packed with mystery, mayhem, and a level of suspense that makes a Darren Shan novel look like a romantic comedy.

The abused werewolf rescue group by Catherine Jinks

When Tobias Richard Vandevelde wakes up in a hospital with no memory of the night before, his horrified mother tells him that he was found unconscious. At Featherdale  Wildlife Park. In a dingo pen.  He assumes that his two best friends are somehow responsible, until the mysterious Reuben turns up, claiming that Toby has a rare and dangerous condition. Next thing he knows, Toby finds himself involved with a strange bunch of sickly insomniacs who seem convinced that he needs their help. It’s not until he’s kidnapped and imprisoned that he starts to believe them and to understand what being a paranormal monster really means.

The year we were famous by Carole Estby Dagg

With their family home facing foreclosure, seventeen-year-old Clara Estby and her mother, Helga, need to raise a lot of money fast—no easy feat for two women in 1896. Helga wants to tackle the problem with her usual loud and flashy style, while Clara favors a less showy approach. Together they come up with a plan to walk the 4,600 miles from Mica Creek, Washington, to New York City—and if they can do it in only seven months, a publisher has agreed to give them $10,000. Based on the true story of the author’s great-aunt and great-grandmother, this is a fast-paced historical adventure that sets the drama of  Around the World in Eighty Days against an American backdrop during the time of the suffragist movement, the 1896 presidential campaign, and the changing perception of “a woman’s place” in society.


TeenScene Theater: Megamind

We are showing Megamind this Thursday, see below!

After super-villain Megamind kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man, he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Titan , who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day for the first time in his life. Rated PG; 96 minutes
Thursday, March 31 6-7:30pm
Teen Room

New Teen Fiction in @ APL

The TeenScene @ APL just got in some new books, check out the following titles and then come in to find even more!

Jersey tomatoes are the best by Maria Padian

This is a hilarious and heartbreaking story of two teen girls and the summer when everything changes for them. Both Henry and Eva are New Jersey natives and excellent athletes: Henry’s a master on the tennis court and Eva is a graceful ballerina. When opportunity knocks for both of them the summer before their junior year in high school they throw open the door: Henry sees freedom from her overbearing father and a chance to build her talents on the court. Eva sees the chance to be the best as well as even more pressure to be graceful, lighter, more perfect on the dancefloor.

Clarity by Kim Harrington

Clarity “Clare” Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It’s a gift. And a curse. When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare’s ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case-but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare’s brother, who has supernatural gifts of his own, becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?

Hunt of the Unicorn by C.C. Humphreys

Elayne thinks the old family story that one of her ancestors stepped through a tapestry into a world of mythical beasts makes a great fireside tale. But she lives in the real world. In New York City. And she’s outgrown that kind of fantasy. Until she finds herself in front of a unicorn tapestry at the Cloisters museum and sees her initials woven into the fabric. And hears a unicorn calling to her. And slips and falls-into that other world.  Suddenly the line between fantasy and reality isn’t so clear. But the danger is real enough. Almost before she can think, Elayne is attacked by a ferocious beast, rescued by a unicorn, and taken prisoner by a tyrant king. Each of them seems to have an idea about her-that she’s a hero, a villain, dinner!  But Elayne has a few ideas of her own. She wants to overthrow the king; she wants to tame the unicorn. She wants to go home! And she’s willing to become both hero and villain to do it.

Queen of Water by Laura Resau and María Virginia Farinango

Born in an Andean village in Ecuador, Virginia lives with her large family in a small, earthen-walled dwelling. In her  village of indigenas, it is not uncommon to work in the fields all day, even as a child, or to be called a longa tonta-stupid Indian-by members of the ruling class of mestizos, or Spanish descendants. When seven-year-old Virginia is taken from her village to be a servant to a mestizo couple, she has no idea what the future holds. In this poignant novel based on a true story, acclaimed author Laura Resau has collaborated with Mari;a Virginia Farinango to recount one girl’s unforgettable journey to self-discovery. Virginia’s story will speak to anyone who has ever struggled to find his or her place in the world. It will make you laugh and cry, and ultimately, it will fill you with hope.

There’s no place like home : a novel by Jen Calonita

In the sixth book of The Secrets of my Hollywood Life series, Kaitlin Burke learns at last about the price of fame, the unending upside of friendship, and that there really is no place like home–even if it’s Tinseltown.

The chaos by Rachel Ward

Adam inherited his mother’s curse: When he looks in some1ne’s eyes, he envisions the date of their d3ath. In fact, the very first num8er he sees is hers: After he scrawled it on a childhood drawing, Jem knew she’d die when her son was very young. An orphan, Adam goes to live with his great-grandmother, Val, in London. The city is an alien, exciting place. Most di5turbing of all, Adam can’t help but notice how many people’s numb3rs are in 2027. What cha0s awaits the world? Can Adam, with the help of his damaged friend Sarah, stop a catastrophe? Or is he, 2, counted among the “twenty-sevens”?

Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones

Two street kids get tangled in a plot over their heads – and risk an unexpected connection – in this heart-pounding thriller by Tim Wynne-Jones. Boy, did Blink get off on the wrong floor. All he wanted was to steal some breakfast for his empty belly, but instead he stumbled upon a fake kidnapping and a cell phone dropped by an “abducted” CEO, giving Blink a link to his perfect blonde daughter. Now Blink is on the run, but it’s OK as long as he’s smart enough to stay in the game and keep Captain Panic locked in his hold. Enter a girl named Caution. As in “Caution: Toxic.” As in “Caution: Watch Your Step.” She’s also on the run, from a skeezy drug-dealer boyfriend and from a nightmare in her past that won’t let her go. When she spies Blink at the train station, Caution can see he’s an easy mark. But there’s something about this naive, skinny street punk, whom she only wanted to rob, that tugs at her heart, a heart she thought deserved not to feel. Charged with suspense and intrigue, this taut novel trails two deeply compelling characters as they forge a blackmail scheme that is foolhardy at best, disastrous at worst – along with a fated, tender partnership that will offer them each a rare chance for redemption.

Shimmer : a novel by Alyson Noël

Having solved the matter of the Radiant Boy, Riley, Buttercup, and Bodhi are enjoying a well-deserved vacation. When Riley comes across a vicious black dog, against Bodhi’s advice, she decides to cross him over. While following the dog, she runs into a young ghost named Rebecca. Despite Rebecca’s sweet appearance, Riley soon learns she’s not at all what she seems. As the daughter of a former plantation owner, she is furious about being murdered during a slave revolt in 1733. Mired in her own anger, Rebecca is lashing out by keeping the ghosts who died along with her trapped in their worst memories. Can Riley help Rebecca forgive and forget without losing herself to her own nightmarish memories?

Outside in by Maria V. Snyder

Me? A leader?Okay, I did prove that there’s more to Inside than we knew. That a whole world exists beyond this cube we live in. And finding that led to a major rebellion & between worker scrubs like me and the snobby uppers who rule our world. Make that  ruled.  Because of me, we’re free. I thought that meant I was off the hook, and could go off on my own again & while still touching base with Riley, of course. He’s the one upper I think I can trust. But then we learned that there’s outside and then there is  Outside. And something from Outside wants In

2011 Teen Read ‘n’ Feed featuring Douglas Rees

The library is hosting the Teen Read ‘n’ Feed featuring Douglas Rees, author of Vampire High, on Wednesday, March 23 from 6-7:45pm.

This annual event is an opportunity for students in grades 6-12 to meet a well-known author of books for teens.

Vampire High is a sharply funny, sly satire about honor, friendship, love, and surviving high school.

Free copies of the book will also be available at the library for teens who would like to attend the Read ‘n’ Feed. Teens are asked to bring their copy of Vampire High to the program for the author to autograph.

After teens enjoy pizza and socializing with others who have read Vampire High, Douglas Rees will discuss the book, as well as his experiences as a writer. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and even get some tips on writing and publishing a book.

This program is made possible courtesy of the Friends of Anderson Public Library.

Teen Book Review: Tenderness

Book Title tenderness
Author Robert Cormier
I give this book 4 stars out of 5 stars (0 being the worst and 5 being the best).

I would recommend this book: YES Why or why not? it is a very mature and overwhelming book. a lot of the stuff in this book is advanced and should only be read my high school and about people. i only recommend it to those ready for a mature and advanced book like this.

Name a favorite scene or character in the book, without giving anything away! my favorite scene is at the end of the book. my favorite character is Lori because she sees the good side of Eric.

Would you read this book again? YES

Teen Book Review: By The Time You Read This I’ll Be Dead

Hi all: Here’s a book review by a teen. You can also do book reviews by clicking on the book review tab at the top of this blog!

Book Title: By The Time You Read This I’ll Be Dead
Author: Julie Anne Peters

I give this book 5 stars out of 5 stars (0 being the worst and 5 being the best).

I would recommend this book: YES
Why or why not? Everyone needs to read this book. It discusses the feelings Daelyn has after she relives the torture of bullying as she purges her memory, preparing for her Date of Determination.

Name a favorite scene or character in the book, without giving anything away! Ughhhh…. okay, since I can’t give anything away, I just guess my favorite character would be Daelyn, because I can relate to her story of being bullied.
Would you read this book again? YES