Monday, April 27, 2009

New Arrivals

We have another Maximum Ride novel...

Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports is the third in James Patterson's The Fugitives (Maximum Ride) series. Having read them all, I can tell you that reading these novels is like watching an action movie. They are tons of fun, a quick read, and perfectly suitable for guys and girls.

Take a second to click on the picture, which will take you to James Patterson's website. Unlike many authors, Patterson puts a lot of effort into his official site, including a whole separate site for Maximum Ride where you can read Fang's blog (and Max's, and Angel's, and Totals...) in addition to leaving messages for the flock on their profiles and talking with other fans in the forums.

The site also gives you some neat updates on what's going on with the flock--including a movie in the works...

Throwing Stones by Kristi Collier is another new addition. Collier is an Indiana author, and as an added bonus, set her novel in Indiana.

Set in the years following WWI, it follows Andy, who at 14 is beginning to feel the loss of his brother and the burden of living up to his older sibling's success on the basketball court. Then, Andy is injured and has to redefine his ideas of sportsmanship.

Dark Water Rising by Marian Hale describes the events leading up to and following the Galveston Storm of 1900 through the voice of Seth, a young man aspiring to become a carpenter whose parents insist he pursue medicine instead. He then has to face his father, man to man, for the first time.

I love Tamora Pierce. She always writes strong female characters who don't take no for an answer. Starting with Alanna, Pierce has written stories filled with girls who challenge authority figures (or even their peers) to see them as equal to boys their own age.

That being said, I have yet to start her Beka Cooper series. I'll have to start! I think her main character in this series, Beka, is related to George Cooper (one of Alanna's love interests) in some way. Now I'm curious...

Take a look and enjoy!

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