Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Books: You Saw it on Twitter First!

See? I'm advertising. Me. On Twitter.

Why do you care? Because you can see the new things happening at the library on Twitter way faster than you can on this blog (unless you're reading the Twitter widget thing) due to the character restriction.

I am wordy. I write a lot. So when I'm talking up new books, I use so many words to do it that it sometimes takes me a while.

That is why the Twitter thing is awesome, because lots of times, the new books are on the cart way before the blog is up. Unless I'm reading one of them...

For your reading pleasure:

Twilight: The Graphic Novel by Stephanie Meyer, adapted by Young Kim.

This is for all of you who just can't get enough Twilight in your day. Enjoy.

For the rest of you, we have Lament by Maggie Stiefvater, who you might know from her other book Shiver, which you might have read. If you haven't, grab it when you're next in Y.A. Territory, it's up there.

In this novel, Stiefvater takes on Celtic lore. Dierdre, crippled by her paralyzing stage fright before a performance , is assisted by flautist Luke Dillon. Overcoming her terror, she plays her harp with Luke's accompaniment. Suddenly, she finds four-leaf clovers everywhere, she develops strange powers-- including telekinesis--and begins to meet strange people who seem to...dislike her.

Dierdre discovers that she is a cloverhand, someone who can see faeries, and now her whole family and her best friend are in terrible danger. Fortunately for her, Luke, who was sent to kill her, seems to be the only faerie who doesn't want her dead.

We also have Fade, the second book of the Wake trilogy by Lisa McMann...

Remember Janie? The girl who can see into other people's dreams--who dreams other people's dreams? Well, she remembers you.

Or rather, she remembers that dream you had of falling down the bleachers in the gym. The one where the whole school was there to see--you know the one.

Janie and I talk. What can I say?

Well, Janie and Cabel are just trying to get some quality alone time, but the real world is starting to be just as bad as their dreams. Fieldridge High is having some...issues. When Janie sees into a classmate's violent nightmares, everything starts making sense.

But now she's out of her depth, trying to keep Cabel's strange behavior from causing them both more trouble, and she's found out something very bad about her ability. And it isn't just that she's stuck as a dream catcher for life.

And my current absolutely favorite book of the year: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.

I love this book, it's fantastic, now go read it! Tiny Cooper alone will make it worth your while!

The concept? Two teens, both named Will Grayson, meet up on one night in Chicago and it changes both their lives forever.

Remember, sometimes I will put new fiction up on the short hardcover shelf!


Rc said...

Nice tips, gonna write them down!

wabashteens said...

That's what I'm here for!