Monday, October 18, 2010

You Picked Them: The Teens' Top Ten of 2010!

Happy Teen Read Week!

October 17--23, 2010

Teen Read Week is again upon us, and if you're like me, that can only mean one thing...that the YALSA has announced your picks for the Teens' Top Ten list!

Without further ado, here is the 2010 Teen's Top Ten:

1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

2. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

3. Heist Society by Ally Carter

4. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

6. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

7. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

8. If I Stay by Gayle Forman

9. Fire by Kristin Cashore

10. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

What's the best thing about this list? All female authors! There's your proof: girls rock.

Congrats to all the authors!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Website, New Blog, New BOOKS!

Guess what?

The library is getting a new, beautiful website! As I write this Tech People are working hard to make the new site awesome.

Part of this new website will involve picking this blog up and dropping it in a new spot. Now the teen blog will live on the website, and I will have to learn to use a whole different blogging platform. That will be funny for you to watch, even if you aren't in the same room with me.

I'll give you all the new info when the site goes live. Which should be Monday...maybe.

Meanwhile, I have new books for you to read!

Pendragon, Book Ten: The Soldiers of Halla by D.J. MacHale

This is the grand finale, at least of this series. Bobby Pendragon and the other Travelers, as they join forces to take Saint Dane down. This is your chance to find out the answers to all the questions you've had through the first nine books, and Bobby's only chance to finally save Halla and, well, everywhere else. No pressure.

Fans of Alyson Noel's Immortals books can pick up Shadowland, book three of the series.

Ever and Damen have a huge problem: Damen has been cursed, and a single touch from Ever will kill him. Death would mean an eternity in the Shadowland, an abyss for lost souls. Clearly, neither of them want that to happen, so Ever searches for a cure with Magick. Then she meets Jude, a surfer with magical talents. Jude seems familiar to Ever, and she finds herself drawn to him even as she searches for Damen's cure. As, Damen pulls away from Ever in hope of protecting her from the darkness in his soul, Jude and Ever grow closer, and Ever's love for Damen is put to the test.

Deadly Little Lies, the follow-up to Deadly Little Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz has arrived!

This is where we run into a problem. Because I haven't read the first book yet, too many other people wanted it. I waited. But since I haven't read the first book, I can't tell you anything about the second book for fear of giving away part of the plot of Deadly Little Lies. Here's what you NEED to know: Camelia loves Ben, Ben has a gift (and a curse)--he can see a person's future when he touches them (this is called psychometry),and MAYBE Ben loves Camelia. Probably he loves her. Then Something Else happens, and then it's summer, and AFTER summer is when the book begins.

Flygirl by Sherrie L. Smith, which looks REALLY GOOD.

Ida Mae Jones went flying with her pilot father as often as she could, but his death puts the sky out of reach for her. Ida is black and female--both traits will keep her feet firmly on the ground. World War II could change all that. The Army has formed the WASP--Women Airforce Service Pilots--and Ida can join. But only if she uses her light skin to pass as a white girl. Ida has always longed to fly, but she quickly finds out that denying her family and her history is a lot harder than it sounds. Ida must find a way to fulfil her dreams without losing herself in the process.

(This one is going on my reading list.)

Look for updates on the new website in the next few days!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

We have a winner!

Congrats to Valerie, winner of our Mockingjay Giveaway!

Thanks to everyone who entered--and watch for more giveaways in the coming months.