Thursday, April 23, 2009

New Books This week

New Books this week are:
In Adult Fiction:
Long Lost by, Harlen Coben
The Secret by, Beverly Lewis
The Geometry of Sisters by, Luanne Rice
First Family by, David Baldacci (will be here by May 1st)
Deadlock by, Iris Johansen (will be here by May 1st)

In Adult Non-Fiction:
Letter to my Daughter by, Maya Angelou
1000 Years for Revenge:International Terrorism and the FBI—The Untold Story by,Peter Lance

In Audio:
On Cassette:
The Runaway Jury & The Rainmaker by, John Grisham
Moonlight Becomes You by, Mary Higgins Clark
The Carousel by, Belva Plain
Coming Home by, Rosamunde Pilcher

In Young adult:
Cybele's Secret by, Juliet Marillier
Thirteenth Child by, Patricia Wrede
A Necklace of Water Balefire #4 by, Cate Tiernan
Bloodhound Beka Cooper #2 by, Tamora Pierce
Sunrise Warriors:Power of Three #6 by, Erin Hunter

In Juvenile fiction:
Sword Quest (Swordbird Series #2) by, Nancy Yi Fan

Jane Eyre(1944) Starring Orson Welles & Joan Fontaine
Fahrenheit 451
Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians & Murder on the Orient Express

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Midnight's Choice by Kate Thompson

This is the sequel to "Switchers" and was also very good.
This time Tess is alone, Kevin having been stuck in the form of a pheonix. She goes through a rough time with her parents and she misses Kevin terribly. One night Kevin is caught and put in a zoo. He will soon be sold to a private collector and Tess needs to save him. She soon finds out that she is not the only switcher in the city. She meets a boy named Martin, who has found some things out about thier powers... Tess needs Martin's help to rescue Kevin, but will he give it?
4 3/4 stars

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Poetry Night Cancelled!

We have decided to cancel Poetry Night at the Library tonight ,because of the flooding & sandbagging efforts!I will let you know when we reschedule this.

Monday, April 13, 2009

New Books & Library Happenings

In honor of National Library Week & National Poetry Month we will be having a Poetry Night on Thursday April 16th at 6 o'clock .You can come watch or come recite poetry. Hope you all can join us!
New Books This Week:
In Adult Fiction:
True Detectives by, Jonathan Kellerman
Take One by, Karen Kingsbury
Fatally Flaky by, Diane Mott Davidson
Just Take My Heart by, Mary Higgins Clark
Corsair by, Clive Cussler & Jack DuBrul
Treasure by, Iris Johansen
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by, David Wroblewski
The Town That Came a-Courting by, Ronda Rich
Summer Reading by, Hilma Wolitzer
Embers by, Sandor Marai
Open House by, Elizabeth Berg
The Intelligencer by, Leslie Silbert
Me & Mr. Darcy by, Alexandra Potter
Happily Ever After by, Susan May Warren
Close Combat-The Murderers-The Corps 3-in-1(Semper Fi-Call to Arms-Counter Attack by, W.E.B. Griffin
Black Alley & 5-in1-I. Jury-Vengeance is Mine-The Big Kill-My Gun is Quick& Kiss Me Deadly
by, Mickey Spillane
In Paperback :
I Am Legend by, Richard Matheson
Daddy's Girl by, Lisa Scottoline
Faithless by, Karin Slaughter
The Empty Chair by, Jeffery Deaver
In Non-Fiction:
WLT:A Radio Romance-Wobegon Boy-We Are Still Married-The Book of Guys by, Garrison Keillor
Candles in The Wind by, Edris Probstfield Hack
Letters From the Promised Land Swedes in America,1840-1914 by, H.Arnold Barton
All Hell Broke Loose -Experiences of Young People During The Armistice Day 1940 Blizzard by, William H.Hull
Founding Brothers The Revolutionary Generation by, Joseph J. Ellis
Adams vs. Jefferson The Tumultous Election of 1800 by, John Ferling
Soldier The Life of Colin Powell by, Karen DeYoung
What's It All About? An Autobiography by, Michael Caine
In Young Adult :
Wildwood Dancing by, Juliet Marillier
Blue Bloods,Revelations & Maquerade by, Melissa De Le Cruz
The Greek Who Stole Christmas A Diamond Brothers Myster by, Anthony Horowitz
Dreamland by, Sarah Dessen
Speak by, Laurie Halse Anderson
Schooled by, Gordon Korman
The Black Tattoo by, Sam Enthoven
Dragon Chronicles by, Malcolm Sanders
The Harp of the Grey Rose by, Charles De Lint
The China Garden by, Liz Berry
I Know What You Did Last Summer by, Lois Duncan
Edgar Allen Poe The Fall of the House of Usher and Other tales
In Juvenile Fiction:
The Basket Counts by, Matt Christopher
The Ribbajack & Other Haunting Yarns by, Brian Jacques
A Week in The Woods by, Andrew Clements
The Sacrifice by, Diane Matchek
A&E Presents Agatha Christie's Poirot -Evil Under the Sun-Murder in Mesopotamia-
Lord Edgware Dies-The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Review Of Max by James Patterson

Max by James Patterson is the fifth book in the Maximum Ride series (all of which I recommend!!). I thought the book was very good, the story (even though it was a little predictable) drawing you in with an action-movie-ish feel. Max and the flock are currently in Los Angeles working for the CSM (Coalition to Stop the Madness) to help save the world from pollution, green house gases, etc. However, some of the large, pollution-producing companies that the CSM is campaigning against don't approve of this, and are willing to try anything to stop them, even mutant fish and robot ninjas. When their evil scheming doesn't work out quite as well as it should have, they resort to kidnapping Max's mother Dr. Martinez, which ensues in the flock battling more mutant fish and ninja robots and taking a long trip in a submarine that results in Max and Fang finding out they're more than just friends...
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Review of Aria of the Sea by, Dia Calhoun

Aria of the Sea by, Dia Calhoun is a tale of a young girl finding her true calling in life.Cerinthe, our main character always wanted to be a dancer, or so she thinks.She travels to the city of Faranor to fulfill her dreams at the School of Royal Dancers.While there she encounters many hardships and trails that help lead her to her true calling of being a healer.
Aria of the sea is a pretty predictable story line it follows a very basic story line, without too many unpredictable moments. It's a lovely story the writing style is very easy to read,and the story itself might leave a smile on your face.the dancing terminology might be a little hard to follow if you're not a dancer.
I give it 3 out of 5 stars.
Sara Schuster

Monday, April 6, 2009

A circle of ashes by Cate Tiernan

Even though the library doesn't have this book, I am still going to review it for this month. Susie got it for me from the state library. It was an amazing book. It is the second book in the series and usually the second book isn't as good as the first, this one was so much better than the first book. I'm sure anyone that likes books about witches will love this book. It really draws in your interest and makes you want more. Because this book held my attention so well and I was in suspense the whole book, I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Diplomacy of Wolves by Holly Lisle

Diplomacy of Wolves is a fascinating novel filled with political intrigue, betrayal, mystery, and is a solid start to what will hopefully be a satisfying series. The novel is written with each chapter taken in a certain character’s point of view. The next chapter will have a different character’s view and so on throughout the novel switching from different variations of the third person. Some chapters seem more personal and inside the mind of the character while others seem more omnipresent. This works well and gives the reader more of a variety. However, there were characters that I preferred more than others. Some chapters I’d plod through in hopeful anticipation that the next would be from my personal character’s point of view. There were two characters in particular that I found more “fun” than the others. The first is the female protagonist Kait, and the other (her counterpart in the story) Ry Sabir. The other characters will have their fans, but didn’t appeal to me personally. The story does have a magical edge in the idea of the “Karnee.” These are being who appear human, but have the ability to adopt a lupine form. In other words, they’re werewolves. Typically, they are feared and if found out, are killed on the spot. Karnee are not controlled by the pull of the moon, but must release their inner beast lest they lose control of themselves. The plot is intriguing and held my interest. One aspect that I also noticed was that even small characters were fleshed out nicely without having to sacrifice too much time away from the main characters. It’s a nice touch that adds a fair amount more of personality and flair than if it would’ve focused completely on the title characters. It does take a few chapters to really get the feel of the writing however, as the reader is introduced to multiple characters quite quickly. Nevertheless, I recommend it full heartedly and award Diplomacy of Wolves four stars. ****

Review by Alisa Heskin