Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Summer Reading Week 9


  Summer Reading 2013

Here are the results of Week 9.  This week 24 people submitted entries, and 4 were new!  They read 83 books.  So far 111 people have submitted 862 entries, and 216 people have registered,1 this week.



The Awakening
The Awakening
By Armstrong, Kelley
2010-03 - HarperCollins
9780061450556 Check Our Catalog

In this follow-up to "The Summoning," the first book in the Darkest Powers trilogy, "New York Times"-bestselling author Armstrong continues the thrilling adventures of a teenage necromancer and her supernatural friends. …More


The Reckoning
The Reckoning
By Armstrong, Kelley
2011-04 - HarperCollins
9780061450563 Check Our Catalog

In the final book of the "New York Times"-bestselling Darkest Powers trilogy, Chloe Saunders must confront her feelings for an ill-tempered werewolf while plotting to destroy the corporation that threatens her life and the lives of her friends. …More


The Summoning
The Summoning
By Armstrong, Kelley
2009-03 - HarperCollins
9780061450549 Check Our Catalog

"New York Times"-bestselling author Armstrong brings the thrilling paranormal world of her Women of the Otherworld adult series to a teen audience in this first book in a sensational new trilogy. …More


Demon in My View
Demon in My View
By Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
2001-09 - Laurel Leaf Library
9780440228844 Check Our Catalog

Jessica isn't your average teenager. Though nobody at her high school knows it, her vampire novel has just come out under a pen name. Jessica often wishes that she felt as comfortable with her classmates as she does among the vampires and witches of her fiction. She has always been treated as an outsider at Ramsa High.
But two new students have just arrived in Ramsa, and both want Jessica's attention. She has no patience for overly friendly Caryn, but she's instantly drawn to Alex, a handsome boy who seems surprisingly familiar. If she didn't know better, she'd think that Aubrey, the alluring villain from her novel, had just sprung to life. That's impossible, of course; Aubrey is a figment of her imagination. Or is he?
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In the Forests of the Night
In the Forests of the Night
By Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
2000-05 - Laurel Leaf Library
9780440228165 Check Our Catalog

"I was born to the name of Rachel Weatere in the year 1684, more than three hundred years ago.
The one who changed me named me Risika, and Risika I became, though I never asked what it meant. I continue to call myself Risika, even though I was transformed into what I am against my will.
By day, Risika sleeps in a shaded room in Concord, Massachusetts. By night, she hunts the streets of New York City. She is used to being alone.
But now someone is following Risika. Someone has left her a black rose, the same sort of rose that sealed her fate three hundred years ago.
Three hundred years ago Risika had a family -- a brother and a sister who loved her. Three hundred years ago she was human.
Now she is a vampire, a powerful one. And her past has come back to torment her.
This atmospheric, haunting tale marks the stunning debut of a promising young novelist.
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Midnight Predator
Midnight Predator
By Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
2003-12 - Laurel Leaf Library
9780440237976 Check Our Catalog

Though she was once a happy teenager with a wonderful family and a full life, Turquoise Draka is now a hunter, committed to no higher purpose than making money and staying alive. In a deadly world of vampires, shape-shifters, and powerful mercenaries, she'll track any prey if the price is right. Her current assignment: to assassinate Jeshikah, one of the cruelest vampires in history. Her employer: an unknown contact who wants the job done fast. Her major obstacle: she'll have to mask her strength and enter Midnight, a fabled Vampire realm, as a human slave. Vulnerable and defenseless, she faces her greatest challenge ever.
"From the Hardcover edition. …More


Shattered Mirror
Shattered Mirror
By Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
2003-07 - Laurel Leaf Library
9780440229407 Check Our Catalog

Sarah Vida is a witch and a vampire hunter -- and a loner. Christopher Ravena is a vampire trying to pass as a normal high school student who wants to know Sarah better. Drawn to him despite her better judgment, Sarah's forced to admit that there's room for gray in her otherwise black-and-white world of good versus evil -- until she meets Nikolas, Christopher's twin and one of the most hunted vampires in history.
"From the Hardcover edition. …More


Snakecharm
Snakecharm
By Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
2006-06 - Laurel Leaf Library
9780440238041 Check Our Catalog

ZANE COBRIANA, COBRA shapeshifter, thanks the gods every day for Danica, his hawk pair bond, and the peace their union has brought to the avian and serpiente. Soon, Danica will have a child to carry on their royal line. But what should be a happy time is riddled with doubt.
Syfka, an ancient falcon, has arrived from Ahnmik claiming that one of her people is hidden in their midst. The falcons are more powerful than the avians and serpiente combined, and Syfka shows nothing but contempt for Zane and Danica's alliance. To Zane's horror, his own people seem just as appalled as Syfka is by the thought of a mixed-blood child becoming heir to the throne. Is Syfka's lost falcon just a ruse to stir up controversy among them? The truth lies somewhere in their tangled pasts--and the search will redefine Zane and Danica's fragile future.
Praise for "Hawksong:
"Atwater-Rhodes has created a stunning adventure that draws readers in and leaves them begging for more."--"School Library Journal, Starred
"Atwater-Rhodes takes a break from vampires to create two warring clans . . . [with] impressively complex cultures."--"Publishers Weekly
A VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror List selection

"From the Hardcover edition. …More


The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance
The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance
By Baker, Elna
2009-10 - Dutton Books
9780525951353 Check Our Catalog

Baker--writer, actress, and stand-up comedian--finds herself at the New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance, a virgin in a room full of virgins. Cultivating an oxymoronic identity as a bold, modern, abstinent, religious comic, Baker test-drives her identity and finds herself in the strangest of scenarios. …More


Catriona
Catriona
By Baker, Jeanette
2011-08 - Sourcebooks Casablanca
9781402255861 Check Our Catalog

When Kate Sutherland visits her ancestral home in the Shetland Islands, she becomes torn between her present life, and her visions of a 15th-century woman of royal English blood, Catriona Wells, who is betrothed to a powerful Scottish border lord against her will. …More


Deadly Virtues
Deadly Virtues
By Bannister, Jo
2013-03 - Minotaur Books
9781250023445 Check Our Catalog

In this fast-paced thriller, Bannister proves once again why she is considered "one of the genre's best" ("Booklist"). Norbold, England, is famous for its low crime rate, thanks to the zero-tolerance policy of Chief Superintendent John Fountain. Norbold's newest police recruit, Hazel Best, is happy to help keep it that way. But numbers never tell the whole story, do they? …More


Raised by Wolves
Raised by Wolves
By Barnes, Jennifer Lynn
2011-05 - Egmontusa
9781606842119 Check Our Catalog

Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, 15-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it. That doesn't mean that she's averse to breaking a rule or two. …More


Taken by Storm
Taken by Storm
By Barnes, Jennifer Lynn
2012-05 - Egmontusa
9781606843192 Check Our Catalog

Alpha Bryn's humanity becomes a bigger problem as she takes her place in the werewolf Senate and tries to address a new threat to the pack. …More


Trial by Fire
Trial by Fire
By Barnes, Jennifer Lynn
2012-04 - Egmontusa
9781606843338 Check Our Catalog

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The Darkest Minds
The Darkest Minds
By Bracken, Alexandra
2012-12 - Hyperion Books
9781423157373 Check Our Catalog

Sixteen-year-old Ruby breaks out of a government-run Orehabilitation campO for teens who acquired dangerous powers after surviving a virus that wiped out most American children. …More


Life on the Other Side
Life on the Other Side
By Browne, Sylvia
With Harrison, Lindsay
2001-07 - Signet Book
9780451201515 Check Our Catalog


The renowned psychic leads readers on a new adventure of the spirit as she reflects on her past experiences, hypnosis sessions, and research to tell the truth about The Other Side. Filled with stunning revelations from those who have visited "the other side", this book is the ultimate guide to finding peace in the afterlife.
HPL patron:  Not groundbreaking-but interesting if you believe in afterlives.
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Dragon's Keep
Dragon's Keep
By Carey, Janet Lee
2007-04 - Harcourt Children's Books
9780152059262 Check Our Catalog

On Wilde Island, Princess Rosalind is born with a dragon claw where her ring finger should be. To hide the secret, the Queen forces her to wear gloves, but Rosalind's flaw cannot be separated from her fate in this stunning portrayal of the complex relationship between a mother and daughter. …More


Ask Your Guides: Connecting to Your Divine Support System
Ask Your Guides: Connecting to Your Divine Support System
By Choquette, Sonia
2007-06 - Hay House
9781401907877 Check Our Catalog


We're all spiritual beings with a spiritual support system on the Other Side that oversees and helps guide our lives from the moment we're born to the moment we leave our physical bodies and return to Spirit. Not knowing this fact is a severe handicap, as the Universe is designed to care for and nurture all its creatures and help make our life's journey easier and more successful. When we learn how to connect with our angelic guides, our lives naturally fall into a pattern of ease and flow during which we grow our souls, fulfill our life's purpose, and make our time on Earth endlessly entertaining.
This fascinating and inspirational book by Sonia Choquette provides all the information you need to help you connect with your spirit guides so that you can enjoy all the love, abundance, and joy you're entitled to.

HPL patron:  Good book for exploring who's on our side or the other side.
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Trust Your Vibes: Secret Tools for Six-Sensory Living
Trust Your Vibes: Secret Tools for Six-Sensory Living
By Choquette, Sonia
2005-03 - Hay House
9781401902339 Check Our Catalog


In this fascinating and informative book," "spiritual teacher and psychic Sonia Choquette reveals the secrets you need to awaken your intuitive voice and . . . "trust your vibes." If you're ready to step into a Divine, more energetically uplifting experience and live an easier, more satisfying way of life, you'll learn how to do so within these pages. In this work, Sonia presents real-life stories of those who learned to tap into their intuition to drastically change and improve their lives; see what they do, how they think, the choices they make, and the attitudes and perspectives they own. In modeling yourself after sixth-sensory people, you too can activate your own intuitive channel. Your intuition supports your creativity, helps heal your emotional wounds, and calms your anxious and uncertain heart. It brings you peace of mind and shows you how to live in a higher, more harmonious way. …More


City of Fallen Angels
City of Fallen Angels
By Clare, Cassandra
2012-10 - Margaret K. McElderry Books
9781442403550 Check Our Catalog


Clary, Jace, and Simon are back in this thrilling fourth book of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Who will be tempted by darkness? Who will fall in love? And who will betray everything they've ever believed in?
HPL patron:  I love the whole series.  It's a "young adult" book, and I'm an old woman!
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Spring
Spring
By Crilley, Mark
Illustrator Crilley, Mark
2007-05 - Harper Teen
9780060846169 Check Our Catalog


It's spring--a time for new beginnings. This is Miki Yoshida's final year of high school, and she's determined to make this the best year yet. Miki is in control . . .
. . . until Hiro Sakurai shows up.
The tall, handsome new student is hiding something, and Miki wants to know what. As she breaks down Hiro's defenses, she is unnerved by how much she cares about him. Too bad he is the one guy who can't care for her back. But Miki is falling for Hiro, and nothing's going to stop her from getting close to him--not even his dangerous secret. …More


Summer
Summer
By Crilley, Mark
Illustrator Crilley, Mark
2007-06 - Harper Teen
9780060846176 Check Our Catalog


Has Miki fallen too hard?
It's summer, and Miki Yoshida is learning all about love. Her senior year has blossomed with promise ever since she gained Hiro Sakurai's confidence. Now, she's resolved to keep his trust as he reveals more about his secret mission and warns:
"Don't get involved."
But Miki fears his work might do more harm than good, and she takes control--with disastrous results. How can trying to make things right turn out so dangerously wrong? …More


The Ides of April: A Flavia Albia Mystery
The Ides of April: A Flavia Albia Mystery
By Davis, Lindsey
2013-06 - Minotaur Books
9781250023698 Check Our Catalog

It's Falco, the next generation. Flavia Albia has taken up her father's profession. Only now Rome is a more dangerous, mercurial place than it was back in dear old dad's day. Recently hired to help investigate a fatal accident, she finds herself stuck with a truly awful person for a client and facing a well-heeled, well-connected opponent. …More


Preacher Vol 09: Alamo
Preacher Vol 09: Alamo
By Ennis, Garth
Illustrator Dillon, Steve
Illustrator Fabry, Glenn
2001-05 - Vertigo
9781563897153 Check Our Catalog

The "Preacher" epic reaches its dramatic conclusion in this final graphic novel. When Jesse Custer began his crusade to find God, he knew heartache and pain would follow. Now he must deal with Tulip, Cassidy, Herr Starr, the Saint of Killers, and others before a final, explosive confrontation. Full color. …More