Saturday, August 24, 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.



Royal Blood
Royal Blood
By Schreiber, Ellen
2010-04 - Katherine Tegen Books
9780061288890 Check Our Catalog


Summer break is over, and Raven is hardly eager to be returning to Dullsville High. Not only does school mean daily interaction with preppy pest Trevor Mitchell, but her sleep-filled days and romantic nights with her immortal boyfriend, Alexander, must come to an end. Plus the shock of morning classes isn't the only change in store.
An unexpected letter turns up at Alexander's mansion--announcing his parents will be coming to town. And once they arrive, just about everyone has had a sighting of the macabre couple except Raven. What could be delaying Alexander from introducing Raven to them? Could Alexander be hiding something about his parents' homecoming?
When Raven is finally invited to the most thrilling dinner party of her life, the next turn of events could transform her entire future with Alexander. The sixth book in Ellen Schreiber's bestselling Vampire Kisses series takes an unusual twist in the continuing romance of Raven and Alexander.
HPL patron:  This series is about a girl named Raven who fell in love with a vampire named Alexander.  Raven wants to become a vampire too.  In this book she meets his parents who are vampires too.
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Love You Hate You Miss You
Love You Hate You Miss You
By Scott, Elizabeth
2010-04 - Harper Teen
9780061122859 Check Our Catalog


It's been seventy-five days, and Amy still doesn't know how she can possibly exist without her best friend, Julia--especially since it's her fault that Julia's dead. When her shrink tells her it would be a good idea to start a diary, Amy starts writing letters to Julia instead. But as she writes letter after letter, she begins to realize that the past wasn't as perfect as she thought it was--and the present deserves a chance, too.
HPL patron:  It's about a girl named Amy who lost her friend in a car accident.  She had to go to a place to elp her because she was an alcoholic.  Her doctor, Dr. Mark, told her to write everything down in a journal to help her.  So she does it like a letter to her friend who died, and tells her how she's been and what she's doing.
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Trials of Death
Trials of Death
By Shan, Darren
2004-04 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316603959 Check Our Catalog

Now in paperback--the fifth installment of the bestselling horror series featuring Darren Shan, the Vampire Prince, on a life-or-death mission. …More


Rasetsu, Volume 1
Rasetsu, Volume 1
By Shiomi, Chika
Illustrator Shiomi, Chika
2009-06 - Viz Media
9781421527505 Check Our Catalog

Yako Hoshino, a young man with spiritual powers, seeks help with a possessed book. He's seen a lot of strange phenomena in his day, but the last thing he expects to see is Rasetsu bearing a striking resemblance to his old love Yurara. …More


Rasetsu, Volume 2
Rasetsu, Volume 2
By Shiomi, Chika
Illustrator Shiomi, Chika
2009-09 - Viz Media
9781421527512 Check Our Catalog

Not knowing it's the solution to her curse, Yako thinks that Rasetsu's quest for a boyfriend seems frivolous. Nothing's trivial about Rasetsu's next exorcism, especially when she's suddenly overpowered by the emotions of the spirit. …More


Gunnerkrigg Court: Orientation
Gunnerkrigg Court: Orientation
By Siddell, Tom
Illustrator Siddell, Tom
2008-12 - Archaia Studios Press
9781932386349 Check Our Catalog

Antimony Carver is a precocious and preternaturally self-possessed young girl starting her first year of school at gloomy Gunnerkrigg Court, a very British boarding school that has robots running around along side body-snatching demons, forest gods, and the odd mythical creature. The opening volume in the series follows Antimony through her orientation year: the people she meets, the strange things that happen, and the things she causes to happen as she and her new friend, Kat, unravel the mysteries of the Court and deal with the everyday adventures of growing up. Tom Siddell's popular and award-winning webcomic (www.gunnerkrigg.com) is here collected in print for the first time. …More


Gunnerkrigg Court, Volume 2: Research
Gunnerkrigg Court, Volume 2: Research
By Siddell, Tom
Illustrator Siddell, Tom
2009-11 - Archaia Studios Press
9781932386776 Check Our Catalog

Annie and Kat begin their second year at Gunnerkrigg Court! Parts of Annie's past are revealed, as well as mysteries that tie back to the origins of the Court itself. …More


The Beginning
The Beginning
By Stine, R. L.
1997-07 - Simon Pulse
9780671008741 Check Our Catalog

The first "Fear Street" set in college! College freshman Hope--and her roommates Jasmine, Eden, and Angel--are horrified when Darryl says he's murdered the boy Hope dated. But the police know the horrifying truth--the real killer is closer to Hope than she thinks. …More


Anatomy of a Murder
Anatomy of a Murder
By Traver, Robert
1958-01 - Amereon Limited
9780848814915 Check Our Catalog

First published by St. Martin's in 1958, Robert Traver's "Anatomy of a Murder "immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and was subsequently turned into the successful and now classic Otto Preminger film. For the twenty-fifth birthday of a work that is not only the most popular courtroom drama in American fiction, but one of the most popular novels of our time, St. Martin's is proud to introduce this special anniversary edition, with a new introduction by the author.
A gripping tale of deceit, murder, and a sensational trial, "Anatomy of a Murder "is unmatched in the authenticity of its settings, events, and characters. This new edition should delight both loyal fans of the past and an entire new generation of readers.
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