Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Summer Reading Week 3





Life Sucks
Life Sucks
By Abel, Jessica
Author Soria, Gabriel
Author Pleece, Warren
2008-04 - First Second
9781596431072 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Cybils (2008)


Life sucks for Dave Marshall.
The girl he's in love with doesn't know he exists, he hates his job, and ever since his boss turned him into a vampire, he can't go out in daylight without starting to charbroil.
Undead life in its uncoolest incarnation yet is on display in this cinematic, supernatural drama told with gallons of humor and hemoglobin. In striking, colorful, B-movie sty;e …More


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
By Alexie, Sherman
Illustrator Forney, Ellen
2007-09 - Little, Brown Young Readers
9780316013680 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
American Indian Youth Literature Award (2008), Book Sense Book of the Year Award (2008), Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (2008), California Young Reader Medal (2010), Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2008), Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2009), Cybils (2007), Delaware Diamonds Award (2009), Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2010), Florida Teens Read (2010), Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers (2009), Grand Canyon Reader Award (2010), Green Mountain Book Award (2010), Iowa Teen Award (2010), L.A. Times Book Prize (2007), National Book Awards (2007), Native American Youth Services Literature Award (2008), Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (2008), Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2010), Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2009), Sequoyah Book Awards (2010), South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (2010), Tayshas Reading (2009), Volunteer State Book Awards (2010), Washington State Book Award (2008), Young Reader's Choice Award (2010)


Based on the authors own experiences, this first young adult novel by bestselling author Alexie features poignant drawings by acclaimed artist Ellen Forney that reflect the characters art as it chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy attempting to break away from the life he was destined to live.
HPL patron: A very funny, incredibly …More


The Pregnancy Encyclopedia
The Pregnancy Encyclopedia
By DK
2016-02 - DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
9781465443786 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Literally all you need to know about pregnancy. I doubt you could come up with a question not answered by this book.
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Kissing Under the Mistletoe: A Sullivan Christmas
Kissing Under the Mistletoe: A Sullivan Christmas
By Andre, Bella
2013-09 - Mira Books
9780778316930 Check Our Catalog

As she's decorating her Christmas tree with her children's handmade ornaments, Mary Sullivan's swept back to the first days of her relationship with her husband and the love that became their family's foundation. …More


Bittersweet Dreams
Bittersweet Dreams
By Andrews, V. C.
2015-10 - Gallery Books
9781476777382 Check Our Catalog

From V.C. Andrews, bestselling author of "Flowers in the Attic" (the first in a series of Lifetime movie events about the Dollanganger family), comes the tale of a gifted teenager who finds that mastering high school is much easier than mastering her heart.

Mayfair Cummings is young, beautiful, and brilliant. But her intelligence makes her the outcast of both the private school she
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Secret Brother
Secret Brother
By Andrews, V. C.
2015-05 - Gallery Books
9781476792408 Check Our Catalog

The new novel from the author of "Flowers in the ""Attic" and "Petals on the Wind"--both now major Lifetime movie events.

A young boy suffers amnesia from a trauma he suffered in what feels like must have been another life. He's adopted into a wealthy family--but what will happen when he learns the truth about his past?
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The Problem with Forever
The Problem with Forever
By Armentrout, Jennifer L.
2016-05 - Harlequin Teen
9780373212057 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Ok, so I am a big fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout but this book was terrible. I felt like it was the longest book I have ever read because it was so boring. I didn't like any of the characters, the story was terrible. Had a hard time believing that this author wrote this book :( .
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Dominated
Dominated
By Banks, Maya
2016-05 - Berkley Books
9780425280669 Check Our Catalog

The desire that exploded in "Mastered" continues its conflagration in "Dominated" from the "New York Times" bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy.

To save her, he had to betray her...

In Drake's shadowy world, his enemies would exploit any weakness he had in order to bring him to his knees, and so he's never allowed himself to care about anyone...never exhibited any
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Keep Me Safe
Keep Me Safe
By Banks, Maya
2014-10 - Avon Books
9780062312464 Check Our Catalog


Nothing is more dangerous than falling in love. . . .
When Caleb Devereaux's younger sister is kidnapped, the scion of a powerful and wealthy family turns to an unlikely source for help: a beautiful and sensitive woman with a gift for finding answers others cannot. While Ramie can connect to victims and locate them by feeling their pain, her ability comes with a price. Every time she uses it, …More


Wildflower
Wildflower
By Barrymore, Drew
2015-10 - Dutton Books
9781101983799 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: I enjoyed this book. Drew had a very interesting childhood.
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War of the Green Lanterns: Aftermath
War of the Green Lanterns: Aftermath
By Bedard, Tony
Author Tomasi, Peter J.
Author Kolins, Scott
2012-01 - DC Comics
9781401233433 Check Our Catalog

In the aftermath to "War of the Green Lanterns," The Green Lantern Corps must pull themselves together in order to resumepolicing the universe. But the Green Lanterns find that doing so is more difficult than they ever imagined. …More


The Detour
The Detour
By Bodeen, S. A.
2015-10 - Feiwel & Friends
9781250055545 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: The book was interesting. Suspenseful, secrets, and death. I would recommend this book to someone. Buzz Buzz Buzz.
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Fantasy Sports
Fantasy Sports
By Bosma, Sam
Illustrator Bosma, Sam
2015-07 - Nobrow Press
9781907704802 Check Our Catalog


In Sam Bosma's debut graphic novel, a young explorer and her musclebound friend go treasure hunting in a mummy's tombbut if they want to get rich, they're going to have to best the mummy in a game of hoops Can they trust their bandaged adversary to play by the rules? Or will they be stuck in the tomb . . . forever?
A fast-paced sports adventure graphic novel in the vein of 1960's manga, Mike …More


Nights of the Red Moon
Nights of the Red Moon
By Burton, Milton T.
2010-12 - Minotaur Books
9780312648008 Check Our Catalog


In Sequoya County, Texas, Sheriff Bo Handel becomes entangled in the web of the Southern drug scene after a local minister's wife is murdered.
HPL patron: Does the phase of the moon effect a man's soul? Sheriff Bo Handel is left to wonder that as activities increase around his domain in Caddo County, East Texas, beside the usual troubles he has to deal with the death of …More


Forbidden Falls
Forbidden Falls
By Carr, Robyn
2014-09 - Mira Books
9780778316978 Check Our Catalog

The first title in a new back-to-back trilogy. Reverend Noah Kincaid moves to Virgin River to reopen an abandoned church he has bought on eBay. Like Noah, the place is a little empty inside and needs some loving care. Original. …More


Four Friends
Four Friends
By Carr, Robyn
2014-03 - Harlequin Mira
9780778317180 Check Our Catalog

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr comes the story of four friends determined to find their stride. Ultimately, they'll discover what it means to be a wife, mother, lover, friend...and most important--your true self. …More


Through the Woods
Through the Woods
By Carroll, Emily
2014-07 - Margaret K. McElderry Books
9781442465954 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Bram Stoker Awards (2014), Cybils (2014), Will Eisner Comic Industry Award (2015)


Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online Web comic sensation "His Face All Red, " in print for the first time.
HPL patron: The illustrations in this graphic novel are beautifully done, but the stories fall flat. They were advertised as horror stories but often just felt incomplete. …More


The Heir
The Heir
By Cass, Kiera
2015-05 - Harper Teen
9780062349859 Check Our Catalog


Kiera Cass's #1New York Timesbestselling Selection series has enchanted readers from the very first page. In this fourth romantic novel, follow Illea's royal family into a whole new Selection and find out what happens after happily ever after.
Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of …More


Earthlight & Other Stories: The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke, 1950-1951
Earthlight & Other Stories: The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke, 1950-1951
By Clarke, Arthur C.
Read by Cazenove, Christopher
Read by De Cuir, Gabrielle
2009-08 - Phoenix Audio
9781597772402 Check Our Catalog


Earthlight & Other Stories offers selections from Arthur C. Clarke's extraordinary collection of stories. In addition to the title story, included in this CD set are "Nemesis," "Time's Arrow," "The Road to the Sea," "The Sentinel," "Holiday on the Moon," and the first of the White Hart stories, "Silence Please." Featured readers include: William Windom, Samantha Eggar, Arte Johnson, and Michael …More


Everyone Brave Is Forgiven
Everyone Brave Is Forgiven
By Cleave, Chris
2016-05 - Simon & Schuster
9781501124372 Check Our Catalog

***AN INSTANT "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER***

The insightful, stark, and heartbreaking ("Publishers Weekly," starred review) novel about three lives entangled during World War II from the #1 "New York Times "bestselling author of "Little Bee."

With dazzling prose, sharp English wit, and compassion, Cleave paints a powerful portrait of war's effects on those who fight and
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Fool Me Once
Fool Me Once
By Coben, Harlan
2016-03 - Dutton Books
9780525955092 Check Our Catalog

#1 "New York Time"s bestseller Harlan Coben delivers his next impossible-to-put-down thriller.

You think you know the truth. The truth is you know nothing.

In the course of eight consecutive #1 N"ew York Times" bestsellers, millions of readers have discovered Harlan Coben's page-turning thrillers, filled with his trademark edge-of-your-seat suspense and gut-wrenching
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Better Dead
Better Dead
By Collins, Max Allan
2016-05 - Forge
9780765378286 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Interesting look at the Red Scare of the 1950's. A recommended read.
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By the Grace of God
By the Grace of God
By Dawns, Keshia
2008-07 - Urban Books
9781601629623 Check Our Catalog

In this powerful debut novel dealing with the epidemic of HIV and AIDS, a young woman's life is thrown into turmoil by her fianc's betrayal. …More


Saint Anything
Saint Anything
By Dessen, Sarah
2015-05 - Viking Books for Young Readers
9780451474704 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: This is my first Sarah Dessen book and I loved it! I loved the characters and the story line. I felt like the story took it's time and wasn't rushed. I will be reading more from this author.
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