TGIF: Christmas in July
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Christmas in July: If Santa were to come down your chimney in the middle of summer, which books would you want him to leave for you under the tree?
Don't tell, but when new books come into the library, I like to steal them before the teens get to read them. I justify this by calling it professional development. How can I suggest a book if I haven't read it? How can I have the intelligent discussion with a teen who wants to talk books if I haven't been able to check it out? I read the books as quickly as I can, and if a teen does ask for a title, I bring it back immediately, but I like to be the first to crack open the book, smell that clean new book smell, and turn un-smudged pages.
Here are a few that I will be stealing immediately this fall...
Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
September 4, 2012
All Mallory knows of The City is that her father—and every other witch there—fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it's only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable. While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the Carnival of Souls.
The Diviners by Libba Bray
September 18, 2012
Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult--also known as "The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies."
When a rash of occult-based
comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the
investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power
that could help catch the killer--if he doesn't catch her first.
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
November 6, 2012
In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.