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Saturday, 30 July 2011

On My (Library) Wish-List

Title: Everblue
Series: Mer Tales
Author: Brenda Pandos
Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Publishing
Publication Date: 31st July 2011 
 Synopsis: From Goodreads
 Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana's twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them. Ashlyn is about to discover what she’d thought to be true her whole life, wasn’t, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn's life forever. 

This looks like a terrific addition to the mermaid stories that are all the rage at the moment. I am planning a 'Under The Sea Library Lesson so this would be a terrific extra resource. It also helps that I want to read it myself.
Title: Fairy Bad Day
Author: Amanda Ashby
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: 9 Jun 2011
Synopsis: From Goodreads
While most students at Burtonwood Academy get to kill demons and goblins, fifteen-year-old Emma gets to rid the world of little annoying fairies with glittery wings and a hipster fashion sense. She was destined to be a dragon slayer, but cute and charming Curtis stole her spot. Then she sees a giant killer fairy - and it's invisible to everyone but her! If Emma has any chance of stopping this evil fairy, she's going to need help. Unfortunately, the only person who can help is Curtis. And now, not only has he stolen her dragon-slayer spot, but maybe her heart as well! Why does she think it's going to be a fairy bad day?

With themes in mind for Library Lessons, how about Fairies that have unisex appeal [ : D ] Doesn't this book look FUN.

Title: Gone
Series: Gone #1
Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd
Publication Date: 3 Sep 2009
Synopsis: From Amazon 
Suddenly there are no adults, no answers. What would you do? In the blink of an eye, the world changes. The adults vanish without a trace, and those left must do all they can to survive. But everyone's idea of survival is different. Some look after themselves, some look after others, and some will do anything for power...Even kill. For Sam and Astrid, it is a race against time as they try to solve the questions that now dominate their lives...What is the mysterious wall that has encircled the town of Perdido Beach and trapped everyone within? Why have some kids developed strange powers? And can they defeat Caine and his gang of bullies before they turn fifteen and disappear too? It isn't until the world collapses around you that you find out what kind of person you really are. This book offers a chilling portrayal of a world with no rules. When life as you know it ends at 15, everything changes.

Lastly for some unknown reason we have a copy of Hunger by Michael Grant just come into the library but not the rest of the series. It drives me insane to have the second book in the series. I have refused to put it on the shelf until we get the rest of the books.

Title: Lies
Series: Gone #3
Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd
Publication Date: 6 Sep 2010

Synopsis: From Amazon

It happens in one night: a girl who died now walks among the living, Zil and the Human Crew set fire to Perdido Beach, and amid the flames and smoke, Sam sees the figure of the boy he fears the most - Drake. But Sam and Caine defeated him along with the Darkness - or so they thought. As Perdido Beach burns, battles rage: Astrid against the Town Council; the Human Crew versus the mutants; and Sam against Drake. And the prophetess Orsay and her companion, Nerezza, are preaching that death will set them all free. As life in the FAYZ becomes more desperate, no one knows who they can trust.

Title: Plague
Series: Gone #4
Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd
Publication Date: 4 April 2011

Synopsis: From Amazon

This is a blood-pumping, white-knuckle sci-fi thriller of epic proportions. The FAYZ goes from bad to worse...The darkness has been foiled once again and the resurrected Drake has been contained. But the streets of Perdido Beach are far from safe, with a growing army of mutants fighting against the humans for power in the town. In a small room of a house near the edge of town, Little Pete lies ill on a bed. In his fevered dreams, he continues his battle with the hidden evil that seeks to use his power to bring about anarchy and destruction.


  1. I want to read all of those books too!! :D

    I love, love, love the new look of the blog! Lori's amazing! :)


  2. The top two are definitely on my wishlist! I cant wait to read Fairy Bad Day! I must buy it soon!! :D

    The Gone series doesnt appeal too much to me but it would drive me insane to have the second book in your library and not the others! I hope you can get the first at least soon!

  3. I've been wanting to begin the Gone series for awhile now! Hope that you enjoy all of these at some point!


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