New Finds & Hidden Treasures is our new weekly book spotlight! Every Monday we’ll let you know about one of our great books from the new section as well as a related hidden treasure that you may have missed the first time around.
Check out this week’s titles:
|The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks Think vampires are romantic, sexy, and powerful? Think again. Vampires are dead. And unless they want to end up staked, they have to give up fanging people, admit their addiction, join a support group, and reform themselves.
Nina Harrison, fanged at fifteen and still living with her mother, hates the Reformed Vampire Support Group meetings every Tuesday night. Even if she does appreciate Dave, who was in a punk band when he was alive, nothing exciting ever happens. That is, until one of group members is mysteriously destroyed by a silver bullet. With Nina (determined to prove that vamps aren’t useless or weak) and Dave (secretly in love with Nina) at the helm, the misfit vampires soon band together to track down the hunter, save a werewolf, and keep the world safe from the likes of themselves.
|And a Hidden Treasure…
|Suck It Up by Brian Meehl Are you up to your neck in bloodsucking vampire stories?
Tired of those tales about dentally enhanced dark lords?
Before I wrote this book I thought all vampires were night-stalking, fangpopping, bloodsucking fiends. Then I met Morning McCobb. He’s a vegan vampire who drinks a soy-blood substitute called Blood Lite. He believes staking should be a hate crime. And someday he hopes to march in a Vampire Pride Parade. He was also the first vampire to out himself and try to show people of mortality, like you and me, that vampires are just another minority with special needs. Trust me—this is like no other vampire book you’ll ever feed on.
So, as my buddy Morning says, “Pop the lid, and suck it up.”
Other titles you may like:
- Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
- Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez
- Sucks to Be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (Maybe) by Kimberly Pauley
Sound good? Check the library catalog for availability. And don’t forget to check back for all new suggestions next Monday!
Students in grades 6 and up are invited to celebrate the upcoming movie release of New Moon. We will have Twilight and New Moon themed trivia and bingo as well as other games and prizes!
Registration is required for this event! Stop in or call the library at 789-1555 for more information.
Like ghosts, monsters, vampires or werewolves? Students in grades 7 and up are invited to a special meeting of The Undead Book Group on Wednesday, October 21st from 4-4:45 p.m. We will be discussing Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde. Copies are available at the Peace Dale Library. Contact the library at 789-1555 for questions or registration, registration is preferred but not required.
Darkside by Tom Becker
“The darkening son, I can feel the darkening…”
Jonathan Starling is used to being on his own, going unnoticed by almost everyone around him. His mother disappeared before he was old enough to remember her and his father, Alain, spends the majority of his time locked away in his study, suffering periodic episodes, claiming he can feel “the darkening” that is coming. With only his neighbor Mrs. Elwood to keep an eye on him, London is Jonathan’s playground.
One night, while alone in his house after another one of his father’s breakdowns, Jonathan hears an intruder downstairs. He runs hiding in his father’s study barricading the door while something scratches violently trying to get in. The next day at the library he is almost kidnapped by a strange woman and two sinister looking men.
When Alain hears of these events sends his son to seek out Carnegie, the only one who would be able to protect him. However, Carnegie lives in a part of London that most people have never noticed…and are better off for it. Called Darkside, it is home to the city’s most dangerous and undesirable people and creatures, none of whom should ever be trusted. With people who will stop at nothing to capture him, will Jonathan be able to find safety a place like Darkside? And more importantly, exactly who is after him?
This is a great book for fans of Darren Shan’s Cirque du Freak series. Becker has created a spine chilling world, filled with things that go bump in the night. Originally published in England, Darkside is the first in a series; the sequel Lifeblood is also currently available.