Nov. 27-28 - All libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving.
ABC Family recently announced that they are working on two TV series based on teen books. I think they are still in the very beginning stages, so we'll need to wait and see what happens. In the meantime, you may want to try the books.
Recovery Road by Blake Nelson: While she is in a rehab facility for drug and alcohol abuse, Maddie meets Stewart, and they begin a relationship. They try to maintain this relationship (and stay sober) after they both get out.
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay: For seven hundred years, the souls of Romeo and Juliet have repeatedly inhabited the bodies of newly deceased people to battle to the death as sworn enemies, until they meet for the last time as two Southern California high school students. (By the way, I love the cover blurb for this one, which says "The greatest love story ever told is a lie.")
Have you read either of these books? Would you watch the show for either?
I'm not a big fan of horror fiction but for some reason I like zombie books. Not the funny, quirky zombies, but the I'm going to eat you so you had better run kind of zombies. Here are some of my favorite zombie books:
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan - Mary lives in a walled village and in the surrounding forest dwell the unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead. There are paths leading from the village down which no one has walked for generations. They are nearly forgotten until one day a stranger comes into the village along one of the paths.
Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Mayberry - In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter. What I love about this book is the new look at zombies as former humans. The book starts slow but after the first chapter it really takes off.
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick - A huge electromagnetic pulse has been set off and all electronics are dead along with most of the humans. Alex was taking a solo hiking trip through the woods when the EMP struck and at first does not realize the danger. Another side effect of the EMP? People turning into zombies. I couldn't put this book down. It grabbed me from the first page and didn't let up till the end.