I read a lot of great books last year, and now all the sequels are coming out! Here are some of the sequels I'm excited to read.
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer: This is the sequel to last year's Cinder, which was a cyborg cinderella story. This one continues Cinder's story, but also introduces Scarlet who is searching for her missing grandmother, and the handsome bad-boy Wolf, who just might be able to help.
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers: This is the sequel to last year's Grave Mercy, in which Ismae escapeed to a convent that trained her to be an assassin for the god of Death. This new story follows one of the other girls, Sybella, who returns to her childhood home to stop an attempted kidnapping.
The Elite by Kiera Cass: The sequel to The Selection, which involved a reality TV competition to find the new queen. In The Elite, America is one of the top 6 girls but she is still undecided about her conflicting feelings for the prince and for her first love, Aspen.
Game by Barry Lyga: The sequel to I Hunt Killers, where Jazz was trying to make ammends for his serial killer father. In the new one, Jazz travels to New York to help the police track down another killer.
And one more that's not out quite yet:
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (out 6/4) is the sequel to Shadow and Bone in which the Darkling trained Alina to destroy the monsters of the Fold. In the sequel, Alina and Mal are hunted as they begin to build an army.
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Did you know bees dance? They use this dance to help communicate with other bees in the hive the location of the best flowers or a perfect location for a new hive. This bee waggle is actually part of the bees genetics. Bees start out as nurse bees, taking care of the queen. After a few weeks the gene kicks in and the bees become worker bees and begin foraging for pollen. When bees are looking for a new hive worker bees will scout out potential locations. They come back to the swarm, the group of nurse bees surrounding and protecting the queen bee, and do a dance to show the location of the potential new hive. The bees all begin to do the same dance based on the best location. If one bee doesn't do the dance the other bees will persuade the bee to dance with the rest of the colony. Want to know more? Check out the online database: Science in Context.
Whoo Hoo! I'm excited about this! Lauren Oliver's Delirium trilogy has finished filming a pilot for Fox TV. The cast includes Emma Roberts and Daren Kagasoff. Delirium is a popular YA Dystopian novel packed with action, adventure and romance. The trilogy includes Delirium, Pandemonium and Requiem. It is also the first trilogy since the Hunger Games where I enjoyed each and every book! In Lena's world, love is the enemy - literally. Lena looks forward to the government mandated cure to prevent the delirium of love when, 90 days before her scheduled surgery, she does the unthinkable. She meets a boy and falls in love. Check out the fan made TV trailer above and the book.
Come to the library and cut up a book, yep you heard me right, cut up a book at the library. Lakewood Library is hosting an Altered Book contest. If you are looking for some inspiration or just need a space to get started stop in to our open session on Thursday, May 23rd from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Supplies and books will be provided. Altered Book Entry Form.
An altered book is "any book, old or new that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art. It can be...rebound, painted, cut, burned, folded, added to, collaged in, gold-leafed, rubber stamped, drilled or otherwise adorned." - International Society of Altered Book Artists.
Entries will be accepted May 20th through 6 p.m. June 3rd. An awards ceremony reception and exhibition of all the works will take place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 in the Lakewood Library.
Entries will be displayed at the Lakewood Library as they are submitted and at the June 5th Awards ceremony reception. The top 3 winners in each category will remain on display at the Lakewood Library through the end of the month.
The contest is open to anyone 12-years-old or older. There will be a teen competition for ages 12-17, and an adult competition for ages 18 and older.
Game, by Barry Lyga is the follow up to I Hunt Killers, which was horrible in a good way. In the first book we meet Jazz, a 17 year old living in a small town which seems to have attracted a serial killer. Jazz, whose recently jailed father is one of the most prolific and terrifying serial killers in American history, tries to prove he is nothing like his dear old dad, by hunting down this deranged killer. Needless to say the book is full of blood and guts and wierdness to the nth degree... and it's GREAT!
Game picks right up where the first book leaves off and it does not disappoint! Fast paced, with tons of gruesome information you probably didn't know you needed to know, and plot twists galore, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat. It will also keep you looking over your shoulder...
Look for YA M FICTION LYGA
Who knew one of the most deadly animals in the world would be a shrimp? With amazing vision that can see in both the ultraviolet and infrared spectrum not much gets past this feisty little creature. The two appendages on the front of its body can hit with the same force as a 22 caliber bullet! Check out the blog The Oatmeal for a fantastic introduction to the mantis shrimp.
Practice your ninja-spy skills and pick up some new ones. Learn how to make ninja stars, create a disguise, test your sneaking power, and solve a horrifying crime! You are encouraged to come in costume if you want!
Monday, May 13 at 4pm
Open to all teens grades 6-12