Thursday, February 26, 2009

Press Play @ Your Library

Celebrate Teen Tech Week throughout the entire month of March.
Press Play @ Your Library by checking out these titles to read.

YA Fiction

Audrey, Wait! - YA F BEN
Teen Idol - YA F CAB
Beige – YA F CAS
Battle of the Bands – YA F DEN
This Lullaby – YA F DES
Little Brother – YA F DOC
November Blues – YA F DRA
The Musician’s Daughter – YA F DUN
Diva – YA F FLI
Fat Kid Rules the World – YA F GOI
Lemonade Mouth – YA F HUG
Nailed – YA F JON
Born to Rock – YA F KOR
Heavy Metal and You – YA F KRO
Yellow Flag – YA F LIP
Fly On the Wall – YA F LOC
Guitar Girl – YA F MAN
Wildwood Dancing - YA F MAR
Rock Star Superstar – YA F NEL
Notes from a Midnight Driver – YA F SON
Backstage Pass – YA F TRI
Hurricane Song – YA F VOL
Beautiful City of the Dead – YA F WAT
What a Song Can Do – YA F WHA
Pay the Piper – YA F YOL

YA Paperbacks

Wild Roses – YA PBK F CAL
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist – YA PBK F COH
So Lyrical – YA PBK F COO
Just Listen – YA PBK F DES
The Principles of Love – YA PBK F FRA
Confessions of a Backup Dancer – YA PBK F SHA
Lament – YA PBK F STI
Spin It Like That – YA PBK F TAY
Gangsta Rap – YA PBK F ZEP

YA Series

Talent – YA PBK F DEA
The Band – YA PBK F GAR
Confessions of Georgia Nicholson – YA F REN

YA Non-Fiction

iPod and iTunes for Dummies – YA 006.5 BOV
Teen Angst? Naaah – YA 305.235 VIZ
Go Ask Ogre: Confessions of a Deathrock Cutter – YA 362.76092 SIA
For Those about to Rock: a Road Map to Being in a Band – YA 781.66023 BID
Punk Rock Etiquette – YA 781.66023 NIC
Teenagers Guide to the Beatles – YA 782.42166 BEA
John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth – YA 782.42166 PAR
I Was There: Gigs That Changed the World – YA 782.42166 PAY
There’s a God on the Mic – YA 782.421649 KOO

Monday, February 16, 2009

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.

Since she was eight, Katsa has been feared. She first learned of her killing Grace when a relative made one wrong move. He was dead before Kat knew what had happened. From that moment on, the people around her have kept their distance and her uncle, the king, has used her as his enforcer. Only a few friends dare to keep her company, but none challenge her abilities.

Then when Katsa meets Prince Po, she has finally found an equal. Graced with the skill of fighting, Po seems to know her every move, every action before she makes it. Together they give each other strength and set out on a quest to find out who is responsible for kidnapping Po's grandfather. When their true Graces are revealed, Katsa and Po become a formidable force that unravel the lies that have spread across the kingdoms.

Cashore's debut novel is stunning and captivating. With adventure, suspense, and romance, this fantasy makes you believe you are a part of Katsa and Po's world. You will hang onto every word, every image. This has everything you could ask for in a novel.

Reading Rating:
I did not want to stop reading this. And yet, the closer I got to the end the longer I wanted it to be. It was wonderful! Thank goodness Cashore has two follow-up books planned.