Monthly Archives: November 2013

Library Lines from the GEA Library (Booneville)

by Dee Hare, Librarian

            Today’s the day! But if you would like the creepy feeling from Halloween to linger for a bit longer, check out some of these new additions to the library’s collection.  They include:

Undead and Unsure by Mary Janice Davidson is the newest installment in her “Queen Betsy” series.  Betsy’s crazy life gets even more surreal after she kills the Devil but her sister is forced to take over his role.  Laura puts Betsy in charge of all things earth-bound, which include her vampire husband Sinclair, their adopted little BabyJon and Betsy’s pregnant best friend.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone and its sequel Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor are the story of Karou, a seventeen year old art student in Prague.  Although lovely to behold, Karou carries around a mysterious sketchbook filled with hideous and frightening monsters – the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.  As she struggles to understand her legacy, Karou must decide how far she will go to avenge her people.

Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones finds Grim Reaper Charley Davidson getting sidetracked from her investigations by her handsome new next door neighbor.  But as dead women begin to show up at her door one after another, Charley must vow to stay away from Reyes as he becomes the chief suspect in an arson case.

The Curse of the Thirteenth Fey by Jane Yolen is a modern retelling of the tale of Sleeping Beauty.  Accident prone Gorse, the youngest fairy in her family, falls into a trap on her way to bless the newborn princess Talia but does arrive in time to give a gift that seems horrific to everyone at the ceremony.  Gorse’s blessing, however, may eventually prove to be a real benefit to the young princess.

In Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones by Christopher Krovatin, three sixth graders – athletic Ian, sensitive PJ and brainy Kendra become separated from the rest of their group during a class trip.  As they are attacked by zombies and much more, the three must learn to rely on each other to survive.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

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Library Lines from the GEA Library (Booneville)

by Dee Hare, Librarian

More spooky additions to the library’s collection include:

In Let Me Go by Chelsea Cain, Detective Archie Sheridan attends a masked Halloween party as part of his investigation into Jack Reynolds’ drug enterprise.  When one of the party guests is murdered, Archie recognizes the work of killer Gretchen Lowell, a situation that forces him to risk everything to track her down.

Reviver is a first novel from Seth Patrick.  Jonah Miller works in a secret as a reviver, someone who can temporarily resuscitate the dead so that they can say goodbye to their loved ones.  While reviving a murdered journalist, Jonah senses a dark presence so he teams up with the victim’s daughter to exact justice.

Winds of Salem is a “Witches of East End” novel by Melissa de la Cruz.  Faye Beauchamp is transported back in time to Salem, Massachusetts where she is forced to relive the horrors of the witch-burning hysteria.  Her family, stuck in the present, must deal with their own trails as they confront their nemesis, the trickster Loki.

Zom-B by Darren Shan finds zombies invading a high school.  As the students madly rush towards safety, they make alliances with anyone brave enough to stand and fight.  However, when they’re faced to face with the oozing, ravenous corpses, all bets are off.  They are no friends.  There are no allies.  Just people determined to do anything it takes to survive.

Something Borrowed, Something Dead by M. C. Beaton finds Agatha Raisin hired by a small Cotswolds community to investigate the murder of a jolly widow.  As she snoops around in village secrets, Agatha learns that the victim’s habit of keeping borrowed items may have contributed to her demise.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a new young adult novel by Holly Black.  When seventeen year old Tana wakes up in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack at a party, she must travel with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy to a quarantined city full of vampires.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

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