Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Knife of Never Letting Go

video

by Patrick Ness

a 1 minute Book Talk

New Additions to the Teen Blog

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to let you know about some new additions you will be seeing to the Teen Blog in the coming weeks.

First of all is the change in the Teen Librarian position.  I became the new teen librarian earlier this month, and am filling the pretty impressive shoes left behind by my predecessor, Eileen Lawson.  I am incredibly excited to take over this position and carry on our great traditions serving the teens of Coronado.

One big addition you will be seeing to the blog is a weekly 1 minute (or less) book talk.  The books will vary, and will basically depend on what I've read recently that I was excited about, though more stringent requirements for what gets talked about will come later on.  The first one will be posted today.  Let me know what you think!

I'm looking forward to posting book reviews, program information, and upcoming events for teens not only at the library but around town as well.  In the works is also a new tumblr account, where you will be able to find briefer updates about the teen library than you find on this blog.  I'll post the link to that as soon as it's up and running!

Well, I will end my first post here.  Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to everyone reading!

Jacqueline

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Julie Kagawa's Lost Prince

I never dreamed that the Iron Fey series would continue through Ethan.  In the first of Kagawa's books, The Iron King, Ethan Chase is kidnapped and taken to the Nevernever.  His older sister, Meghan, a half human-half fey seventeen year old girl, is being drawn into the hidden world of the fey for her powers.  The fey knew she would never abandon her then four year old brother.  This was a sure way to get to Meghan.  In the Lost Prince, Ethan now seventeen has the gift of sight --- he is as aware of the fey as they are of him even though he is all human.  That's where the trouble and fun begins.  Ethan takes us for a ride through the Nevernever and into New York City.  The next book cannot come out quickly enough!!  Julie Kagawa is a terriffic storyteller ~ if you haven't already read these books add them to your list of things to do.