New Books Coming Soon!

Posted: February 18, 2013 in Good reads

The start of the school year means a whole lot of new books arriving at the library ready to be put on the shelves for your reading pleasure.  Here are a few new arrivals that we are particularly excited about!

Colin Fischer

colin fischerWe are pretty curious to read this book because it was written by two guys who were also the screenwriters for the movies X-Men: First Class and Thor.  Also because they met over the internet and bonded over a shared love of Star Trek.  Unexpectedly, Colin Fischer does not seem to be set in space or involve any mutants or Norse gods.  Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

“Colin Fischer cannot stand to be touched. He does not like the color blue. He needs index cards to recognize facial expressions.

But when a gun is found in the school cafeteria, interrupting a female classmate’s birthday celebration, Colin is the only for the investigation. It’s up to him to prove that Wayne Connelly, the school bully and Colin’s frequent tormenter, didn’t bring the gun to school. After all, Wayne didn’t have frosting on his hands, and there was white chocolate frosting found on the grip of the smoking gun…”

When We Wake

when we wakeWe here at the library blog are huge fans of Karen Healey’s previous novel The Shattering, which was creepy and thriller-y and had interesting characters and a cracking plot, so we are looking forward to reading her new one which is set in The Future and features a cover model who looks like she has been dipped in icing sugar.  According to the blurb:

“Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027–she’s happiest when playing the guitar, she’s falling in love for the first time, and she’s joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice.
But on what should have been the best day of Tegan’s life, she dies–and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.
Tegan is the first government guinea pig to be cryonically frozen and successfully revived, which makes her an instant celebrity–even though all she wants to do is try to rebuild some semblance of a normal life. But the future isn’t all she hoped it would be, and when appalling secrets come to light, Tegan must make a choice: Does she keep her head down and survive, or fight for a better future?”

The Spin

the spinApparently this is Rebecca Lisle’s TWENTY-FOURTH novel.  That’s a lot of novels for one person to write.  She’s probably pretty great at writing novels by now.  Also, this one is based on Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, except that unlike Great Expectations it seems to involve flying horses.  Let’s read the blurb!

“Stormy is an orphan and a kitchen skivvy. He tends the compost, he scrubs the floors, and watches feasts make their way up the mountain as he survives on bread and water. A skivvy is all that Stormy can hope to be. But Stormy has a secret. He wants to be a sky-rider, to soar amongst the clouds on spitfyres: flying horses that spit fire and smoke, and answer only to their riders. A chance meeting with an escaped convict turns Stormy’s life upside down. Sent up to the Academy he uncovers a web of lies, deceits and neglect, at the centre of which lies the mysterious thirteenth horse. Can Stormy save Thirteen, defeat the dark forces at work within the Academy and prove himself worthy as a sky-rider?”


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