Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Books in YA

So many good books in the Teen Bistro are part of a series.  Series often provide readers with greater character development, more detailed backgrounds and the opportunity of simply sitting with the story longer.  The titles below are new books that we've added to the collection; each add to their series:

Curses! Foiled Again by Jane Yolen
Aliera Carstairs is back. This time she's got her cousin—and best friend—Caroline in tow, and the stakes are higher than ever. The realm of Seelie, the fairy kingdom of which Aliera is the hereditary defender, is under attack, and only Aliera and Caroline can set things right. Caroline, fragile and wheelchair-bound, may seem like more of a liability than an asset, but Aliera knows there's more to her quiet cousin than meets the eye.

Deadly Little Lessons: a Touch novel by Laurie Faria Stolarz 
Finishing her junior year of high school, Camelia leaves family and boyfriend drama behind to attend a summer arts program in Rhode Island, where she must use her power of psychometry to help find a missing girl. 

Full Moon Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
Celeste and Brandon know that Nash in werewolf form is bad news. But a new prediction from psychic Dr. Meadows has Celeste wondering: Which of them wants to turn her into a werewolf?

Gates of Paradise: a Blue Bloods novel by Melissa De La Cruz
In the final installment of the Blue Bloods series, the young vampires of Manhattan must make terrible sacrifices in order to triumph over Lucifer and the Silver Blood.


Janie Face to Face by Caroline B. Cooney
At college in New York City, Janie Johnson, aka Jennie Spring, seems to have successfully left behind her past as "The face on the milk carton," but soon she, her families and friends are pursued by a true-crime writer who wants their help in telling her kidnapper's tale.

Prodigy: a Legend novel by Marie Lu
June and Day make their way to Las Vegas where they join the rebel Patriot group and become involved in an assassination plot against the Elector in hopes of saving the Republic. 

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
Amy hopes to reach her long-sought new home on Centauri-Earth, while she and Elder confront unexpected dangers that threaten their colony and challenge their views on what it means to be human. 

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Hoping to  be reunited after months of separation, Aria and Perry are met with hostility by Dweller-resenting Tides before an Aether storm threatens the tribe's existence, forcing Aria to consider leaving Perry to save both their lives.

Vortex: a Tempest novel by Julie Cross

Despite his heartbreak at losing the love of his life, Holly, nineteen-year-old Jackson throws himself into his role as an agent to Tempest, the shadowy division of the CIA that handles all time-travel-related threats, but Eyewall, an opposing division of the CIA, puts the lives of both Jackson and Holly at risk again.


Zom-B Underground by Darren Shan
Waking up in a military complex, months after zombies attacked school, B has no memory of the last few months. Life in the UK has turned tough since the outbreak, and B is woven into life- and battle- in the new military regime quickly. But as B learns more about the zombies held in the complex and the scientists keeping them captive, unease settles in. Why exactly was B saved? And is there anyone left in the world to trust?

While we're on the topic of series, here's a few new books that start whole new series:

Crash by Lisa McMann
Sixteen-year-old Jules, whose family owns an Italian restaurant and has a history of mental illness, starts seeing a recurring vision about a rival restaurant, a truck crash, and forbidden love.

 A Mutiny in Time by James Dashner
History is broken. When best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste stumble upon the key to time travel -- a handheld device known as the Infinity Ring -- they're swept up in a centuries-old war for the fate of humankind. Recruited by a secret society named the Hystorians, the kids learn that history has gone disastrously off course. Now it's up to Dak, Sera, and young Hystorian Riq to travel back in time to fix the Great Breaks.

Shadowlands by Kate Brian
Rory, a girl in witness protection, thinks the serial killer she turned in has found her and is killing people around her.  But as she investigates, she discovers a dark, disturbing truth about her new hometown. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

We've still got room...

Safe Boating Class

Tuesday, February 19, 6-9pm
Wednesday, February 20, 6-9pm
Thursday, February 21, 7-9pm

$35 for ages 10-17
$40 for ages 18+

According to the new Suffolk County law, this class is required for anyone who wishes to operate personal watercraft or a boat.  Upon completion of this 8-hour class and passing the written exam, students will receive a temporary certification card.  You must attend all three classes to obtain a certificate.  Register, with your library card and exact change (in CASH), at the Reference Desk.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tween Reading Club
Thursday, February 14, 3:30-5pm

Join Mrs. Ware, East Islip Middle School Librarian and Mrs. Worst, East Islip Public Library YA Librarian, to discuss the graphic novel Cardboard by Doug TenNapel: After Cam's father gives him a cardboard box for his birthday, they fashion it into a man that comes to life, but things spin out of control when a bully steals a scrap of the cardboard to create creatures that disobey his orders and multiply into an army. 

Bring a friend and join this lively discussion.  Refreshments will be served.  

 And don't worry, it's a short book, there's still time to read it!