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Books on Display – YA – May 2014

New Books on Display - YA -

 

1).  The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson   2).  The Eye of minds by James Dashner     3).  Lost girls by Ann Kelley

 

1.  The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

 

A heart-stopping story of love, death, technology, and art set amid the tropics of a futuristic Brazil. The lush city of Palmares Tres shimmers with tech and tradition, with screaming gossip casters and practiced politicians. In the midst of this vibrant metropolis, June Costa creates art that’s sure to make her legendary. But her dreams of fame become something more when she meets Enki, the bold new Summer King. The whole city falls in love with him (including June’s best friend, Gil). But June sees more to Enki than amber eyes and a lethal samba. She sees a fellow artist. Together, June and Enki will stage explosive, dramatic projects that Palmares Tres will never forget. They will add fuel to a growing rebellion against the government’s strict limits on new tech. And June will fall deeply, unfortunately in love with Enki. Because like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die. Pulsing with the beat of futuristic Brazil, burning with the passions of its characters, and overflowing with ideas, this fiery novel will leave you eager for more from Alaya Dawn Johnson.

 

 

2.  The Eye of minds by James Dashner   

 

nbsp;nbsp; From James Dashner, the author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, comes an all-new, edge-of-your seat adventure.nbsp; The Eye of Minds is the first book in The Mortality Doctrine series set in a world of hyperadvanced technology, cyberterrorists, and gaming beyond your wildest dreams . . . and your worst nightmares. nbsp;nbsp; Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it’s addictive. Thanks to technology, anyone with enough money can experience fantasy worlds, risk their life without the chance of death, or just hang around with Virt-friends. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway? nbsp;nbsp; But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And recent reports claim that one gamer is going beyond what any gamer has done before: he’s holding players hostage inside the VirtNet. The effects are horrific–the hostages have all been declared brain-dead. Yet the gamer’s motives are a mystery. nbsp;nbsp; The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker. And they’ve been watching Michael. They want him on their team. But the risk is enormous. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid. There are back alleys and corners in the system human eyes have never seen and predators he can’t even fathom–and there’s the possibility that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever. Praise for The Eye of Minds , Book One in the Mortality Doctrine series “More realistic and addictive than any video game– The Eye of Minds sucked me in from the very first page. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets The Matrix in a vividly rendered world of gamers, hackers, and cyber-terrorists. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!”–Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures and author of Unbreakable nbsp; “A gripping page-turner, Dashner’s latest is sure to please.”– BookPage nbsp; “Full of action [and] a rather surprising twist that will leave you flipping pages.”– fanboynation.com nbsp; nbsp;”An adrenaline rush.” — School Library Journal “In typical Dashner style, this is quick and involving, with the main frustration being the wait time until the next book.” — Booklist “High on concept, this is an intriguing read for the digital generation.” — Kirkus Reviews “Dashner once again creates a dystopian world in which nothing is what it seems.”- VOYA A Junior Library Guild Selection

 

3.  Lost girls by Ann Kelley

 

No parents. No rules. No way home. Fourteen-year-old Bonnie MacDonald couldn’t be more excited for a camping trip on an island off the coast of Thailand. But when a strong current sweeps Bonnie and her friends past their appointed campsite, depositing them instead on what the boatman calls a “forbidden island,” they’re just happy to have reached dry land. Overnight, things take a turn for the worse. Three torturous days pass, but the boatman doesn’t return, and what once seemed like a vacation in paradise becomes a battle against the elements. Peppered with short, frantic entries from Bonnie’s journal as she struggles to survive, Lost Girls tells the page-turning, heart-pounding story of a group of teen girls fighting for their lives.

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