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New Books This Week (December 18th, 2017)

It’s cold, it’s snowy, it’s a good time to curl up with a book. Check out these new arrivals in the teen area, and don’t forget to click the titles to see them in our catalog!

 

Fiction

Scowler, by Daniel Kraus.Scowler, by Daniel Kraus.
Ember, 2013.

“Imagine your father is a monster. Would that mean there are monsters inside you, too?

“Nineteen-year-old Ry Burke, his mother, and his little sister eke out a living on their dying family farm. Ry wishes for anything to distract him from the grim memories of his father’s physical and emotional abuse. Then a meteor falls from the sky, bringing with it not only a fragment from another world but also the arrival of a ruthless man intent on destroying the entire family. Ry is forced to defend himself by resurrecting a trio of imaginary childhood protectors, but can he save his family?” From the publisher.

 

Nonfiction

The Enlightened College Applicant, by Andrew Belasco & Dave Bergman.The Enlightened College Applicant: A New Approach to the Search and Admissions Process, by Andrew Belasco & Dave Bergman.
Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

“College applicants and their families often find themselves lost, adrift in a sea of information overload. Finally, a worthy life preserver has arrived. The Enlightened College Applicant presents a no-nonsense account of how students should approach the college search and admissions process. Instead of providing recycled entrance statistics or anecdotal generalizations about campus life, Andrew Belasco and Dave Bergman incorporate cutting-edge data and research that covers critical topics such as whether college prestige really matters, how to maximize your college admission prospects, which schools and degrees provide the best return on investment, and much more.” From the publisher.

 

Graphic Novels

Star Wars: Screaming Citadel, by Kieron Gillen & Jason Aaron.Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel, by Kieron Gillen & Jason Aaron.
Marvel Worldwide, Inc., 2017.

“A rebel pilot and a rogue archaeologist delve into the darkest shadows of the galaxy side by side, as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The not-so-good Doctor will make Luke an offer he can’t afford to pass up…one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel! Will Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel’s queen? And as this unlikely duo steps right into the lair of one of the most powerful, reclusive and dangerous women in the galaxy, can Han and Leia be far behind them? COLLECTING: STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA 7-8, STAR WARS 31-32, STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL 1.” From Goodreads.

Check this one out if seeing The Last Jedi left you hungry for more adventures from your favorite galaxy far, far away. Or, check it out if you haven’t gotten to see the movie yet and want to fill the void until you get the chance.

 

Battle Angel Alita vol. 1, by Yukito Kishiro.Battle Angel Alita, vol. 1, by Yukito Kishiro.
Kodansha Comics, 2017.

“Treasure amid the trash.

“Far beneath the shimmering space-city of Zalem lie the trash-heaps of The Scrapyard… Here, cyber-doctor and bounty hunter Daisuke Ido finds the head and torso of an amnesiac cyborg girl. He names her Alita and vows to fill her life with beauty, but in a moment of desperation, a fragment of Alita’s mysterious past awakens in her. She discovers that she possesses uncanny prowess in the legendary martial art known as panzerkunst. With her newfound skills, Alita decides to become a hunter-warrior—tracking down and taking out those who prey on the weak. But can she hold onto her humanity in the dark and gritty world of The Scrapyard?

“Soon to be a major Hollywood motion picture!” From the publisher.

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RML's teen services librarian since October 2017.

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