Posts tagged ‘Vampires’

Weekend Fun

Remember that we are closed this Friday (July 3rd) and Saturday (July 4), but here’s a fun video clip to enjoy until we reopen on Monday, July 6th.

July 2, 2009 at 1:01 am

The Zombies are coming!

zombiesIn case you haven’t noticed, zombies are the new vampires in YA lit.  So if you want to stay ahead of the curve, check out these brand new zombie books in the Maplewood collection:

Generation Dead

Phoebe Kendall is just your typical Goth girl with a crush. He’s strong and silent…and dead.

All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren’t staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn’t want them.




book-theforestofhandsandteethMary lives in a small village in the middle of the forest governed by the religious Sisterhood and bordered with a fence to keep out the Unconsecrated—a horde of the undead unleashed many generations ago by a mysterious and cataclysmic event. Life is simple but preordained; Mary fears her betrothal to a man she doesn’t love almost as much as the hungry jaws slavering at the fence links. Soon Mary and a small band of desperate survivors are thrown together to outwit the undead and work through their own weaknesses, suspicions, and jealousies.  Grades 9-12. –Daniel Kraus  (Booklist)



Times Square, New York City: The first ever mass séance is broadcasting live on the Sunrise morning show. If it works, the spirits of the departed on the other side will have a brief window — just a few minutes — to send a final message to their grieving loved ones.

The mediums slump over, slackjawed — catatonic. And in cemeteries surrounding Manhattan, fragments of old corpses dig themselves out of the ground….

 But a disparate group of unlikely heroes — two headstrong college rivals, a troubled gang member, a teenage pop star and her bodyguard — is making its way to the center of the nightmare, fighting to protect their loved ones, fighting for their lives, and fighting to end the madness.


You Are So Undead to Me

Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which means she’s part-time shrink to a whole bunch of semi-dead people with killer issues. All Megan really wants is to go to homecoming, but when you’re trailed by a bunch of slobbering corpses whenever you leave the house, it’s kinda hard to score a date. Let’s just say Megan’s love life could use some major resuscitation.

Megan’s convinced her life can’t get any worse – until someone in school starts using black magic to turn average, angsty Undead into scary, hardcore flesh-eating Zombies. Now it’s up to Megan to stop the Zombie apocalypse. Her life – and more importantly, the homecoming dance – depends on it.

June 4, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Graphically novel additions

We’ve got a whole slew of new graphic novels in the teen section – be sure to check them out!



This over-sized graphic novel is chock-full of eye candy with a mixture of watercolor, black & white sketching, and photography!

Any art, history, or Lewis Carroll fans will want to be sure to check out this gorgeous new addition to our graphic novels!







Whether you saw the movie or read the book, you’ll love experiencing this creepy off-kilter story from the viewpoint of P. Craig Russell, a real pro in the graphic novel world.








A new graphic novel about vampires, what’s not to love?

Warning: Not for the faint-hearted where blood is concerned…









This beautiful new Canadian graphic novel is all the buzz among graphic novel fans and librarians alike!  Check it out and see what all the fuss is about.









If you like your graphic novels complete with super heroes, this one’s for you.  My personal favorite of the new batch, this quick read features some stunning artwork, dynamic characters, and a good old-fashioned saving the world escapade.

And it never hurts that the author is an honest-to-goodness rock star!

February 23, 2009 at 5:52 pm

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