Thursday, February 7, 2013

Doomed - Tracy Deebs

Doomed - Tracy Deebs

Beat the game. Save the world.

Pandora received an unexpected and strange email on her 17th birthday from her nonexistent father.

Dad's gift? A computer worm that sets the world spinning and 12 photos to help Pandora fix it.

Pandora's computer is linked to the worm that has effected the entire world. There's no electricity. No cell phones. ATM machines don't work. The price of gas triples in a day. Commodities will get scarce.

Theo and Eli, Pandora's new neighbors and classmates, help Pandora escape the government officials who are looking for her. Together, they follow the clues in the photos and game to bring the world back to the way they know it.

Catherine - April Lindner

Catherine - April Lindner

Chelsea has been told by her father that her mother died of a sudden illness. She has no reason to believe otherwise until she finds a letter from her mother, Catherine. Her mother did not die. She disappeared.
Chelsea takes off to New York to find her mother.

Catherine grew up in The Underground, the place for bands looking to be discovered. She could ignore the comings and goings of all the talent until Hence. Once he arrived, all bets were off.

Catherine is told in two voices. Will Chelsea find the answers she's looking for?

(A modern Wuthering Heights)

Transcendence - C.J. Omololu

Transcendence - C.J. Omololu 

When Cole visits the Tower of London, she gets a sense that she's been there before. She can see herself being escorted to be executed. Griffon arrives on the scene to help her, but only confuses her more. 

Back in California, Cole and Griffon cross paths. Griffon helps Cole discover her abilities as an Akhet, someone who remembers past lives that they have lived. 

Unfortunately, there's another person who remembers Cole's past and is out to get revenge.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Peanut - Ayun Halliday & Paul Hoppe

Peanut - Ayun Halliday (author) & Paul Hoppe (illustrator)
216 pages

Sadie is entering a new school.  With that comes the job of telling her friends about her peanut allergy. One problem...she's not really allergic to peanuts.

What happens when the nurse needs a medical form filled out about her allergy?

Sadie certainly can't have friends over. It wouldn't be good if mom served peanut butter milk shakes.

Sadie is vigilant about keeping people from knowing the truth. What happens when her teacher sees her eating a peanut and calls the paramedics? The cafeteria is sent in panic mode.

Can Sadie keep her new friends once she's exposed?