Friday, May 21, 2010

Prom Dates from Hell (Maggie Quinn: Girl vs Evil, Book 1)

by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Maggie Quinn is in her final days as a senior in high school. That means prom is just around the corner, but unusual events occurring all around school keep Maggie busy searching for clues and answers. That seems to leave little time for finding a prom dress. Soon she is uncovering evidence that this year's prom will be nothing short of hell on Earth if she can't stop a group of demons who threaten to crash the scene and ruin the night.

--Philip S., Student

Japan Ai: A Tall Girl's Adventures in Japan

by Aimee Major-Steinberger

Join Aimee as she recounts her travels and adventures through Japan in this manga-style journal. Always standing out as a 6-foot tall American woman, she visits famous locations and cities with an otaku attitude (love of the Japanese culture). She and her two traveling companions have many adventures and mishaps along the way as they navigate the language barrier to visit restaurants, stores, musicals, and even hot springs. The artwork and humor shown throughout the book is sure to entice any Japanese-culture loving reader!

-- Philip S., Student

Monday, May 10, 2010

John Dies @ the End

by David Wong

Buddies John and David are recent college dropouts who come in contact with an illicit concoction called Soy Sauce that offers a gateway to previously unseen dimensions populated by alien creatures who are trying to gain access to the human dimension. Soon the guys are battling shadow men and wig monsters while struggling to keep friends and family from being sucked into an identity-erasing wormhole. Like Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure crossed with Shaun of the Dead, this is a loopy buddy-movie of a book with deadpan humor and great turns of phrase. The plot may leave some readers dazed and confused, but it is sure to make you laugh along the way!

-- Heather, K., Student

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Summoning

by Kelley Armstrong

Adventure, deception, mystery, and dead people. Chloe, 15, can see dead people, but before she understands what is going on, she has a major breakdown and is diagnosed with schizophrenia. She is sent to live in a group home where the other patients are more than what they seem. Together with these new friends, she discovers that people may not always be what they seem, and the world is full of unexpected things. This book was awesome because it keeps you guessing the whole way through. Make sure to check out the next two books in the same series!

-- Kat B., Student