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Book Trailer: “Illuminae” by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff

November 25, 2015

The year is 2575 and Kady lives on planet that is not Earth. It was a quiet place to live until two mega corporations decide to wage war over this tiny planet at the edge of the universe. Kady and her ex-boyfriend Ezra hack into the system to find the truth this invasion of their home. The story is told entirely in the documents Kady and Ezra find in their search for the truth. Get your copy today.

Book Review: “Rampage at Waterloo” by Brian Falkner

November 23, 2015

battlesaurausWhat if dinosaurs never went extinct? What if humans have captured them to use for total mass destruction? Author Brian Falkner answers these questions and more in his new novel “Rampage at Waterloo,” the first title in the Battlesaurus series.

The author envisions an alternate history where dinosaurs still roam the earth, and French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte wins the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 using his secret weapon: giant, man-eating dinosaurs! Willem Verheyen is a young man living in a small French village called Gaillemarde with his mother, who carries a huge secret…a secret that could destroy Napoleon and his empire.

Action abounds in this alternate tale with epic battle scenes and wild dinosaurs roaming the French forests to keep you on the edge of your seat.

School Library Journal recommends this title for grades 5 – 8.

-Emily M., Headquarters

Movie Trailer: “Allegiant”

November 18, 2015

What do you think? Looks to be VERY different from the book…can’t wait until it comes out!

“Ranger’s Apprentice: The Early Years”

November 16, 2015

rangers apprentice the early yearsRanger’s Apprentice fans rejoice!

John Flanagan‘s Ranger’s Apprentice series focused on the adventures of Wil, a young ranger apprenticed to a grizzled, veteran ranger named Halt. Though the series we learn that the old ranger was really quite instrumental in the history of the kingdom.

While the focus of the series was on Wil as he matured, The Ranger’s Apprentice: Early Years will focus on Halt and Crowley as young men. The Early Years will tell the stories that lead to the events of the first two original titles, “The Ruins of Gorlan” and “The Burning Bridge.”  Check out “Tournament of Gorlan.”

Win passes to an advanced screening of “Mockingjay Part 2”

November 4, 2015

FIN06_Seashore2_Payoff_25x38Be one of the first to watch the last installment in the “Hunger Games” movie series. We are giving way passes to attend an advanced screening of Mockingjay Part 2 on Tuesday, November 17  at 7:00 p.m. at the Wehrenberg Ronnie’s 20.

By answering one trivia question correctly you have a chance to win tickets to an advanced screening along with the first 3 films on DVD.

Here’s how to win the passes:

1. Answer this trivia question correctly: What is the name of the mountain in District 2?

2. Email your answer to and with a subject of MOCKINGJAY2–SLCL Contest.

You have until Sunday, November 15 at 5:00 p.m. to submit your answers.

Screening passes will be e-mailed to the winner. Screening passes are good for you and one guest.

Good luck!

2015 Teens’ Top Ten Winners Announced!

October 30, 2015

The best part about the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Teens’ Top Ten List? Actual teens pick these books. YOU all picked these books. So feel proud, friends. And now, go pick up the books on this list that you haven’t yet read!

1.“The Shadow Throne” by Jennifer A. Nielsen

2. “I Become Shadow” by Joe Shine*

3. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han

4. “My Life with the Walter Boys” by Ali Novak

5. “Heir of Fire” by Sarah J. Maas

6. “The Bane Chronicles” by Cassandra Clare

7. “The Young Elites” by Marie Lu

8. “The Kiss of Deception” by Mary E. Pearson

9. “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Morgan Matson

10. “The Geography of You and Me” by Jennifer E. Smith

*Title is not yet in the St. Louis County Library catalog

–Samantha D., Weber Road/Tesson Ferry

Book Trailer: “Walk on Earth a Stranger” by Rae Carson

October 28, 2015

Author Rae Carson is back with a new trilogy. It tells the story of a girl with the power to sense gold. After her parents are killed, she sets out for California during the Gold Rush. There is danger and mystery and romance and magic…what are you waiting for, get your copy right now!


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