DW – New Teen Books – 5/29

The teen department has some new books that are ready for check out!

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Crossed by Ally Condie

Dark Lord by Jamie Thomson

The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Matched by Ally Condie

Me, Him, Them, and It by Caela Carter

The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban

Winger by Andrew Smith


  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer. (Book one of the Lunar Chronicles)
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits though: Cinder’s brain interface has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it ‘a matter of national security,’ but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.

    Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an ‘honor’ that no one has survived.

    But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.”

  • Crossed by Ally Condie. (Book two of the Matched Series)
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “Rules are different outside the society.

    Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky–taken by the Society to his sure death–only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons. On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life and the enthralling promise of rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices everything to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game once again.”

  • Dark Lord by Jamie Thomson.
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  • “Greetings, puny humans: In your hands you are holding a tome of staggeringly evil genius. It is not for the faint of heart or for the whining masses. IT is for those willing to serve as my devoted minions while I plan my greatest feat yet: surviving life as a human boy and returning to my rightful place as the ruler of the Dark Lands. Before I can exact revenge, I must infiltrate this world and learn its ways.

    How, you might ask, is it possible that I, the Dark Lord, the Master of the Legions of Dread and Sorcerer Supreme, could be reduced to human form? And how is it possible that the Lord of Darkness could be forced to attend school and befriend such pitiful life forms?

    Only by reading my tale will you learn the truth behind the cataclysmic defeat that left me stranded on this accursed planet, Earth. But make no mistake, revenge will be mine…as soon as I finish my homework. Mwah, ha, ha!”

  • The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore. (Book Four of the I Am Number Four Series)
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  • “I thought things would change when I found the others. We would stop running. We would fight the Mogadorians. And we would win.

    But I was wrong. Even though we have come together, we barely escaped from the Mogadorians with our lives. And now we’re in hiding, trying to figure out our next move.

    The six of us are powerful–but we’re not yet strong enough to take on their entire army. We haven’t discovered the full extent of our Legacies. We haven’t learned to work together. And there’s still so much that we don’t know about the Elders or their plan for us. Time is running out, and there’s only one thing we know for certain: We need to find Number Five before they do.

    They caught Number One in Malaysia.
    Number Two in England.
    And Number Three in Kenya.
    I am Number Four. I was supposed to be next.
    But I’m still alive.
    This battle is far from over.”

  • Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. (Book three of the Wolves of Mercy Falls series)
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “Then. When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their love moved from a curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives.

    Now. That should’ve been the end of their story. But Grace was not meant to stay human. Now she is the wolf. And the wolves of Mercy Falls are about to be killed in one final, spectacular hunt.

    Forever. Sam would do anything for Grace. But can one boy and one love really change a hostile, predatory world? THe past, the present, and the future are about to collide in one pure moment–a moment of life or death, farewell or forever.”

  • Matched by Ally Condie. (Book one of the Matched Series)
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “In the Society, officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.

    Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the idea mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one…until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s ever known and a path no one else has ever dared follow–between perfection and passion.”

  • Me, Him, Them, and It by Caela Carter.
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  • “Me: Evelyn, closet good girl turned bad. When she decided to earn herself a bad reputation, Evelyn was never planning on falling in love.

    Him: Todd, supposed Friend with Benefits. She just wanted to piss them off. To make people take notice.

    Them: The cold, distant parents. She wasn’t planning on ruining her valedictorian status or losing her best friend, and she definitely wasn’t aiming to get pregnant.

    It: The baby growing inside her. Now, Evelyn needs a plan. And someone to help with the heart-wrenching decisions that are coming up fast.”

  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
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  • “For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

    But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

    Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself–and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.”

  • The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski
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  • “Darcy Jones doesn’t remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. She has never really belonged anywhere–but she couldn’t have guessed that she comes from an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire didn’t happen and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population.

    Memories begin to haunt Darcy when a new boy arrives at her high school, and he makes her feel both desire and desired in a way she hadn’t thought possible. But Conn’s interest in her is confusing. It doesn’t line up with the way he first looked at her.

    As if she were his enemy.

    When Conn betrays Darcy, she realizes she can’t rely on anything–not herself, not the laws of nature, and certainly not him.

    Darcy decides to infiltrate the Shadow Society and uncover the Shades’ latest terrorist plot. What she finds will change her world forever…”

  • The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban.
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  • “Tim Macbeth is a seventeen-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is ‘Enter here to be and find a friend.’ Tim does not expect to find a friend; all he really wants to do is escape his senior year unnoticed. Despite his efforts to blend into the background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential it-girl Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy. To Tim’s surprise, Vanessa is into him too, but she can kiss her social status good-bye if anyone finds out. Tim and Vanessa begin a clandestine relationship while looming over them is the Tragedy Paper, Irving’s version of a senior-year thesis, assigned by the school’s least forgiving teacher, Mr. Simon.”

  • Winger by Andrew Smith
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  • “Ryan Dean West’s life is complicated.

    He’s a fourteen-year-old junior at Pine Mountain, a boarding school for rich kids. He’s stuck rooming with the biggest jerk on the rugby team in the dorm for miscreants and troublemakers. And he’s totally in love with his best friend, Annie, who thinks of him as a little kid.

    As Ryan Dean tries to get a handle on school, life, and rugby, he finds himself muddling through a lot of decisions and making some major mistakes along the way. But nothing can prepare him for what comes next. And when the unthinkable happens, Ryan Dean has to find a way to hold onto the important things–no matter what.”

    Have you read any of these books?

DW – How To (LTTC)

The Dalton-Whitfield Library will be offering a How To (use Facebook and Microsoft Office) course this May. Registration is required and limited to 15 people per class. To register, visit the Learning and Technology Training Center’s Schedule.

Classes being offered:

How To: Facebook and Social Media – May 19th at 10am-12pm.
How To: Microsoft Office – May 28th at 10am-12pm.

For more information about the classes, check out the class descriptions.

You must be 16 or older to register and take classes at the Learning and Technology Training Center.

DW – 14+ Book Club, Spark a Reaction

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents a 14+ Book Club for Spark a Reaction: Tuesday, July 22nd @ 3:00pm

14+ Book Club: Tuesday, July 22nd @ 3:00pm
Read The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler and discuss the book with other teens. 14 and up, please.

Rising 6th graders to rising 12th graders will get to participate in a summer full of reading, art, and fun with our Summer Reading Program. Most events will be on Thursdays at 3:00pm at the library.

Spark a Reaction

CG – Make Your Own Stationary, Spark a Reaction

Calhoun-Gordon Library presents Make Your Own Stationary for Spark a Reaction: Wednesday, June 4th @ 4:00pm

Make Your Own Stationary with Julie Stephens: Wednesday, June 4th @ 4:00pm
Sign up is required.

Rising 6th graders to rising 12th graders will get to participate in a summer full of reading, art, and fun with our Summer Reading Program. Most events will be on Wednesdays at 4:00pm at the Calhoun Depot located across the railroad tracks from the library.

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