Friday July 20, 2012
Junior Reading Room
Compiled by CHESTER CHIN
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
THE much-anticipated second book of the Divergent series picks up where the first book left off.
The balance of power between the five factions has been transferred to Erudite and Dauntless, who are concocting a plan to attack Abnegation.
Tris, Four and her fellow companions have no choice but to flee and seek safety with the two remaining factions, Amity and Candor. But being Divergents, safety is hard to come by for Tris and Four; unable to fend for themselves, Tris and her friends form an allegiance with people from Four’s past.
However, the effect of working with their new allies may just bring upon them a fate that is far worse than the ruthless ambitions of Erudite.
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Delacorte Press
THE fourth and final book of the Fallen series, Rapture is the epic conclusion to Lauren Kate’s tale of fallen angels and forbidden love.
Time is running out for star-crossed lovers Luce and Daniel as they try to stop Lucifer. They only have nine days to find the ancient relics that will uncover the location where the angels fell to earth – and they have no clue where to even begin. Meanwhile, the dark forces will stop at nothing to ensure that Lucifer succeeds.
At the same time, Luce is hit with a sudden revelation that she’s meant to be with someone other than Daniel. Will their love endure?
Archon: The Books Of Raziel
Author: Sabrina Benulis
Publisher: Harper Voyager
AN angel with beguiling eyes and magnificent wings has been haunting suicidal Angela Mathers’ thoughts for many years now.
Recently freed from a mental institution where she’d been incarcerated for two years, Angela hopes that enrolling in the exclusive Westwood Academy will bring her some form of normalcy. However, she soon discovers she isn’t normal. Blessed with mystical powers, she’s possibly the Archon, the human vessel of the archangel Raziel, prophesied destroyer of humanity.
Angela has no desire to rule the supernatural world. But fate has grand plans for her as she’s the key that holds the balance between heaven and hell.
Snow White & The Huntsman
Author: Lily Blake
YOU’VE seen the movie, now read the book that is a gritty retelling of the classic fairy tale, Snow White & The Seven Dwarves.
The stunning and vengeful Queen Ravenna has been terrorising the kingdom since murdering her king 10 years earlier. She keeps Snow White imprisoned to ensure there is no threat to her throne, and keeps her own beauty and magic fresh by consuming the hearts of the pure.
When Snow White escapes from the castle and seeks refuge in the Dark Forest, the evil queen sends for the only man who has ventured into the woods and survived – a huntsman named Eric.
When Eric finds his prey, though, he questions his orders and hesitates ...
Author: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Publisher: Little, Brown
BLITHE Hollow is not your ordinary town.
With its spooky history of witch trials and things that go bump in the night, it’s definitely not a good place to spend your formative years – especially if you have the ability to see the supernatural, as 11-year-old Norman Babcock does.
He has always been able to see and talk to ghosts, but no one believes him, not even his own parents, and the rest of the town thinks he’s just a peculiar kid. On top of being an outcast, he has to deal with the school bully and his vain, boy-crazy teenage sister.
But when a three-century-old curse placed by a scorned witch turns out to be true, it looks like it will be up to Norman to save the townsfolk from pilgrim zombies. Will the young ghost whisperer be able save Blithe Hollow from a zombie invasion?