January 3, 2009

Upcoming Books You’ll Want to Read

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2009_130Hey, Splotters! A new year has just begun, and you know what that means? Well, besides a new president, another birthday, and the fact that summer vacation is getting closer, it means . . . new, fun, and exciting 2009 books to come!

I know you probably already have your list of books for 2009 prepared, but here are a few more you might want to consider reading in the new year:

Book: Percy Jackson & the Olympians Book 5: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Release Date: May 5, 2009

What it’s about: The prophecy surrounding Percy’s 16th birthday will be revealed in this final book in the series.

Why you should read this book: If you’re already engaged in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, then it’s a no brainer. This thrilling installment will bring you the action, adventure, and humor that have had fans enamored from the start.

GrannyBook: Granny by Anthony Horowitz

Release date: January 5, 2009

What it’s about: Grandmothers are supposed to be loving, kind, and caring right? From author of the Gatekeepers series, Anthony Horowitz’s new book Granny is about a grandma who is nothing close to the warm and adoring woman most kids love. In fact, when 12-year-old Joe Warden realizes his grandma is more than just old and mean, he’ll have to take charge and stop her from her evil plan.

Why you should read this book: Crazy, outrageous, and an extremely funny plot.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney

Release date: January 13, 2009

What it’s about: Greg Heffley’s father wants to change his son’s wimpy ways, so what’s a father to do? Enlist his son in sports, naturally! Because there’s nothing more manly than hitting, grunting, and sweating . . . right?

Why you should read this book: Wimpy is taken to a whole new level!

Demon_hunterBook: Demon Hunter (Oliver Nocturne) by Kevin Emerson
Release date: February 1, 2009

What it’s about: Oliver and Emalie return as their secretive existence as vampires is threatened. However, their secured way of life isn’t the only thing about to be exposed; Oliver’s past and future is also in the midst of being uncovered.
Why you should read this book: Excitement, mysteries, and surprising secrets are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman

Release Date: February 10, 2009

What it’s about: Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek . . . and Ryan and Sarah are trying to get to the heart of it. But when the two are separated, they’ll each have to uncover the mystery alone.
Why you should read this book: Not only will you get to experience Ryan and Sarah’s encounters in written form, but you’ll also be able to check them out through Sarah’s eyes in her online videos.

Book: The 39 Clues Book 3: The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis

Release Date: March 3, 2009

What it’s about: Reports are that Amy and Dan are tracking the life of one of the most powerful fighters the world has ever known. If this fearsome warrior was a Cahill, his secrets are sure to be well-guarded . . . and the price to uncover them just might be lethal.
Why you should read this book: In order to FIND THE CLUES! Plus, Peter Lerangis has also written many other great books (like the Watcher and Spy X series), and I’m betting that this will be even better.

What about you? Are there any new books that you’re especially looking forward to?

— Carly M., STACKS Staffer

  1. Megan

    I agree with Jared. I’m also looking forward to the third book in the Alcatraz Series. I’m completely hooked on the first which is called Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians and the second Alcatraz Versus the Scriveners Bones. As I said I’m completely hooked on the books and I recommend this to people who need some wacky action in there life. It’s a well action packed romp with just the right amount of sarcasm, funny ideas and the message of the book given in such a easily understood way.

  2. Kate

    GO PERCY JACKSON!! I want to get Necropolis, the 4th book in the gatekeepers series by Anthony Horowitz!!

  3. Wolfsong11

    Hey Lilypad_25 i read paint the wind. MY LABRARIAN HAD A SIGNED COPY!!those other onesseem cooltoo

  4. ryan

    The wimpy kid book looks awesome. I will really want to read it because the book has a new level and I LOVE THE BOOKS!!!!!

  5. kyle

    I really like The 39 Clues. If you guys are looking for adventure action and a great story read them because they rock. the third book is coming out soon, March the third an di can’t wait til the movie in 2010.

  6. Lillypad_25

    Those books look really interesting!I will check them out.Some great books I read last year were by Pam Munoz Ryan,who is one of my favorite authors.The books are Becoming Naomi Leon and Paint the Wind.Becoming Naomi Leon is an AWESOME book,I reccomend it to all of you.Paint the Wind is also in the AWESOME category,especially if you like horses.

  7. Sarah

    I cant wait for the next book in the Main Street series by Ann M. Martin!!! She is like my favorite author!!!

  8. Cheyanne

    The first two look really good, but I am not interested in scary kind of books, but some people are. I really like The diary of a wimpy kid books. They are so funny!!! Well, I hope you enjoy writing more books!

  9. Remedy

    Okay, I love this one series, involving evil librarians and demanding souls-of-the-dead. The first book is called “Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians” and it’s by Brandon Sanderson. The second one just came out, called “Alcatraz Versus the Scriveners Bones,” and it’s great. The third one, “Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia” are comeing out soon, or so I hope. I highly recomend this series, for it is a highly sarcastic and entertaining book.
    It’s written in first person, and it’s ALL TRUE.

  10. Jared

    I like that Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last Straw is coming out soon.Me and my best friend both really want it.So I think he would be happy to,that it is coming out soon thank’s for the info.

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