We thought we should share some of our favorite titles in the fantasy, SciFi and horror genres to help you get started with TRW. Many of these titles have been reviewed right here, just type the title in the search window on the upper left hand side of the home page.
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson. When an artificial intelligence begins taking over electronics and software systems around the globe, it begins the inevitable countdown to humanity’s war with robots the world over.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry. In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother’s footsteps and become a bounty hunter.
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. Diana Bishop, an Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and Matthew Clairmont, an vampire geneticist, are in the center of the battle over an enchanted manuscript when they are unexpectedly sent on a dangerous journey together.
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins. When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving humans, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett. Moist von Lipwig, alias Alfred Spangler, is given a choice of either reviving the Ankh-Morpork Post Office or death, but getting the system up and running again proves to be a near-impossible task.
Startide Rising by David Brin. The Terran exploration vessel Streaker has crashed on the uncharted water-world of Kithrup with a secret discovery aboard. Her human and dolphin crew battle to save her.
This is our Library Assistant Caitlin in front of the display she created for Teen Read Week, Seek the Unknown. The displays are full of fantasy, science fiction and horror titles. These are some of our favorite types of reading; please ask one of us if you need advice finding a title. We will be including some of our favorites later this week.
Some of the titles on display are:
Come up to the library to celebrate your freedom to read. We have a great Banned Books display as you can see below.
Here’s a cool video made by an online library friend:
This was created by Stacy Vandever Wells, MLS who blogs at girlsinthestacks.com. Thanks for sharing with us, Stacy!
Come by and check out a Banned Book and a cool bookmark. Heck, just come by for the bookmark if you want!
Click HERE for more information about this special week.
Once again, this summer you can get free audio downloads of YA contemporary and classic titles from this amazing program called SYNC: Sync YA literature into your earphones. The program is sponsored by audiobook publishers and Audio File Magazine. Their goal is to introduce teens to listening to audio books by giving away two books each week all summer.
Details: Each book is only available for download for one week, but can then be listened to when you want. The downloads are in the MP3 format , compatible with both Macs and PCs. The titles are downloaded through the Overdrive Media Console app, the same one used by the Berkeley Public library for audio and e-books. Although the first download is a little tricky, it’s easy once you get the hang of it. Here is their link for very simple download assistance! (The beauty part is that then you can use it to get e-books for your smart phone, iPad or computer using the same app!) The weekly downloads will be a pair of related current YA and classic novels. You can also sign up at their website for for text or email reminders when new books are available for free download. Can you wait to get started???