If you like "Twilight" and other supernatural romances, give "Lament: the Faerie Queen's Deception" by Maggie Stiefvater a look. Yeah, the same author who wrote "Shiver," which is currently on the NY Times Children's Best Seller list (Forgive them, they're adults). The Basics: Deirdre Monaghan is a talented harpist. She meets hottie Luke Dillon at a music competition and they literally make beautiful music together. There's something about Luke that's different, never mind the perfect four leaf clovers that litter Deirdre's path, and the mysterious red-haired guy who shows up every so often. Someone or something is after Deirdre, but for what purpose? Lots of thrills and chills, and faerie folklore. The sequel is "Ballad: a Gathering of Faerie," coming out in October.
Melissa Marr's "Wicked Lovely," another beware the faeries story has been optioned for the big screen. No dates or further info. yet.
October 21st at 6:30, we're having a special program for Teen Read Week. This year's theme is "Read Beyond Reality @ Your Library." The program is a Japanese writing workshop, with worksheets you can use to practice. There will be Japanese treats provided. The worksheets are provided courtesy of Japanime, publishers of the Manga University series, Kana de Manga series and "The Manga Cookbook." If you want to visit their site, the address is: www.howtodrawmanga.com