Posts Tagged ‘ya books’

New books at DPL!

January 14, 2014

TONS of new YA books are on their way to our New Books shelves at all 3 DPL locations!  A small sampling are pictured above, click any of them to place a hold!  For even more new and upcoming YA books, visit our Check It Out page!

Coming to a NEW shelf near you….

November 26, 2013

We have TONS of new YA books coming your way soon!  In addition to the ones pictured above, you can find even more on our Check It Out page.  If you don’t want to wait to find one on the shelves, click the cover to place a hold!

Cover Face-Off: Delirium

October 24, 2013

Welcome to Cover Face-Off, a new feature where we pit two covers of the same book against one another to determine which one is the best!  Feel free to use whatever criteria you want: which one represents the book best, which one is more likely to attract readers, or even which one you think is prettiest.

Today’s competitors: two covers of Delirium, the dystopian hit by Lauren Oliver!  Here’s the synopsis, courtesy of the publisher:  ”Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love.”

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This is just my humble opinion, but the one on the right is SO MUCH BETTER, right?!  The design is interesting (you could easily look at it for a moment without noticing the face in the words) and the font and color fit the story really well.  That was actually the original cover, and after its initial success it was redesigned with a random girl’s face.  Don’t get me wrong, she looks like I pictured Lena, but every YA novel lately just seems to have some girl’s face on the cover, and I felt like the first cover was more unique.

Do you totally disagree with me?  Sound off in the comments!

Zombies at your library!

July 3, 2013

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World War Z (based on the novel by Max Brooks) was a major hit at the box office this past weekend, proving that we’re all just as into zombies as ever!  If you saw it and now you’re in the mood to read more about brain-hungry creatures, fear not because DPL has TONS  of zombie books!  Here are just a few:

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

Zom-B by Darren Shan

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Ashes by Ilsa Bick

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black

….and even more zombie novel suggestions here!