New Adult Fiction

new bookwormThe Winter People by Jennifer McMahon: Ruthie finds her life torn apart when her daughter mysteriously disappears from their off-the-grid farmhouse, and she discovers eerie parallels between a similar incident that happened in 1908.

The Last Day of California by Mary Miller: Fourteen-year-old Jess’ beliefs falter when her evangelical father packs up the family, including her secretly pregnant older sister and her mother, to travel across the country and save souls ahead of the anticipated end of the world.

Robert B. Parker’s Bull River by Robert Knott: Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch return in a new installment of the series created by Robert B. Parker.

The Prince of Risk by Christopher Reich: When his father, a chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, is killed in an attack on the White House lawn, Bobby Astor, a rising hedge fund manager, untangles a web of lies to reveal a sophisticated plot against the U.S. financial system.

Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb: In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the demolition process and finds two skeletons. He summons Eve and by the time she’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved.

Brilliance by Marcus Sakey: Nick Cooper, a federal agent, is exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in, and betray his own kind.

Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh: Working as a hit man on the ravaged streets of New York City, Spademan takes an assignment to kill the daughter of a powerful evangelist only to discover that his mark holds a shocking secret and that his client hides a more sinister agenda.

A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith: A novel set in the 1930’s about five American women–Gold Star Mothers–who travel to France to visit the graves of their WWI soldier sons: a pilgrimage that will change their lives in unforeseeable and indelible ways.

Before We Met by Lucy Whitehouse: Hannah has left her life in New York to follow her new husband to London. When he fails to return from a business trip, Hannah’s questions uncover secrets from before the two met.

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter: Follows a young Italian innkeeper and his almost-love affair with a beautiful American starlet, which draws him into a glittering world filled with unforgettable characters.

New DVDs

movie nightThe Jungle Book: The Disney adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale of Mowgli the jungle boy who is raised by wolves after being lost when a tiger attacked an encampment and killed his father.

The Butler: Inspired by a true story, Cecil Gaines is a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America.

Rush: Depicts the merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.The Family: The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.

Killing Season: Two veterans of the Bosnian War — one American, one Serbian — find their unlikely friendship turn tense with one of them reveals their true intentions.

The Mortal Instruments City of Bones: Clary Fray witnesses a murder at a New York nightclub, a sinister stranger named Valentine attacks and kidnaps her mother. Endowed with supernatural vision, Clary recruits a band of youthful human-angel hybrids to help rescue her mother.

Parker: Parker is a thief who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don’t steal from people who can’t afford it, and don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it. But when his crew double-crosses him, Parker teams up with an unlikely partner to even the score.

Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters: The epic adventures of Percy Jackson continue as the son of Poseidon and his friends venture into the perilous Sea of Monsters to find the Golden Fleece that has the power to save Camp Half-Blood, safe haven and training ground to the demigods.

We’re the Millers: When a small-time pot dealer gets mugged, he needs to find a way to pay back his supplier. Agreeing to smuggle in a major stash from Mexico, he rounds up a fake family to act as his cover, and they head for the border in an RV.

Epic: A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world — and ours.

Based on the Book

Heaven is For Real releases Easter weekend and is based on the  story of the Burpo family of Imperial, Nebraska, and their book by the same name. This book has been incredibly popular here in the library :

“Do you remember the hospital, Colton?” Sonja said. “Yes, mommy, I remember,” he said. “That’s where the angels sang to me.”

When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed–a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.

Colton, not yet four years old, told his parents he left his body during the surgery-and authenticated that claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital while he was being operated on. He talked of visiting heaven and relayed stories told to him by people he met there whom he had never met in life, sharing events that happened even before he was born. He also astonished his parents with descriptions and obscure details about heaven that matched the Bible exactly, though he had not yet learned to read.

With disarming innocence and the plainspoken boldness of a child, Colton tells of meeting long-departed family members. He describes Jesus, the angels, how “really, really big” God is, and how much God loves us. Retold by his father, but using Colton’s uniquely simple words, “Heaven Is for Real” offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us, where as Colton says, “Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses.”

“Heaven Is for Real” will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe, like a child.”

Be a Read Around the Posies Potter!

posies (700x541)Advocate for your library and be a potter for

The Alliance Public Library Foundation’s

annual Read Around the Posies Fundrasier,

to be held May 5th through May 10th.

Simply plant a pot of your choosing or pick up

a free pot at the Circulation Desk. It’s that easy!

The pots will auctioned off with proceeds

directly supporting the library.



New Adult Fiction

new bookwormMrs. Lincoln’s Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini: Tells the story of Mary Todd Lincoln’s very public social and political contest with Kate Chase Sprague.

Do or Die by Suzanne Brockmann: Former Navy SEAL Ian Dunn has been tasked by a mysterious government agency with rescuing two kidnapped children believed to have been taken prisoner in a South American embassy.

Eggs in a Casket by Laura Childs: When the body of ex-prison warden Lester Drummond is found lying facedown in someone else’s freshly dug grave it appears the man was hiding a few secrets…and at least one of them was worth killing for.

Going Dark by James Hall: Florida private investigator Daniel Thorn is worried when he learns that his recently discovered son, Flynn Moss, has innocently become involved with Earth Liberation Front (ELF), a radical environmental group considered a top threat by the FBI.

Triangles by Ellen Hopkins: A companion book to the teen title Tilt, the book relates the story of three women all struggling to raise teenagers and keep their personal lives together.

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan: Tells the story of the unconventional affair between Fanny Van de Grift, who ran away with her children to escape her philandering husband, and Robert Louis Stevenson, who tried to escape family pressure to become a lawyer.

Killer by Jonathan Kellerman: When dark secrets are peeled away, and a cruel system churns through family lives, Alex seeks to stop a vicious killer and save a child from a life of nightmares … or worse

After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman: Thanks to her husband’s lucrative (if not all legal) businesses, Bambi and her girls live in luxury. But on the Fourth of July, 1976, her comfortable world implodes when Felix, newly convicted and facing prison, mysteriously vanishes.

Bourne Retribution by Eric Lustbader: When Director Yadin learns of a mysterious connection between Ouyang Jidan, a senior member of China’s Politburo, and a recently deceased Mexican drug lord, he asks Jason Bourne to investigate.

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride: Henry Shackleford, a slave boy from the Kansas Territory, is caught up in John Brown’s crusade for freedom of slaves and when he escapes from his master’s home, he must disguise himself as a girl in order to stay safe and is nicknamed Onion by John.

New YA Fiction

new bookwormHollow City by Ransom Riggs: Jacob Portman and his newfound friends travel to war-torn 1940 London where they use their unusual talents to find a cure for Miss Peregrine, the beloved headmistress of their orphanage who has been trapped in the body of a bird.

Smoke by Ellen Hopkins: After the death of her abusive father and loss of her beloved Ethan and their unborn child, Pattyn runs away, desperately seeking peace, as her younger sister, a sophomore in high school, also tries to put the pieces of her life back together.

Prodigy by Marie Lu: June and Day make their way to Las Vegas where they join the rebel Patriot group and become involved in an assassination plot against the Elector in hopes of saving the Republic.

Cemetery Girl by C.S. Harris: Calexa Rose Dunhill made the cemetery where she woke with no memory her home. When she witnesses a murder she must make a decision: hide to protect herself–or come forward to bring justice to the sad spirit who reaches out for help.

Bingo’s Run by James Levine: Set against the backdrop of Kenya’s poverty-stricken slums and luxury resorts, a young drug runner makes deliveries to a reclusive artist until his witness of murder leads to his adoption by a woman who tests his sense of morality.

Cress by Marissa Meyer: Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they are plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood.

United We Spy by Ally Carter: Cammie finally knows why the terrorist organization called the Circle of Cavan has been hunting her. Now the spy girls and Zach must track down the Circle’s elite members to stop them before they change Cammie–and her country–forever

First Love by James Patterson: Runaways Axi, sixteen, and Robinson, seventeen, who met on a cancer ward, leave small-town Oregon on a cross-country trip to experience the best of life before it is too late.

Full Ride by Margaret Petersen Haddix: After her father is convicted of embezzlement, Becca Jones, fourteen, and her mother flee Georgia for small-town Ohio, but three years later she learns that his misdeeds may have jeopardized not just her future but also her life.

Tilt by Ellen Hopkins: Three teens, connected by their parents’ bad choices, tell in their own voices of their lives and loves.