Lindsay High School Library

I go into my library, and all history unrolls before me. – Alexander Smith

The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman October 9, 2008

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“Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy.

He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead.

There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy-an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer.

But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family. . . . “

~ Publisher Info

If you enjoy spooky stories then Gaiman is the author for you!  This is the perfect book to read in October!!  (Available in the library now) Or if you are more into audio books/ videos visit http://www.mousecircus.com/videotour.aspx to watch the author read each chapter of the book!

Check out the Graveyard Book Trailer from your home computer. (Narrated by Neil Gaiman) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JnrtMIpceQ 

 

Evernight by Claudia Gray October 7, 2008

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“Bianca wants to escape.

She’s been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn’t fit in.

Then she meets Lucas. He’s not the “Evernight type” either, and he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules, stands up to the snobs, and warns Bianca to be careful—even when it comes to caring about him.

“I couldn’t stand it if they took it out on you,” he tells Bianca, “and eventually they would.”

But the connection between Bianca and Lucas can’t be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart . . . and to make Bianca question everything she’s ever believed.” ~ Publisher Info

I haven’t read this one yet but I have been told it is excellent from two reliable sources.  (Both LHS students.)  Be warned, however, that this title is the start of a series.  The next installment is set to release in March of next year. 

Check out the author’s site: http://www.claudiagray.com/index.htm