Lindsay High School Library

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

Wake & Fade by Lisa McMann February 20, 2009

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wake“Not all dreams are sweet.

For 17-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people’s dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, and the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams.

She can’t tell anybody about what she does — they’d never believe her, or worse, they’d think she’s a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn’t want and can’t control.

Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else’s twisted psyche. She is a participant….”

fade“In this dark and sexy sequel to the “New York Times” bestseller “Wake,” disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody’s talking. When Janie taps into a classmate’s violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open–but nothing goes as planned.”


Watch the book trailer HERE.

Visit THE AUTHOR’S WEBSITE for news, contests, commentary, interviews etc.  Apparently we can expect a third book in the series from McMann!


The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness February 4, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — cardinallibrary @ 9:11 pm

knifeofneverlettinggo“Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him — something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn’t she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd’s gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is. “

This book was unbelievably suspenseful!!  Definitely one of my top picks for the year.   I can’t wait to read more from Ness.