Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Today's Top Book & DVD Releases

Everyone loves staying on top of the latest releases in books & DVDs and we receive them on a regular basis.  Join us as we hit the highlights of some of the more popular titles being released today.

The Martian
Starring: Matt Damon
Summary: After an exploratory mission goes awry, lone astronaut Mark Watney is left for dead on the hostile surface of Mars and must use his scientific ingenuity to homestead an enclosed habitat where he can survive.  Meanwhile, the astronauts that left him behind realize the severity of his plight and join forces with an international coalition of scientists to launch a rescue mission in defiance of NASA protocol. 

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
Starring: Chris J. Miller
Summary: A family that has recently moved into a new house in Santa Rosa, CA, is terrorized by supernatural entities in this installment of the franchise.  The father discovers a box of videotapes left in the house and a video camera that can record paranormal occurrences that are invisible to the naked eye.  Together with his wife and brother, they must fight to protect their daughter from the spirits she's talking too. 

Hotel Transylvania 2
Starring: Adam Sandler
Summary: Hotel owner Dracula is concerned that his half-human grandson Dennis isn't embracing his vampire heritage.  He and his fellow ghouls put Dennis through a "monster-in-training" boot camp, but their efforts are complicated by the arrival of Dracula's dad, a traditionalist vampire named Vlad. 

Scandalous Behavior (Stone Barrington Series #36)
Author: Stuart Woods
Summary: After a series of nonstop adventures, Stone is eager for some peace and quiet in a rustic British setting.  But no sooner does he land in England than he's beset by an outrageous demand from a beautiful lady, and an offer he can't refuse.  Unfortunately, Stone quickly learns that his new acquisition comes with some undesired strings attached, namely a deadly mystery involving the complex relationships of the local gentry, and a relentless adversary who raises the stakes with every encounter. 

The Bitter Season (Sam Kovac & Nikki Liska Series #5)
Author: Tami Hoag
Summary: As the bitter weather of late fall descends on Minneapolis, Det. Nikki Liska is restless, and she misses her old partner Sam.  Sam is having an even harder time adjusting to not having Nikki, saddled with a green new partner younger than pieces of Sam's wardrobe.  Sam is distracted from his troubles by an especially brutal double homicide: a middle-aged husband and wife bludgeoned and hacked to death in their home with a ceremonial Japanese samurai sword.  Nikki's case, the unsolved murder of a family man, community leader, and decorated sec crimes detective, is less of a distraction: Twenty years later, there is little hope for finding the killer who got away. 

The Girls She Left Behind
Author: Sarah Graves
Summary: For Lizzie, the ice and snow of her first punishing North Woods winter are dreadful enough.  But near the small town of Bearkill, a stubborn forest fire now rages out of control, and as embers swirl dangerously in the smoke-filled air, a teen girl with a history of running away has dropped out of sight again.  The locals and the law both think Tara Wylie is up to her old tricks - until her mother receives a terrifying text message.

Look out for these great titles at your Abilene Public Library, and get yourselves on the reserve lists so you're certain to keep up with some of the popular releases of the week.

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