Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Today's Top Book & DVD Releases

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

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
Starring: Daisy Ridley
Summary: Luke Skywalker has vanished, and both the Resistance and the sinister First Order are searching for him.  Crack pilot Poe Dameron obtains a clue to his whereabouts, but when everything goes wrong, a droid called BB-8 becomes the center of the search, along with scavenger Rey and stormtrooper desert FN-2187, who have found the droid.

As Time Goes By
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Summary: TV journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the news.  She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts.  When Delaney's friends Alvirah and her husband Willy offer to look into the mystery surrounding her birth, they uncover a shocking secret they do not want to reveal.

Family Jewels (Stone Barrington Series #37)
Author: Stuart Woods
Summary: Stone Barrington's newest client seems to be a magnet for trouble.  A poised lady of considerable wealth, she's looking to help discouraging the attentions of a tenacious gentleman.  But no sooner does Stone fend off the party in question than his client becomes involved in two lethal crimes.  With suspects aplenty, Stone must probe deep into his client's life to find the truth, and he discovers that the heart of the mystery may be a famous missing piece of history, a stunningly beautiful vestige of a bygone era.  It's a piece with a long and storied past and untold value...the kind of relic someone might kill to obtain.

The Story of Kullervo
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Summary: Brought up in the homestead of the dark magician Untamo, who killed his father, kidnapped his mother, and tried three times to kill him when he was still a boy, Kullervo is alone save for the love of his twin sister, Wanona, and the magical powers of the black dog Musti, who guards him.  When Kullervo is sold into slavery he swears revenge on the magician, but he will learn that even at the point of vengeance there is no escape from the cruelest of fates.

Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes
Author: Rick Riordan
Summary: Magic, monsters, and mayhem abound when Percy and Annabeth meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time.  Weird creatures are appearing in unexpected places, and the demigods and magicians have to team up to take them down.  As they battle with Celestial Bronze and glowing hieroglyphs, the four heroes find that they have a lot in common - and more power than they ever thought possible.  But will their combined forces be enough to foil an ancient enemy who is mixing Greek and Egyptian incantations for an evil purpose?

The Beast (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series #14)
Author: J.R. Ward
Summary: Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood.  After avoiding war with the Shadows, alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn.  The slayers of the Lessening Society are stronger than ever, preying on human weakness to acquire more money, more weapons, more power.  But as the Brotherhood readies for an all-out attack on them, one of their own fights a battle within himself...

Look 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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