Tuesday, May 24, 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.

The Finest Hours
Starring: Chris Pine
Summary: This docudrama depicts the incredible true story of a daring Coast Guard rescue operation off of Cape Cod during a ferocious storm in the winter of 1952.  When an oil tanker splits in half, trapping its crew on board the sinking vessel, four brave Guardsmen set out to save them. 

How to Be Single
Starring: Dakota Johnson
Summary: A young woman searches for love in New York City in this romantic comedy based on the novel by Liz Tuccillo. 

The City of Mirrors (Passage Trilogy #3)
Author: Justin Cronin
Summary: The Twelve have been destroyed and the terrible hundred-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended.  The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to bu9ild society anew - and daring to dream of a hopeful future.  But far from them, in a dead metropolis, he waits: Zero.  The First.  Father of the Twelve.  The anguish that shattered his human life haunts him, and the hatred spawned by his transformation burns bright.  His fury will be quenched only when he destroys Amy - humanity's only hope, the Girl from Nowhere who grew up to rise against him.  One last time light and dark will clash, and at last Amy and her friends will know their fate. 

The Last Star: The Final Book of the 5th Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Summary: The enemy is Other.  The enemy is us.  They're down here, they're up there, they're nowhere.  They want the Earth, they want us to have it.  They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.  But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed.  So has Ringer.  Zombie.  Nugget.  And all 7.5 bill;ion people who used to live on our planet.  Betrayed first by the Other, and now by ourselves.  In these last days, Earth's remaining survivors will need to decide what's more important: saving themselves...or saving what makes us human. 

The Sorcerer's Daughter: The Defenders of Shannara
Author: Terry Brooks
Summary: The mysterious, magic-wielding Druid order has existed for long ages, battling any evil that threatens the Four Lands - and struggling to be understood and accepted by outsiders.  But their hopes of building goodwill are dashed when a demon's murderous rampage at a peace summit leaves their political opponents dead - casting new suspicions upon the Druids and forcing them to flee from enemies both mortal and monstrous.  Paxon Leah, the order's appointed protector, knows that blame lies with Arcannen Rai, the vile sorcerer he has battled and defeated before.  But there's no time to hunt his nemesis, if he is to lead the wrongfully accused Druids to their sanctuary.

Return to the Isle of the Lost (Descendants Series #2)
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Summary: Mal's an expert at intimidating her enemies, but she's broken the habit since leaving her villainous roots behind.  So when she and her friend Evie, Carlos, and Jay all receive threatening messages demanding they return home, Mal can't believe it.  Sure, she's King Ben's girlfriend now, and she's usually nice to her classmates, but she still didn't think anyone would be silly enough to try to push her around.  The thing is, it kind of worked,.  Especially since she and her friends have a sneaking suspicion that their villainous parents are behind the messages.  And when Evie looks into her magic mirror, what she sees only confirms their fears.  Maleficent's just a tiny lizard after her run-in with Mal at Ben's Coronation, but she's the worst villain in the land and for a reason.  Could she have found a way to escape?  Whatever's going on, Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay know they have to sneak back to the isle and get to the bottom of it.

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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