Tuesday, July 12, 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 Divergent Series: Allegiant
Starring: Shailene Woodley
Summary: After discovering the truth about their walled city and breaking down its oppressive faction system, Tris and Four lead a journey outside of Chicago to learn more about who has been manipulating their civilization.  But once their group comes face-to-face with the society that turned their city into an enclosed experiment, secrets are uncovered that threaten the fate of humankind.

Miracles from Heaven
Starring: Jennifer Garner
Summary: In this religious drama based on a true story, a mother is devastated to learn that her 10-year-old daughter Anna has an incredible digestive disorder that causes her chronic pain.  But when Anna is mysteriously cured of the ailment following a serious accident in which she falls three stories, her mom begins to believe that her recovery is a miracle.

Rampage (Singular Menace #3)
Author: John Sandford
Summary: Shay and her band of renegade activists have got the corrupt Singular Corporation on the run.  Their expose is finally working.  Or is it?  Even as revelations about the human experimental subjects break in the news, Singular's employees are slithering out of the sight.  And then their CEO is killed in a plane crash.  Was it a freak accident?  Or a cover-up?  Shay's gang begins to see signs that there may be even more powerful figures than they knew managing events - publicly expressing outrage and mopping up the mess, but secretly gathering up their scientists and moving the operation further out of sight.  It will take nothing short of a rampage to stop the Singular menace for good...

The Black Widow (Gabriel Allon #16)
Author: Daniel Silva
Summary: Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled, entertained, and educated readers with eighteen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back - from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East.  His brilliant hero, Gabriel Allon - art restorer, assassin, spy - has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Simon Templar.  This entry in the series showcases the author's consummate skill and brilliant imagination, and is sure to be a must read for both his multitudes of fans and growing legions of converts.

An Author's Odyssey (The Land of Stories #5)
Author: Chris Colfer
Summary: In the highly anticipated continuation of the series, Conner learns that the only place to fight the Masked Man's literary army is inside his own short stories.  When the twins and their friends enter worlds crafted from Conner's imagination, finding allies no one else could have ever dreamed of, the race begins to put an end to the Masked Man's reign of terror.  Can the twins finally restore peace in the fairy tale world?

Life Debt: Aftermath
Author: Chuck Wendig
Summary: It's a dark time for the Empire.  The Emperor is dead, and the remnants of his former Empire are in retreat.  As the New Republic fights to restore a lasting peace to the galaxy, some dare to imagine new beginnings and destinies.  For Han Solo, that means settling his last outstanding debt, by helping Chewbacca liberate the Wookiee's homeworld of Kashyyyk.  Meanwhile, Norra and her band of Imperial hunters pursue Grand Admiral Rae Sloane and the Empire's remaining leadership across the galaxy.  Even as more and more officers are brought to justice, Sloane continues to elude the New Republic, and Norra fears Sloan may be searching for a means to save the crumbling Empire from oblivion.  But the hunt for Sloane is cut short when Norra receives an urgent request from Princess Leia Organa...

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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