Tuesday, August 23, 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 Huntsman: Winter's War
Starring: Chris Hemsworth
Summary: The spin-off of Snow White and the Huntsman acts as both prequel and sequel to the original film, dealing with the adventures of Eric the Huntsman as he gets caught up in the rivalry between wicked queens Ravenna and Freya.  During his quest, Eric is also endangered by his feelings for fellow warrior Sara, since ice queen Freya has decreed that love is forbidden in her kingdom.

Ratchet & Clank
Starring: James Arnold Taylor
Summary: Oddball alien Ratchet and his brainy robot sidekick Clank embark on their biggest adventure ever in this adaptation of the video-game franchise by Insomniac Games, which explores the characters' origin story as they work together to defend the Solana Galaxy from the evil Chairman Drek.

Walking Dead: Season 6
Starring: Andrew Lincoln
Summary: Trusting Rick for their survival, Alexandrian volunteers help to lure a nearby horde of walkers away from the community.  Other repel an invasion by the deranged Wolves which results in a large herd of walkers breaking off to surround Alexandria.  In a season that will push Rick's group to their limits, even more awaits them as a new foe looms over their head, Negan, the leader of the Saviors.  But what form of saving do they offer?

Scandal: Season 5
Starring: Kerry Washington
Summary: The season continues the story of Olivia Pope's crisis management firm, and its staff, as well as staff at the White House in Washington D.C.  With people who were once allies, now enemies, tempers begin to rise as we run into the presidential campaign to see who will fill the seat that will be left vacant by President Fitzgerald Grant.  Only Olivia encounters a number of obstacles along the way.

The One Man
Author: Andrew Gross
Summary: Poland. 1944. Alfred Mendl and his family are brought on a crowded train to a Nazi concentration camp after being caught trying to flee Paris with forged papers.  His family is torn away from him on arrival, his life's work burned before his eyes.  To the guards, he is just another prisoner, but in fact Mendl - a renowned physicist - holds knowledge that only two people in the world possess.  And the other is already at work for the Nazi war machine.

First Star I See Tonight
Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Summary: Piper is a woman with a dream - to become the best detective in the city of Chicago.  First job?  Trail former Chicago Stars quarterback, Cooper Graham.  Problem?  Graham's spotted her, and he's not happy.  Which is why a good detective needs to think on her feet.  "The fact is...I'm your stalker.  Not full-out barmy.  Just...mildly unhinged."    Piper soon finds herself working for Graham himself, although not as the bodyguard he refuses to admit he so desperately needs.  Instead, he's hired her to keep an eye on the employees at his exclusive nightclub.  But Coop's life might be in danger, and Piper's determined to protect him, whether he wants it or not.

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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