Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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 popular titles being released today.

The Girl on the Train
Starring: Emily Blunt
Summary: A recent divorcee fantasizes about a couple whose house she passes each day on her commuter train ride.  Soon, she becomes entangled in a mystery involving not only the couple, but her former husband and his new family.

Keeping Up with the Joneses
Starring: Zach Galifianakis
Summary: An ordinary suburban couple discover that their hospitable new neighbors are actually government spies.  Soon, all four of them are caught up in an international espionage imbroglio.

Ouija: Origin of Evil
Starring: Mike Flanagan
Summary: In 1967 Los Angeles, a widow making ends meet as a psychic is stunned when she obtains a Ouija board that actually enables her to talk to the dead.  While it's great for her business, the board also allows a vengeful ghost to possess her nine-year-old daughter.

Never Never
Author: James Patterson
Summary: Never...assume you know someone.  Harry Blue is the top Sex Crimes investigator in her department.  She's a seasoned pro who's seen it all.  But even she didn't see this coming: her own brother arrested for the grisly murders of three beautiful young women.  Never...accept a reassignment to the middle of nowhere "for your own good."  Harry's been sent to a makeshift town in a desolate landscape - a world full of easy money, plenty of illegal ways to spend it, and a ragtag collection of transient characters who thrive on the fringes of society.  A place where little grows, but evil flourishes.  Never...trust anyone.  Looking into a seemingly simple missing persons case, Harry's been assigned to a new partner.  But is he actually meant to be a watchdog?  Never...go anywhere without leaving a trace.  Far from the world she knows and desperate to clear her brother's name, Harry has to mine the dark secrets of her strange new home for answers to a deepening mystery - before she vanishes in a place where no one would ever think to look for her.

Carve the Mark
Author: Veronica Roth
Summary: On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future.  While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not - their gifts make them vulnerable to others' control.  Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of the power in this world?  Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people.  Cyra's currentgift gives her pain and power - something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies.  But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother's hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.  Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless.  Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive - no matter what the cost.  When Akos is thrust into Cyra's world, the enmity between their counties and families seems insurmountable.  They must decide to help each other to survive - or to destroy one another.

Feversong (Fever Series #9)
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Summary: As Mac, Barrons, Ryodan, and Jada struggle to restore control, enemies become allies, right and wrong cease to exist, and the lines between life and death, lust and love, disappear completely.  Black holes loom menacingly over Dublin, threatening to destroy the earth, yet the greatest danger is the one MacKayla Lane has unleashed from within.  The Sinsar Dubh - a sentient book of unthinkable evil - has possessed her body and will stop at nothing in its insatiable quest for power.  The fate of Man and Fae rests on destroying the book and recovering the long-lost Song of Making, the sole magic that can repair the fragile fabric of the earth.  But to achieve these aims, sidhe-seers, the Nine, Seelie, and Unseelie must form unlikely alliances and make heart-wrenching choices.  For Barrons and Jada, this means finding the Seelie queen, who alone can wield the mysterious song, negotiating with a lethal Unseelie prince hell-bent on ruling the Fae courts, and figuring out how to destroy the Sinsar Dubh while keeping Mac alive.  This time, there's no gain without sacrifice, no pursuit without risk, no victory without irrevocable loss.  In the battle for Mac's soul, every decision exacts a tremendous price.

Look for these 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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