Tuesday, May 23, 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.

Get Out
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya
Summary: A young African-American photographer is nervous at the thought of meeting his white girlfriend's parents for the first time during a trip to the latter's country estate.  However, his anxiety soon turns into outright terror when he discovers that the family's seemingly idyllic community is hiding a sinister conspiracy, one that involves the disappearance of several black people in the area.

Place Hold
Starring: Hugh Jackman
Summary: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border.  However, Logan attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

The Great Wall
Starring: Matt Damon
Summary: In this action-fantasy epic set in 11th century China, two mercenaries from the West are captured by a military organization that are headquartered in a fortress on the Great Wall.  In time, the duo get caught up in a battle between the Chinese warriors and a supernatural menace that the Great Wall was built to repel.

Crazy House
Author: James Patterson
Summary: There were no charges.  There was no trial.  There will be no escape.  17-year-old Becca was snatched from her small hometown.  She was thrown into a maximum-security prison and put on Death Row with other kids her age.  Until her execution, Becca's told to fig in and shut her mouth...but Becca's never been very good at either.  Her sister Cassie was always the perfect twin.  Becca's only hope is that her twin sister will find her.  That perfect little priss Cassie will stop following the rules and start breaking them, before it's too late.  Because her jailers made a mistake that could get them both killed: they took the wrong twin.

Dragon Teeth
Author: Michael Crichton
Summary: The year is 1876.  Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape.  In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution.  Against this backdrop, two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving, and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.  Based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Edwin Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh.

Lord of Shadows (Dark Artifices #2)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Summary: Emma has finally avenged her parents.  She thought she'd be at peace.  But she is anything but calm.  Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark.  But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again.  And the faerie courts are not silent.  The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters' demands.  Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear - before it's too late.

Rise of the Isle of the Lost (Descendants #3)
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Summary: In this sequel, Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay face their biggest challenge yet as a rotten villain from their past returns.  They'll have to do everything in their power-good and evil- to keep Auradon safe.  Packed with plenty of humor and adventure, this sequel spinoff is destined to please.

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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