dig in to this book!

— The Dinosaur Hunter — is a gripping adventure novel that will leave you clawing for more!

Homer Hickam is also the author of the Helium-3 Series:

Crater — Crescent — Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company

“The cowboys who work on the ranchlands of Montana expect more than their fair share of trouble. One of them is Mike Wire, a former homicide detective. Mike is about to learn murder and mayhem can happen under Montana’s big skies, too. Beneath the earth lie enough dinosaur fossils to fill several museum collections — and make a fortune for whoever claims them first. Soon he will have to combine everything he learned as a cop with everything he knows as a cowboy to protect the people and the land he could never live without.”

feel like an adventure?

Check out Davis Bunn’s Storm Syrell Adventure series, new to the MEI Secondary Library.

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The adventure begins in Gold of Kings when “art and antiquities dealer Storm Syrrell closes up shop and begins a dangerous investigation into the murder of her grandfather, Sean, whose hidden journal reveals he led a much more exciting life behind his public persona as a discreet art broker”.



 

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The adventure continues in The Black Madonna when “antiquities dealer Storm Syrrell is hired by the handsome Harry Bennett to investigate the theft of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa and sets out to Europe with Bennett in search of the artifact and details about her grandfather’s murder”.

Dek the halls …

Outlaw-cover Just in time to stop by and grab a good read before Christmas break …

Ted Dekker’s latest book “Outlaw” has now hit our shelves.

“The story of how I, Julian Carter, and my precious two-year old son, Stephen, left Atlanta Georgia and found ourselves on a white sailboat, tossed about like a cork on a raging sea off of Australia’s northern tip in 1963, is harrowing.

But it pales in comparison to what happened deep in the jungle where I was taken as a slave by a savage tribe unknown to the world. Some places dwell in darkness so deep that even God seems to stay away.

There, my mind was torn in two by the gods of the earth. There, one life ended so another could begin.

Some will say I was a fool for making the choices I made. But they would have done the same. They, too, would have embraced death if they knew what I knew, and saw through my eyes.

My name is Julian and this is my story. But more, it is the story of my son who was born to change the world.

From deep in the impenetrable jungles where New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker was born and raised, comes OUTLAW, an epic adventure of two worlds that perhaps only he could write. Full of harrowing twists, sweeping violence, and wild love, Outlaw takes us beyond the skin of this world to another unseen.”
— from Ted Dekker’s Official site

take the tour

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren has done it again … come check out the beginning of another series by one of our favorite authors.

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Glamorous Illusions (Book 1) — “It’s the summer of 1913 and Cora Kensington’s life on the family farm has taken a dark turn. The crops are failing and worse, so is her father’s health. Then a stranger comes to call and in one fateful afternoon, Cora discovers that her birth father is a copper king-a man who invites her to tour Europe with her new family. As she travels across America, then on to England and France, Cora faces the hardships as well as the privileges of assuming the family name. And though now she knows more of her true identity, she soon discovers the journey is only beginning.”

Grave Consequences (Book 2) — “Cora Kensington faces life-changing challenges when her European tour with her wealthy family takes her through Austria, France, and Italy. As an unseen enemy stalks her, her heart is torn between a dashing Frenchman and a man who’s been quietly claiming her affection. Whom will she choose? Will her decision put her loved ones in danger?”

Glittering Promises (Book 3) — coming to the MEI Secondary Library shelves November 2013.

 

Airships on the horizon

Matt Cruise series covers
Follow the journey of Matt Cruise from his start as a cabin boy in Airborn to his experience as an astralnaut in Starclimber. In Airborn Matt discovers a damaged hot air balloon whose dying pilot tell a story of beautiful creatures that no one has ever seen before. A year later Matt meets Kate and is thrown into an adventure involving pirates, a crashing airship and a mysterious island; Can he overcome all of them and get into the airship academy? In Skybreaker Matt Cruise is a student in training when his ship is caught in a storm and thrown high into the air. The lost ship Hyperion is spotted, rumored to have untold riches, and even as he fights thrown the altitude sickness to land the ship, Matt remembers where it is. Now everyone is trying to get the coordinates from him. Can Matt and Kate survive all of these people and get to the Hyperion before anyone else? In Starclimber Matt is now a pilot working on the Celestial tower, which will be used to reach the stars, but there are some people who would do anything to stop humans from reaching the heavens. Will Matt become one of the first humans to venture into space? And if he is chosen will he be able to return to Earth?
 
Read an excerpt from Airborn
Read an excerpt from Skybreaker
Read an excerpt from Starclimber

 “I was born in Port Alberni, a mill town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia but spent the bulk of my childhood in Victoria, B.C. and on the opposite coast, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At around twelve I decided I wanted to be a writer. I started out writing sci-fi epics then went on to swords and sorcery tales and then, during the summer holiday when I was fourteen, started on a humorous story about a boy addicted to video games. It turned out to be quite a long story, really a short novel, and I rewrote it the next summer. We had a family friend who knew Roald Dahl – one of my favourite authors – and this friend offered to show Dahl my story. I was paralysed with excitement. I never heard back from Roald Dahl directly, but he read my story, and liked it enough to pass on to his own literary agent. I got a letter from them, saying they wanted to take me on, and try to sell my story. And they did.Taken from author website

time for Tolkein

Are you counting down the days until The Hobbit hits theaters?!

It was a bestselling book before a blockbuster movie.
Check out Tolkein’s The Hobbit, or the Lord of the Rings trilogy on eReader’s available at MEI Secondary Library.



Got Questions? Ask your librarian.

Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published and is the classic bestseller behind this year’s biggest movie.
The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. (kobobooks.com)




All three parts of the epic masterpiece The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers & The Return of the King –featuring the definitive edition of the text, hyperlinked footnotes and page references, and 3 maps including a detailed map of Middle-earth.
Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power; the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom where he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

are you still HUNGERY?

Have you finished the Hunger Games trilogy and are still hungry for more? Looking for the “what next” to read?
 
Well here you go . . . a list of books that you might enjoy if you enjoyed the Hunger Games. They are in no particular order, other than alphabetical (I am a librarian after all — it’s what we do!).
 
For more info., simply click on the book that looks interesting and you will be linked to that book in the MEI Secondary Library catalog. Of course you are welcome to drop by the library and I can point you in the right direction as well.

epic page turner

“The Skin Map”, a Bright Empires Novel, by Stephen R. Lawhead is a hold-your-breath beginning to a new series. This novel mixes ancient history, time travel, alternate realities, mystery, physics, and fantasy, to create a story so compelling that I find myself recommending it to any who will listen.
The unlikely Kit Livingstone finds himself in the center of a life threatening race to find the Skin Map; a map of symbols tattooed onto the abdomen of a brave explorer. These symbols hold the mystery of ley line travel, pathways to other worlds, and not merely British legend. As all good epic stories include, evil plots to destroy good and unexpected twists and turns maintain a heart-pounding pace. The only disappointment I felt was that I have to wait until the fall of 2011 for the next installment of the Bright Empires series!