Thursday, January 18, 2007

more new january titles

Hiya folks,

We've gotten in a decent number of various new titles, so please don't forget to check out the "New Books" folder for the complete list....these are just the ones I feel like talking about.......at least right now. If you've read something awesome (or awful) don't forget that I'd love to add your views to the blog anytime, so you can either comment or send me an email (southbrunswickteentalk@yahoo.com) or drop me a line with your comments or book review on it & I'll add it pdq

Here's what I've got for ya this time:

Doppelganger is a sorta horror/suspense book about a creature who is a doppelganger....which for those who don't know means an exact duplicate of a person. For purposes of the story it means a creature who must kill humans & take on their identity for a time in order to survive. The problem is that this particular doppelganger doesn't like killing.....and when he is pushed and takes over this jock's identity (he was being beat at the time) he reluctantly starts to live his life. He finds that some humans live lives much more horrific & terrible than any monster on tv....and that's this kid's life....abuse, neglect & more. Can this creature improve the horrific life of this high school football star? Can he find a way to survive without more killing? Awesome read, try it if you like fantastical horror.

The Sleeper Code is pure suspense drama & a very fast read. This guy (can you tell I'm bad at names?) has a form of narcolepsy (which is when you fall asleep uncontrollably....think epilepsy but w/o fits) and he's been trying to live his life as best he can within the parameters of his problem. But one night his next door neighbor sees him leaving the house when he's supposedly out cold in his bed.....and he keeps having these dreams about being a deadly assassin.....what's happening? Then one night he inadvertantly triggers a post-hypnotic suggestion that begins to clarify his situation.....and what a mess it is! This is a fun roller coaster ride of a book, and first in a series....we are SO getting more of these asap!

Parent Swap is a funny story about a kid in England whose parents are divorced. But it gets better, his mother isn't paying attention (too busy building a new career) and his father won't leave the house since the divorce (basically having a mental breakdown). So when he finds an add inside his backpack advertising the chance to change parents he decides to go for it. Then he starts to notice some strange happenings...like the van that keeps showing up wherever he is....and that people are acting funny whenever he's around.....could this whole thing be an elaborate hoax? or even worse.....could it be a reality tv show? I loved this book because the main character is so smart and the adults totally under estimate him (which never happens in real life right?) but more than anything all the crazy people he meets make him really appreciate his family and what he can do to make things better.

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