Thursday, June 25, 2009

Release Date: June 25th, 2009

Tales of the Madman Underground
John Barnes
Wednesday, September 5, 1973: The first day of Karl Shoemaker’s senior year in stifl ing Lightsburg, Ohio. For years, Karl’s been part of what he calls “the Madman Underground”—a group of kids forced (for no apparent reason) to attend group therapy during school hours. Karl has decided that senior year is going to be different. He is going to get out of the Madman Underground for good. He is going to act—and be—Normal. But Normal, of course, is relative. Karl has five after-school jobs, one dead father, one seriously unhinged drunk mother . . . and a huge attitude. Welcome to a gritty, uncensored rollercoaster ride, narrated by the singular Karl Shoemaker.
I have had this one sitting on my bookshelf for a while now, and it is pretty big ... but it sounds great and I am excited to get the chance to read it :)
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Tenth Grade Bleeds
(The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Book Three)
Heather Brewer

It's another sucky year at Bathory High for Vladimir Tod. The evil vampire D'Ablo is hunting for the ritual that could steal Vlad's powers. His best friend Henry doesn't want to be his drudge anymore. And as if all that weren't enough, it's getting harder for Vlad to resist feeding on the people around him. When months go by with no word from Uncle Otis and D'Ablo shows up demanding Vlad's father's journal, Vlad realizes that having a normal high school year is the least of his concerns. Vlad needs to act fast, and even his status as the Pravus won't save him this time...

Which title are you looking forward to reading?

1 comment:

Jen said...

the smily face with fang cover is great!

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