If you are like me, you are anxiously awaiting Mockingjay which came out today in bookstores everywhere. But if you go into the library, unfortunately you won't see it on the shelf. Right now we have 462 folks waiting for the book, so it will need to go out to all of them before it even comes close to seeing an actual teen area book shelf. But we have 82 copies going out this week, so we should be seeing it soon!
Haven't heard of this book at all? You are totally missing out! It is the finale in a teen science-fiction about a world in which teens are forced to battle to the death on network tv filled with adventure, romance, betrayal and high fashion. They are SO good. Start with Hunger Games, and follow it up with Catching Fire before you read Mockingjay. This is one series you definitely can not read out of order!
And while you wait, here are some of my favorite series to tide you over:
The Uglies series: Uglies, Pretties, Specials and Extras by Scott Westerfeld
The Tiffany Aching books: Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith and (soon to be out) I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
The Bartimaeus Trilogy: The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye, Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud