2013 Summer Reads
These books are coming to a theater near you!
The new inspiration for the most popular movies coming to theaters is a book, particularly Young Adult books. With the success of movies such as Hunger Games and Twilight, both based on book series, expect to see even more of your favorite books hitting the big screen in the upcoming year. Here’s a few that are already planned for release, and the books can be found in our media center. So go ahead and read the book before you watch the movie because everyone knows the book is always better!
Divergent- A teenager tries to break away from her dystopian society where humans are divided by traits, but falls for someone in another group. Based on the book Divergent, by Veronica Roth, the movie is scheduled for a 2014 release. In the meantime, check out he book and its sequel, Insurgent.
The Maze Runner series- When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. When the lift's doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade--a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got there. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they've closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift. Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up--the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind. This series includes the books The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, and The Kill Order, all by James Dashner.
The Mortal Instruments series- When Clary Fray witnesses a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and carrying bizarre weapons, the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary. Shocked by her ability to see them, the murderers identify themselves as Shadowhunters, a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. This is based on a series by Cassandra Clare, which includes City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Fallen Angels, and City of Lost Souls.
Heist Society- When Kat tries to leave the family business of theft for a normal life, her old friend Hale conspires to bring her back into the fold. Why? A mobster's art collection has been stolen, and Kat's father is the only suspect. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat's dad needs her help. The only solution is to find the paintings and steal them back. Kat's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family's history--and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way. Based on the book by the same name by Ally Carter
Wicked Lovely- Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty--especially if they learn of her Sight--and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost. Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line. Based on the book by Melissa Marr.
The Uglies series-The story is set in a place which everyone has an operation when they turn 16, making them supermodel beautiful. You might think this is a good thing, but it's not. Especially if you're one of the Smokies, a bunch of radical teens who've decided they want to keep their own faces. This is a series of books by Scott Westerfeld.
This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein- Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein who stumble upon The Dark Library and discover secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies. When Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is drawn back to The Dark Library where he uncovers an ancient formula for the Elixir of Life. The book by Kenneth Oppel, on which this movie is based, was on the Texas Tayshas list last year.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth- In Mary's world, there are simple truths. Now she must choose between her village and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded by so much death? The movie is based on the book by the same name, written by Carrie Ryan.
Shiver- For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever. This is the first book in a series by Maggie Stiefvater, which also includes Linger.
Delirium- Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn't understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she'll be cured. But with 95 days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love. Based on the book by Lauren Oliver.
These are just a few of the books that HHS has in the media center that you can look forward to seeing at a movie theater soon. Come catch up on your reading before summer!