Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Standing Tall: Confidence, Teamwork and Learning to Lead (Tom Harley)

Standing Tall: Confidence, Teamwork and Learning to Lead
Tom Harley

Blurb: Tom Harley considers himself a lucky man, having captained the Geelong Football Club to two premierships in three years. Never the club's top player, he set personal goals, working hard and pushing himself to achieve them. On his way to becoming the greatest leader he could be, Tom discovered which qualities he values most, and how to bring out the best in others.

Respect, courage, risk, pride, gaining confidence, finding your passion, leading under pressure and coping with failure - using his own experiences. Tom shares his thoughts on what makes both great leaders and followers. He shows what it takes to stand tall, on and off the field.

ISBN: 9780143204237 (Paperback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 194 (Non-Fiction)


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ricky Ricotta's Giant Robot vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury: The Second Robot Adventure (Dav Pilkey & Martin Ontiveros)

Ricky Ricotta's Giant Robot vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury: The Second Robot Adventure
Dav Pilkey & Martin Ontiveros

Blurb: Ricky Ricotta may be a small mouse, but he has a VERY big friend - a giant flying Robot! And when an evil, outerspace villain named Mr. Mosquito invades Earth with an army of Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury, Ricky and his Robot know exactly what to do! Young readers will cheer as Ricky's Robot battles the bad guys. And when Ricky finds a very smart way to play a trick on Mr. Mosquito, it's plain to see that even a little mouse can be a BIG hero!

ISBN: 0590307223 (Paperback)
Year: 2000
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 123 (Fiction)


Monday, February 27, 2012

Toilet Terror: Bone Chillers #11 (Betsy Haynes)

Toilet Terror: Bone Chillers #11
Betsy Haynes

Blurb: There's a monster growing in Ellie and Han's toilet! It all started when Ellie flushed her messed up chemistry experiment. Then Hans gave his dead goldfish a burial at sea - in the same toilet.

Now there's a creature living in the darkest depths of the bathroom. It slithers down the pipes behind the walls. It slides through the drains and into the sink. And it's only a matter of time until the creature finds the space under the bathroom door - the space that will lead it to Hans and Ellie...

ISBN: 0061064262 (Paperback)
Year: 1996
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Pages: 122 (Fiction)


Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Silver Eyes: After Dark Series #24 (Jackie French & David Miller)

The Silver Eyes: After Dark Series #24
Jackie French & David Miller

Blurb: Each one deserved to die.
But no one touched them,
no one killed them...
the strange silver eyes just watched...

A story of innocence and horror by award-winning author Jackie French, with macabre illustrations by David Miller

ISBN: 0850917840 (Paperback)
Year: 1997
Publisher: Lothian Books
Pages: 48 (Fiction)


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Defining Moments in Movies: The Greatest Films, Stars, Scenes, and Events that Made Movie Magic (Chris Fujiwara)

Defining Moments in Movies: The Greatest Films, Stars, Scenes, and Events that Made Movie Magic
Edited by Chris Fujiwara

Blurb: Part expert selection of seminal moments, part glorious celebration of over 100 years of cinema. The moments are divided into categories. The seminal films, the major players - actors, actresses, directors, producers - focusing on a moment that encompasses their contribution, great scenes, great lines, and major events - from meetings and debuts to casting quirks and deaths. Whether dazzlingly inventive, technically breathtaking, shockingly simple or simply shocking, these moments took movies to their greatest heights. Some are legendary - the spectacular action sequence, awesome special effects, extraordinary performances, genius direction or unforgettable dialogue. Others are more subtle - groundbreaking films that inspired decades of imitators, the first screen appearance of a future star, the untimely death of a major player, or even the roll of the dice on the casting couch that gave us Brandon's Godfather rather than Borgnine's.

Each moment is an indelible, vital or explosive turning point in filmmaking, each reviewed in its historic context with an overview of its impact on movie history, movie making and movie viewing.

-Written by a superb selection of international film writers, critics, experts and film makers, here is an intelligent guide to over a century of major movies, film history and criticism.
-In depth reviews of key scenes, speeches and seminal films from over 50 countries offer rare insight into the giants of the silver screen.
-Biography and impact of the major movers and shakers covers the great directors, cinematographers and stars.

ISBN: 9781844036042 (Softback)
Year: 2007
Publisher: Cassell
Pages: 800 (Non-Fiction)


Friday, February 24, 2012

Keeping The Faith: Collingwood...the pleasure, the pain, the whole damned thing (Steven Strevens)

Keeping The Faith: Collingwood...the pleasure, the pain, the whole damned thing
Steve Strevens

Blurb: In a world of constant change, one of the few things that never alters is the passion of the footy fan for their club.

In Keeping the Faith, Steve Strevens charts the 2004 season, a winter of black and white agony and ecstasy, through his own story and those of the many ordinary supporters we never hear about, the backbone of any footy club. From the bleak, afternoons sitting in the outer to the president's lunch, from the memories of ANZAC Day games long gone to a train journey to Sydney with the cheer squad, Steve Strevens paints an affectionate and humorous portrait of those who follow 'the Pies'.

Despite the disaster that was the 2004 season, Collingwood survived - and support flourished. For those who follow the Magpies, it was simply a matter of faith. You love your club, to the exclusion of all others. You support it, even when times are tough. In many ways, winning and losing are not as important as belonging.

Keeping the Faith is a glorious celebration of Australian Rules football - and the fans who make the game great.

ISBN: 1741146682 (Paperback)
Year: 2005
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Pages: 258 (Non-Fiction)


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Novel #2 (Richelle Mead)

Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Novel #2
Richelle Mead

Blurb: When love and jealousy collide on the slopes, winter break turns deadly...

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires - the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

Rose has serious guy trouble. Her gorgeous tutor, Dimitri, has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason has a huge crush on her, and she keeps getting struck in her best friend Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian.

Then a nearby Strigoi attack puts St. Vladimir's on high alert, and the Academy whisks its students away on a mandatory holiday ski trip. But the glittering winter landscape and posh Idaho resort only provide the illusion of safety. When three students run away to strike back against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. Only this time, Rose - and her heart - are in more danger than she ever could have imagined...

ISBN: 9781595141750 (Paperback)
Year: 2008
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 327 (Fiction)


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Stieg Larsson, My Friend (Kurdo Baksi)

Stieg Larsson, My Friend
Kurdo Baksi

Blurb: Stieg Larsson is best known as the author of the Millennium trilogy, but during his career as a journalist he was also a crucial protagonist in the battle against racism and for democracy in Sweden and in Europe, and a founder of the anti-facist magazine Expo. Kurdo Baksi first met Larsson in 1992; it was the beginning of an intense friendship, and a fruitful but challenging working relationship. Now, six years after Larsson's sudden death, Baksi has written about his close friend.

In this candid and rounded memoir Baksi answers the questions a multitude of Larsson's readers have already asked: about his upbringing; the recurring death threats from neo-Nazi groups; his prodigious capacity for work on the causes about which he was passionate; his feminism - so evident in his novels - and his dogmatism. What was he like as a colleague? Who provided the inspiration for his now-immortal characters (Baksi is one of the few who appears in the trilogy as himself)? Who was Lisbeth Salander?

Stieg Larsson, My Friend is an eloquent and troubling insight into the life of a man who has rapidly become one of the world's bestselling authors.

Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson.

ISBN: 9780857050717 (Paperback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Maclehose Press
Pages: 144 (Non-Fiction)


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bureau of Mysteries (H.J. Harper with Illustrations by Nahum Ziersch)

Bureau of Mysteries
H.J. Harper with Illustrations by Nahum Ziersch

Blurb: Strange things happen in Little Obscurity - but the BUREAU of MYSTERIES is always there to investigate.

George Feather spends his day cleaning chimneys. That is, until he discovers the Bureau of Mysteries - investigative codebreakers who live in between the floors of the Brass Castle Hotel.

When the Bureau learns of the Clockwork Octopus Society's evil plans, George is recruited to stop the villains from wreaking havoc on the city. Along with his partner, Imp, George follows the trails of evidence and cracks the codes that each suspect leaves behind.

Chased by mechanical insects, overcome by horrible smells and trapped in train tunnels - will they be able to solve the clues in time to save the city?

ISBN: 9781742752143 (Paperback)
Year: 2012
Publisher: Random House
Pages: 279 (Fiction)


Monday, February 20, 2012

The Spycatcher Trial (Malcolm Turnbull)

The Spycatcher Trial
Malcolm Turnbull

Blurb: It started with M15 seeking to muzzle an old spy..It ended with the British Government on trial.

In 1985 an ex-intelligence officer signed a contract for the publication of his memoirs with an Australian publisher. Mrs Thatcher was having none of it, and Peter Wright was pursued through the courts of the English-speaking world. Wright, equally tenacious, remained determined to see his book appear.

In early 1986 a brilliant young Sydney lawyer took up the Spycatcher case - and was given a one per cent chance of winning. The ensuing three-week trial, the centrepiece of that young lawyer's own account of the affair, turned the Spycatcher case in favour of Wright and made his book an international bestseller.

In the Spycatcher Trial Malcolm Turnbull is able to describe from the inside the fascinating conduct of a celebrated legal battle. He discusses Wright's motives in wishing to publish and those of the British Government in relentlessly seeking to stop him. And, above all, he recreates the drama of the trial that caught the world's imagination.

ISBN: 1863300082 (Paperback)
Year: 1988
Publisher: Mandarin
Pages: 228 (Non-Fiction)


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Wisdom: Life Lessons from an Australian Legend (Ron Barassi)

Wisdom: Life Lessons from an Australian Legend
Ron Barassi

Blurb: Ron Barassi is an iconic figure in Australian sporting culture, with a record of personal and team success that is unrivalled. Beyond sport, he has become a greatly respected elder in our broader society.

In Wisdom, he shares with us 31 maxims and quotations that he has collected and which are integral to forging that reputation. Ron reflects on reach and explains their importance in delivering ideas, motivation and inspiration, and how he applied them in sport and life - words of wisdom, indeed.

Containing beautiful illustrations from artist James Money, Wisdom is a book to come back to time and time again.

ISBN: 9781742378756 (Paperback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Pages: 115 (Non-Fiction)


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Disney At Dawn: Kingdom Keepers II (Ridley Pearson)

Disney At Dawn: Kingdom Keepers II
Ridley Pearson

Blurb: It's supposed to be a happy day at the Magic Kingdom - the teenage holographic hosts have returned. But things go very wrong when a sudden lightning storm disrupts the celebration, and Amanda's mysterious sister, Jez, dissapears. The only clue is the sighting of a wild monkey in the Magic Kingdom during the storm. The mystery deepens as Finn is contacted by Wayne, an old man he hasn't heard from in months. Wayne tells Finn that there's trouble at the Animal Kingdom: the evil Overtakers have gained control of one of the computer servers that will be used to operate Daylight Holographic Imaging there. That means if any of the holographic hosts fall asleep, they will go into comas - permanently. Filled with action and brimming with the same meticulous details as The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, this second book in the series - Disney at Dawn - is the result of hands-on research behind the scenes at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park. Younger and older readers alike will get a glimpse into a second Disney kingdom. The wild rides have only just begun, and the clock is ticking. How long can the teens keep themselves awake in their quest to find their friends - and what happens in they fail?

ISBN: 9781423103653 (Hardback)
Year: 2008
Publisher: Disney Editions
Pages: 377 (Fiction)


Friday, February 17, 2012

Unspoken Truth - Star Trek: The Original Series (Margaret Wander Bonanno)

Unspoken Truth - Star Trek: The Original Series
Margaret Wander Bonanno

Blurb: A social experiment was conceived. Its goal was to breed the best, the brightest, the most malleable and most loyal soldiers to ever serve. To this end, the Romulan Empire used its own children, blinded by the belief that anything that would bring glory to the praetor was justified. And when the winds of politics changed, these children were abandoned, left to die on a world so horrifying that it was dubbed - by those who dared to cling to life - Hellguard.

One wild cild, Saavik, was rescued by Spock. He took the half-Vulcan, half-Romulan child home to his parents, knowing that if anyone could reach and rescue Saavik, it was them.

Now a Starfleet officer, Saavik has striven to honor her mentor and her Vulcan heritage. But recent events have shaken her. Left behind on Vulcan while the rest of the Enterprise crew goes to face court-martial for stealing and destroying their ship, the young science officer is adrift when two men from her past confront her. Tolek, another Hellguard survivor, tells Saavik that the survivors are being killed one-by-one and only they can discover who and why. The other, a Romulan who claims to be her father, swears it is the Vulcans who are eliminating the Hellguard survivors because they are an embarrassment to all of Vulcan, but that she has the power to stop it, by bringing down the Vulcan ambassador, Sarek.

Not knowing where to turn, not knowing whom to trust, Saavik must find her own answers, and discover who she truly is.

1439102190 (Paperback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages: 386 (Fiction)


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World At Large (William Shatner with Chris Regan)

Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World At Large
William Shatner with Chris Regan

Blurb: You love William Shatner.
You admire his many varied talents.
You appreciate his creativity and willingness to take risks.
You want to learn his master negotiation techniques.
You wish you could hang out with him.
Admit it. You want to BE William Shatner.
And can (almost)

To be Shatner, you must follow the rules included in the lively, entertaining, and thoughtful volume you now hold in your hands. This collection of rules, illustrated with stories from Bill's illustrious life and career, will show you how Bill became William Shatner, larger than life and bigger than any role he ever played.

Shatner rules is your guide to becoming William Shatner. Or, more accurately, beautifully Shatneresque. Because let's face it...Shatner does rule, doesn't he?

ISBN: 9780525952510 (Hardback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Dutton
Pages: 252 (Non-Fiction)


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Private Games -Private Series #3 (James Patterson and Mark Sullivan)

Private Games (Private Series #3)
James Patterson and Mark Sullivan

Blurb: The Olympic Games are under attack. Only Private, the world's most exclusive detective agency, can save them.

The world is watching.

July 2012: The Games have arrived in London. Preparations have gone flawlessly and the stage is set for one of the greatest ever showcases of sporting excellence. But one man has a devastating plan. Having waited years for this chance, he is now ready for vengeance.

A killer is plotting.

When Sir Denton Marshall, a key member of the London Olympic organising committee, is found decapitated in his garden, Peter Knight, head of Private London, is called to the scene. Private are working with the organising committee on the security for the Games, so Denton Marshall was a valuable client. But there is a more personal link: Marshall was also the fiance of Knight's mother.

The time for vengeance has come.

Having only recently lost close friends and colleagues at Private London in a fatal plane crash, this is another torturous blow for Knight and threatens to push him over the edge. But is soon becomes clear that Denton Marshall's murder is no isolated incident, and that the killer's number one target is the Games itself.

As the most talented athletes in the world gather in London, Knight knows he must find Sir Denton's killer. Thousands of lives are at stake...

ISBN: 9781846059742 (Paperback)
Year: 2012
Publisher: Century
Pages: 409 (Fiction)


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The American Civil War - A Military History (John Keegan)

The American Civil War - A Military History
John Keegan

Blurb: This magisterial history of the first modern war is on the scale of John Keegan's classics, A History of Warfare and The First World War. In his sweeping, unputdownable narrative he highlights the geography, leadership and strategic logic at the heart of the conflict.

John Keegan writes: 'The geography of the battlefield is to me a living reality. I know the appearance of the battlefields, I know the distances between them, I know the cemeteries in which the dead were buried. What constantly puzzles me, however, is to relate the landmarks of the war to its events, chronology, strategy and logic. That war went on for so long and over such an enormous space - the Confederacy covered an area as large as Europe west of Russia - and involved so many battles (260 is the common reckoning) and so many people, that its events conform to no patterns at all.

'How to make sense of the war is the question. In recent years, this became the primary concern of historians, after nearly a century of writing concerned either with arguing the rights and wrongs or simply retelling the story chronologically.

'The story of America is, in one of its dimensions, that of man and wilderness. The story can be told as one in which man tames and dominates; it can equally be told as one in which nature is never really subdued, always bides its time, often asserts its power to remind men of their pygmy status. The Civil War is certainly a story of the struggle of man against man; it is equally a story of the struggle of man against geography, in which those who had a feel for the country eventually succeeded because they knew how to work with the landscape instead of ignoring or defying it.'

ISBN: 9780091794835 (Hardback)
Year: 2009
Publisher: Hutchinson
Pages: 394 (Non-Fiction)


Monday, February 13, 2012

Just a Geek - Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life, love, and fulfilment beyond the Starship Enterprise (Wil Wheaton)

Just a Geek - Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life, love, and fulfilment beyond the Starship Enterprise
Wil Wheaton

Blurb: Just a Geek is the story of how Wil Wheaton faced down his constant companion, the ghost he calls 'Prove to Everyone That Quitting Star Trek Wasn't A Mistake.' The key to banishing that ghost turned out to be the blog that he launched in 2001 at On his blog, Wil shared - with stunning and fearless honesty - his real life: the struggles of being a working-class actor, the joys of being married and raising two stepchildren, and the experience of growing up on the Starship Enterprise.

Just a Geek fleshes out the stories that started on the blog. Join Wil as he auditions for new shows, relives his past at Star Trek conventions, or just hangs out in his living room. Both funny and poignant, the book chronicles Wil's journey to rediscover himself and come to terms with what it means to be famous, or, ironically, famous for having previously been famous.

ISBN: 9780596806316 (Paperback)
Year: 2004
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pages: 269 (Non-Fiction)


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Who Was Walt Disney? (Whitney Stewart; Illustrated by Nancy Harrison)

Who Was Walt Disney?
Whitney Stewart; Illustrated by Nancy Harrison

Blurb: Who was Walt Disney?

-A boy who loved to play practical jokes
-An ambulance driver in France during World War I
-The creator of Mickey Mouse
-All of the above!

Find out more about the real Walt Disney in this fun and exciting illustrated biography!

ISBN: 9780448450520 (Paperback)
Year: 2009
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Pages: 106 (Non-Fiction)


Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Challenge of Samukai! - LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu #1 (Greg Farshtey and Paulo Henrique)

The Challenge of Samukai! - LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu #1
Greg Farshtey and Paulo Henrique

Blurb: A fatal Gambit!

Sensei Wu has trained Cole, Zane, Jay and Kai to be Masters of Spinjitzu, and together they defend the world of Ninjago from the dark forces of the Underworld. But when Samukai boasts that he can defeat Sensai Wu and his four young ninja, Garmadon takes him up on his bet!

ISBN: 9781597072977 (Paperback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Papercutz
Pages: 62 (Fiction)


Friday, February 10, 2012

The Coming of the Whirlpool - Ship Kings Book One (Andrew McGahan)

The Coming of the Whirlpool (Ship Kings Book One)
Andrew McGahan

Blurb: 'If you go to sea, you will come to the attention of the Ship Kings. And if they discover who you are, they will kill you.'

Young Dow Amber is no sailor. But driven by a strange sea-longing he ventures down to the great grim bay known as the Claw. He hopes to learn there of seafaring, but he finds only a fearful people who scarcely dare sail at all, for they have been cursed by a monstrous whirlpool that haunts the bay, stealing away their sons.

Then the rulers of all the world - the proud and cruel Ship Kings - arrive in the Claw. Dow is fascinated by their fine tall vessels, and even more so by a mysterious girl who lives aboard their flagship.

It is a perilous attraction to be sure, but could it be that his future somehow lives with the Ship Kings? Or will he be called upon to descend to his death, when the terrible whirlpool rises once more?

ISBN: 9781742376479 (Hardback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Pages: 289 (Fiction)


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Blood Test - Alex Delaware #2 (Jonathan Kellerman)

Blood Test (Alex Delaware #2)
Jonathan Kellerman

Blurb: Family ties can bind you too tight.

Doctors believe that they can successfully treat five-year old cancer patient Woody Swope. But Woody's parents, members of a cult called 'The Touchers', are not only refusing the treatment, they're also threatening to remove him from the hospital.

Psychologist Alex Delaware is called in to talk the parents round. But before he can, the Swopes are gone and so is Woody. All that remains is a savagely ransacked and bloodied motel room, their promiscuous teenage daughter, Nona, and an increasingly dark and bizarre case for Alex to solve.

ISBN: 9780755357260 (Paperback)
Year: 1986
Publisher: Headline
Pages: 340 (Fiction)


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Gentle Satan: My Life with Abe Saffron (Alan Saffron)

Gentle Satan: My Life with Abe Saffron
Alan Saffron

Blurb: Abe Saffron was Australia's most notorious underworld figure, for decades known as 'Mr Sin' and the 'King of King's Cross'. His wife called him something different: 'Gentle Satan'. This fascinating memoir by his son Alan tells us why, for the first time, revealing the truth about the man and his crimes - both professional and personal.

Growing up, Alan counted the money from Abe's brothels and hotels, and frequented his illegal bars and strip clubs, including the famous Les Girls, The Roosevelt and the Pink Pussycat. He describes Abe's corrupt deals with premiers, police commissioners and a prime minister - many of whom he met - as well as the real estate deals that 'legitimised' Abe's fortune.

But Alan's most compelling stories are about his own highly volatile relationship with is authoritarian father, and his mother's struggle to deal with Abe's affairs, including the attention he gave to his 'second' family, up till his death and beyond.

An incredible story of family loyalties, betrayals, illegitimate sibling and contested inheritance, all in the powerful grip of a flawed millionaire patriarch.

ISBN: 9780143010715 (Paperback)
Year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 311 (Non-Fiction)


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Goblin King: Sophie and the Shadow Woods #1 (Linda Chapman & Lee Weatherly)

The Goblin King: Sophie and the Shadow Woods #1
Linda Chapman & Lee Weatherly

Blurb: Six gems. One key. And one guardian to save the world!

On her tenth birthday, Sophie's life changes forever. As the new Guardian of magic gateway in the mysterious Shadow Woods, her mission is to stop the mischievous creatures that live there from entering our world. But disaster strikes when the Goblin King steals the key to the gateway!

ISBN: 9780007411634 (Paperback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 136 (Fiction)


Monday, February 6, 2012

Disney's Alice Through the Alphabet (Timothy Webb; Illustrated by Iboix Estudi)

Disney's Alice Through the Alphabet
Timothy Webb; Illustrated by Iboix Estudi

Blurb: Once upon a time and in a land far, far away,
A young girl stared into the sky, to dream away her day,
But then a rabbit charged straight past, a watch clasped in her hand.
And raced into a burrow that led straight to Wonderland.

Alice quickly followed, filled with curious delight.
But failed to see that her own world was vanishing from sight.
She raced into a land that brimmed with much magic and strife -
A Wonderland in which the alphabet was brought to life!

ISBN: 9781741921793 (Hardback)
Year: 2008
Publisher: Parragon
Pages: 64 (Fiction)


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Family Guy: Peter The Great - Cine-Manga #1 (Chris Sheridan and Ricky Blitt)

Family Guy: Peter The Great - Cine-Manga #1
Chris Sheridan and Ricky Blitt

Blurb: Peter Griffin thrives on the virtues of life, liberty and the pursuit of freebies. When he receives a clean bill of health from the hospital, he writes on his chart that he's dead so that he can skip out without paying. Peter might be able to cheat the doctors, but will he be able to cheat death? Also in this volume, Peter has to attend sensitivity training and ends up at a women's retreat. Will this man's man get in touch with his feminine side? It's outrageous values in this slapstick volume of Family Guy, which will have the whole family praying...that they don't turn into the Griffins!

ISBN: 1595321667 (Paperback)
Year: 2004
Publisher: TokyoPop
Pages: 91 (Fiction)


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Vampire Academy - Vampire Academy #1 (Richelle Mead)

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1)
Richelle Mead

Blurb: Only a true best friend can protect you from you immortal enemies...

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a moral vampire with an unbreakable bond to the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest and most dangerous vampires - the ones who never die.

The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making her one of them.

After two years of illicit freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. Rose will continue her Dhampir education. Lissa will go back to being Queen of the elite Moroi social scene. And both girls will resume breaking Academy hearts.

Fear made Lissa and Rose run away from St. Vladimir's - inside the Academy's iron gates, their world is even more fraught with danger. Here, the cutthroat ranks of the Moroi perform unspeakable rituals, and their secretive native and love of the night creates an enigmatic world full of social complexities. Rose and Lissa must navigate through this dangerous world, confront the temptation of forbidden romance, and never once let their guard down, lest the Strigoi make Lissa one of them forever...

ISBN: 9781595141743 (Paperback)
Year: 2007
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 332 (Fiction)


Friday, February 3, 2012

Carrie (Stephen King)

Stephen King

Blurb: Carrie White is no ordinary girl.
Carrie White has a gift - the gift of telekinesis.
To be invited to Prom Night by Tommy Ross is a dream come true for Carrie - the first step towards social acceptance by her high school colleagues.
But events will take a decidedly macabre turn on the horrifying and endless night as she is forced to exercise her terrible gift on the town that mocks and loathes her...

ISBN: 0450025179 (Paperback)
Year: 1974
Publisher: New English Library
Pages: 222 (Fiction)


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Split Second - Maggie O'Dell #2 - Alex Kava

Split Second (Maggie O'Dell #2)
Alex Kava

Blurb: They dubbed him the Collector - and now he's on the loose again...

Criminal profiler Maggie O'Dell had been instrumental in putting Albert Stucky, the notorious collector, away. Named for his ritual of collecting victims before disposing of them in the most heinous ways possible, he's on the loose again. But O'Dell feels she's lost her edge, tortured by the nightmares and guilt for the ones she couldn't save.

As the death toll increase, Maggie becomes the FBI's best hope to hunt this man down. Only she can't see into this psychopath's twisted mind. And Albert Stucky wouldn't have it any other way.

ISBN: 9781741166972 (Paperback)
Year: 2001
Publisher: MIRA
Pages: 408 (Fiction)


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Inheritance -Inheritance Book #4 (Christopher Paolini)

Inheritance (Inheritance Book #4)
Christopher Paolini

Blurb: Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now, the fate of an entire civilisation rests on their shoulders.

The Rider and his dragon have come farther than anyone dared to imagine. But can they topple the evil king Galbatorix and restore justice to Alagaesia? And if so, at what cost?

ISBN: 9780857520630 (Paperback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages: 860 (Fiction)