Final Book in the Levithan Trilogy

Battles end. Missions fail. Secrets unravel. The end is here.

By Scott Westerfeld
Alek and Dylan are on a mission to end World War I, reclaim Alek's throne as Prince of Austria and, finally, fall in love. But, their ship, the Leviathan, continues to detour further away from the heart of the war (and crown), and Dylan is still not out as a girl to Alek, though many are slowly discovering her secret.

As the Leviathan steams toward New York City with a homicidal lunatic onboard, suddenly all secrets start unraveling …characters reappear...and nothing is resolved as one might think.

Don't miss the final adventure in the bestselling Leviathan trilogy from Scott Westerfeld, the author of Uglies!

Check out chapter one here and to place a hold on the library's copy click here.

Summary and book excerpt from Simon and Schuster Publishing.

Write Your Own Manifesto for Ellen Hopkins

Write Your Own Manifesto

In honor of Banned Books Week, New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins wrote Manifesto—a powerful poem that conveys her strong belief in the freedom of speech. Read Ellen’s Manifesto here.

Now we want to hear from you! Write your own manifesto, a poem of 25 words or more, about something that is important to you and you feel passionately about. It can be on any subject—serious or fun—from racism to your love of writing. All entries must be tagged with “ManifestoPoem.”

There will be two winners chosen.

1. Ellen’s Pick: The winner will be chosen by Ellen and will receive a Cruz T301 Andriod Tablet with all of Ellen Hopkins’s eBooks loaded onto it.

2. Popular Pick: The winner with the most reads will receive all of Ellen Hopkins’s teen books and a $100 American Express gift card.

So hurry! Write your manifesto poem & tweet, Facebook, blog all about it to get more votes and increase your chance of winning!

Contest starts the first day of Banned Books Week, September 25th and ends October 25th. Open to residents of the USA and Canada

For more rules & regulations visit this page.

Information from Wattpad

Soundtracks for Books?

While reading a great book have you ever wished there was a playlist to go along with it? Well you don't have to wish anymore. There is a new iPhone and iPad app called Booktracks that does just that for eBooks. These Booktracks are music and sound effects that are paced to your reading speed and will heighten your reading experience. Right now they have one for Pitticus Lore's The Power of Six and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

A neat idea, but would you pay for a booktrack?

Hunger Games Preview

Entertainment Weekly has posted a preview of the upcoming Hunger Games Movie. This Sunday, Jennifer Lawrence will be on the MTV Music Awards to present a longer preview. To read the whole article click here.


Check out the trailer for the new series by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy author) called Bloodlines. To put the book on hold click here.

Peter Pan Web Series

Check out the new web series based on Wendy from Peter Pan. It features Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars) as Pete, a musician in the band “The Lost Boys," and Meaghan Martin as Wendy. It debuts online on Sept 15, but you can preview a music video featuring the characters here and check out the show at Macy's mmix.

Twilight DVD Events

Join us for two events celebrating the release of Twilight on DVD

On Friday, 3/20 we will be at the Borders in McHenry for a Midnight Release Party from 10pm to midnight

On Sunday, 3/22 we will be showing Twilight at 1 pm. For ages 13 and up.