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November 16, 2009

This Week's New Releases

Posted by webmaster
It's a quiet week for new YA releases, but for fans of thrillers of the fantasy or espionage variety, the latest installments of the Strange Angels and the Alex Rider series may be all that you need.

New Releases for November 17th


CROCODILE TEARS: Alex Rider, Book Eight by Anthony Horowitz (Philomel)
It's just another day in the life of an average kid. If you're Alex Rider, that is. A con artist has realized there is big money in charity --- the bigger the disaster, the greater the money flow! So that is what he will produce: the biggest disaster known to man, all thanks to genetically modified wheat that can release a virus so potent it can knock out an entire country in one windy day. But Alex Rider will face whatever it takes--gunfire, explosions, hand-to-hand combat with mercenaries-- to bring down his most dangerous adversary yet.

Often imitated, never equaled, the series that triggered a reading phenomenon is back, exhilarating and addictive as ever.


BETRAYALS: A Strange Angels Novel, by Lili St. Crow (Razorbill/Penguin Young Readers Group)
She’s no angel…
Poor Dru Anderson. Her parents are long gone, her best friend is a werewolf and she’s just learned that the blood flowing through her veins isn’t entirely human. (So what else is new?)
Now Dru is stuck at a secret New England School for other teens like her, and there’s a big problem --- she’s the only girl in the place. A school full of cute boys wouldn’t be so bad, but Dru’s killer instinct says that one of them wants her dead. And with all eyes on her, discovering a traitor within the Order could mean a lot more than social suicide…

Can Dru survive long enough to find out who has betrayed her trust --- and maybe even her heart?