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April 2009 Book Buzz

The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
Courtesy of HarperCollins

April is an awesome month for brand new Spring titles. We’ve got the buzz on the second, third and even fourth books in some of today’s most popular series’ for kids and teens!

April 1: Vampirates #4: Black Heart

Do you like reading about vampires? How about pirates? Then Justin Somper’s Vampirates series is perfect for you! In Black Heart, a team of Vampire Hunters must conquer a new ship of violent vampirates. Follow the adventures of twins Connor and Grace from the beginning in Vampirates #1: Demons of the Ocean.

April 1: Explore

Similar to Louis Sachar’s Holes, Explore tells the story of a teen who winds up in trouble with the law. As punishment he can either go to Juvy or an outdoor program called Explore. After opting for the outdoor program, he begins to rethink his decision. Check out Christy Goerzen's exciting new addtion to the Orca Currents series for reluctant readers.


April 7: Look Both Ways

Look Both Ways is the second book in the Jacquelyn Mitchard’s Midnight Twins trilogy. Sisters Meredith and Mallory have special gifts. One can see the future and the other can see the past. Together they must use their powers to protect their friends from danger.


April 7: Night World #3: Huntress, Black Dawn, Witchlight

L.J. Smith’s highly anticipated third collection is here. Night World #3 contains three different fantasy stories, complete with all your favorite mythical creatures—vampires, werewolves, witches and more!


April 14: Bloodhound

Bloodhound is the second book in Tamora Pierce’s The Legend of Beka Cooper series. Beka has finally becomes a Dog (a member of the Provost’s Guard). She dives in the world of gambling, counterfeit money and potential love.


April 21: Fragile Eternity

Melissa Marr’s third tale of Faerie is here. Seth, a mortal, struggles to settle down with Aislinn, an immortal faery queen and the love of his life. Also, check out the first two tales of Faerie: Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange.


April 28: The Awakening

This month, Kelley Armstrong’s Darkest Powers trilogy continues with The Awakening. Ever since an evil organization called the Edison Group altered Chloe’s DNA, she’s been able to see ghosts. Now she and her friends are on the run with the Edison Group hot on their trail. Start the series from the beginning with The Summoning.


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"Teh_Skittlez" wrote: "Crisanna" wrote: AlphaT: it's not even living yet, it doesn't have a heart beat! If you take a pregnancy test, it shows positive, and then you go to a feminine doctor to make sure, do you get an ultrasound? No because you won't find a heartbeat. You get a blood test, or maybe even a ##### sample. Heartbeat is not the measure of living or not living. Many organisms don't even have hearts. It is 'alive', but not conscious. I think that's the more important distinction.  Yes this is true. But let me put it this way. Let's say a 13 year old girl got pregnant against her will. She, and her baby, may not make it through the birth. And with the possibilty of her death and the baby's, you'll still say that she can not get an abortion? That is just not right.
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"AlphaT" wrote: "Teh_Skittlez" wrote: Which is why I made the ant comparison. All living things have some value, and killing any of them is morally wrong. However, we do not treat all death or all killing the same way, and I do not believe that locking people in prison for abortion is going to resolve the fact that sometimes women will try to get rid of their pregnancies.   With all crime, making it illegal will not resolve it. But it will slim down immensely. That's definitely NOT how crime works. When you make something illegal that people want you just create an unsafe market for it. Prohibition is the best example of this 
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