Top Ten: New Releases
Mysteries, magic, missions and more! Check out what is new to the Ōamaru Library this month. There is something for everyone, DVD's, fiction, non fiction, children and young adults!
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (Young Adult Fiction, COL)
It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capital, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmanoeuvre his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.
The odds are against him. He has been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined -- every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favour or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute... and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.
The Betrothed by Kiera Cass (Young Adult Fiction, CAS)
When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked—and thrilled. After all, she has grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king’s attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing his heart is a dream come true.
But Hollis soon realizes that falling in love with a king and being crowned queen may not be the happily ever after she thought it would be. And when she meets a commoner with the mysterious power to see right into her heart, she finds that the future she really wants is one that she never thought to imagine.
Teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley embark on a magical quest to spend one more day with their late father. Like any good adventure, their journey is filled with cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when dear Mom finds out her sons are missing, she teams up with the legendary manticore to bring her beloved boys back home.
The Peanut Butter Falcon (DVD)
After running away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler, a man who has Down syndrome befriends an outlaw who becomes his coach and ally.
Last Survivor by Tony Park (Adult Fiction Rental, PAR)
Joanne Flack is on the run - suspected of stealing a rare African plant thought to be extinct and worth millions of dollars.
Sonja Kurtz is hired by the CIA to hunt down Joanne and find the link between the missing plant and a terrorist group hiding out in South Africa.
Joanne is a member of the Pretoria Cycad and Firearms Appreciation Society who take it upon themselves to track down the plant ... and the traitor in their midst who is willing to kill for it.
Liar by Lesley Pearse (Adult Fiction Rental, PEA)
Amelia White dreamed of being a reporter, but the closest she'd come was selling advertising in the local paper.
Until the fateful day she stumbles on a truly shocking scoop. A murder victim, round the corner from her home.
When the police and reporters descend, Amelia is horrified at the assumptions made and lies soon to be spread about this poor young woman.
Convincing her local paper to let her take up the story herself, Amelia is determined to protect the victim from these smears. But when another body is found, the police investigation stalls.
Now, Amelia's own unfolding investigation may be the only chance of uncovering the truth and stopping more killings. If only she can work out who the liar is
Attainable Sustainable by Kris Bordessa (Adult Non Fiction/House & Garden, 640.286 BOR)
Whether you live in a city, suburb, or the country, this essential guide for the backyard homesteader will help you achieve a homespun life--from starting your own garden and pickling the food you grow to pressing wildflowers, baking sourdough loaves, quilting, raising chickens, and creating your own natural cleaning supplies.
Know Your Place by Golriz Ghahraman (Adult Non Fiction/Society, 324.22 GHA)
The story of a child refugee who faced her fears, found her home and accidentally made history
When she was just nine, Golriz Ghahraman and her parents were forced to flee their home in Iran. After a terrifying and uncertain journey, they landed in Auckland where they were able to seek asylum and - ultimately - create a new life.
In this open and intimate account, Ghahraman talks about making a home in Aotearoa New Zealand, her work as a human rights lawyer, her United Nations missions, and how she became the first refugee to be elected to the New Zealand Parliament.
Mighty Minotaur by Anh Do (Children’s Orange Dot, DO)
Kelly does not believe in ancient prophecies. Then again, up until recently, she also didn't believe a horn could grow out of her forehead.
Now the Collector is holding her mother hostage, and if Kelly wants to rescue her she needs to learn how to wield all the powers of the Unicorn. She also needs some help.
She needs to find... the Minotaur.
Minh knows something epic is going on. For the last year, he has been getting stronger and stronger. He can pull a plough as well as any horse. He can lift cars.
But he has no idea that this is just the beginning...
Kelly and Minh will need to help each other if they are to have any hope of bringing down the Collector and rescuing the people they love.
The Dark Lady by Irene Adler (Children’s Orange Dot, ADL)
While on summer vacation, little Irene Adler meets a young William Sherlock Holmes. The two share stories of pirates and have battles of wit while running wild on the sunny streets and rooftops. When Sherlock's friend, Lupin, joins in on the fun, they all become fast friends. But the good times end abruptly when a dead body floats ashore on the nearby beach. The young detective trio will have to put all three of their heads together to solve this mystery.