Saturday, June 25, 2011

Books With Lightning on the Cover

Well, we've certainly had enough of it this week! Our power went out last weekend due to lightning and high winds for about 24 hours. Since my husband had just gone grocery shopping, we had to toss lots of food from the fridge. Not to mention our missing AC during 100+ degree Texas heat! Appropriately, June 19-25 is Lightning Safety Week. Read more about Lightning Safety Week.

Eye of the Storm (Kate Messner)
In the near future, Jaden Meggs travels to Oklahoma to live with her father, a scientist who studies the super-storms that destroy lives and property every day. Living in the heart of tornado alley, Jaden's father has developed a community that guarantees safety from the destructive tornadoes, but Jaden soon discovers that all is not as it seems.
Blackbeard and the Sandstone Pillar: When Lightning Strikes (Audrey Penn)
Billy, Daniel, Mark and Stefanie must return some very old pirate loot to its rightful owners, leading them from Ocracoke Island's secret tunnel to halfway around the globe.
The Castle of Llyr (Lloyd Alexander)
Prydain Chronicles, book 3. In the kingdom of Prydain, Princess Eilonwy must leave her friends to go to the Isle of Mona for training as a proper princess. Because Eilonwy has magical powers, she is sought by Achren, the most evil enchantress in the land. Shortly after her arrival on the Isle of Mona, something sinister and secret befalls her. Eilonwy's loyal friends—Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper; Flewddur, the bard; and Prince Rhun, her intended husband—realize her peril and set out on an exciting and terrifying mission to rescue her. They encounter great forces of evil as well as private—sometimes painful—revelations in the course of their journey.
Crescendo (Becca Fitzpatrick) Patch, Nora's guardian angel and love interest, appears to have a dark side and a wandering eye. Worse yet, he seems intent on obstructing Nora as she hunts for the truth behind her father's mysterious death.
Jolted: Newton Starker's Rules for Survival (Arthur G. Slade)
Newton Goddard Starker lives with a mysterious curse: his family attracts lightning. Nearly all of the Starker family have died from lightning strikes, including Newton's beloved mother. Fourteen-year-old Newton thinks he can beat the curse by enrolling at a boarding school whose motto is Survival Through Fierce Intelligence.
The Lightning Thief (Rick Riordan)
Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson discovers he is a descendant of the Greek Gods, who are alive and well in 21st Century Manhattan.
Little Lightning (Marc Tyler Nobleman)
Mary and her friend Isabel discover that lightning has awakened forest creatures determined to kill all humans.
Savvy (Ingrid Law)
Mibs Beaumont is about to turn thirteen, which in the Beaumont family means her "savvy"-her special power-is about to strike.
The Scorch Trials (James Dashner)
The Maze Runner, book 2. Having solved the Maze, Thomas and the other Gladers plan to return to their lives, but instead find the earth a wasteland with Cranks roaming the desert in search of their next meal.
So You Want to Be A Wizard (Tamora Pierce)
So You Want to Be a Wizard series, book 1. Thirteen-year-old Nita, tormented by a gang of bullies because she won't fight back, finds the help she needs in a library book on wizardry which guides her into another dimension.
Stormbreaker (Anthony Horowitz)
Alex Rider series, book 1. Searching for the truth about his uncle's death, Alex Rider discovers that the uncle he always thought he knew was really a spy for Britain's top-secret intelligence agency. Enlisted to find his uncle's killers and complete his final mission, Alex suddenly finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Tris's Book (Tamora Pierce)
Circle of Magic series, book 2. Four elements of power. Four children to control them.Alliances are tested, friendships forged and betrayed, and pirate queens fought in this second installment of the Circle of Magic quartet.
Vanished: When Lightning Strikes (Meg Cabot)
A gift…or a curse? Jessica Mastriani has never liked attention. All she wants is to make it to high school graduation like any ordinary girl. But when Jess is struck by lightning, she becomes anything but ordinary: suddenly she has the ability to locate missing children.
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Tamora Pierce)
Song of the Lioness, book 3. Newly knighted, Alanna of Trebond seeks adventure in the vast desert of Tortall. Captured by fierce desert dwellers, she is forced to prove herself in a duel to the death—either she will be killed or she will be inducted into the tribe.

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