'Bleach: 59, The Battle' Story and art by Tite Kubo
Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow - a malevolent lost soul - Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. Find out why Tite Kubo's "Bleach" has become an international manga smash-hit!
After Captain General Yamamoto's death at the hands of the Vandenreich's king, Ichigo travels to the palace of the Soul King in order to train. Meanwhile, Kenpachi undergoes his own training as he fights against Retsu. Can Kenpachi finally achieve Bankai?!
'Obsessed' by M. William Phelps
True-crime junkies will be sated by the latest thriller from William Phelps, which focuses on an obscure and fatal love triangle that definitely proved to be stranger than fiction. It's no mystery who savagely murdered Anna Lisa Raymundo in her Stamford, Conn., home in 2002, and soon enough, Phelps introduces the truly-bizarre Sheila Davalloo, a married woman fixated on Raymundo's on-again, off-again boyfriend, Nelson Sessler.
Davalloo and Sessler were coworkers at Stamford's Purdue Pharma when they had a brief fling. But Davalloo couldn't accept that Sessler was no longer interested, and Raymundo's murder was the tragic result. The routine police work undertaken to solve the case is recounted with the right amount of detail, and those wondering how a seemingly simple, if sad, story could merit the book's length will find their patience rewarded with shocking television-worthy twists.
The Lycoming County Library System's new circulation program, Polaris, is now live. The online catalog features several new features, such as personalized notifications that can be directly texted or email to you, maintaining your personal reading list and a direct link into Overdrive e-books and audiobooks. Questions may be directed to the James V. Brown Library's circulation staff at 570-326-0536.
'Blood Pact' by David Hagberg
A large portion of the fabulous treasure originally stolen by conquistadors of the 18th century was buried in the desert of southern New Mexico by Spanish monks.
Jacob Ambli, a Catholic priest, was sent as a spy on a Spanish military mission to find seven caches left for the Church. He kept a diary showing the locations, but was murdered trying to get back to Rome, and the journal was lost.
Now, a century and a half later, the diary has come to light, and the Spanish government, Cuban intelligence agency, and the Catholic Church are racing to be the first to claim it.
'Frozen: The Junior Novelization' Adapted by Sarah Nathan and Sela Roman
When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a young dreamer, must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, and his reindeer on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa, and put an end to her icy spell.
Encountering mystical trolls, a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.