Saturday, November 27, 2010

Teen Book Review: She Said Yes

Title: She Said Yes

Author: Misty Bernall

Rate It: Very Very Good

Review It: This book is sad and touching. Teens going through hard times should read it; it should really help. I recommend it to everyone.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Teen Book Review: Kira-Kira

Title: Kira-Kira

Author: Cynthia Kadohata

Rate It: Excellent

Review It: I <>

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Teen Book Review: Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy)

Title: Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy)

Author: Richelle Mead

Rate It: 5/5

Review It: I liked reading about Rose & Dimitri, and I enjoyed the suspense of Dimitri trying to find Rose to turn her into a Strigoi so that they would live forever in eternity.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Teen Book Review: The Quillan Games (Pendragon, Book Seven)

Title: The Quillan Games (Pendragon, Book 7)

Author: D.J. MacHale

Rate It: SUPER

Review It: I have not much to say, it is one of the best series ever!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Teen Book Review: You Shouldn't Have To Say Good-Bye

Title: You Shouldn't Have To Say Good-Bye

Author: Patricia Hermes

Rate It: Very nice

Review It: This is one of the saddest books I have ever read. If you are going through hard times, read it! It is very touching & is a good book.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Teen Book Review: The Darkangel (Darkangel Trilogy, Book One)

Rate It: 4/5
Review It: Aerial, the main character, is very kind and gets lots of help from her friends. Despite coming from a poor background, she's stubborn and has an undying spirit to help and save others.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

What If... (If you liked Mockingjay, you may like...)

Looking for something to read now that you've finished Mockingjay and the Hunger Games trilogy? Luckily for you, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has come out with a list of suggested readalikes. The "What If..." list highlights titles featuring alternative history and worlds, steampunk, apocalyptic fiction and cyberpunk, among other settings.

Also, feel free to make your own suggestions in the comments below!

FIC (YA VL) Arakawa, H. Fullmetal Alchemist

What would you give up to bring back someone you love?

FIC Barry, M. Jennifer Government

In a world where you take the name of the company you work for nothing is off limits.

FIC (YA) Bodeen, S. The Compound

After his parents, two sisters, and he have spent six years in a vast underground compound built by his wealthy father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, fifteen-year-old Eli, whose twin brother and grandmother were left behind, discovers that his father has perpetrated a monstrous hoax on them all.

FIC (YA) Caletti, D. Fortunes of Indigo Skye

Indigo Skye loves her waitressing job and thinks she knows where her life is going- until a customer leaves her a 2.5 million dollar tip.

X SF Christopher, J. The White Mountains (The Tripods #1)

Young Will Parker and his companions make a perilous journey toward an outpost of freedom where they hope to escape from the ruling Tripods, who capture mature human beings and make them docile, obedient servants.

FIC (YA) Dashner, J. The Maze Runner

Thomas wakes up in an enclosed environment with 60 other boys and no memory. He must learn to work with the group if he expects to survive.

FIC (YA) Doctorow, C. Little Brother

Marcus must fight for his freedom after a terrorist attack.

X SF DuPrau, J. The Diamond of Darkhold

Lina and Doon venture back to the City of Ember to find a gift left by the Builders.

FIC (YA) Fukui, I. Truancy

It's students vs. teachers in a fight to the death.

SF Gibson, W. Neuromancer

The book that started it all...

FIC (YA) Grant, M. Gone

What will kids do when all the adults have disappeared?

FIC (YA) Kostick, C. Epic

On New Earth, a world based on a video role-playing game, fourteen-year-old Erik pursuades his friends to aid him in some unusual gambits in order to save Erik's father from exile and safeguard the futures of each of their families.

FIC (YA) Lloyd, S. The Carbon Diaries 2015

It's the year 2015, and global warming is ravaging the environment. In response, the United Kingdom mandates carbon rationing. As multiple natural disasters strike and her parents head towards divorce, Laura's world spirals out of control. Chronicling the daily insanity is all Laura can do to stay grounded in a world where disaster is the norm.

X SF Malley, G. The Declaration

For others to live forever you must not exist.

FIC (YA) Marsden, J. Tomorrow, When the War Began

Group of teens go on a camping trip. Upon return discover their country has been invaded by an army and all their family and friends held captive.

FIC (YA) Ness, P. The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, Book 1)

One month away from officially turning into a man, Todd learns his world isn't what he thought it was.

X Oppel, K. Airborn

A luxury airship, pirates, and an undiscovered species make for a great adventure for Matt and Kate.

FIC (YA) Pfeffer, S. The Dead and the Gone

Alex must fend for himself and his sisters after an asteroid hits the moon.

FIC (YA) Pfeffer, S. Life As We Knew It

The world changes when a meteor hits the moon.

FIC (YA) Rosoff, M. How I Live Now

War breaks out across the ocean, teen and her family must cope and survive amidst danger.

FIC (YA) Ryan, C. The Forest of Hands and Teeth

The zombies have breeched the fences and Mary must venture out into the forest or die in the village.

FIC (YA) Simner, J. Bones of Faerie

Liza, born after the Faerie War, flees her town when she discovers she is developing magical abilities, a certain death where she lives.

FIC (YA) Sleator, W. Test

Ann, a teenage girl living in the security-obsessed, elitist United States of the very near future, is threatened on her way home from school. Soon she and a new friend are caught up in a vast conspiracy of greed involving the school testing company. Students who pass this test have it made; those who don't, suffer. For those who question the test the results may be deadly.

FIC (YA) Westerfield, S. Leviathan

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Teen Book Review: Girls Under Pressure

Title: Girls Under Pressure

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Rate It: Four and a half stars!

Review It: I think this book shows and sets a fine line between being skinny and healthy and being skinny and sick. Because as long as you make the right food choices, you're healthy, the book basically says in bold letters.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Teen Book Review: Chessie Bligh and the Scroll of Andelthor

Title: Chessie Bligh and the Scroll of Andelthor

Author: Thora Gabriel

Rate It: Excellent

Review It: It is somewhat scary and exciting. I like the idea of elves and flying and finding Atlantis. It is a good story about family love.