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Titans Curse The Titan’s Curse
by Rick Riordan
An amazing book. The Titan’s Curse is emotional with sadness, surprise, and sacrifice. A few hunters die. Bianca, for just a gift for her little brother, and Zoe, to fight with her friends against her father even though she knows she will die.
Review submitted by Kaeley.
Legend3 Legend
by Marie Lu
Legend was a captivating story about love, trust, and deception. This book left me wanting more, and I recommend it for anyone! It was amazing!
Review submitted by Kate.
Swindle Swindle
by Gordon Korman
It’s a really good book. It’s about the Babe Ruth baseball card. This guy named Griffin finds the card and sells it for $120.00 and realizes it’s real and tries to steal it back without getting caught.
Review submitted by Devraj.
Day of the Djinn Warrior The Day of the Djinn Warriors
by P.B. Kerr
This book was fun to read because it was funny, and I was able to understand what was going on.
Review submitted by Jill.
Insurgent Insurgent
by Veronica Roth
Insurgent is an amazing book filled with tons of action and romance. I strongly recommend this book.
Review submitted by Julia.
Serpent_Shadow The Serpent’s Shadow
by Rick Riordan
This book is a great fictional story about Egyptian mythology. It is a great adventure book and it is written perfectly by Rick Riordan.
Review submitted by Rithin.
Tales-Dork Diaries Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker
by Rachel Renee Russell
I loved this book! After I started reading it, I couldn’t stop! It was a very suspenseful book. My favorite part is when Nikki goes to her kid sister’s fake salon.
Review submitted by Cora.
Out of the Dust Out of the Dust
by Karen Hesse
Out of the Dust is a sad, yet heart warming story of Billie Jo, a 15 year old girl. She and her family are trying survive the depression and the Dust Bowl years.
Review submitted by Cici.
Cabin Fever Cabin Fever
by Jeff Kinney
Cabin Fever is about Greg Heffley having a wimpy life and gets stuck in his house in a huge blizzard and it actually turns out that Manny, his little brother, turned off the circuit breaker for every room except his.
Review submitted by Michael.
Hoop Hotshot Hoop Hotshot
by Jake Maddox
The book is about a boy who got cut from his middle school team and what he does to improve. A+ book!
Review submitted by Benjamin.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 25, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Funny, Historical Fiction, Reviews By You

Book Trailer of the Week–The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Testing by Joelle CharbonneauDeadline just announced that Paramount has acquired the rights to turn The Testing into a movie.  The book hit shelves at the beginning of June and has been garnering a lot of attention.  It centers on Cia who is hoping that she will be chosen for the Testing, a series of mental and physical exams that push students to their limits.  For Cia, however, it is her chance to attend University and to a better life.  Even though Cia has spent years preparing for the Testing, she doesn’t know how brutal the test can be.  An unlikely alliance with Tomas, a fellow student, gives her an advantage.  However, her father warned her not to trust anyone…  Click here to find The Testing in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 15, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction

Reviews by You

Insurgent Insurgent
by Veronica Roth
Insurgent was the sequel of Divergent. I thought that it was very good! I couldn’t put it down! I would recommend the series to anyone who enjoyed The Hunger Games.
Review submitted by Nicole.
HungerGames The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
It was an extraordinary novel for teens. I believe that this is one of my favorite books since it has everything I desire in a book such as action, romance, and suspense.
Review submitted by Oleg.
Gone Gone
by Michael Grant
5 out of 5 stars! It was fun to think about what I would do if everyone over 15 disappeared! I would want a special power.
Review submitted by Morgan.
Divergent Divergent
by Veronica Roth
Beatrice Prior is a sixteen year old girl nervous about her aptitude test. She will be put into one of five groups: Dauntless, Amity, Candor, Erudite, and Abnegation. Which one will she fall in?
Review submitted by Patrick.
Throne of Fire The Throne of Fire
by Rick Riordan
Sadie and Carter go through many obstacles in the second book of the Kane Chronicles series, as well as in the first one. Read all books of Rick Riordan!
Review submitted by Paula.
Unwind Unwind
by Neal Shusterman
Three kids are sent to be unwound. Connor, a trouble maker, is sent by his parents. Rissa, an orphan, is sent because of money, and Lev is sent because of his religion. They escape their fate, but they can’t hide, only run.
Review submitted by Stephanie.
hugoCabret The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
It is about an orphan named Hugo. He wants to finish building a robot that his father found. When it is finished, it tells him things that change his life.
Review submitted by Michaela.
DiaryWimpyKid Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney
The book is about a boy who is in the middle school. He tells you how to live in the middle school when you get there and what to do.
Review submitted by Lucian.
Silence Silence
by Becca Fitzpatrick
I like this book because it was great for the third book in the series with amazing plot twists and relatable characters. I would rate it a 10/10.
Review submitted by Samantha.
WalkTwoMoons Walk Two Moons
by Sharon Creech
A girl named Sal moves to Euclid from Bybanks because Sal’s mother went away to Idaho. Sal met a girl named Phoebe and became best friends. Sal’s grandparents and her go and find Sal’s mother died. Then they go back home.
Review submitted by Megan.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 12, 2013 Categories: Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Supernatural/Paranormal

Book Trailer of the Week– Taken by Erin Bowman

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Taken by Erin Bowman.  Gray has survived the Heist.  He is 18 and he did not mysteriously disappear on the eve of his eighteenth birthday.  Wanting to undercover the reason as to why he did not disappear, Gray finds out the truth about his birth.  This truth leads him wanting to know more about the Heist and so he escapes the confines of his world by going over the Wall.  Accompanied by the daughter of the town medic, Gray encounters many truths that turn his world upside down, as well as lots of action and adventure.  Click here to find Taken in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 1, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction

This Week’s Book Trailer of the Week– Reboot by Amy Tintera

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Reboot by Amy Tintera.  Wren has died.  She was dead for 178 minutes before she came back to life.  The longer someone is dead, the better the hunter they become because they are stronger and return devoid of emotion.  Wren knows that she is one of the few who are considered emotionless because she was dead for so long.  As a result, she is one of the strongest hunters and she trains the new reboots.   Callum was only dead for 22 minutes.  His human-ness if off putting to Wren, but for some reason she is drawn to him.  When Wren learns that Callum and other reboots may be in danger from experimental procedures, she uses her unique abilities to fight back against the government who made her.  Click here to find Reboot in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 18, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week–When We Wake by Karen Healey

This week’s book trailer of the week is for When We Wake by Karen Healey.  Tegan has woken up from a cryogenic freeze 100 years after she was shot by a sniper at a protest.  In this future dystopian world, Tegan has to figure out why she has awoken and to navigate the new ways of life in this world.  As this fast-paced mystery unfolds, the truth comes out as to why the government woke Tegan up and what they have planned for her.  Click here to find When We Wake in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on April 26, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction

Check out the first Catching Fire trailer!

The first Catching Fire trailer premiered at the MTV Movie Awards.  Check it out!!!

I can’t believe we have to wait until November 22!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on April 15, 2013 Categories: Dystopian, Movies

Book Trailer of the Week– Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner.  Standish, a 15 year old teen, lives in the desolate part of town in an alternate, dystopian 1956.  Life is hard for Standish in Zone 7.  He has a learning disability that makes him a target for bullies in school and the government has taken away both his parents and his best friend.  Standish knows a secret, though.  The moon landing that the government is heralding as proof of victory and accelerated weaponry is actually a hoax.  Standish is determined to reveal the government’s secrets, but can he do it alone and what other dark secrets will he discover in the process?  Click here to find Maggot Moon in the Library.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on March 22, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week–Pulse by Patrick Carman

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Pulse by Patrick Carman.  Set in a dystopian future, Pulse centers on Faith who has the the power of the Pulse and does not know it.  Dylan also has the Pulse, and has been watching over Faith trying to find a way to connect with Faith and tell her about her powers.  As events unfold, and Faith learns about the Pulse, evil forces are at work to try and destroy those with powere and take over the world.    Click here to find Pulse in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on March 9, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction, Romance, Supernatural/Paranormal

Book Trailer of the Week– Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.  This novel is set in the future where there are two different worlds.  The world that Aria lives in is perfect, but a little too perfect.  Everyone wears screens over their eye and they participate in the world virtually.  Perry’s world is outside of Aria’s and is a savage wasteland where every day is a struggle to survive.  When Aria is cast out of her world to Perry’s, as a result of Perry’s actions, Aria must rely on Perry to survive despite how much she hates him for what he did.  Click here to find Under the Never Sky in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on February 15, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction