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Book Trailer of the Week– The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.  Nobody Owens’ entire family was murder when he was just a young boy.  He escaped, unharmed, into a nearby graveyard.  He is discovered by the ghosts of Mr. and Mrs. Owens, so they raise him as their own.  The lost souls of the graveyard become Bod’s family, and they protect him from the killer that still hunts him despite the years that have passed.  Click here to find The Graveyard Book in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on September 6, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural/Paranormal

Book Trailer of the Week– The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

This week’s book trailer of the week is for The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong.   The Gathering is the first book in Armstrong’s Darkness Rising series.  Maya has always had a paw shaped birthmark on her thigh, but now that she has discovered that she can communicate with animals, she thinks there is a reason she has this mark.  However, with strange events and mysterious deaths occuring in her small Vancouver Island town, Maya quickly realizes her secret may be a dangerous one.  Click here to find The Gathering in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 30, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Supernatural/Paranormal

Reviews by You!

IdTellYouILoveYou I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You
by Ally Carter
This was a really nice book. I love that Cammie is a spy and that there is a whole school for spies. It’s a great book that makes you want to read it over and over.
Review submitted by Tania.
night of the purple moon Night of the Purple Moon
by Scott Cramer
This book was really nice to read. It was so interesting that I finished it in one day!
Review submitted by Jill.
oogy Oogy
by Larry Levin
Oogy is a book about a dog disfigured but so passionately loved by just one family. The bond between the dog and humans show just how hard you can love something/someone.
Review submitted by Kate.
Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
Kids are stranded on an island and must survive. They have chosen a chief but many people disagree and drift off to make another team. Also a “beast” exists. Find out about it by reading it.
Review submitted by Atit.
Girl who threw butterflies The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
Mick Cochrane
I liked this book because I can really relate to books that are realistic fiction. It’s as if I know the person and understand what they’re going through.
Review submitted by Allison.
New Moon New Moon
by Stephenie Meyer
Bella has learned about the vampire world, but it all is gone when Edward leaves her. She is depressed until that world comes back. Her best friend is a werewolf and some old enemies come out looking for a bite.
Review submitted by Stephanie.
Parvanas Journey Parvana’s Journey
by Deborah Ellis
In this book, Parvana goes on a journey to find her family. On this journey, Parvana comes across many struggles, but manages to keep moving on.
Review submitted by Janae.
Crushed Crushed
by Sara Shepard
This is the newest edition to the Pretty Little Liars series. Hanna, Spencer, Emily, and Aria are back with thrilling adventures from “A” at their senior prom. Relationships will be tested and trust will play a big role throughout the book.
Review submitted by Kendall.
CatchingFire Catching Fire
by Suzanne Collins
This book was better than the first one, and the first one was one of my favorite books of all time. It was very exciting and has a huge surprise in it. It is a 10 out of 10.
Review submitted by Ravi.
Code The Code
by Mawi Adgedom
In my opinion, I enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to everybody because this book talks about life. That is why I think everyone should read it at least once.
Review submitted by Angelica.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 21, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Nonfiction, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Romance, Science Fiction, Supernatural/Paranormal

Book Trailer of the Week– Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza.  Mila’s father died in a fire that Mila can’t remember, and there are other things that Mila can’t remember.  But she and her mother are trying to start over in a new town.  When Mila injures her arm and discovers that it is actually full of wires, her world is turned upside down.  Who is Mila really and what has her “mother” done?  Click here to find Mila 2.0 in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 16, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction

Reviews by You!

Graceling Graceling
by Kristen Cashore
This was an amazing book! I didn’t expect much from the cover, but it was great! I can’t wait until the next book comes out!
Review submitted by Angeline.
Gender Blender Gender Blender
by Blake Nelson
This book was really weird but still good to read. This book was for middle school kids or older!
Review submitted by Jill.
Diamond of Darkhold The Diamond of Darkhold
by Jeanne DuPrau
The Diamond of Darkhold is a book in the City of Ember series about Lina and Doon after they escape Ember. They go back to find what is left of it and find the Troggs, who have taken over but what can Lina and Doon do about the mighty army?
Review submitted by Michael.
lastolymppian The Last Olympian
by Rick Riordan
A book that contains courage, even when all is lost. Luke took the ultimate sacrifice and killed himself to stop Kronos from taking over Olympus. In the end, love was finally satisfied.
Review submitted by Kaeley.
Recruit The Recruit
by Robert Muchamore
C.H.E.R.U.B. was a real organization in World War II. Cherub is a group of 60 highly trained kids to spy on the enemy and James is a new recruit.
Review submitted by Aidan.
BlackDuck Black Duck
by Janet Taylor Lisle
Ruben Hart and Jeddy McKenzie are two ordinary boys when they found a dead body on the beach. He and Jeddy run. Now people are looking for them. Will they get caught?
Review submitted by Patrick.
Curse of the Ancients Curse of the Ancients
by Matt De La Pena
This book is a blast! All the action will keep you wondering what will happen next.
Review submitted by Benjamin.
PrettyLittleLiars Pretty Little Liars
by Sara Shepard
Pretty Little Liars is a great book with a bit of mystery to it. It’s a lot like the show from what I’ve read. I would recommend it and I rate it 8/10.
Review submitted by Samantha.
Downriver Downriver
by Will Hobbs
I thought Downriver was a great book. I think the author used a good amount of detail that helped put the story together. Overall, it was a good book.
Review submitted by Anthony.
Esperanza Rising Esperanza Rising
by Pam Munoz Ryan
When bandits come to town and take her father’s life, Esperanza, Romona, and her mom are forced to go to America to get away from Tio Luiz.
Review submitted by Paula.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 7, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– Strings Attached by Judy Blundell

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Strings Attached by Judy Blundell.  Set in 1950′s New York, Strings Attached tells the story of 17-year-old Kit who has run away from her home in Providence, RI.  Kit is a dancer and wants to become famous, and she believes that she can do that in New York City.  However, it is hard for Kit to get recognized in the big city and when her former boyfriend’s father (a supposed mob boss) offers to help her out in return for a little favor, Kit agrees.  Of course, nothing is ever as it seems with the mob and Kit finds herself in the midst of murder, lies, and deception.  Click here to find Strings Attached in the Library

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 2, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery

Reviews by You!

 

Tale Dark and Grimm A Tale Dark & Grimm
by Adam Gidwitz
A Tale Dark and Grimm is about the REAL story of Hansel and Gretel and he puts them back together and makes a gruesome book with a lot of stories put together.
Review submitted by Michael.
hugoCabret The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
This book was so easy to read but yet fun to read. This book is good for people who don’t like to read a lot of words.
Review submitted by Jill.
Rithmatist The Rithmatist
by Brandon Sanderson
This is a creative book about lines and ability to make them come alive. The book takes you through Joel’s life showing you his gift. This story has many changing characters with a huge twist at the end. Hope you like the book.
Review submitted by Jordan.
Aquamarine Aquamarine
by Alice Hoffman
When Hailey and Claire spend their last summer together, they find a beautiful mermaid named Aquamarine in a pool after a big storm. Aquamarine left her six sister to find love on land. She then falls in love with a boy named Raymond. Raymond then falls in love with her after they had a date. Aquamarine began to dry up, and Hailey and Claire quickly bring her back to the sea. Aquamarine makes it. At the end of summer, Raymond goes off to college and Claire move to Florida. Claire then sees Raymond at the beach in Florida and she also sees Aquamarine. Hailey and Claire know Aquamarine is still swimming out there.
Review submitted by Amanda.
Dana's Valley Dana’s Valley
by Janette Oke
This dramatic book is about a normal girl: Erin. When suddenly her best friend and sister becomes seriously ill. How will Erin handle it? And will Dana be ok?
Review submitted by Lea.
House Rules House Rules
by Jodi Picoult
Jacob has Asperger’s Syndrome, which makes it hard for him to show emotion and to loook others in the eye. When his tutor, Jess, goes missing and is found dead, Jacob is blamed and although he may act guilty, did he really kill Jess?
Review submitted by Paige.
Independence Hall Independence Hall
by Roland Smith
This series is one of my all-time favorites. It is action packed and never boring. Roland Smith knows about everything he writes about, and this book is no exception.
Review submitted by Noah.
lastolymppian The Last Olympian
by Rick Riordan
This book was entertaining and fun to read. I have read this book many times before.
Review submitted by Matt.
hatchet Hatchet
by Gary Paulsen
This book is about Brian on a plane, and the plane crash in wildness. He is alone and he only has a hatchet that his mom gave him.
Review submitted by Chintal.
clockwork prince Clockwork Prince
by Cassandra Clare
The second novel in the Infernal Devices series is action packed. More battles unfold as the search for Mortaman continues. Overall, a fantastic read.
Review submitted by Ariel.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 31, 2013 Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Supernatural/Paranormal

Book Trailer of the Week– Between by Jessica Warman

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Between by Jessica Warman.  Liz is a senior in high school and has lived a good life.  Some would call her spoiled, popular, and perfect.  However, this good life comes to an end when she wakes up and knows she’s dead.  Life finds out that she drowned at her birthday party, and now she is a ghost.  She knows she’s a ghost because she finds herself in the company of another ghost, Alex, who was previously killed in a hit and run accident.  Both girls have to solve the mystery of their death, and Liz realizes her life was not as perfect as she thought.  Click here to find Between in the Library!

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 19, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Mystery, Supernatural/Paranormal

Reviews by You!

 

Holes Holes
by Louis Sachar
Holes is about Stanley Yelnats who is accused of stealing a famous baseball player’s shoes and goes to Camp Green Lake, a desert where they dig holes. The Warden is looking for something, that Kate Barlow (a criminal) stole.
Review submitted by Michael.
Shards and Ashes Shards & Ashes
edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong
I would definitely recommend this book to people who like sci-fi. I liked the fact that it was different short stories all in one book. I would give it 4/5 stars.
Review submitted by Izabella.
If You Find Me If You Find Me
by Emily Murdoch
In If You Find Me, the main character Carey lives within a national forest questioning and blocking the fact if she is real or not. Then Carey and Jenessa (her sister) find out that their mom disappears, but then is found by her father. In this book, Carey tries to figure out why her mother left her and to keep her own secrets to her as well.
Review submitted by Rahul.
Harry Potter Goblet of Fire Harry Potter Year and the Goblet of Fire
by J.K. Rowling
This book is my favorite book from the series so far. It had many different twists and turns that keep me reading really late at night. This was an awesome book and I’d recommend to anyone reading Harry Potter books that they should read the whole series.
Review submitted by Nicole.
So Punk Rock So Punk Rock
by Micol Ostow
I think this book was great. Ari does something different and does something other than get good grades. Ari’s story was great. 4.5/5 stars!
Review submitted by Peter.
Peanut Peanut
by Ayun Halliday & Paul Hoppe
This book is a graphic novel where a girl moves and lies that she has a very serious peanut allergy. Her friend from her old school doesn’t talk to her anymore. Read the book to find out what happens!
Review submitted by Rebecca.
Drums Girls Dangerous Pie Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie
by Jordan Sonnenblick
This is a great book about a boy who is troubled about his brother having cancer. Funny, serious, and romantic book all in one! Don’t let the title fool you. It’s a great book!
Review submitted by Lea.
Schwa The Schwa was Here
by Neal Shusterman
I found this book very interesting. All the characters have unique personalities. The Schwa, also known as Calvin, faces many challenges. This story mixes a mystery with adventure. I would definitely recommend it.
Review submitted by Brianna.
homecoming Homecoming
by Cynthia Voigt
I really like this book! It is an adventurous story about four children: Dicey, James, Maybeth, and Sammy Tillerman. Their parents both ran off, and the book is about the children trying to find their Aunt Cilia’s house so that they can live there.
Review submitted by Rachel.
Roll of Thunder Roll of Thunder, Here My Cry
by Mildred D. Taylor
I thought the book was ok. It showed how you should stand up for yourself and what you believe in.
Review submitted by Mary.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 17, 2013 Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Funny, Guys Reads, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– Dead to You by Lisa McMann

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Dead to You by Lisa McMann.  Ethan was abducted when he was seven years old.  Now sixteen, he has finally returned to his family after being abandoned and spending years in foster care or homeless.  Returning home to his family is not as easy as he thought it would be, especially when his younger brother keeps claiming that he is not really Ethan.  Click here to find Close to You in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 12, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Issues, Mystery, Realistic Fiction