Whats New Category: Science Fiction

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GracelingGraceling 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 BlenderGender 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 DarkholdThe 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.

 

lastolymppianThe 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.

 

 

RecruitThe 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.

 

 

BlackDuckBlack 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 AncientsCurse of the Ancients by Matt de la Peña

This book is a blast! All the action will keep you wondering what will happen next.

Review submitted by Benjamin.

 

 

Pretty Little Liars book coverPretty 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.

 

 

DownriverDownriver 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 RisingEsperanza 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.

Reviews by You!

Running DreamThe Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

I loved this book! It is a cross between emotional and exciting. I’d recommend this book to people who like realistic fiction stories. It is a book you will not want to put down!

Review submitted by Brianna.

 

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid book coverDiary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

I really liked the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid, because it is talking about a boy who is just about to start middle school. Greg had a bad day on his 1st day of school. I would rate this book 5/5 stars.

Review submitted by Vrund.

 

 

Lawn BoyLawn Boy by Gary Paulsen

A boy (the book does not tell the boy’s name) gets a lawn mower from his grandma and finds a boy named Arnold to be his stock person, so he has a big lawn mowing business. But will the business be too big for his family? Find out in Lawn Boy!

Review submitted by Michael.

 

SpellbinderSpellbinder by Helen Stringer

Five stars! Wonderful theme! Amusing, entertaining. Those two words describe this book perfectly!

Review submitted by David.

 

 

Darth VaderDarth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown

This is a great book! It is amazing and very humorous. The characters are Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker (as a young boy). If you love Star Wars, you’ll definitely love this quick-read. 5/5 stars!

Review submitted by Dev.

 

Angel ExperimentThe Angel Experiment by James Patterson

6/5 stars! This series is amazing! If you love sci-fi, you should read this.

Review submitted by Morgan.

 

 

 

A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

This was a book that is seamlessly good, what can go wrong with Hansel and Gretal? A lot. This book is bloody and gruesome, not for the faint of heart, but it is a great read on a stormy day.

Review submitted by Kelsey.

 

 

The Hunger Games book coverThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

It was a really great book with a main goal to survive the Hunger Games. An easy, fun to read book with little details that brighten up your day. Very adventurous but has a bit of romance in it as well.

Review submitted by Tania.

 

 

Insurgent book coverInsurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent was an exciting sequel to Divergent. The story always left you wanting more. Four and Tris struggled together, while still finding a way to show passion.

Review submitted by Kate.

 

 

the Hobbit book coverThe Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit is about Bilbo, a hobbit living in the shire. Bilbo goes on a long journey to help another hobbit take back his throne. Bilbo faces deadly challenges and finds a ring that can turn him invisible. The Hobbit is a book that I think most teens will love.

Review submitted by MacKenzie.

 

Reviews by You!

HolesHoles 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 & 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 MeIf 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 and the Goblet of Fire book coverHarry 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 RockSo 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.

 

 

PeanutPeanut 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 and Dangerous Pie book coverDrums, 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.

 

 

SchwaThe 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 book coverHomecoming 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 ThunderRoll 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.

 

Reviews by You!

trashTrash by Andy Mulligan

I have many opinions about Trash. Trash is a very sad and creative story. A boy and his friend find a bag that the police need to investigate and they won’t give it up.

Review submitted by Elizabeth.

 

 

39 Clues: Maze of Bones book coverThe Maze of Bones (39 Clues) by Rick Riordan

I thought this book was a great opener for the 39 Clues series. It really grabbed my attention and made me want to read Book two. It was action-packed, and full of lots of adventure.

Review submitted by Ravi.

 

 

CardturnerThe Cardturner by Louis Sachar

I thought it was a very good book. I liked the amount of detail the author used. I didn’t like how the chapters were so short and only focused on one topic.

Review submitted by Anthony.

 

 

Just add magicJust Add Magic by Cindy Callaghan

When Kelly Quinn and her two BFF’s discover a dusty old cookbook while cleaning out an attic, the girls decide to try a few of the mysterious recipes that are inside.

Review submitted by Neela.

 

 

MarkedMarked by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast

I think Marked was a very interesting book that added something new and different to the world of vampires. It was a very interesting book about friendship and doing the right thing. The main character is very relatable; I know I related.

Review submitted by Samantha.

 

Third WheelThe Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) by Jeff Kinney

The Third Wheel is about Greg Heffley’s early life and about him and Rowley trying to get a date to the school dance. But can he find a date or will he be left out, playing video games on the big night?

Review submitted by Michael.

 

 

Among the baronsAmong the Barons by Margaret Peterson Haddix

There are so many twists and turns you don’t want to put the book down!

Review submitted by Amin.

 

 

Shards and AshesShards & Ashes edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong

This book is a good book. It was very interesting. I like the theme of the book. Each author has a different story and that’s what I like about the style of the book.

Review submitted by Samantha.

 

 

Boys Without NamesBoys without Names by Kashmira Seth

This book was fun to read because it took place in India. I love to read books that take place in a setting that I know about.

Review submitted by Jill.

 

 

the Hobbit book coverThe Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit is a book about Bilbo Baggins leaving his normal life to go on an adventure to get gold back from Smaug, the evil dragon.

Review submitted by Cici.

Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

UltravioletUltraviolet by R.J. Anderson

What would you do if you woke up in a psychiatric ward, with no memory of how you got there? That is what happens to Allison at the beginning of Ultraviolet. We meet Allison when she awakes, restrained in a bed in a psych ward. As she remembers more and more about what happened to her, the mystery is revealed as to the strange and unexplainable event that occurred that landed her in that bed.

Allison witnessed her classmate Tori’s death. However, this was a death that was like no other because Tori literally unraveled before Allison’s eyes. Allison does not know if what she saw was real, she thinks it is, but is too scared to tell anyone. Even worse, the police suspect that Allison may be guilty of Tori’s murder since she was the last one to see her alive.

Ultraviolet is an exciting read! It is one part mystery and one part science fiction, and I guarantee you will never guess the truth of what Allison saw. This novel definitely kept me guess up until the end of the book. One cool thing about this novel is that you never really know if Allison can be trusted, but the story is from her point of view so you wonder if you are getting the true story. I would definitely recommend this novel to anyone who likes a good mystery, and also to those who like sci-fi, action and adventure reads.  Click here to find Ultraviolet in the Library!