Friday, July 31, 2015

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

It brought me to tears!  So good! Finch meets Violet on the ledge of the belltower about to jump.  They get stuck in a project together to wander Indiana and they fall in love.  5 star rating.  Reviewed by Kayla

The Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson

Finn Whitman and four other kids are selected to be a DHI, also known as a Disney Host Interactive, wake up in Disney World's Magic Kingdom.  While they are in the park they have to battle Maleficent and the Overtakers before they take over the park.  5 star rating.  Reviewed by Danielle

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Noah and Jude are inseperable twins until their mother dies.  This was an amazing book about learning to love after loss...I loved this book.   5 star rating.  Reviewed by Kayla

We Were Liars by E.Lockhart

This book is beautifully written with a thrilling and unexpected ending.  I really enjoyed the emotion that Cadence, (the main character) expresses throughout this book, which make the story even more powerful.  5 star rating.  - Reviewed by Alissa

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

In a world divided into Reds and Silvers by the color of one's blood, Mare Barrow, a peasant Red, is a thief trying to make ends meet for her family before she will be inevitably conscripted to the war effort.  When she discovers her powers, powers that only a Silver should possess, she is forced into the world of the Silver Elite, a life of luxury, royalty, and danger.  As Mare becomes closer with the royal princess and also the Scarlet Guard, the rebel movement trying to overthrow the monarchy, she discovers just how precarious her position is as a Red girl with Silver powers.  5 Stars.  - Reviewed by Kelly

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

In an alternate universe of America, this story takes place in the twentieth century on the Sixty Isles. Joel, a student a Armedius Academy, is fascinated by the nature of Rithmatists and wants more than anything to become one, but he fears that he has missed his chance.  As an intense war is brewing on the isle of Nebrask, a greater mystery has appeared on the doorstep of the Academy and Joel just may be able to help solve it.  4 Stars.  - Reviewed by Kelly

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

In a Willy Wonka-esque story, famed game maker Luigi Lemoncello invites 12 seventh graders to a library lock-in at the new library he just had built to play a life size game:  Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.  3 stars.   - Reviewed by Kelly