Saturday, November 13, 2010

Shadowspell by Jenna Black (3 reviews)

Hope,    15
Jenna Black 
Shadowspell 
Griffin    2011

          In this sequel to Glimmerglass, sixteen-year old Dana Hathaway is learning how to live in Avalon. Avalon is the only place on earth where Fae and mortals can live side-by-side. Dana is a Faeriewalker, a half-human/half Fae capable of taking magic into the mortal world or technology into the Fae world. The two Queens of Faerie  are terrified of her ability to bring in guns -the only thing that could kill them- in Faerie and want Dana dead. Between normal teen troubles and magical hitmen trying to kill her, Dana's life couldn't get more complicated. That is, until a nightmarish immortal named the Erlking kidnaps someone very close to her; Dana is pitted against the most terrifying situation she has ever faced. If only the Erlking wasn't so handsome...    I personally enjoyed this novel more then the first one, and am looking forward to the next installment. This is definitely a readable novel for a modern-day fantasy fan.  

Rating: 4 Better than most
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Student at DYC

Author: Jenna Black

Title: Shadowspell

Publication date: 2011

My review:
It's after Dana Hathaway gets saved by the guy who used her "so she says" and now their just "friends". Well, with all the defense lessons and Dana is now locked in the sewers in the mountains of Avalon, this sequal includes when someone does the most stupidest thing and Dana must come to the rescue and must pay the price to The Erlking. Will Dana save Ethan and give up what she holds most dear to her, or will she lose what she loves with Ethan with her and lose him forever?

Would you nominate this book for an award? yes

How much do you read? I read all the time

Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal

Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

Reader Trina 
Age 13
Today's date November 8, 2010
Author Jenna Black
Title Glimmerglass
Publisher
Publication date 2010
My review:  Dana Hathaway, the same kind of teen that everyone knows, except that she has a dark secret that she doesn't share with ANYONE...her mom is a drunk. She wants to be free of this, so she contacts her dad, who willingly accepts. When she arrives, she is taken hostage by her aunt for her "own good", gets kidnapped and is attacked in the sewers, and finds out that she is a Fairie walker....Fairies don't excist....or do they?
Would you nominate this book for an award? yes
How much do you read? I read all the time
Quality 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity 4P Broad general teen appeal

The Last Summer of the Death Warriors, Francisco X. Stork

Reader Angelo
Age 13
Today's date 11/1/10
Author Francisco X. Stork
Title The Last Summer of the Death Warriors
Publisher Arthur A. Levine Books
Publication date 2010
My review: A sad tale of a cancered boy named D.Q. and his new found friend Pancho. It takes place in a mexican theme place hotel and hospital. DQ's mom married a very succesful lawyer and wants him to try and be healed. He has only 6 months to live and wants to spend his life to its fullest. His mom wants him to stay with her and try to be healed while he wants to live life to the best.And in the middle of it all is Pancho. Pancho's sister died in a motel with someone else. That person gave her the thing that almost took her life before. Pancho vowed from then on that he would kill that person.
Would you nominate this book for an award? yes
How much do you read? I read all the time
Quality 4Q Better than most
Popularity 3P Some Teen appeal

Shadow by Jenny Moss

Reader Trina 
Age 13
Today's date November 1, 2010
Author Jenny Moss
Title Shadow
Publisher
Publication date April 2010    
My review: Always in the shadow of the Queen, to save her from death, never anything, always feeling like everyone would love her to be dead, until Shadow gets her wish, The Queen is Dead! She leaves the castle to begin a new life, when she learns about the one she never had. Who really is Shadow? Why did the Queen die, but not her?
Would you nominate this book for an award? yes
How much do you read? I read all the time
Quality 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity 4P Broad general teen appeal

The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan

Reader Trina 
Age 13
Today's date November 1, 2010
Author L.K. Madigan
Title The Mermaid's Mirror
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Publication date October 2010
My review: Just an ordinary girl with a mom, dad, little brother, and friends who are there for her, nothing's missing in her life, nothing but her real mother. Lena lost her mother when she was only a girl and now she's digging up her past. Why doesn't her dad want her to surf when they live right next to the best surfing place ever? What's her dad so afraid of? After she finds something magical, is her mother really alive?
Would you nominate this book for an award? yes
How much do you read? I read all the time
Quality 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity 4P Broad general teen appeal

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk


10/27/2010
Tyler,      15
Josh Berk
The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin
Random House  2010
               This book is about a fat deaf kid and his two friends that try  to solve a crime done to one of their fellow classmates. 
4 Q. Better than most.    4 P. Broad general appeal.
I read a couple books a week.
It was a really good book. I was very surprised I thought it would be lame

The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys by Scott William Carter (2 reviews)

Tyler, 15
Scott William Carter
The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys
Simon & Schuster             2010
               This book is about a boy who is another typical loser and has an old friend Jake, well things happen and he takes off with the principal's car with his old friend Jake and a portrait!

4 Q. Better than most.    4 P. Broad general appeal.
I read a couple books a week.
This was a very good book and i would recommend this to many teens!
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Ben,    17    
Scott William Carter    
The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys    
Simon & Schuster    2010 

           Delightful and light fare but quickly read, both because its easy to read and because you're reluctant to put it down. Teens are depicted more accurately than most teen-lit.   

Rating: 4. Better than most. 
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Dennis Wilson,17           
Scott William Carter           
The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys
2010

            About a kid that goes on a road trip sorta with his ex-bestfriend and ends up killing someone.

Rating: 4 Q. Better than most.  I don't usually read for fun.


Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten (2 reviews)

Reader Kayla, high school student
Author Lynn Weingarten
Title Wherever Nina Lies
Publisher
Publication date 2009
My review: Wherever Nina Lies is a corageous story of a young girl, Ellie hopelessly searching for her missing sister Nina. Nina has been gone for 2 years now and Ellie has not given up hope of finding her. She looks everywhere for clues to finding Nina. All of Ellies friends worry about her and think its time for her to give up. Ellie refuses however. A clue leads her to a massive party where she meets a mysterious, and cute stranger, Sean, who is willing to embark on a cross country road trip in search of Nina. Along the way Ellie finds herself falling for Sean but soon realizes there is much more to him that meets the eye and his motives are far from pure. This story is filled with crazy twists and turns that makes it nearly impossiple not to turn another page. I absolutly loved this book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good story to read.
Would you nominate this book for an award? yes
How much do you read? I read a couple books a month
Quality 4Q Better than most
Popularity 5P Everyone wants to read it
I picked this book because (check as many as you like) I liked the cover The blurb or cover copy sounded good I heard someone talking about it
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Jessica, 18
Lynn Weingarten
Wherever Nina Lies
2009
               This book is really good! I recommend it to more mature kids; lies, love and mysteries. The book is about a girl, Nina who is looking for her sister after she disappears two years earlier. Read it!!!              
 5 Q. Hard to imagine a better book.    5 P. Everyone wants to read it.   
I read all the time. 
It was a thrill seeker and kept me on the edge of my seat.

The Dark Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon


Dennis, 17
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Dark Hunters
St. Martin's Griffin            2009
               About different kinds of vampires and a guy that is called a dark hunter that kills off all the bad vampires and he's protecting a girl and he's over 2000 years old.   
4 Q. Better than most.    4 P. Broad general appeal.            I don't usually read for fun.
I finally figured out how to read a backwards book.

Same Difference by Vivian Siobhan


Kali, 17 
Vivian Siobhan
Same Difference
2009
               This book is about a girl who goes to a summer art program in a city next to her small town. Throughout the summer she makes a new friend and learns who she really is. I really enjoyed this book but would probably just recommend it to girls.
4 Q. Better than most.    4 P. Broad general appeal.
I read a couple books a month.

Teariny, 18
Vivian Siobhan
Same Difference

This 16 year old wants to make her way through summer now that her bestfriend has a boyfriend and she doesnt really understand. She gets accepted into this thing where she leaves town for a few hours a day and tries to fit in with the new crowd. 2 Q. Needs more work.


The Last Good Place of Lilly Odilon by Sara Beitia


Kalene, 17          
Sara Beitia          
The Last Good Place of Lilly Odilon                           2010     
"The Last Good Place of Lilly Odilon" by Sara Beitia is a great read from start to finish. Beitia's spectacular details give you a lifelike feeling and presence. When Lilly Odilon goes missing boyfriend Ablert becomes the main suspect. Albert becomes determined to find his missing "love". He asks Lilly's younger sister to join him on this adventure. See what happens to Albert and Olivia as they embark on the unknown!    
4 Q. Better than most.    4 P. Broad general appeal.
I read a couple books a month.   
This was a very good read, right from the beginning.