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Teen SRC 2018 – Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Image result for shatter meJuliette’s touch is deadly. Ever since she accidentally killed someone with her touch, The Reestablishment has kept her locked up in a cell, trying to “fix” her. But, the world is dying too quickly for anyone to care about a seventeen year old. Food is becoming scarce, diseases are destroying the population, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. However, when a rumor of war spreads from among the survivors, The Reestablishment changes their decision. Maybe Juliette is exactly what they need right now. So, they offer her a choice. Choose to become a weapon… or a warrior.

This series is for anyone with an interest in any one of the tags I’ve listed. For lovers of post-apocalyptic novels, this seiries is especially great!

 

 

Teen SRC 2018 – Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

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How can you save the world when you are literally your worst enemy?

Lily Proctor’s life threatening allergies provent her from enjoying many things normal teenagers take for granted. After getting permission to attend her first, and possibly last, highschool party, Lily just wants to enjoy herself. But, her life never goes according to plan, and she ends up humiliating herself in front of half her graduating class.

Suddenly summoned to a parallel world, Lily is soon overwhelmed by new experiences. She quickly realizes that what makes her weak in her home world is what makes her extraordinary here. In this world ruled over by powerful women called Crucibles, Lily must stop the worst and cruellest of them all: Lillian. But the problem is, Lillian is the one who summoned her to this world… and is also Lily’s identical other self.

Teen SRC 2018 – Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh

Burning Midnight

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh

This book is about a boy named David Sullivan (Sully). He hunts for spheres-or, more exactly, orbs. These orbs are special-unlike the ones we normally call “marbles”. These orbs give you special powers if you press two to your temple. Better eyesight, more athletic, better hearing, etc. Sully is a sphere/orb dealer at a flea market, and one day, he meets a very strange girl named Hunter. She is a born sphere hunter, and has a special talent for finding them. The rarer the color of sphere, the better the improvement/power you get. Hunter and Sully power up, and they hunt for spheres-together. One day, they find a gold orb-a color nobody has seen before. But what does it actually do? With professional (not really) orb hunters on their tail, they don’t have time to figure it out.

I personally loved this book but I thought the ending ended too early. They found the orb about 3 quarters into the book, but the whole book ended about 3 pages after. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Well. It wasn’t so interesting at the end, but I loved the beginning! 👍

Teen SRC 2018- When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn

When Life Gives You Demons

Lemons…..or Demons? Let’s see… I’d probably prefer…Lemons. How about you? Anyways, on to the book. I’m not sure how to summarize this book without spoiling, so: (It’s from the back cover of the book)

When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeyboum

“Sixteen-year-old Shelby Black has spent the past year training to be an exorcist. Her great-uncle Roy—a Catholic priest and Shelby’s guardian—believes she has a gift for expelling demons, and he’s put her through exorcist boot camp hell, but he still doesn’t trust her to do an exorcism on her own. High school is hard enough without having to explain that you fight demons for a living, so Shelby keeps her extracurricular activity quiet, especially from Spencer, her cute math tutor. Secrets run in Shelby’s family, though: her mother has been missing ever since an exorcism went horribly wrong, and Uncle Roy is tight-lipped about it. But Shelby’s hell-bent on finding her mom, no matter what—even if what it ends up costing her her soul AND a date with Spencer.”-Book summary by author

So….fun? Maybe? If someone asked me for true opinions about this book, I’d probably throw handfuls of glitter and confetti in the air then bring out a party cannon. That’s how awesome this book was!

Teen SRC 2018 – I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

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I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Aliens are real. Nine of them came to Earth to escape the disaster that happened to their home planet via spaceship. They may look like humans, talk like humans, but they are not like us. They have superhuman powers that we can only dream of. The nine of them have separated upon arrival, and have been brought up among humans, with the plan of growing, training, becoming strong, and finally fighting back from the forces that pursued them. But the enemy has already started hunting them. Three have already been captured and killed. Number Four must gather the remaining ones before they are all killed, and fight back.

I love this series so much! I became so obsessed after reading the first book that I just had to know what happens to John and Sarah’s relationship, as well as the other Gardes!!!

 

Teen SRC 2018- The Host by Stephanie Meyer

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The Host by Stephanie Meyer

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, didn’t expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

As Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she’s never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love.

I originally did not expect much coming from the author of the Twilight book series, because I did not really like the style of her writing in those books. Then when I found this at the library, I decided to read it (at the time I did not know who the author was) and I fell in love with this story. The characters were a bit basic, but the two male leads in this book leapt to life. I don’t know why, but they were both complex and written in a way where you could imagine them in reality. The protagonist, Melanie, was a bit of a bore to read about, but Wanderer was very interesting because she gave the world a new set of eyes, and shared her kindness with everyone.

(I watched the movie, and although it was almost completely faithful, so you guys can check that out also if you like the book.)

I recommend this book to those who like Twilight, or dystopian novels.

Teen SRC 2018 – White Cat by Holly Black

Image result for white cat bookCassel comes from a family of Curse Workers: people with the ability to change your emotions, your luck, your memories, and even change you into something else with just one touch. And, since performing Curse Work is illegal, all Curse Workers are criminals. But Cal has no magic. He is the only normal person in a family of conmen.

Lately, Cal has been waking up to find that he was sleepwalking. Haunted by a vision of a white cat, he begins to notice disturbing things happening around him, especially his brothers, who may be using him for their own purposes.

I really love all the books by Holly Black, and have read most, if not all, of her books at the library. This series was a great work of art, and I was hooked right from the start.

 

Teen SRC 2018 – Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

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Cas Lowood has inherited three things from his father: the ability to see ghosts, a mysterious athame (blade) that only he can wield, and the job of killing the dead.

That was something his father did before him, before he was gruesomely murdered by the ghost he was trying to kill. Now, Cal travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and spirit-sniffing cat, following legends and local lore to destroy the murderous dead.

After moving to a new home, Cal searches for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood. He expected the usual: track, hunt and kill. What he found instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, who still wears the dress she wore the day of her murder in 1958, once white, but now dripping red with blood. And, since her death, she has killed anyone and everyone to set foot in her home. But, for some reason, she lets Cal live after ripping the person that dragged him in the house in half.

This story was creepy, scary, and I loved it. Not recommended for people who can’t handle blood and guts.

 

Teen SRC 2018 – Etiquette and Esponiage by Gail Carriger

Image result for etiquette and espionageFourteen-year old Sophronia is a great trial to her mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees instead of proper manners. Her mother has never more desperate for her to become a proper lady, causing her to enroll Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But, soon she will discover that this is no ordinary finishing school her mother had hoped for. Mademoiselle Geraldine’s is a finishing school for everything. Sure, the ladies learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and esponiage… In the politest way possible, of course. Sophronia and her new friends are in for a chaotic first year’s education.

 

Teen Book Review- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Fist things first: VICTORIA AVEYARD LEGITIMATELY CAME TO MY SCHOOL! My school’s librarian invited her to our school to launch her latest book :War Storm. But Red Queen - Aveyard, Victoriaanyways, she came to sign books and everything… but that’s not the best part! The best part is that Red Queen is my top favorite book!

This book is based generally on 2 types of ‘humans’. Those with red blood and those with silver blood. The Silverbloods have abilities unlike the Redbloods, who are treated as slaves continuously every day. But the strangeness doesn’t stop there! Mare, a ‘Red’ girl, finds out that she has powers to control and generate electricity. This causes a lot of commotion in the silver world, and hunters are hunting her down- alive, or dead.

I stayed up all night reading this book! I just couldn’t put it down! This book deserves 1000000 out of 10 stars! 😉