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Teen SRC 2018 – SilverFin by Charlie Higson

Image result for silverfinJames Bond will one day become the world’s greatest spy, but he wasn’t always like that. At the moment, his biggest challenge is to fit in at his new school, making friends, learning the rules, and standing up to bullies. However, unknown to him, there is something deadly lurking in the water — SilverFin.

Meet the young James Bond during his teenage years  at Eton, and join him on his many adventures spanning over the 5 books in this series (I’m only counting the first 5 that were written by Charlie Higson, as technically there are 9 books). Have I told you I love mystery books yet? Maybe? Just a few times? Well, I don’t even know where to place this series on my favorite series list, as IT’S JUST SO GOOD!!!!! The beginning may be a little slow, but trust me. When the action parts begin, it’ll all be worth it.

 

Teen SRC 2018 – And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Related imageEight strangers were invited by a millionare as weekend guests to his own private island. After the ferry left, a storm suddenly began, leaving them stranded on the island, with their host nowhere to be found. After sitting down for dinner, a recording begins playing, accusing all the guests and the two servants present of having committed murder in the past, but have escaped justice. Its claim that everyone present were brought to the island to pay for their crimes was initially scoffed at… until one of the guests died soon after. As time progresses, and more and more are killed, the survivors notice something strange: All of the deaths that have occurred are following an eerie nursery rhyme that seemingly reflects the victim’s manner of death…

This book was SO GOOD!!!! It was so suspenseful and scary, but I couldn’t stop reading it until I finished. Every time someone dies, I get more nervous and curious about why the killer is doing this to seemingly innocent people. It was so worth reading, and anything you are still confused about is explained in the last chapter, which includes the killer’s motive, and how the victims were killed.

 

Teen SRC 2018 – Perfect: A Pretty Little Liars Book

Perfect: A Pretty Little Liars book is written by Sara Shepard

The third book in the Pretty Little Liars Book, the story picks up from where it last stopped. A continues to send threatening messages, planning to expose Alison DiLaurentis best friends for their secrets which were supposed to die with Alison. Spencer’s parents send her to her therapy, thinking it will help her feel better with all of the mysterious deaths happening around. Hanna wants to improve her relationship with her friend, at the same time look good in everything she wears. Aria wants to improve her relationship with her mom and her English A.P teacher Mr. Fitz. Emily wants to redeem herself in her parent’s eyes, by being the swim team captain and stepping in line with the family. Will the four Girls find out who is this mysterious A or will they be exposed, one by one?

This was a great book. I would rate this book a 5/5. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy reading about drama, mystery, and thriller. This book had a good plot and I liked that it was written in the perspective of all four girls. This helped unreel the story bit by bit.

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- The Killer In Me by Margot Harrison

The Killer in Me

Long review short, this is an extremely addictive thriller about a girl who knows more about a murderer than anyone could ever want to. I loved the whole twisty plot of the book and it hooked me up by the first sentence! But the thing is, by the first paragraph, I was jumping at every little noise, checking my doors and windows, and locking practically everything that has a lock. 🙂 So. This book was really horrifying and awesome at the same time.

This book is about a girl named Nina who knows about the Thief. The Thief is a killer. Or, as the book says: ‘a death vacuum’. Nina knows how the Thief hunts, his killing methods, how he disposes of the bodies….and….I think that’s enough. Nina, after all this time, tracks the Thief (with the help of her former best friend, Warren) 2000 miles-to his home turf. But when she finally meets the Thief, the man she sees is nothing like the crazy psycho who is somehow ‘connected’ to her is a strange way. But then, as Nina gets to know the man more and more, she starts to wonder: is there even a Thief in the first place?

I loved all the suspense, and I was really surprised by the plot twists that were in the book. I recommend this book to people who are a fan of mysteries and plot twists! 😛

Teen SRC 2018- Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard                                                                                                Everyone lies. That’s a fact. Whether it’s for your own good or someone else’s-or Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1)sometimes not really leaning to the ‘good’ side… we still lie. Or lied. If I were to say I don’t lie, well, that would be a lie. 🙂 So, this book…wasn’t exactly what I had expected.

“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” 
-Benjamin Franklin

So, this girl named Alison dissapeared from a slumber party and wasn’t seen ever since. Her four friends, Emily, Aria, Hanna, and Spencer. Truthfully, the girls are kind of relieved. They all have a guarded a secret that only Alison knew. But after a few years, a mysterious parson named A starts blackmailing the girls and threatens to spill all of their secrets-and that’s not all. All those secrets were told from one of the 4 girls to Allison. Is Allison back? Or is it someone else? (By the way, this is only the first book. There are 16 books in the series, so…) 🙂 I personally really loved how there were so many plot twists, but you might not. I’m not judging. But I really hope you enjoy it too! 😉

Teen SRC 2018 – Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Accidents aren’t good-especially one that has to do with a car. A day ago Carver had 3 Goodbye Daysawesome friends (Mars, Eli, and Blake), and the next day, they were in a car accident-and Carver feels responsible. Especially since he’s the one who texted the driver, Mars. Now the guilt in his chest is building a wall around of his heart- and not only that, some other people are blaming him too. Like, Eli’s twin sister, who’s trying to freeze him to death with her death stare, and Mars’s father, who’s a judge (uh-oh). Then he realizes he may be charged with ‘negligent homicide’. He’s waist-deep in trouble, and he has no way out. If things take a wrong turn, he’s either going to end up in juvenile detention, or even prison.

I personally never liked reading crime stories about so-called ‘murder’, but this one definitely doesn’t count. It is a thriller that will keep you captivated until the very last word. I don’t think about death a lot (and thinking “I wonder what it feels like to be dead” in my bed at night DOES NOT count), but during the whole book, death was like the literal entire subject. Oh, yes. This book was super super emotional, so people who can’t stand a constant depressing scene, this book is not for you. But the thing is, I don’t remember reading a book that had me laughing and crying. Most of the time. But this book would be memorable anyways. 🙂

Teen SRC 2018 – Tumbling by Caela Carter

Tumbling by Caela Carter

<3 <3! EEEKKK! I finally finished this book!!!! 🙂  It was actually surprisingly fast for a Tumblingbook with 432 pages! I was stunned by its amazing awesomeness! It is about 5 girls who are actually quite  extremely different, but one thing’s for sure: They share the same dream. To become an Olympic gymnast. These 5 girls: Grace, Leigh, Camille, Wilhelmina, and Monica, are all competing against each other for the U.S Olympic Gymnastics Trials. Some of the girls will be going home with nothings but disappointment, but some will become stars.

I personally really enjoyed this book because it made me feel like a competitor in the Trials. And even though I would like to say that this book has changed my life forever, I’m sorry to say…it didn’t. 🙁 Oh well. But still, I really loved this book! (I’m pretty sure you will too!) 🙂 <3<3<3<3<3<3<3

Teen SRC 2018- Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

In Seraphina’s world, dragons are able to take in the shape of a human. Seraphina’s father fell in love with a musician, and produced, well, Seraphina. Now, Seraphina is the assistant Image result for seraphina by rachel hartmanto a music master, and struggles to keep her birth a secret from everyone else. It’s nearly the 40th anniversary of the peace pact between humans and dragons, but obviously, the humans thought they could take over the world and bring dragons down.

I read this book more times than I can possibly count on my two hands! (11 times, but you know, we only have 10 fingers, so we….). Okay. enough of this nonsense. 😉 One thing I think could be improved or changed is the names. Too many weird words and names. I mean Orma and Okra? I was really confused. Okra struck me as just awkward. I mean, who names their child after a food? ‘Hey Orange!’ ‘Hiya Jello!’ ‘How’s life, Eggplant?’ ‘Doin’ good, French Fry?’ ‘Why are you sad, Beans?’ ‘Hello Cheese!’ ‘Good job, Grapeseed Oil!’ I mean, really? (Okay, the last one was a bit over the top…) But overall, I really enjoyed reading this book and I look forwards to convincing my friends to read it!;)

Teen SRC 2018 – Ali’s Pretty Little Lies

 

Ali’s Pretty Little Lies by Sara Shepard

Ali’s Pretty Little Lies is written by Sara Shepard and is the prequel to the Pretty Little Liars Secret. Even before Alison DiLaurentis disappeared mysteriously. Alison’s life was perfect. Everyone loved her. She was the ‘It’ girl. She had it all. Until her whole life came down to this one lie. Scared, Alison manipulates her “friends” into unleashing their deepest and darkest secrets. Scared of the consequences one lie becomes another until it ended her life permanently.

This book was a good read, however even though this book is a prequel, it is best to read once you are finished reading the Pretty Little Liars full book series, as it had all these hidden things that will spoil the rest of the book. I would rate this book 4.5/5 as the plot was great. It was good to finally find out what happens inside Alison’s head, as the books in the PLL series are told from the perspective of Ali’s friends. As the story progressed, the plot was very slow. Overall it was a quick read.