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Teen SRC 2018- Bad Blood by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

First of all, before starting this review, I think I owe an apology to the library staff who, generously, hosted the Escape Room on August 14th. I had registered for this event, but hadn’t ended up going. I had to go to the hospital for a family emergency at the last minute, and had no time to un-register the class. I’m sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused.

So, on to the book: 🙂 This book was an awesome novel that has just the right amount of Bad Blood (The Naturals, #4)horror and murder! I think I’m emotionally drained… Oh, and be warned: This is the 4th book in the series: “The Naturals”. But nevertheless, I read this book without reading the first 3 books, so I guess you don’t really need to read them in order…I loved this book with all my guts! So, this book was about a girl named Cassie who joins the FBI Natural’s program. Her main goal is to find out what really happened to her mother- if she was murdered or not. And Cassie makes a discovery that is just what she suspected: her mother is alive-but she’s held captive somewhere secret. The people holding Cassie’s mother captive are much more powerful than anticipated. Cassie and her team start to little by little uncover the truth about the secret society that has been murdering innocent people-as it seems. But as the bodies pile up, Cassie’s team realize something-they’re not just following the hunter, but they’re becoming the hunted.

I wanted to take my time and savor each word, but like I always do, I whizzed right through. But my main reaction was: THIS WAS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED BUT SO MUCH MORE! :)💖

Teen SRC 2018- People Like Us by Dana Mele

People Like Us

I  am, honestly, throughly afraid of horror murders, but I just couldn’t resist. This book’s protagonist, Kay, is a star soccer player and has a tight-knit group of friends. But the day when she and her friends find a girl’s body in the lake, Kay’s life is on the brink of self-destructing. She has carefully buried her past away, and the past is the past…right? The dead girl has left Kay a computer coded message…or, as one might say: a scavenger hunt. But Kay starts to realize something. The detectives are starting to suspect Kay more than anyone else. Kay only has a limited amount of time to find the murderer, or her life is at stake. 🙁

I recommend this book to people who are fans of: Pretty Little Liars, Dangerous Girls?Dangerous Boys, and murder mysteries in general! 🙂 So, this book was like a buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it stage of awesome. Seriously. Although I didn’t really force anyone to read it. 😉

Teen SRC 2018 – The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

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Kalinda, living in the Sisterhood Temple is plagued by fevers which make her an unlikely candidate for courtesan or a wife.  her life is turned upside down when tyrant Rajah Tarek visits the sisterhood and chooses her as wife.  She is forced to fight courtesans for entertainment and her fate rests in her burner powers.

The book is full of plot twists and hidden secrets.  The book is full of mysteries and action.  For people who like reading mystery, this book will be great.

Teen SRC 2018- A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

Nowadays, we don’t really struggle to live a good life, but it hasn’t always been like that. I read this book a quite long time ago, so here’s what the book says:

“A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the “lost boys” of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.”

There are some stories that need to be told regardless of how sad or horrifying they might be. This is one of those stories. It shows the perspective of two kids fighting for a good life. 🙂

Teen SRC 2018- Dreamfall by Amy Plum

Dreamfall by Amy Plum

“Yes, I’m scared. But if this is what I have to do to be able to sleep again, I’m ready to sign my life away.”

Dreamfall (Dreamfall #1)Really, this book was a matter of life or death;from the very first page. Cata, Fergus, and 5 other teens have insomnia, and have volunteered to be a part of a new treatment. This treatment has only been tested on one other patient. But when the get put under, nothing goes as planned, and the teens are trapped in a dream-or, really, it’s a nightmare world where their worst fears come true and the teens are forced to bond together to fight their way out. In the real world, the doctors think that the kids are in a coma. But, apparently, not.

I loved the plot of the book and it really made me feel like I need to read this x1000 more times! 🙂

Teen SRC 2018 – Catching Fire By Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire By Suzanne Collins

Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. However, nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol, a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can’t prove, without a shadow of doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book as much as I did the first Hunger Games book. Many parts were boring and I felt that this book did not reach the high expectations I had after reading the Hunger Games. The plot is basic and did not keep me interested. The characters did not develop very much within this book so for me that was a major let down. I would not recommend this book.

Teen SRC 2018 – Divergent By Veronica Ross

Divergent By Veronica Ross

In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Divergent for me was very enjoyable to read. I found myself connected to the story and characters, causing me to constantly wondering what would happen next. Tris and all the characters around her had great development throughout the story making me genuinely sad when a character would die. This book was overall very exciting and I would definitely recommend it to others.

Teen SRC 2018- Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Hunger Games is a very action packed book with a lot of excitement. It takes place in a place what was once North America. There are 12 districts control by the Capitol of Panem and the Capitol has created a national violent game called the Hunger Games. Every district needs to send 2 youths to compete in the the game. They will need to fight to death until 1 stands alive. (Yes, I know it’s so cruel.) This story is about a 16 year old girl named Katniss Everdeen, competing in the Hunger Games, surviving on her hunting skills and quick thinking. She will meet difficult problems and face impossible choices.

I personally really like this book but some parts are really violent and sad. So if you can’t stand someone dying then I suggest you not read this series. It is very exciting and written very well. I would rate this book 5 stars. Enjoy the book if you decide to read it! Hope you found this helpful. =)

Teen SRC 2018- UNITED AS ONE – By Pittacus Lore (James Frey)

United As One by Pittacus Lore

United as One” is the 7th and final book of the “I am Number Four” series by James Frey. This action-packed series ends in a breathtaking and satisfying conclusion which takes place in a dystopian society where the “Mogadorians,” who is led by Setrakus Ra, try to take over earth to get it’s resources. The main characters of this book all have unique numbers which symbolize what order they will die in, but the charm was destroyed. This book shows the final battles of the war, and how earth would react to a planet invasion. All the fights and events that happen in the book leaves you wanting to read more and I found myself hooked for the entire book series. There is some foul language and deaths in the book, and I recommend that you at least read the books before this one to prevent any confusion. Will they be able to win the war on their own or will they realize that power in numbers will save all?