Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lailah by Nikki Kelly

Tim  J., 14
Nikki  Kelly
Lailah
Feiwel  and  Friends 2015

     This  book  is  fast  paced  and  exciting  but  the  plot  needs  work.  The  way  she  wrote  the  book  kept  me  going  and  for  the  most  part  I  could  not  put  it  down.  If  it  was  not  for  the  way  she  wrote  the  book  I  probably  would  have  stopped  reading  half  way  in.

Rating: 4 Better than most

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Young Elites

Karissa,  16
Marie Lu
The Young Elites
Penguin Group 2014

This was a great read! The plot for this page-turning book was very new and original. Marie Lu fills the pages of this novel with non-stop action intertwined with endless emotional tolls. The main character, Adelina Amoutera, takes a different role than most central characters which creates a new reading experience. Being one of the few who survive the Blood Fever, Adelina has to make many difficult choices throughout the novel. You won't be able to put this book down until you've reached the last page!

I would highly recommend Marie Lu's other books from the Legend series if you enjoyed The Young Elites.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

When (prepub edition titled Death Date) by Victoria Laurie

Tim  J., 14
Victoria  Laurie
When  (prepub edition titled Death Date)
Hyperion 2015

   Wow.  Death  Date  is  a  page  turner  with  a  great  plot.  Most  books  with  serial  killers  I  know  who  it  is  right  away  but  this  book  kept  me  guessing  and  guessing.  This  book  is  great  and  I  loved  it.  For  anyone  who  likes  fast  paced  and  exciting  books,  I  recommend  this  book  in  an  instant.  

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Urban Outlaws by Peter Jay Black

Tim  J., 14
Peter Jay Black
Urban Outlaws
Bloomsbury   2015

   Urban  Outlaws  by  Peter  Jay  black  is  the  adventure  of  a  group  of  kids  devoted  to  helping  others.  Know  they  are  out  to  destroy  a  super  computer  that  the  goverment  will  use  to  steal  other  nations  secrets.  In  this  book  Robin  Hood  meets  up  with  Alex  Rider  in  an  epic  story  that  will  keep  you  going  page  after  page.

Rating: 4 Better than most

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Badger Knight by Kathryn Erskine

Tim  J., 14
Kathryn  Erskine
The Badger Knight
Scholastic  Inc. 2015

In  The  Badger  Knight  by  Kathryn  Erskine  we  follow  the  story  of  a  young  and  sickly  boy  trying  to  prove  himself  a  man.  Along  the  way  he  makes  many  friends  and  many  enemy's.  The  Badger  Knight  is  a  very  well  written  book  with  a  great  plot!  Be  sure  to  read  this  book!

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Fire Artist by Daisy Whitney

Tim  J., 14
Daisy  Whitney
The  Fire  Artist
Bloomsbury   2015

     The  Fire  Artist  by  Daisy  Whitney  is  the  story  of  a  world  were  humans  can  summon  the  four  powers  of  Fire,  Earth,  Water,  and  Wind.  In  this  world  the  powers  are  used  for  entertainment  but  some  use  it  for  evil.

Rating: 4 Better than most

Monday, January 12, 2015

My Friend the Enemy by Dan Smith

Tim  J., 14
Dan Smith
My Friend the Enemy
Scholastic  Inc. 2015

   In  My  Friend  The  Enemy  by  Dan  Smith  we  read  about  a  young  boy  in  the  1940's  who's  father  is  in  the  army  fighting  against  the  Nazis.  One  night  while  he  is  in  the  woods  a  Nazi  plane  crashes  and  blows  up.  Then  he  runs  into  the  single  survivor  of  the  crash  and  against  all  odds  they  become  friends.  In  My  Friend  The  Enemy  Dan  Smith  delivers  a  brilliant  book  that  shows  that  not  everyone  is  as  bad  as  they  might  seem.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book