Bistro Book Club

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Slayer Chronicles: First Kill by Heather Brewer

John, 14
Heather Brewer
The Slayer Chronicles:  First Kill
The Penguin Group 2011

 I would recommend this book to other teens.  It is a great sci fi/ fantasy about a boy who is trying to avenge his little sister's death by hunting down and killing vampires.  At times this book feels like a mystery book, full of suspense and those who killed who moments that people love.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Line by Teri Hall

Shaun, 13
Teri Hall
The Line

Very heart warming, very mystical couldn't stop reading. Its very hard to take the blame for someone especially with consequences like that she knew she was gonna get.

Rating: 4 Q. Better than most.

The Ascension by

Anthony, 16
Michael Carroll
The Ascension
Philomel Books 2011

This is the sequel to Superhuman and if you haven't read it do not read this review.






it continues directly after the first book and krodin was transported five years into the past. he has used this time to take comtrol of the U.S. military and basically has plans to gain control of the entire world. the five heroes must try and stop krodin. it was a really good sequel and i think that it was better than the first.

Rating: 4 Better than most

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dria, 17
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Invincible
2011

The much awaited Sequel to Infinity in the Cronicles of Nick. Nick Gautier, having defeated zombies must try his hand at something worse, normal people. More specifically his new football coach that wants Nick to steal from his classmates, threatening Nick with calling the police if he doesn't cooperate. Simi, CAleb, and Nekoda are back to help Nick before something really bad invades the halls of Squire high. THis book was so full of original voice and unique characters it kept me enthralled the whole way through. It was so good it required me to skip homework till I finished it, but the poor grades are more than worth reading this book again and again.  

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Clarity by Kim Harrington

Danielle, 15
Kim Harrington
Clarity
Point 2011

Clarity Fern has the gift of sight. When she touches an object she can see emotions and memories. Her mother and brother also have supernatural gifts and together they had a family buisness to entertain tourists. However one day a murder is comitted. Clarity's ex-boyfriend wants her to help with the investigation but she is still mad at the cheating jerk. The hits keep coming when she finds out that her smoldering new partner has multiple secrets and her brother becomes the prime suspect. Clarity must risk everything to uncover a twisted plot that could destroy her whole town. This was an excellent read. I really enjoyed it. Nothing is what it seems and the ending will shock the socks off you. There are so many twists and turn it's almost hard to keep up. In the words of some famous dead guy-Excellent, truly excellent  

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Shadowcry by Jenna Burtenshaw

Danielle, 15
Jenna Burtenshaw
Shadowcry
Green Willow Books 2011

Kate Winters lives with her uncle in a bookshop. One day though the Wardens come to Harvest. They take men and women back to the fortress city of Fume. During the Harvest a collector named Silas comes and burns down her beloved bookshop looking for and a book called Wintercraft. In Wintercraft lies the secrets to death and the veil. Torn between the way she was raised and the new truth she is learning Kate must accept who she is in order to save those she loves. This book was very interesting. It has multiple plot twists that you don't expect and it's interesting to see how the characters change over the course of the book. I loved the ending. Once again it wasn't what you're expecting. It would be interesting to see a second book come from this.  

4 Better than most

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

Alysha, 12
Adam Gidwitz  
A Tale Dark and Grimm
2010

I recommend this book for most teens and i think people who like scary and werid books this one is for you!!! I liked it because its was kinda funny and scary and i also really like how there is a person talking every now and then.

I really like this book and i hope others too!

Rating: 4 Better than most

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Robot by Paul E. Watson

anthony, 16
Paul E. Watson
The Robot
Razorbill 2011

This book is about two highschool nerds named gabe and dover who find a robot in gabes dads workshop. they accidently turn it on and hilarrity ensues including an attempt on a certain annoying persons life. this book was a really funny and quick read and it is definitely worth reading

4 Better than most

White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick

hannah w., 14
marcus sedgwick
White Crow
Roaring Brook 2010

Rebecca and Ferelith are swept up in this fast pace mystery book.  I would reccomaned this book to people who like to read mystery , adventere, and religous books.  Personally I did not like the God refferals , that just set off the book.

Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer

hannah w., 13
Jennifer Archer
Through Her Eyes
harper teens 2011

Tansy is not the normal 16 year old . Her mom is a famous horror writer , so when ever she starts a new book she has to live/be in the perfect setting . When Tansy and her grandpa Dan get dragged to a small town of Cedar Canyon, Texas. It all starts when Tansy’s mom finds a picture of a house in Cedar Canyon and decides to take her family to the house. When Tansy gets there she finds a cellar, the doors unlocked and finds her self wandering down there. While she’s down in the cellar tansy finds a loose step, in which she pries open and finds a journal full of poems, a gold pocket watch, and a diamond pendant. While Tansy is in Cedar Canyon she stars taking pictures more often than she did before. When she looks through the view finder she in looking through a girl named Isabel back when her grandpa was a kid . After the first time Tansy looked through the view finder she starts wondering what is happening, but after a while she figures it out and keeps going back to Isabel’s world. While Tansy is in Isabel’s world she learns more about the mysterious Henry , Henry  is know for committing suicide off the local bridge. So the more she’s Isabel the more she learns about Henry and the clues leading up to his suicide. The more she’s Isabel the more she loses herself in her own world. Throughout the book tansy meets new friends, makes some allies, and crushes on boys. So if your looking for a book that will leave you hanging for more, a fast pace adventous book ,  intertwined with some romance and mystery ,  then this book is for you

Rating: 4 Better than most