Bistro Book Club

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Secrets and Shadows by Shannon Delaney

Kaycee,  15
Shannon Delaney

Secrets and Shadows
2011

This was a good sequel, and it again had a twist. THe end was really good and it makes you want to read the third book.

Rating: 4 Better than most

13 To Life by Shannon Delaney

Kaycee, 15
Shannon Delaney
13 To Life
2010

Wow, this book went were i did not expect it to. It was really good and it kept you at the edge of your seat

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston

Gratia, 15
Ashley Elston
The Rules for Disappearing
Disney Book Group 2013

I really liked this book! At first, it was a little confusing to me, but in the end it all came together. The only thing that I dislike about this book would be that the author kind of drags in on and on in some places. Overall though, I found this book a very good read!

Rating: 4 Better than most

Monday, January 27, 2014

Ravenflight by Juliet Marillier

Kaycee, 15
Juliet Marillier
Ravenflight
Knopf 2013

This was a really good sequel to Shadowfell. I like the way they met the Hag of the Isles, and how she goes on to awaken the guy in the north

Rating: 4 Better than most

Undead by Kirsty McKay (4 reviews)


Dylan A., 14
Kristin McKay
Undead
Chicken House 2013

This book is by far the awesomest zombie book ive ever read.  A zombie outbreak that plagues Scotland in a terrible storm! idk how bobby does it. or handles alice lol.  i can not wait for the sequel Unfed!!!!!!!
Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

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Jamal, 15
Kirsty McKay
Undead
Scholastic Chicken House 2013 (paperback)

I saw this book of a shelf and it caught me. It's a really good book for people who like seriously sick books. It's gets very interesting its worth reading and tells how people live and where they go. 

Rating: 4 Better than most

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Kaycee, 15
Kirsty Mckay
Undead
Chicken House 2012

This book was really good and i absolutly loved how the zombie were made from carrot juice. totaly cliche Can you get unfed?

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

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John, 15
Kirsty Mckay
Undead
2012

This is one of the best books that I have ever read!  It keeps your heart pumping with all the scares, but it balances it out with a truck load of sarcastic comments and simply hilarious descriptions. There are some spelling errors and other such errors in the book that could be fixed.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book


Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler (2 reviews)

Dylan A.,  14
Sarah Ockler
The Book of Broken Hearts
Simon Pulse 2013

This book has really changed my life.  I have learned from this book that you shouldn't live in the past and wait for the "good times" to come around again.  What i have taken from this book is that you should live life and and love.  Don't dwell in the past, live in the now and look to the future.  
Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

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Shayla, 18
Sarah Ockler
The Book of Broken Hearts
2013 Simon Pulse

This book has good insight into family pressure and promises made. In the book, Jude is hoping that restoring her father's vintage 1960's motorcycle. The boy that they hired from Dukes, however, is a Vargas. Vargas boys are strictly forbidden as an option to get involved with. This is an interesting read and was thoroughly enjoyable.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Shadowlands by Kate Brian (2 reviews)

Joanna,  16
Kate Brian
Shadowlands
Hyperion 2013

The sad ,that eveyone leaving her . I glad that she is strong and she found someone. That would be cool to go beach surfing ,partying on the beach ,watch the sunset . I wonder how does she see her parents at the Juniper Landing(vacation island). I think she have a good time seeing parents and Darcy .She is lucky that friend cared about her . The book is like a mystery and everyone is gone. She went Juniper Landing see her parents and Darcy is like a place that magic place .

Rating: 4 Better than most

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faith, 14
Kate Brian
Shadowlands
Hyperion 2013

A real page turner!!!! I finished this book in one school day. And re-read it in the same day. However, it's a bit crepy. NEEDS MORE ROMANCE!!! other than that a great read

Rating: 3 Readable

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick (3 reviews)


kaycee, 15
Ilsa J. Bick
Ashes
Egmont    2011

Wow this was a really good book. I did not expect the man eating people.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

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Anthony, 16
Ilsa J. Bick
Ashes   

An electromagnetic pulse causes most of the people in the world to change into smart cannibals, basically zombies, and it kills many older people. the survivors are left with little to no electronics at all to fight the "changed". This book is the story of Alex, a teenage girl with a cancerous brain tumor who is healed by the pulse and also given strange new abilities. It was a really good book and i liked the originality with the zombies.

Rating: 4 Better than most
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Linsey,    15
Ilsa J. Bick
Ashes
Egmont    2011

        Electromagenetic pulses, known as EMPs have gone though the sky  destroying everything electronic  and its killed billions of people. For those who didn’t get killed now in question is who can be trusted and who can’t because they are no longer human. Those who want to know, and those who are desperate to find out what has happened are in for a rude awakening.       In the book you meet a girl name Alex who then meets a young girl name Ellie whose grandfather  had been killed by the EMP. Then they both meet Tom, a young army veteran. Little do they know what has happen to the people did not make it and those who had turned in to something monstrous. Now they will have to use every ounce of courage, and what every survival skills that they have just to survive what has happened....... and must fight what ever comes after them.    Those who like horror, and a creepy eerie kind of book.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Dylan, 14
Marissa Meyer
Scarlet
Feiwell and Friends 2013

An amazing sequel to Cinder. Action packed and never boring, it had me turning pages non stop. I couldn't stop reading and i read for almost a full 24 hrs before i passed out.  This book was amazing

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Monday, January 20, 2014

Defriended by Ruth Baron

Dylan, 14
Ruth Baron
Defriended
Point Horror 2013

Defriended is by far my most favorite book ever!!! From beginning to end i could not stop reading.  An exciting novel of a dead girls story come back from the dead?

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Goodbye Rebel Blue by Shelley Corriel

Dylan, 14
Shelley Corriel
Goodbye Rebel Blue
Amulet Books 2013

this novel is a very heartelt story of love, family, and bucket lists.  from beginning to end I was entranced.  This book has changed my outlook on life forever and even inspired me to write my own bucket list.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Friday, January 17, 2014

Wings of Fire: The Hidden Kingdom by Tui I Sutherland

Kaycee, 15
Tui T.
Sutherland
Wings of Fire: The Hidden Kingdom
2013

This was really good! Not only is it about dragons, it is one part mystery and is really good.


Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sick by Tom Leveen

Dylan, 14
Tom Leveen
Sick
Amulet Books 2013

Not just your normal zombie book!  An exiting thriller from beginning to end of the sickness hat spreads like a wildfire.  In a high school students are trapped in a zombie paradise.  Read the book and see if they make it.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards

Kaycee, 15
Elizabeth Richards
Phoenix
2013

This was a good sequel and it followed up really well. I cant wait for the third

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Black City by Elizabeth Richards

Kaycee, 15
Elizabeth Richards
Black City
2012

Wow this was a really good book. But there is some similaritys between this and Darkness Before Dawn. It is still a good book though

Rating: 4 Better than most

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hitler's Secret by William Osborne

Dylan, 14
William Osborne
Hitler's Secret
Chicken House 2013

This book was really exiting!!!  An exiting thriller of WWII and secure teenage spies who escaped Hitler...It's amazing!!!

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Kaycee, 15
Maggie Stiefvater
The Dream Thieves
2013

The Raven Series is really good. This was a good sequel to the first book and i cant wait for the next one.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sorrow's Knot by Erin Bow

Dylan, 14
Erin Bow
Sorrow's Knot
Arthur A. Levine Books 2013

Sorrow's Knot is a very exiting tale of Indian myths and legends. Its an amazing book and everyone should.

Rating: 4 Better than most

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Panic by Lauren Oliver

kelly,  14
Lauren Oliver
Panic
Harper Collins 2014

this is an amazing book that i just fell in love with and i think that this is one of the most interesting books i have ever read and it was super intriguing to read. when i started this book i thought i might not like it but i found that it was a great book. i loved how there were the different people for each chapter and at the end it was kind of a cliff hanger to what would happen next. when i got into reading the end i couldn't put the book down and when i was told to do something by my parents i would say something like give me to the end of the chapter to do that please:) i can't say how much i loved this book enough in one sentence! please keep writing these great books Lauren:) thanks:):):):):):):):)

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book