Thursday, June 30, 2011

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White




Summary:
Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.

But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

(Summary from goodreads.com)

Review:
Evie is just your typical teenage girl. She loves online clothes shopping. She’s obsessed with the color pink and high school TV dramas. I mean, sure her best friend is a mermaid and her ex-boyfriend is a bad boy faerie--but that’s perfectly normal right? Maybe not so much. Then there’s the tiny, little detail about Evie being the only human who can see paranormals as they really are. It turns out vampires are not so cute after all.

White has created a hilarious and heart-thumping book! You will find yourself laughing out loud, and then sighing when Evie meets the mysterious, Lend. Whether Evie’s fighting hags with her trusty taser or lusting over attending a real high school with actual lockers, you are in for a fun and fast read that will leave you anticipating more.

Look for the next installment, Supernaturally, as it hits shelves on July 26! More Evie is on her way.

DON'T MISS OUT!!
Here's your chance to meet YA author, Kiersten White on Thursday, July 28 at the Irving Public Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd. For more details, check here.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Boys over Flowers by Yoko Kamio


Summary:
A girl from a middle class family goes to a private high school dominated by spoiled rich children. Despite constant bullying by many students, she wins the attention of the leader of one of the boys' groups. Eventually the students begin to learn that is more to a person than their wealth.

Review:

The plot, drama, and characters are great. I just want to keep reading.

Ratings:
Hands down the greatest book I've ever read!

Reviewer:
Madilen S.

The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan


Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Nick and his family have battled magicians and demons for most of his life, but when his brother, Alan, is marked for death while helping new friends Jamie and Mae, Nick's determination to save Alan leads him to uncover a devastating secret.


Review:

Amazing action with some drama Brennan writes an amazing book with charming characters! The twists at the had me at the edge of my seat!

Ratings:
Hands down the greatest book I've ever read!

Reviewer:
Matthew M.

The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald


Summary:
On prom night, Bliss, Jolene, and Meg, students from the same high school who barely know one another, band together to get revenge against Bliss's boyfriend and her best friend, whom she caught together in the limousine they rented.


Review:
Bliss, Jolene, and Meg three strangers that didn't know each other all with similar issues. While attending prom Bliss and Jolene come up with a plan to get revenge from Cameron and Kaitlin.

Rating:
Hands down the greatest book I've ever read.

Reviewer:
Adrean C.

Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder


Review:
Interesting book; unique prose. Not very grandiloquent-does not take long for the storytelling to reach action. Entertwined plots envoke sense of mystery and intrigue along with magic and sorcery.

Rating:
Hands down the greatest book I've ever read!

Recommended by:
Timothy B.

Zen and Xander Undone by Amy Kathleen Ryan



Review:

Xander is becoming a trouble maker and getting into more fights than she should be. Zen is becoming a relentless party girl who has a chance of losing her hard earned scholarship.

Rating:
Eh...Comme ci, comme ca (French for so-so!)

Reviewed by:
Adrean C.

TTR.11: Going Global, Staying Connected


Our teen summer reading club is under way!  Texas Teens Reads 2011 runs from June 1 until July 31.  This year's theme is Going Global, Staying Connnected.  We will start posting SHORT, QUICK book reviews recommended by our library's teen readers--including Young Adult, Juvenile, and Adult Fiction titles.  These reviews are being posted unedited for spelling, grammar, etc! 



Each title is given a rating from the scale below:
- Hands down the greatest book I've ever read!
- Eh...Comme ci, comme ca (French for so-so!)
- This book was a waste of a tree!  I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy!

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