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SNO-ISLE SPECIAL: Book Reviews By Local Teens

Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception Teen Book Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception

4 stars.

Describe the book: Opal is back and she wants revenge on everyone who defied her. Artemis, Holly, Butler, and Root are all in danger. Now everything is up to Artemis to save the world (again). However after the mind wipe from the previous book, Artemis Fowl: The Eternity code, he does not remember fairy existence. With Opal on the loose, one of them will not make it.

What did you think: It was amazing! I enjoyed the part when Opal escapes from jail and her method of escaping. However I'm not going to spoil it.

Who would you recommend it to: It is for everybody.

- D.B. (Grade 8) from Edmonds Library

Eoin Colfer
Halo-Fall of Reach book Halo-Fall of Reach

4 stars.

Describe the book: When humanity spreads to the stars a intergalactic empire of aliens called the "covenant" engage humanity in a genocidal war. The only hope for humanity is a small group of super soldiers called "Spartans" their leader Master chief. Here is the story of how the Spartans started.

What did you think: my favorite part is when Captain Keyes defeated 4 alien ships with only 1 of his own.

Who would you recommend it to: I recommend this book to science-fiction lovers.

- C.B. (Grade 8) from Snohomish Library

Allegiant Teen Book Allegiant

4 stars.

Describe the book: Allegiant is the final book in the Divergent trilogy and tells of what happens when Tris and Tobias leave the city in order to figure out what is outside. Another important element is Tris figuring out her relationship with her brother and Tobias struggling with their discovery of a huge battle over being "genetically pure".

What did you think: I really enjoyed this book. Though there were points that all I wanted to do was curl up into a puddle of tears, in the end Roth ties everything together in a graceful and skill full fashion which brings closure to the reader. Also the way in which it ends does justice to the characters that have become so close to the readers.

Who would you recommend it to: High school readers who liked the Hunger Games

- D.V. (Grade 12) from Lake Stevens Library

Veronica Roth
The House of Hades Teen Book The House of Hades

4 stars.

Describe the book: A group of "Demigods" are on a quest to fight monsters and solve mysteries. While on their quest the Earth God, Gaea, is unleashing her army of monsters to take over the world and kill everyone. The Demigods try and stop Gaea and her army by closing the doors to the House of Hades.

What did you think: I really enjoyed the book. It was an easy read. I couldn't put the book down. You are snagged right in from chapter one.

Who would you recommend it to: Youth in general. Perfect for adventure addicts.

- C.C. (Grade 9) from Arlington Library

Rick Riordan
Ten Teen Book Ten

4 stars.

Describe the book: While at a house party on Henry Island in the San Juan Islands, Meg finds herself immersed in a world of murders and mysteries as her friends T.J., Minnie, and Vivian try to avoid being killed. Stuck inside the house during a storm, Meg must battle the unknown to stop the murders of her friends.

What did you think: The book kept me immersed in a story of murder and mystery for hours. Some of my favorite parts were when Meg discovers various murders on the island.

Who would you recommend it to: Mystery lovers, teenagers, suspense-lovers.

- B.C. (Grade 12) from Mill Creek Library

Gretchen McNeil
The Titan's Curse Teen Book The Titan's Curse

1 star.

Describe the book: This book is about Percy Jackson and his quest to find his friend Annabeth, The Goddess Artemis has been captured, and he and the hunters have to go find the captured Goddess. They end up fighting skeleton monsters and a manticore,and a titan in the end.

What did you think: I did not like this book really well, i felt like it was a repeat of the last two books, and it felt boring. I did not like the plot at all, it barely made sense. One time they were at one place, then at another time, they were in another. It was all jumbled up into one story and I do not like it.

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend this to younger children.

- B.B. (Grade 9) from Oak Harbor Library

Rick Riordan
Boy 21 Teen Book Boy 21

3 stars.

Describe the book: Finley lives in a small town run by an Irish Mob that controls everything in the area. Finley is the only white kid in his high school. The local kids gave him the nickname “White Rabbit” because people would throw carrots at him during lunch. He plays basketball for his high school varsity team and thinks of playing with his friends and family.

What did you think: The book kind of reminds me of a drama or suspense TV show you would watch with your family. The book leaves you wondering what happens next.

Who would you recommend it to: Middle School-High School Students

- D.W. (Grade 12) from Mill Creek Library

Matthew Quick
On Pointe On Pointe

2 stars.

Describe the book: Clare's dream is to dance in the City Ballet Company. This is also the dream of her mother. To get there, she'll have to fight her way to the top of the class. She can almost see it, mostly because she's so tall. Even though her Grandpa keeps telling her she's already a dancer, clare knows she has to get into City Ballet, or her dream is over.

What did you think: It was a great book about learning to deal with shattered dreams and overly-attached mothers.

Who would you recommend it to: 8th-10th graders;people interested in ballet

- C.G. (Grade 12) from Mill Creek Library

Lorie Ann grover
The Iron King Teen Book The Iron King

4 stars.

Describe the book: Meghan Chase has a secret that she never knew. Meghan has always felt that she hasn't fit in since her father disappeared before her eyes but when a dark stranger brings watching her and Robbie her best friend becomes more protective. She know that something is going to change, and she never expected to be the daughter of the summer faery king.

What did you think: I could not put this book down for the life of me. For a matter of fact i could put the whole series down. I feel in love with Meghan's story. i loved the parts where Robbie revels who he is and I also loved loved the parts when Ash and Meghan were dancing for the first time.

Who would you recommend it to: Fantasy Fiction lovers , love stories

- C.T. (Grade 12) from Mill Creek Library

Julie Kagawa
Seaphina Teen Book Seaphina

4 stars.

Describe the book: Seraphina is an intense and mystical book about a young musical prodigy named seraphina. The kingdom she lives in holds not only average people, but dragons too and the kingdom lives on a treaty that keeps peace between dragon and humans. but there are rumors of war brewing on the horizon, and Seraphina and her "dark secret" could keep peace.

What did you think: I absolutely love the different spin on dragons the author took on this book. It gives us a whole different and fun view point on fantasy. This is very imaginative and cleverly written with a great sense of humor.

Who would you recommend it to: Fantasy lovers, Adventure, Mystery, romance

- A.H. (Grade 12) from Mill Creek Library

Rachel Hartman
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