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Describe the book: In the intense, thrilling finale to the Watersong series, Gemma, her sister and her friends continue to find a way to break the sirens' curse. They have the scroll, they have the location of the goddess in suspect, now if they can put all the pieces together without making life changing decisions that destroy their loved ones' lives.
What did you think: I loved all parts off "Elegy". I couldn't put the book down and I stayed up until my eyes. burned. It demanded my attention. The scenes of the book that grabbed my attention the most were the intense fighting/life changing romance sequences. Amanda Hocking really knew how to end the Watersong series amazingly with all the right details and fire.
Who would you recommend it to: Any and all romance lovers and thrill seekers.
- D.E. (Grade 8) from Snohomish Library
Describe the book: Three teenagers are about to be unwound, which is a process where doctors take apart your body and use ALL parts for other people who need replacements. The teenagers are on the run because they don't want to be unwound, and encounter many things that they never expected to happen. Will they be caught? Read the book to see!
What did you think: I felt like it was a good, and different book from all the other books I have read. It definitely made me think twice. My favorite part was when Roland was being unwound because it is so cool to finally find out what it is like.
Who would you recommend it to: people who like very eventful and unique books
- K.O. (Grade 9) from Arlington Library
The Goose Girl
Describe the book: Princess Ani of Kildenree gets kicked out of thrown by her lady in waiting and gets stuck in the kingdom of Bayern. She then works for the king as a goose girl and makes lots of friends. Later her friends help her to convince the king that she is the real princess.
What did you think: I liked this book a lot. The conflicts were exciting and kept me interested. My favorite parts are when Ani meets Geric and falls in love. And when Ani learns to talk to the wind.
Who would you recommend it to: I would recomend it for elementary kids and up.
- S.P. (Grade 9) from Edmonds Library
Northward to the Moon
Describe the book: After Jane's stepfather is fired from his job as a french teacher, her family packs into the car on a road trip back to their beach house in Massachusetts. Jane's family is quickly side tracked by a bag of money left by her stepfathers brother with no note or anything. Jane learns new things about love and family on this crazy, and fun road trip.
What did you think: After I finished this book I found out this was the sequel to a book called "My One hundred Adventures," never the less, I very much enjoyed this book. I came in expecting something sappy but I left feeling overjoyed. The light humor in this book is great and the reader will most definitely connect with the main character from the get go.
Who would you recommend it to: 7th-11th graders. people who enjoy family stories
- M.C. (Grade 10) from Lynnwood Library
Describe the book: This book is about a young boy Ender, who leaves his home and travels to "Battle School", to train in the war against the "Buggers".
What did you think: I really liked how the author kept the readers wanting to know what happens next.
Who would you recommend it to: Science Fiction Fans
- H.S. (Grade 9) from Arlington Library
Orson Scott Card
Deep and Dark and Dangerous
Describe the book: This book was about a girl named Ali who went to an old cottage with her aunt and cousin. There, she reveals secrets and lies about her aunt and mom when they were kids. It is about a ghost, therefore, it is a ghost story.
What did you think: I loved this book, but I would've like it to be more scary. My favorite part is toward the end, when Ali and her cousin Emma follow a ghost, Sissy, to a canoe, where they are in great danger.
Who would you recommend it to: Recommended to people who enjoy scary stories.
- S.L. (Grade 9) from Arlington Library
Mary Downing Hahn
Describe the book: Fablehaven is about Kendra and Seth Sorenson, two curious kids who enter the forbidden wilderness and find all kinds of magical creatures. Unfortunately, there's a plague of dark magic turning the brightest of creatures into demons. That's when Kendra and Seth need to help fight the battle between good and evil, with the help of the Fairy Queen.
What did you think: I absolutely LOVE this book! There's something about it that makes super unique. The figurative language is fantastic and very imaginative. My favorite part is when they go to battle of the evil creatures of Fablehaven.
Who would you recommend it to: Anyone
- K.H. (Grade 9) from Granite Falls Library
Michael Vey Battle of the Ampere
Describe the book: This book is about a teenager, Michael Vey that was born with electric powers. He uses those powers to save his friends and the whole world. Michael Vey's goal was to save his friends and to defeat the villain, Mr. Hatch.
What did you think: I loved this book and I usually don't like to read. My favorite part is when Michael is versing the Peruvian army to free his friends. It had a lot of action
Who would you recommend it to: middle school kids, adults and action lovers
- R.B. (Grade 9) from Mill Creek Library
Richard Paul Evans
Ranger's Apprentice The Burning Bridge
Describe the book: Will is a ranger in the kingdom of Araluen, and Halt's apprentice. He is sent on a mission with another Ranger named Gilan. They find that the Celtic people have been attacked and miners are being taken by Morgaraths Wargals. Will and Horace are left with Evanlyn while Gilan goes to tell the king. Will needs a way to stop Morgarath and save Araluen
What did you think: I loved the book. It was very adventurous, and a fun easy read. It is somewhat of a mystery at some points, and has a ton of action during others. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes action books, or wants a fun book to read.
Who would you recommend it to: middle school kids; people who like action;
- A.M. (Grade 9) from Library on Wheels
Describe the book: I loved this book! It was very exciting and I was always wanting to read on. I love how the author described everything in lots of detail.
What did you think: My favorite part was when tally was going in for the operation towards the beginning. It was very exciting to know whT happened.
Who would you recommend it to: Science fiction lovers
- J.L. (Grade 9) from Arlington Library