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This blog includes book reviews and recommendations for teen readers

Avalon High is about a teenage girl named Ellie. Ellie's parents are professors and they are offered their sabbaticals and they are renting a house elsewhere during their time off. Sadly, that includes Ellie movie along with them. She's most definitely not happy about the decision, but there's not much she can do about it. When they get there, she mostly stays to herself, but when she eventually went on a run, she meets Will. Will's the quarterback of her new school. He's not the typical jock, though. He's not cocky or rude. In fact, he's quite polite. Except, he has a girlfriend. So he's pretty much off limits. When she starts school, she gets assigned a project on King Arthur and everything starts to spiral. What happens between Will and her? Why does everything, in reality, seem to fit with the story of King Arther? And most importantly, who's trying to sabotage the reincarnation of King Arthur and his court? I give this book four stars. It wa...
Ruby Red was originally written in German. It's about a girl named Gwyneth Shepherd. Gwyneth's sophisticated cousin, Charlotte, has been training to time travel her whole life. Everyone knew she was supposed to inherit the ability - she had the right birth date for it, of course. But when Gwyneth spins into another era, things become a lot more complicated. Turns out people have been lying about Gwyneth's birth date, and she's not very happy about the big change in her life. She wanted to be a normal girl with normal friends and a normal family. But then again, life can be a complete H√ľndin....especially when you least expect it. ...
Frostfire is a book about Bryn, a girl who almost always sticks out. Being half Skojare half Kanin in an all Kanin community didn't help her much. Her ultimate goal is to become part of the Elite Guard to protect the royal family. But when she runs into Konstantin Black - the man who tried to kill her father - while tracking down one of the changelings, she tries to form a plan to get revenge. Every time she has a chance, he gets away. Meanwhile, Bryn and Ridley - her boss - start to form feelings for one another. Will she ever get into the Elite Guard? Will Konstantin get caught? And what will happen between Ridley and her? ...
I'm pretty sure most people know what Divergent is about, but I'll explain anyway. Divergent is about how Beatrice - or Tris - has to decide between five factions - Abnegation, Candor, Erudite, Amity, and Dauntless. The faction that she was born into is Abnegation. When she chooses Dauntless, her parents are devastated. Her brother, Caleb, leaves the faction, too. He chooses Erudite, which is for intelligent people. Now, Tris has to get through the initiation. Who can she trust? What happens when Four, one of the instructors, starts to show interest in her, what will happen? And can she get through initiation without becoming factionless? ...
Obsidian is the first book in the Lux series. It’s about Katy, a teenager who has just moved to West Virginia from Florida with her mom after her dad dies. When she first introduces herself to Daemon, he’s a complete jerk and has a big temper. But his sister, Dee, is nice and friendly. Dee and Katie become good friends, and Daemon isn’t happy about it. He thinks Dee will get hurt and he just wants to protect her. Katie tries to find out what’s happening and Daemon is hell-bent on keeping the truth far away from her. Little does she know that the truth could get her killed. She wouldn’t be the first. ...
       Mosquitoland is about a girl named Mim. Mim and her mom used to be close, but then her mom gets admitted into a recovery center and Mim gets sent to her father and step mom, Cathy in Mississippi. She doesn't like either of them. She blames them for hurting her mom. When she has had enough with them, she decides to take a bus back to Cleveland see her mom. On the bus, she meets new people. Some great, and some she never wants to see again. Join Mim on a journey for 897 miles of fun, rough decisions, humor, and adventure. ...
       Cinder is about a teenage cyborg who has a mean stepmother and two stepsisters. Her best friend, Iko, is a robot. Prince Kai ends up asking Cinder to fix his phone, and, even though Cinder wouldn't admit it, she starts to fall for him. But then her step mom turns her in to help find a cure for the plague, Cinder is furious. She doesn't want to be a test subject, but since her step mom is her legal guardian, she's required to go. The reason her step mom turned her in is because of the money that will be given in return. Meanwhile, Cinder's stepsister - the one she can actually get along with - gets the plague and wounds up in the infirmary. What happens to her? What will Prince Kai do when he figures out Cinder's a cyborg? Will there be a happy ever after for Cinder? Or will it all come tumbling down, little by little? ...
What drew me in with this book was the short chapters. I don't know why, but it's so satisfying to be able to say you are on the 15th chapter in the first 10 minutes of reading it. Don't get me wrong, it's a normal length book, it just has a lot more chapters. Maximum Ride is about a fourteen-year-old girl named Max. Max was part of an experiment. An angel experiment. She practically lived in cages until Jeb helped her and five other kids escape from the horrid place. Sadly, Jeb died and they have been living on their own since, with Max in charge because she is the oldest. But when the Erasers, the School's wolf-human experiment, locate them at last Angel, the youngest and Max's favorite, is taken back to the place they hoped to never see or be anywhere near ever again. When they go to save her, will they get to her in time? Will they find out secrets they never knew? And most of all, will they make it out alive? This book is great for both males and fe...
Heartless is about a girl, named Catherine, who just wants to bake. She plans to start a bakery with her maid, Mary Ann, but her mom wants her to marry the king. Catherine is the daughter of a marquis and is expected to marry well and be lady-like. On the night of a ball, the king planned to propose to Catherine, until the Jabberwock, a horrible creature, crashes in. Catherine doesn't find out that the king wanted to propose, until a disappearing cat, Cheshire, tells her. She doesn't want to marry him, so she and Jest, the mysterious king's Joker, do their best to subtly avoid the question. Jest and Catherine fall in love and they secretly plan to leave Hearts and go back to Jests home, but fate has many different twists and turns, some good, most bad. I give this book four stars. Marissa Meyers did a great job with mixing in different characters from Alice and Wonderland, but the pace was a little fast. I liked it a lot. The story line was great. I recommend this boo...
SYNOPSIS Nine Lives of Chloe King is about a teenage girl who discovers she’s a mai, but not only that, she’s a special mai. She has nine lives. When her best friends find out they join her in the fight to save her live(s). She falls in love with a human, Adam, and figures out she has a deadly kiss unless it’s a mai, and she does her best to stay away and keep him alive. During that, she starts to fall for another mai. She has to get through the danger and confusion, though, before she has time for a love life. MY THOUGHTS I give this book three stars because it’s a great book but the end leaves some questions unanswered. I suggest it to girls ages 15 and up. ...