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Teen Book Review

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The Diviners (by Libba Bray)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Elizabeth, Corporate Parkway TAB

The Diviners takes place in 1920's New York City with flapper Evie O'Neill, a young girl with a taste for excitement. She is living with her uncle as punishment for things that she did back in her hometown of Ohio. Her unusual uncle gets wrapped up in a serial killer case, and Evie and her friends all pitch in to help and solve the crime and stop the murderer. I give this book a 4; it's a long read, but worth your time!

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The Raven Boys (by Maggie Stiefvater)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Maggie, Spencer staff

Even though her entire family is filled with psychics, Blue has no special power. Well, she does, but her power is only in the ability to make her family's psychic powers stronger. So Blue's participation in the annual practice of hearing voices of those who will die in the upcoming year is purely supportive... Until this year when Blue is surprised to actually hear a name. "Gansey."

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Beautiful Creatures (by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Sydney, Middendorf-Kredell TAB

Beautiful Creatures is a very good book. It is the kind of book where you're anxious for the end, but enjoy the whole thing. Lena is new in town and is staying with her Uncle Macon, the town shut-in. Lena and her boyfriend, Ethan, have been sharing the same dream before they even met for months. They also can talk to each other, in their minds. Ethan soon finds out that Lena is a Caster, technically another word for witch, wizard, sorcerer, sorceress. On Lena's 16th birthday, she will find out if she's Dark or Light, bad or good.

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The Name of the Star (by Maureen Johnson)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Ty, Corporate Parkway TAB

"When Louisiana-born Rory moves miles away to a London Boarding school, she's prepared for the homesickness, the uniforms, the mandatory sports, and the loads of homework. What she's not prepared for are the brutal Jack the Ripper style killings that rock the city upon her arrival. The new victims match descriptions of the originals and are killed on the same day at the same time. Since the crimes can be predicted, the entirety of London waits in suspense for the next death.

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Blue Bloods (by Melissa De La Cruz)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Hayla, grade 11

This book is the first in an enticing series about Blue Bloods, more commonly known as vampires. These vampires are not the vampires that you are used to. They don't sparkle and they aren't really immortal. They are very secret and they are in charge of most everything that takes place in New York. The main character Schuller Van Alen is the daughter of one of the most powerful vampires on earth. Her best friend Oliver is instrumental in her life. Also, the imfamous twin duo Jack and Mimi Force, her cousins also claim a major role in her life.

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Gone (by Michael Grant)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Kennedy, grade 6

In the FAYZ, everyone over the age of fourteen . . . gone. One minute here, one minute . . .gone. Babies, toddlers, kids and teenagers left alone in a place where dominent kids or, bullies rule. Without the help of parents, policemen, doctors, and grown-ups things have taken a turn for the worst.

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Frenzy (by Robert Liparolo)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Antonia, grade 9

Frenzy is a book six of the Dreamhouse Kings series. This series is about a steriotypical family who have moved into a house. But nothing is as it seems. Their lives were not even a quarter as exciting and scary as their lives are now. The kings family is blown into a rollercoaster of time. With twists and turns that you don't see coming. Their destiny is to fix history and change the future, but will the disasterous Taksidian foil their goal? In the course of 5 days this family has the adventure(s) of a lifetime, but will they be able to make it home in one piece?

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Everneath (by Brodi Ashton)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Jessica, grade 10

Nikki Beckett had vanished. Now 6 months later, she's back with her family and her life, but with only six months left with them before she vanishes again how does she say good-bye. An even bigger delima is how does she tell the boy she loves that she went willingly into the Everneath, a place considered to be hell, with another boy. Now that the boy wants her back and at what cost to Nikki.

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Shiver (by Maggie Stiefvater)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Meghan, grade 10

This book is about this girl who falls in love with this wolf. She wishes that this wolf could be with her. the thing is she can. He's a werewolf that can change but the thing is only at certain times. Find out how Grace and Sam make it work.

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The Ghost and the Goth (by Stacey Kade)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Elena

When Atona Dare, a former senior, meets Will Killian after she dies she learns that Will is the only one who can see her. As their relationship grows so does Will's issue with spirits and the real world. This book is awesome for someone that likes ghost stories, romance, and sci-fi. You won't wanna put this series down.

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