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Flora Segunda by Ysabeau S. Wilce; reviewed by Isabelle W.

Flora Segunda by Ysabeau S. Wilce; reviewed by Isabelle W.

"Flora Segunda is a fantastic book written by Ysabeau s. Wilce. It is about a girl named Flora who does not want to go to her traditional Catorcena (which is a ceremony that everyone in Flora's family do when they turn 14). Then her butler Valefor takes all of her will, which is her magic. She tries to get her magic back by going to another butler to get a spell that would help her. If she is too late, she becomes see-through and very thin. I really love this book, and I recommend that you read it. I love how the author made her characters seem real. I hope you enjoy it if you read it because it is a truly amazing book." - Isabelle W.

If this book sounds good to you, read more here. This review is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost; reviewed by Cecily B.

The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost; reviewed by Cecily B.

"The Paladin Prophecy is a book about a guy named Will and his friends Brooke, Elise, Ajay and Nick. It takes place in a school, for people with weird abilities, called The Center. While in The Center, Will and his friends find about a secret group called The Knights of Charlemagne. A member of this group has implanted a machine into Will's parents, which makes them do the bidding of the Knights. So the Knights, and his parents, are trying to kill him but he needs to find out why. No spoilers here so I won't tell you why but I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes science-fiction and/or adventure." - Cecily B.

To find out more about this book, read more here. This book will hit the shelves in late September. This review is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann; reviewed by Cecily B.

The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann; reviewed by Cecily B.

"The Peculiar is a book about a changeling boy named Bartholomew and a human man named Mr. Jelliby. This book takes place after the faeries and changelings have left their home-world and resettled in London and Bath . One day, they receive the shocking news that nine changelings have been found dead. Soon after, Bartholomew finds out that his sister, Hettie, has been taken captive by the killers of those nine changelings. He joins up with Mr. Jelliby to try to save his sister, and the world.  This is a very interesting and well-written  book. I would recommend The Peculiar to anyone who likes fantasy and adventure." - Cecily B.

If this book sounds good to you, read more here. This book will be available in September of this year. This review is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

Nerve by Jeanne Ross; reviewed by Hannie R.

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan; reviewed by Hannie R.

"Nerve. The game seems innocent enough, just a couple of kids doing dares on a TV show to win prizes. That's all an illusion. The makers of Nerve are willing to go to any lengths to get the humor, entertainment, and drama they need for the show to make money. They are evil and slightly insane, but will Vee realize it before it's too late? And if the Vee does realize it will she be able to stop what's planned, and convince the game's other players that Nerve is evil? Nerve is an creepy yet amazing book that shows just how much people are willing to do for money and prizes. I couldn't stop reading, Jeanne Ryan is a great writer and Nerve is a great book, I just HAD to see how it ended." - Hannie R.

This book is available in September, and you can find out more here in the meantime. This book is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant; reviewed by Alleana A.

Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant; reviewed by Alleana A.

"Evening Spiker (E.V. or Eve for short), is thinking about an apple when she crosses the street and is hit by a car. The next thing she knows, she’s in the hospital with a broken leg, a “flattened” arm, and some bumps and bruises listening to her mother argue with a doctor. Her mother, Terra Spiker, known to her employees as “Terror” Spiker, wants to take her out of the hospital, and the doctor insists that if she does, she’ll die. However, wielding superior money and power, her mother wins the argument. The doctor insists that, “If she dies, it’s on you,” and Solo, a boy about her age who works for her mother, gets her out of the hospital and into an ambulance outside. When Eve arrives at Spiker Biopharmaceuticals, she receives an fourteen hour operation. Bored in recovery, her mom gives her a project – use her technology to design the perfect boy. But when Eve begins to design Adam, she has no idea what she’s getting into. There are secrets she doesn’t know about piling up around her ears." - Alleana A.

This book doesn't hit shelves until October, but you can find out more here. This book is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

The Gap Year by Sarah Bird; reviewed by Sydney M.

The Gap Year by Sarah Bird; reviewed by Sydney M.

"The story of the disappearing relationship between Cam and
Aubrey is told from two sides: Cam, the overprotective mother and Aubrey, the
freedom seeking teenager. As Aubrey begins to change her style and persona she
grows close to Tyler, the school’s star football player. Aubrey’s changes in
social status and friends also distance her from her mother. She would just
like some space but feels Cam is overbearing and too protective. Cam sees these
changes in Aubrey as a turn for the worse and the more she pushes to rekindle
her relationship with her daughter the more Aubrey pulls away. Will Cam’s
pushing be enough to drive Aubrey away for good? Find out in Sarah Bird’s The
Gap Year.
" - Sydney M.

If this book sounds good to you, read more here! This book is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

The Story of Us by Deb Caletti; reviewed by Sydney M.

The Story of Us by Deb Caletti; reviewed by Sydney M.

"Cricket’s life is in chaos. Her long term relationship with
Janssen is on the rocks and her mother is about to wed yet another man she has become engaged with. As Cricket tries to decide the fate of her relationship with
Janssen she also needs to help out with her mom’s wedding and make sure she
doesn’t get cold feet, yet again.  In Deb
Caletti’s The Story of Us, Cricket’s beliefs are tested with the strain
of family and relationships. Also, as she gets to know Ash, the boy living in
the house she is staying in, will she be loyal to Janssen or start a new
relationship altogether?  Read to find
out the fate of Cricket’s relationships and family." - Sydney M.

If this book sounds good to you, read more here! This review is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig; reviewed by Sydney M.

Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig; reviewed by Sydney M.

"After many years of moving, Willa’s mother finally makes it
as an artist so they begin their lives afresh in the rich suburbs of Arizona.
When Willa begins to attend the fancy private school in their new neighborhood,
she is instantly accepted by the Glitterati, the school’s popular crowd. While
Willa’s star is rising at her new school she decides to use her new-found power
for the benefit of those less fortunate, by spreading the wealth. When the cops
begin to take notice of the thefts happing to the richer kids and the
mysterious gifts being sent to the scholarship kids, will Willa get caught?
Elisa Ludwig’s novel Pretty Crooked tells Willa’s story of how good
intentions aren’t always right." - Sydney M.

If this book sounds good to you, read more here! This is another review of a book that isn't out until February, but we're excited for it to hit the shelves. This review is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

Rebel McKenzie by Candice Ransom; reviewed by Hannah M.

Rebel McKenzie by Candice Ransom; reviewed by Hannah M.


"Rebel McKenzie is a great book about a 12 year old girl who's running away, gets caught and is forced to spend the summer babysitting her 26 year old's wacky son. But things take an unexpected turn when they find out that if Rebel enters a beauty pageant she can have 200 dollars and a chance to beat her snooty, self-centered neighbor Bambi Loverling. If you like blueberry slushies, junk food, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid I think you'll like this book." - Hannah M.

If this book sounds good to you, read more here. This review is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

The Theory of Everything by J.J. Johnson; reviewed by Frances D.

The Theory of Everything by J.J. Johnson; reviewed by Frances D.

"This was also a good book, but not in the same way as The Turning. It was about a 15 year old girl trying to overcome the death of her best friend. It was a nice read, but it didn't really stay in my mind afterwards, like The Turning. But, I still enjoyed reading it. The characters were interesting and relatable, and as well as sad, emotional parts there were also many really funny and happy parts. The Theory of Everything is a great read, not suspenseful and exciting, but emotional and romantic." - Frances D.

If this book sounds good to you, find out more here! FYI, this is another review of an advanced edition. The book will not be available until October.

This review is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

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