Renegades by Marissa Meyer

May 2, 2019

Review by Anonymous 8th grader: This story takes place in a fictional place named Gatlon City. The main character is Nova, AKA Nightmare, who witnessed her parents murder when she was only 6 years old.  She was then raised by her uncle, Ace Anarchy, who is the leader of the Anarchists, a rebel gang who convinced Nova that the Renegades who rule Gatlon City, are responsible for her parent’s deaths.  Ace also helps Nova discover her special abilities which her father kept hidden from her.

The book also follows Adrian, AKA Sketch, who is a member of Renegades.  He also lost his mom when he was young and has been raised by the leaders of the Renegades.  His powers are that anything he draws comes to life.

Nova and Adrian are forced to work together when her assignment is to go undercover and enter a competition to become a Renegade.  Adrian is selects her to be on his team.  Now that Nova is a Renegade will she learn to fight for justice or get the vengeance she’s dedicated her life to even though it could hurt her new friends.


Warcross by Marie Lu

April 16, 2018
Mrs. A's rating:
For the millions who log on each day, Warcross is not just a game, it is a way of life.  It's also an escape from reality and a way to make a living for some.  Teenage hacker Emika Chen is a hacker and bounty hunter who tracks down cheaters.  In need of quick cash, Emiko hacks herself into the opening game of the international Warcross championships and accidentally becomes an overnight sensation.  The creator of Warcross, young and handsome billionare Hideo Tanaka presents Em...
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Long Way Down

April 16, 2018
Mrs. A's rating

15 year old Will has a gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans when he gets on the elevator of his 7th floor apartment building.  His brother, Shawn, was just murdered and he believes he knows who did it.  Will knows the rules of his neighborhood: no crying, no snitching, and get revenge.  What happens between the 7th and 1st floors of that that elevator shaft will determine Will's fate.
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Red Queen

April 28, 2015
Mrs. A's rating
In Mare Barrow's world, people are divided into two categories.  Those who have silver blood are rich, royal, or often gifted with special abilities. Then there are the Reds,like herself, who are considered second-class citizens and have to work and live in poverty.  A chance encounter with a generous young man, results in 17 year-old Mare being sent to work for the royal family at the palace, and it is there where it is discovered that she has a gift herself.  The king and qu...
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The Selection by Kiera Cass

October 31, 2014

Reviewed by book club member Arlene Navidad
The Selection. The two words every girl loves to hear--every girl except America Singer that is.  America is your typical "five"; she was homeschooled so she never really had any friends, but she did have a forbidden love  with Aspen, a "six".  She had her life all planned out, but everything changed when she entered The Selection.  She's rushed away from her family and the love of her life, to a competition for a prize she never wanted, then has to ...
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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

October 31, 2014

Mrs. A's rating
I love this series of books!  Cinder is the first book and is loosely based on the fairytale Cinderella.  Each book in the series focusses on a different character in the same story and each is loosely based on a different fairy tale.  Check them all out at our library.  In this book Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, mistreated by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. When her life becomes intertwi...

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Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

December 6, 2012

Mrs. A's rating
When Aria, a sheltered and fragile Dweller, is exiled from her home in Reverie, she must face The Death Shop, a land filled with cannibals and dangerous energy storms, and her only hope for staying alive depends on Outsider Perry, a savage hunter.

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Legend by Marie Lu

October 18, 2012
Mrs. A's rating:
In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy. 
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The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

February 1, 2012
Review by Book Club member Frida Mancilla
After seventeen-year-old Jenna's car accident, she fell into a coma and her life was changed forever.  When she awakens, she doesn't remember anything about her life, but gradually small pieces of her past start coming back to her.  Her mother and father try to isolate and protect her but Jenna wants a life of her own.  While watching old videos of herself, she begins to make connections and comes to a shocking discovery.  To what lengths would her par...
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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

February 1, 2012
Review by Book Club member Isabella Arellano
The year is 1878 in London and sixteen-year-old Tessa discovers that not only is she not human, but that she possesss a magical ability to shape-shift.  She soon finds herself surrounded by demons, warlocks, vampires, and most importantly, shadow hunters.  Tessa is captured and will be forced to marry the Magister unless she can escape and find her brother Nate.This book has romance, action, and comedy as well as courageous characters.  Cassandra Cl...
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Check out these new books at our library. Click on any book on the shelf for Goodreads' reviews.

New Books at the Library

What Light
Three Dark Crowns
Like a River Glorious
Plants vs. Zombies Volume 1: Lawnmageddon
Crooked Kingdom
Six of Crows
Just My Rotten Luck
Every Last Word
The Replaced
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
Who Was Anne Frank?
Saint Anything
Star Wars: Jedi Academy, The Phantom Bully
A Court of Thorns and Roses
Lady Midnight
The Winner's Crime
Soccer Star Lionel Messi
FC Barcelona

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