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 queen don't want others to find out that it is possible for a Red to have powers, so they pass her off as the long lost daughter of a Silver war hero and even announce Mare's engagement to their second-born son, a prince. In the midst of a revolution, Mare realizes that she can trust no one but herself. Lots of plot twists in this one, and enough loose ends for a sequel that will surely come soon.

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
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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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Shiver by Maggie Steifvater

October 12, 2011

Mrs. A's rating
In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf, unaware he turns into a human for a short time each year, but when the two find one another in human form, they vow to do whatever it takes to stay together.

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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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