By the president of the Teen Advisory Group:
I’m back with my first book in almost two years (yikes lol)!
It’s a historical fiction (with no romance, shocker!) called, Ghosts of the Titanic.
Isn’t that such an interesting cover? Too bad the story inside wasn’t as great. Because I’m trying to blog all of the books I read for the Hub Challenge (in the spirit of The Weight of Feathers, número tres es completa/numéro trois est terminée. Thanks, Google Translate.), I’m posting about a book I didn’t particularly care for. But…
I’m old, so if you get that reference, good on you! Check the book out for yourself. It’s a 2016 finalist for the Morris Award for debut authors. Click below to see my full review (copied from my Goodreads because I’m lazy like that).
♥ Heather, Youth Services Librarian
❥Storyline: The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success: every moment of the students’ lives is televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show, and the students’ schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school. What’s worse is, she starts to notice that the edges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hiding—and what it truly means to dream there. (Goodreads) Continue reading
❥Storyline: Girl Online follows a 15-year-old blogger who travels on a surprise trip to New York City with her family. While there she meets a boy who changes her life. She can’t stop thinking about him, and for the few weeks that she’s there they’re inseparable. Everything’s going fine, but what she doesn’t expect is for this boy to have a secret and for this secret to threaten not only her blogging life, but her personal life too. Continue reading
❥Storyline: Britt Pheiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn’t prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage. Britt is forced to guide the men off the mountain, and knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there…and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target. But nothing is as it seems, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally? (Goodreads) Continue reading
❥Storyline: Growing up in Carp, New York, nothing really happens of interest, except for the game Panic. Each summer, graduating seniors play life threatening, thrilling games, set up by anonymous judges for a large sum of money. Heather and Dodge each decide to play Panic. For them the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most. Continue reading
You know, recently some of my favorite bands had comebacks, and I told a friend of mine that I was screaming about it, and to that, she said I was “perpetually screaming.” As I write this now, I see she was right; there’s always something for me to scream about.
Today, it’s Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.
One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.
The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.
When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.
Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .
Rick Riordan ~my bae~ is releasing a new book??!?!?!?!?!
(Editor’s Note: WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD! You have been warned. Continue, if you must. If you’d rather read the book before reading the rest of the review, place a hold on it here).
Congratulations guys! You get a selfie of me with the book (I know, ew)! If you wanna know two things about me:
Okay, knowing that, let’s go!
Alix Banks is a preppy school girl, when a group dubbed “2.0” (as in a new form, a 2.0 version of something) enlightens her about the true purposes of her father’s company and what they do to the common man. At first, Alix is in shock. She can’t believe her father could do something as despicable as being the mastermind of thousands of deaths. But as she begins to research, she realizes that she is part of the Doubt Factory, and it thrives off of naive people like her. After all, you believe what they want you to believe.
So… this was me throughout this book:
I was Shaw at first, then I became Root (AKA 1st-Grumpy, then 2nd-Smiley)
Alix Banks is one frustrating character. She is so incredibly dense at first, but she finally catches on and the plot starts captivating the reader. Oh, and there is some frickle-frackling. 😉