Monday, October 31, 2011

Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions

Enthralled is full of ghost stories (ages 12+) from different great authors, that is just perfect for sleepovers, and the season: Halloween. 

I really liked the book because it has not too long and not too short ghost stories that are not just full of horror, but also full of other emotions -- like happiness and love. 

Adal, 11

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Breadcrumbs is an entrancing novel by Anne Ursu.  Fans of J.K.Rowling and Rick Riordan searching for a female hero shall take delight in Breadcrumbs where a fifth grade girl saves her best friend and crush, Jack.  As Hazel searches for Jack she finds something more – herself.

Gretchen, 10

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Death Cure

After reading the first two books in the Maze Runner Trilogy, I was looking forward to The Death Cure, the final book of series. Starting right where it left off in the previous book, Thomas is in a room being held there by WICKED. WICKED has collected all the data possible from the trials and are going to use the remaining Gladers for the ultimate test: to create the cure for the Flare. They will restore the Gladers' memories and have agreed not to lie anymore. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes action, adventure, or books about dystopian societies.

Sophie, 12

Tuesdays at the Castle

Tuesdays at the Castle is about a royal family that lives at a castle which renovates itself every Tuesday. When the King and Queen go missing while picking up the eldest brother from college, the three younger heartbroken children try to track down their parents and older brother. I liked this book because of the suspense. I would recommend it to kids who like castles and stories about different times. I think that kids from ages 8-12 would really enjoy this book. 

Sydney, 8

Friday, October 28, 2011

Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories

Steampunk is an anthology of stories by many different authors. Some stories were unremarkable, some were really interesting and there were two that I just couldn't finish. I'm not sure why. This was the first time I had tried the steampunk genre and it was quite strange but pleasing--although it does require certain tastes. 

My favorite story was "Hand in Glove" by Ysabeau S. Wilce. It was an intriguing murder mystery that involved misconceptions, a talking chimp, and much more. It's hard to write about an anthology, how about you read it?

Alice, 10

The Apothercary

The Apothecary is about a girl named Janie who moves to London from Los Angeles in 1952 because of her parents’ beliefs. There she meets Benjamin Burrows, an apothecary’s son. Later, Benjamin and Janie witness Benjamin’s dad get kidnapped. They then try to track him down using a special apothecary book and the help of friends. The book allows them to become invisible and turn into birds. When Benjamin and Janie do find the apothecary, they get involved in a plot that the apothecary is trying to stop. I would recommend this book to all my friends.

Allison, 11 

Thursday, October 27, 2011


When Danny moves to Colorado he is expecting to go snowboarding and chill, maybe mope a little about leaving all of his friends. What he is not expecting is to be caught up in a terrible race of time, trying to find a serial killer before it starts killing humans. But sometimes people don’t like to be found, and in Danny’s search he finds that almost everybody has a skeleton in their closet. Very fast-paced and fun, I enjoyed Deviant greatly and was on the edge of my seat the whole time.

Jenna, 15