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I keep thinking I’ll get tired of all the post-apocalyptic stories, but they keep sucking me in! Many years of world wars have laid waste to most of earth, and what remains is uninhabitable. To choose it’s futures’ leaders , the best and the brightest are chosen to go through The Testing. I saw many similarities to The Hunger Games but still found myself drawn into the story and its characters. The author does an excellent job of giving you just enough information to make you question without it being predictable. Interesting that I just read a book on wild edible plants, and that plays an important part in a number of the levels of The Testing. I liked the ending because it wasn’t what I was expecting, but so many things are not resolved, that it left me anxiously awaiting book 2.
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I am anxiously awaiting the new book in the Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves, coming out in September!! I loved Raven Boys so much! From the very beginning I was intrigued by the story and the characters, and felt like I wanted to re-read it immediately (which is something I rarely do)! Check out the great fan-made tribute for the Raven Boys below and then check out a copy to read.
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Head on over to Goodreads before August 15th to enter for a chance to win a new edition of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.
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Summer is here and we have many great programs for you at the Lawrenceburg Public Library District. This week we discussed The Perks of Being A Wallflower, and will be having Anime Club on Wednesday June 19th at 4:00 at the Lawrenceburg Main Library. The first week of July brings Archaeologist Jill Mascari, and Chess club. Also a reminder that it isn’t too late to sign up for the reading club and earn some great prizes!
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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (released Dec. 18, 2012)
This book had me intriqued from the beginning. Ten year old Ruby has changed, and it caused her parents to call the police and send her to a goverment rehab “camp” (more like a concentration camp). As it turns out something has happened to all the children in the world, but more have been affected in the US than other countries. If it doesn’t kill the child, they emerge with new mental abilities, some rather benign others frighteningly powerful. When they reach the camps they are sorted by abilities and Ruby quickly learns that not everything is as it seems. The guards are not afraid to use lethal force to keep the kids in check. The story moves along at a nice pace, and I found interesting that parents allowed their children to be removed with no further contact? It was understandable in the case of Ruby since they no longer remember her…..
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Yesterday by C.K. Kelly Martin (released Sept. 25, 2012)
Ahhhhh, time travel, the coming apocalypse, a love story, mystery, intrigue…I LOVED THIS BOOK! Is it 2063 or 1985? Missing memories and headaches, plague Freya as she tries to cope with the death of her father, and newly relocated half way across the planet. A strangely detached sister just adds to the mystery. That is, until she sees Garren on the street and knows him even though he insists they’ve never met. As Freya and Garren get closer, they only discover more questions, and very quickly are catapulted into a life on the run, where powerful forces are trying to keep them from the answers they so desparetly seek. This book takes so many turns and twists you will not be able to predict shere the story is going next. Hang on, it’s a crazy ride, and I loved every minute of it!
Posted 1 year, 6 months ago at 4:54 pm. Add a comment
We’re having a Tweet-a-thon! In honor of Teen Read week, let’s get tweeting! What’s on your YA reading list right now? On Wednesday, October 17th, people of all ages are being asked to tweet your YA reading lists, recommendations, quotes from your favorite YA book, thoughts and ideas with the hashtag #TRW12. YALSA be following and re-tweeting their favorites. We want to hear from everyone including teens, librarians, library workers, educators, authors, editors and more! Let’s see if we can get #TRW12 trending tomorrow!