I absolutely loved this book. It was so good and so different from other stuff I have read. The author never really tells you who the bad guy is in the novel, you think you know who it is, but then a curve is thrown at you. So the main character is Nora who starts to develop a crush on her new seating partner, Patch. Except Patch seems to know really specific things about Nora, which scares her and he won't tell her anything about himself. He seems dangerous, but also really HOT and nice. Then weird things start to happen to Nora, she is attacked, someone goes through her house, etc. And Nora thinks dangerous (but HOT) Patch is behind this, EVEN though she really likes him. I cannot give the ending away, but you have to check this book out. I cannot wait for the next book, Crescendo!!
I just finished Anna Jarzab's debut novel All Unquiet Things and it was awesome! I could not put it down. The narration switches between Neily and Audrey, the ex-boyfriend and cousin of Carley, a student at an elite private high school who was murdered one year ago. Audrey's father has been convicted of the murder but Audrey doesn't believe he did it and approaches Neily to help her further investigate the crime and the dark underside of Brighton Day School. Any one who loves good drama and mystery or loved Looking for Alaska by John Green or Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher will definitely not be disappointed! We also have the audiobook of All Unquiet Things and the narrators do a great job. Still not convinced you must read this? Check out the book trailer:
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. This year's winner is Going Bovine by Libba Bray. It's the story of Cameron, a 16 year old slacker who contracts Mad Cow Disease and sets off on a road trip with a dwarf, a garden gnome and a punk angel. I can guarantee it's definitely unlike anything you've read before!
The committee also named four Printz Honor Books:
Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith
by Deborah Heiligman
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Punkzilla, by Adam Rapp
Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 by John Barnes
After is the story of Devon, a straight-A student from a working class family who hides her pregnacy, gives birth alone and throws her baby in a dumpster. Following Devon through her hearing and first days in juvenial detention, the author explores how a teenager who had everything going for her got to this place and the denial and panic that led her to perform such a horrific act. It's interesting to hear about the attempted murder from the mother's side but be prepare- it's an addictive read and you might be up all night!
More than 11,000 teen voters chose Paper Towns as their favorite book in the 2009 Teens' Top Ten! Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teen nominators from teen book groups in 15 school and public libraries around the country choose their favorite books of the previous year. Then teens from all across the country vote on their favorite of the nominated titles each year during Teen Read Week.
This year's winners are:
Paper Towns by John Green
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare Identical by Ellen Hopkins The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Wake by Lisa McMann Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Grace has always had a strange connection with the yellow eyed wolf who roams in her backyard. When a wolf attack on a high school student sends her town into a panic, she runs into the woods in an attempt to save her yellow-eyed wolf. When she is met by a yellow-eyed boy named Sam she knows that he is her wolf and it's love at first sight. The narration alternates between Grace and Sam as they revel in the fact that they can finally be together and panic as they try to prevent Sam from turning back into a wolf forever.
If you like romance of the supernatural variety, Twilight (or wanted to like Twilight but thought it fell short), or wolves than this one is definitely for you.
Still need more convincing? Check out the book trailer: