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Simple Genius by David Baldacci July 13, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Action, Adventure, Must Read, Mystery, week 4.
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I just finished reading Simple Genius by David Baldacci. The novel can be a little confusing at times, considering it’s actually an adult book and we’re not all quantum physics geniuses. But other than that Baldacci lives up to his name. Michelle Maxwell has become a little suicidal. After her last case she doesn’t  know who she can trust (other than Sean) and doesn’t believe she can trust her judgement anymore. After trying to get herself killed in a bar, she is placed in a facility for people struggling from a range of things. Her psychologist, Horatio Barnes, was hired by King to help her overcome her demons. So while Maxwell is in a facility for crazy people King is trying to solve a murder/suicide? case at legendary Babbage Town. But after a second murder and getting shot at from the CIA department across the river, King realizes this isn’t going to be some easy case. And what’s he going to do when his partner shows up, not completely cured?
An amazing novel, I seriously devoured most of it in one sitting. Baldacci’s writing should almost be mandatory for everyone to read, it’s so well written. Simple Genius is a thrilling, twisted novel like all the ones before it.

Split Second, Hour Game July 13, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Action, Adventure, Must Read, Mystery, week 4.
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I thrilling sequel to Split Second, Hour Game by David Baldacci continues the adventures of ex-Secret Service agents now gone private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. Fast paced and extremely well written, it explains the mystery of the Battle family. A serial killer is on the loose, but is killing a number of different kinds of people; there doesn’t seem to be a pattern to the killings. One day the famous Mr. Bobby Battle is killed in his hospital bed, but doesn’t stick to the pattern of the previous killings. More murders transpire, but there seems to be more than one killer now…
King and Maxwell need to solve this crazy mystery before it’s too late. But they soon learn some stunning things, and realize they can trust no one but each other.
An amazing mystery, I couldn’t put the novel down! I wasn’t really into crime mystery until I started reading Dan Brown and David Baldacci. Now it’s one of my favorite things to read. Baldacci’s books (at least the stories with King and Maxwell) are a must read; he’s one of the best storytellers of our time.

Walk softly, Rachel July 13, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Realistic, Sad parts, week 4.
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There was another book i read called Walk softly, Rachel. It’s about a girl named Rachel her brother died when she was 7, he was 14. She goes into his room & later finds his diary. She starts reading it whenever she gets a chance & learns about the brother that she didn’t get to know so much about. I recommend this book!!!

Black Mirror July 13, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Realistic, Sad parts, week 4.
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Haizel
Ferndale Library

I finished reading Black Mirror a few days ago. It’s a really good book i recommend this book!!!! It’s about a girl hows brother died.She has no mom & lives with her grandma. So she later moves into an apartment. SHe later tries to do the job her brother did.

The Reluctant Heiress by Eva Ibbotson July 10, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Historical, Must Read, Romance, week 4.
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I just finished The Reluctant Heiress by Eva Ibbotson. This is a well written, spell-binding historical fiction and romance novel. The prologue and first couple chapters are kind of slow, but once you get past the history lesson you just totally devour the rest of the book. Tessa loves music, ever since she was young and heard it during her classes, it’s been her whole world. So she left her home in Pfaffenstein, where she was an princess with a castle and had basically no money, to work in an opera house as she fulfilled her love of the arts. No one in the Viennese opera house needs to know she their under wardrobe mistress is actually a princess. But all that changes when handsome, self made millionaire Guy Farne arrives, searching for an opera to play at his castle. There is an obvious attractive between Tessa and Guy, and Tessa soon realizes there is more to life than music. But with Guy’s vain fiancee in the way, Tessa starts to wonder if there will ever be a happy ending for her.
This is a must read! This novel is only second best in Ibbotson’s novels beneath A Countess Below Stairs. A story about European history, miraculous music, and love, I would highly recommend this novel to every girl who enjoys reading romance.

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr July 10, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Fantasy, week 4.
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I entirely loved the book Wicked Lovely, I thought the book was a truly high-quality fantasy book for teens to read and I reflect the book was in fact well researched and written by Melissa Marr.  Melissa also wrote a book called Ink Exchange, this book started off with an amazing premise that starts a reader salivating and had a immensely superior ending.  After reading these two books I was totally into the books Melissa Marr wrote and I think Melissa is indeed a truly talented writer.  Overall these books were a highly addictive read.  I can’t wait to read the next book called Fragile Eternity, I have heard it’s  a true sequel to the book Wicked Lovel and I’m hoping it will be just as excellent!     -Harmeen

Search of the Moon King’s Daughter July 10, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Historical, Tragic, week 4.
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If you like to learn a little history while you read, then Search of the Moon King’s Daughter would probably be a good book for you. It can get a little depressing though. This takes place in the 1830’s and explains how people of different ranks lived, sparing no details. Emmaline lives in a comfortable home in a small village. Soon, she will have to move to the city (and NO I am not going to tell you why!). This is where her trouble and grief truly begins. Before this, she could easily hide her anxious thoughts about her mom and quietly deal with it. I got wrapped up in the characters of this book and that includes the sadness too!

Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey July 10, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Fairy Tales, week 4.
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Lynden
I just finished a book called Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey that i really liked. This book is in a series called Once Upon a Time where different authors write retellings of fairy tales. This particular book was a retelling of Cinderella. It had many different twists to the old tale and was really interesting to read and compare the two stories. It is adventurous and had a good ending as well. If you like fairy tales but want to read one that is different and interesting i recommend this book!

Garfield Makes it Big by Jim Davis July 10, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Graphic Novels and Comics, week 4.
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I read Garfield Makes it Big, by Jim Davis over vacation. This was his tenth book and even though the drawings looked slightly different it was still hilarious. I liked reading this book over vacation because it is funny and very easy to read.

Oh.My.Gods.- Tera Lynn Childs July 8, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Fantasy, Sports, week 4.
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Everything was perfect for Phoebe Castro, she was a Cross Country star in her high school in CA, her and her two best friends were going to college together and she was about to get her scholarship! But then her mom tells her she married a Greek guy and they were moving to Greece.  Then Phoebe is dealing with moving to Greece, meeting her new evil stepsister and leaving her friends she’s know from elementary school. Out of the blue Phoebe’s new step dad tells her that she’s attending a school for descendants of the Greek Gods! So Phoebe goes through her day trying to avoid the kids at school that are out to get her with their “Greek God powers”. But then she starts Cross Country in school and everything changes.
This was an o.k. book not the best book in the world. I liked the parts that were about running, the sequel is called Goddess Boot Camp.