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217 posts EEEK! Also…this week’s winner August 2, 2009

Posted by Aubri in From your teen librarian, Week 7.

Lannigirl is this weeks winner!  Congrats!  Click the prize tab at the top of this page and tell me what prize you want.
SOMETIME in the next 2 weeks I will post a short video of myself doing the moon walk in the lion outfit because YOU DID IT!  We are above 200 posts!  Yaoo!

One last week of summer reading…our last prize draw will be Monday the 13th.  It has been so much fun!



Thorn Queen, by Richelle Mead August 2, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Fantasy, Week 7.
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Thorn Queen, by Richelle Mead, is the second book in the Dark Swan Series. This book is the sequel to my favorite novel (Storm Queen), and it was just as suspenseful, humorous, and romantic. Eugenie Markham is a shaman with her own banishing business. After her last battle on Otherworld turf, and killing King Aeson, she has inherited the new Thorn Land, and become the Thorn Queen in the process. But Eugenie has always been taught the gentry are evil, and doesn’t want this land for herself. Now, young gentry girls are being stolen from her villages, and the kidnapper seems to hold a personal grudge. Eugenie, as always, is trying to avoid the prophecy of her first born destroying the human race, while her kitsune boyfriend, Kiyo, is occupied with his pregnant ex. Dorian, the sexy fey Oak King, always poses a dangerous distraction; and as tension starts to build in Eugenie’s relationship with Kiyo, Dorian always seems to be there  for her, and is the only one who realizes what it’s like being Eugenie Markham. Although Eugenie is reluctance with her queenship, she has sworn to do her duty, even if it means facing the darkest side of her nature…
A spectacular book about power, love, and magic. If ever anyone asked me what to read on any day, I would right away suggest this series. Although, if you are uncomfortable or squeamish about erotic scenes, I wouldn’t recommend this novel.

Love and other four letter words by Carolyn Mackler August 2, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Family/Friendship, Romance, Week 7.

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When Sammie’s parents split up and she is forced to move to New York City with her mom, Sammie feels like nothing will ever work out. But soon Sammie meets a quirky girl in the dog park. Sammie and Phoebe soon become great friends but Sammie’s problems are still not fixed. Her mom is constantly reading self-help books and is scared and uncertain when it comes to getting the job she wants. Sammie feels like nothing will ever be the same and continues to get madder and madder at her parents.

And then Eli, the son of her mom’s friend, is thrown into the picture. Sammie met Eli when she was little and remembers an embarrassing moment that Eli was sure not to forget, so Sammie tries to avoid Eli. But what Sammie soon finds is that she likes him.

This is a story about a 16-year old girl going through divorce, friendship and romance all in one summer. I really like this book.

Pendragon: The Merchant Of Death By D.J. MacHale August 2, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Week 7.
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Bobby Pendragon is just a normal boy. He has a dog, plays basketball, kisses his crush… So what happens when his very cool, very secretive Uncle Press asks him for help? Soon, instead of normal 14 year old boy problems, he’s dealing with creepy shape-shifter Saint Dane, frightening “quigs”, and the thought of being a Traveler, someone who can travel flumes that transport him through space and time. Bobby ends up with the expectation of saving the planet Denduron. There he meets the gentle, but enslaved, Milago, and the arrogant Bedoowan who rule over them. He is given the challenge of leading the Milango’s revolution. But Bobby never asked to be a Traveler, and Loor – a girl his age from Zadaa, a warrior territory – believes him to be a coward and not worthy of the title: Traveler. As Bobby experiences the life of the Milango, he slowly comes to realize what he must do for this territory. But, although Bobby’s intentions soon become helpful, he might just make the biggest mistake of all…
This was a very well written sci-fi book. It reminds me of a very old series (Gor) in a way, but with a modern twist (obviously). A story about science, adventure, and the choices you have to make in life, Bobby Pendragon is a very good role model that could inspire many a teen to make better choices (or just not to trust your vague uncles…). The Merchant of Death was a superb start to a series.

Perfect Chemistry Simone Elkeles August 2, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Heartwarming, Romance, Week 7.

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On one hand there is the popular and beautiful Brittany. Everyone thinks she has a perfect life, only she knows differently. Then there is Alex, a tough Hispanic gang member who really never wanted to be in a gang in the first place, but circumstances didn’t leave him a choice. What happens when these two become Chemistry partners. Will they end up arguing the entire year, or will they fall victim to an epic love story?
This book was AMAZING and really sweet, if you’re a hopeless romantic, or just need something heart-warming to read, I recommend this book. You are definitely not going to regret it. ;]

Something, Maybe Elizabeth Scott August 2, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Realistic, Week 7.

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Hannah is miserable. Her dad makes a living by hanging out with grils half his age and seems to forget he had a daughter, her mom isn’t entirely over her former relationship with Hannah’s father and the death of her husband, Hannah’s crush doesn’t notice her, and her annoying co-worker Finn won’t leave her alone. So when Hannah’s Dad finally asks her to come up and see him, and her crush finally shows some interest, and her mom seems to be perkier than usual, she should be happy right? Wrong. Everyhting is not what it seems to be anymore. I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out what I’m talking about.
(BTW, if you liked Perfect You and Bloom you’re gonna love this book.)

Fahrenheit 451 Rad bradbury August 2, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Classics, Science Fiction, Week 7.
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I read this book for my summer assignment for Honors English at Windward and it turned out I made a good choice! This book is set in the 24th century. Guy Montag is a fireman, but instead of stopping fires, he set them. His job is to burn the houses of anyone who owns any books. However, after he meets Clarisse, a care free innocent and curious girl, his perspective on his life changes. She asks him one simple question, “Are you happy?” and after that, his world is turned upside down.

Flight of the Fisherbird by Nora Martin July 29, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Action, Historical, Week 7.
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It is 1889, and Clem Nesbitt’s life in the beautiful San Juan islands is near perfect. But then her newly orphaned cousin Sarah comes to stay, followed by Clems Uncle Doran, and things become, well, fishy. While out in her boat, the Fisherbird, Clem sees two boat dangerously close together. One of them appears to be her Uncle’s boat. Shouts and splashing noises stun her into silence. It sounds like someone went overboard. As the boats drift off, Clem goes to investigate, and spots something brown floating in the water. After pulling it aboard, she finds a live chinese man wrapped in a burlap suck! He was trying to be smuggled into the country illegally, after the Scott Act of !888 prohibited chnese to return to the country. But what does this all mean, and how is Uncle Doran involved?
This book is great, and takes place right here on our own San Juan Islands. It also is historically accurate, but not boring in the least. It is a thrilling story, with a twisted ending. I highly suggest it to everybody who wants to learn about history in the least boring way.

Chasing the Moon by Penny Chamberlain July 29, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Historical, Week 7.
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This is another great historical book. It takes place on the Saanich Peninsula in Canada in 1924. Kit returns to live with her dad whilst her mother is ill. She is sad to find how far he’s let the farm slip. The only new things are a brand new boat and a shiny padlock on the barn door. Her father says it’s for ‘night fishing’ but there’s not a scrap of evidence– no fishy smell of even a scale! There’s something wierd going on though. Then a mysterious stranger shows up and offers to help dig a well. But more is going on than what meets the eye, and when Kit’s father comes home with a bullet in his arm one night, Kit decides to take action. Along the way she meets Roy Olmestead, the most famous rum runner of all. Roy is a good character, and the only person in the book that is not fictitous. This is a great book set in the roaring twenties, when rum-runners stole through the waters off souther British Columbia in hopes of selling their wares in America, where alcohol was prohibited. Historically accurate, this book is very interesting and teaches a lot about how goods are smuggled between countries. The black trade is still in buisiness, though now the boats are smuggling illegal immigrants and drugs. You can be sure that at night when your sleeping, a boat is making it’s way accross the murky waters, and chasing the moon.

Magyk by Angie Sage July 28, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Boring, Didn't like it, Fantasy, Week 7.
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All in all, this was not the best book. One night, a seventh son of a seventh son disappears, supposedly dead. The same night, the baby’s father finds a baby girl lying in the snow. But what really happened? This book is kind of confusing and not very entertaining. In my opinion, the series gets proggressivly worse as it moves on, to the point where I stopped in the middle of the third book. It’s not the best, and I would not recommend this book.