YA Reviews - June 2015

Before Tomorrowland Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484704219
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Disney Press - April 7th, 2015

“The book was about the class before “Tomorrowland,” which is a technological paradise. The book has three points of view and was placed in the time of Albert Einstein and Amelia Earhart. The book was kind of confusing at times, but all was explained in the end!”

--Sam E., age 10


An Ember in the Ashes Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781595148032
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Published: Razorbill - April 28th, 2015

“AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is the first novel by Sabaa Tahir, but it definitely won’t be the last! The book is one of the most original stories I’ve read in a long time, with twists and turns in every chapter. The main characters, Laia and Elias, are fleshed out and behave the way a real person would, making it easy to relate to both of them. I recommend this book to anyone looking for action-adventure with an engaging storyline and relatable characters. After finishing this book, I was left wanting more, and so I hope that there will be a sequel.”

--Alice H., age 14


The Disappearance of Emily H. Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385739436
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Published: Delacorte Press - May 12th, 2015

“THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EMILY H. is about a girl named Raine who has the power to touch magical sparkles that nobody else can see and view memories. At the beginning of the story, Raine has just moved to a new town. A girl in Raine’s new town disappeared a few months before Raine moved there, and Raine is using clues from these memories to try to find out where Emily, the girl who disappeared, is. Along with trying to find Emily, Raine has to settle into school and deal with a group of mean girls. I really liked this book a lot. I thought that the ideas the author came up with were very creative. I would recommend this book to any girl who loves fantasy, mystery, or realistic fiction books. This book was a mix of all three genres, which was really cool. Those are my favorite genres, so it was really fun for me to read a book like this one.”

--Emily B., age 11


We Are All Made of Molecules Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780553496864
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Wendy Lamb Books - May 12th, 2015

“WE ARE ALL MADE OF MOLECULES is a great book about two kids. There is steward the super-smart genius who isn’t good socially. Then there is Ashley, the queen bee (the popular girl) who is at the top of the social ladder, but doesn’t get good grades. When Ashley’s mom marries Stewart’s dad, and then they all move in together, things get bad. Steward tries to be happy about it, but Ashley doesn’t want anything to do with “Spewart” as she calls him. This book is really good, and I like the way it is written. I would definitely recommend this book to people, as long as they are 13 or 14 or older. This is a great book that I really liked.”

--Emily B., age 11


A Tale of Two Besties: A Hello Giggles Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781595148056
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Published: Razorbill - May 12th, 2015

“This book was so great. I loved it! This book is about two besties--Harper, the popular girl, and Lily--the one who always wears her fairy wings. They are going to 2 different high schools and are very upset about it. On her first day, Lily becomes popular at her private school for creative types, while Harper is the one having difficulty fitting in. They keep drifting farther apart--will they stay besties throughout the school year? Read A TALE OF TWO BESTIES to find out! I would definitely recommend this book to girls aged 10-14; I really enjoyed reading it. This was a fun read and I read it in less than 24 hours.”

--Emily B., age 11


Illusionarium Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062001054
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 19th, 2015

“As the highly contagious disease continues to spread throughout the sectors, many people have died and it’s up to the top scientist of the empire, Lady Florel, Dr. Gouden, and Jonathan to find a cure. Can they all be saved? Will they get to save everyone with a foolish idea of a hallucination formula? What will happen to the empire? This book gives the reader a sense of wonder to science. Everything that science is, was, or is to be. Through this book one wonders if life is as delicate as it’s portrayed to be. I enjoyed reading this book because the author allowed me to be connected to science on a deeper level. Saving lives; being more than one things you could be. In the end, this book really is a nice portrayal of life to a reality most people won’t dare to acknowledge.”

--Bitia A, age 14


Daughter of Deep Silence Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525426509
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 26th, 2015

“Frances Mace was fourteen years old when the attack hit Persephone. Her life changed when her parents died along with her best friend, Libby, and Libby’s mother. When Frances is given the opportunity to take the identity of her friend, she does it without thinking twice in order to get her revenge on those who are hiding the action. This book, filled with chilling adventures and mysteries to be uncovered, is enough to make all readers on the edge of their seats. Carrie Ryan was able to catch the attention of YA readers who are ready to read a book full of revenge and consuming hatred. Everyone who is ready for a thriller, romance, mystery, and acceptance must and should put this book on their ‘to reads.’”

--Bitia A, age 14


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