Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mad Fallen Angel Love

This week I thought that instead of writing reviews I would try something quick and snappy. I have recently finished the first two books in the Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick and am feeling quite inspired by love, mystery, and angels. I hope you like my poetic little word plays!

Fitzpatrick, Becca. Hush, Hush. 1st. ed. New York: Simon & Shuster Publishers. 2009. 391 pgs. ISBN: 9781416989417.

Summary: In this supernatural YA fiction, high school sophomore Nora has always been very cautious in her relationships, but when Patch, who has a dark side she can sense, enrolls at her school, she is mysteriously and strongly drawn to him, despite warnings from her best friend, the school counselor, and her own instincts.

Here is my word play for Hush, Hush:

Dark Stranger brings on Hot Danger and all the while Mysterious Beings are Running Wild

Fitzpatrick, Becca. Crescendo. BFYR. New York: Simon & Shuster Publishers. 2010. 427 pgs. Sequel to Hush, Hush. ISBN: 9781416989431.

Summary: In this sequel to Hush, Hush, Sixteen-year-old Nora Grey struggles to face the truth while coping with having a fallen angel boyfriend named Patch and unraveling the mystery surrounding her father's death.

My word play for Crescendo is:

Love meets Misfortune with so much Betrayal, then to be reunited only to Fail

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sibling Power is Always a Kick

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Riordan is at it again with his magic making and mythology! This enchanting tale features Carter and Sadie Kane a brother and sister duo with quite a bit of personality and style. When their dad Julius is swept up into a magical tomb and hidden away by an evil force called Set, Carter and Sadie must go on a journey to find him. Aided by Bast the cat goddess who seems to be their only friend the duo finds themselves in many different hilarious and treacherous situations. The bro/sis team are delightful and refreshing as they narrate each chapter switching off when one feels the other is not telling the story right. Riordan has a terrific knack for weaving mythology into the everyday world and The Red Pyramid is an enchanting mixture of Egyptology, magic, and humor. This book would be great for any book club or literature circle and would especially work well for students studying Egypt.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Freaks Can Be Fun

Hey What's up Mrs. Librarian Lady? I was thinking of reading some new books but was not sure cause there's so many out there. I'm in 8th grade right now and going to high school next fall so I was wondering if you know any good books that have anything to do with high school and meeting new people. I like the books that you read and recommend all the time!

Thanx a bunch


Hi there SweeteeBee!

I'm so glad you asked about new books because I know what you mean about there being so many out there! I try to read as much new stuff as possible just to stay in the loop. Right now I am reading the 3rd book in the "Forest of Hands and Teeth" series called "The Dark and Hollow Places" by Carrie Ryan and the 2nd book in the "Hush, Hush" series called "Crescendo" by Becca Fitzpatrick. I haven't finished them yet, but they are really really good! I also just finished "The Red Pyramid" by Rick Riordan and have to say that I love love this one! I'm waiting to get my hands on the next one. The book that I have in mind for you is Monster High by Lisi Harrison author of "The Clique" series. This is a really clever book that deals with high school issues in a freakish and fanciful way. I think you will really like this one and there is also a television show on Nickelodeon based on the novel too!

"Monster High" by Lisi Harrison

Melody Carver is no stranger to being an outcast because she used to be considered homely and ugly at her old school in California. Hopefully her new nose job will help her at her new school in Salem Oregon. On the flip side, being green and a descendant of Frankenstein make Frankie Stein have to seriously hide her differentness in order to not create a total mob against her. Both of these girls are striving to fit in with their new surroundings without giving away their deep-seated fears. Both Melody and Frankie try to make friends, but they still feel left out. Frankie has to deal with her family not wanting her to come out of the closet about her monster origins. After a wild night at the homecoming dance everyone will have to re-evaluate who’s hot and who’s not in this adorable tale. Harrison hits the mark by mixing monsters, ghouls, and freaks with the age- old problem of teenagers trying to fit in. The message is clear that whoever or whatever you are, it’s best to just be yourself no matter what.