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JULY 31, 2012
Finding Faith by Molly Evangeline

Rating: Excellent! (5)

Finding Faith is a book that is could never put down until I had finished reading it. Few books have that affect on me, not only did I not want to put it down but I find myself wanting to reread it constantly. What Molly has done is exactly every good book needs: she has given it adventure over every page; she has taken me into Emma's feelings in a way which I could understand Emma and her actions fully; she has thrown in an unlikely romance, which Emma shuns with all her being; and after a few I didn't expect that she has written the epitome of a good book.

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Categories: InspirationalBook Review Local Author

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JULY 26, 2012
Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury

 

Rating: Good (4)

Unlocked  by  Karen Kingsbury

Imagine living with autism through your hole life. Being teased. Laughed at. This is what Holden Harris has to live with every day at Fulton High School. Until one day, he remembers an old friend, Ella Reynolds. When they were preschool age (and before Holden had autism) they used to play together and their mothers were best friends. But all of that has changed now. But, when there is an opening for the school play, Beauty and the Beast, Ella wants Holden to take it. (And he does)! This is a very emotional book, and I would recommend it to anyone who understands what autism is.

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Categories: Book ReviewInspirationalTeen Zone

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JULY 19, 2012
Artemis Fowl The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

Rating: Excellent! (5)

Artemis Fowl THe Last Guardian  by  Eoin Colfer

This is the last book in the Atemis Fowl series it was fantastic in the begining of the book Artemis is being realeased from the J. Argon institution fully recovered from Atlantis complex. He discovers that opal Koboi from the past is being held ransom for the release of present day Opal Koboi or they shoot her causing explosions of any electronics made by her But, this is Opal's plan This gets rid of most fairy and human technology and Opal Koboi from the past in a few mere seonds. When Artemis realizes Opal was being held ransom in the Fowl Manor and that Opal Koboi plans to end hummanity artemis rushes to the fowl manor he finds Opal Koboi trying to rid the world of humans with the help of dead warriors that have possesed any living thing on the property including Artemis' brothers can Artemis save humanity? 

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Categories: Fantasy Book Review Teen Zone

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JULY 17, 2012
The Daughters Join The Party by Joanna Philbin

Rating: Excellent! (5)

The Daughters Join The Party   by  Joanna Philbin

The daughters join the the party is an honest and real fiction tale about Emma Conway. Her father: Senator Conway of NewYork. Yes, imagine trying to deal with just that. Emma Conway didn't exactly deal quite well with whenever she turned on the TV, her father's face was. It was always there. When she got herself in quite a situation where she had to leave school. When she got home she was right away that her father was running for president. Wait a minute STOP, Go back and re

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JULY 6, 2012
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Rating: Excellent (5)

City Of Bones  by  Cassandra Clare

The first book in one of my all time favorite series. To me, this rates right up there with the Hunger Games. The action and suspense mixed with a forbidden romance will have you turning the pages as fast as you can. There are twists and turns throughout the story with one surprise after another! I definitely recommend reading this book. Its a fairly easy read with a great story line. I love it so much that I had to go out and buy the series so the library wouldnt get tired of me checking them out all the time.

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Categories: Action & AdventureRomanceBook Review

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JULY 6, 2012
Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Rating: Good (4)

Graceling  by  Kristin Cashore

This book is a typical adventure story. There a few twists and turns that werent completely obvious from the beginning, but most of it was fairly predictable. I loved the ideas that came into play and the fun dialogue. The main character actually reminded me of Katniss from the Hunger Games in a few ways. If you enjoy a great adventure and obvious romances this is the story for you. Sweet and sassy to the core :)

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Categories: Fantasy Action & AdventureBook Review

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JULY 6, 2012
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

 

 

Rating: Excellent (5)

The Hunger Games is a very exciting book! When you read it you feel attached to every single character.  This book may be ironic, but it feels like youre actually there.  This book is timed very well. I didnt want to put it down!  Its a great book for almost all ages. The characters all have different personalities. Trust me, this book will have you reading nonstop until you finish it.It had me doing the same!

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Categories: Action & AdventureDystopian NovelsBook Review

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JULY 6, 2012
Son Of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Rating: Excellent (5)

Son Of Neptune  by  Rick Riordan

The sequel to the lost hero Percy Jackson a sixteen year old demi-god has him self in another monster slaying quest venturing predicament!Percy is at a camp but not sweet home Halfblood but the roman version camp Jupiter;and not only is he in a new environment but a son of Neptune(Posiden)  not exactly welcome.And he lost his memory  is Percy Jackson along with his new friends going to save the day, battle the monster and mos importantly, find his way home. This book is thrilling funny and will laeve you at the edge of your seats! I give this Adventure/fantasy Five out of five stars! :D

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JULY 6, 2012
Sweet Caroline by Rachel Hauck

Rating: Good (4)

Sweet Caroline  by  Rachel Hauck

Caroline Sweeney, owner of the Frogmore Cafe.  Wow.  Caroline doesn't quite know how to react to this new piece of news.  She already understands the financial trouble the cafe is in (horrible wiring, ancient plumbing, remodeling that costs a fortune... the average old, run- down building), and thats what makes one major decision so hard- shes been offered a very appealing, rewarding job in Barcelona.  And of course, she had already accepted that job BEFORE she found out she was the owner of the cafe.  What is she supposed to do now? As if her life isnt confusing enough already, her love life is twisting her heart into knots.  In the midst of a quickly escalating relationship with the hottest guy in town, Mitch ONeal, her first love, comes back home.  He tries to help Caroline see that God offers ultimate peace, but will she realize that before she goes insane? This capivating book will leave you mulling over its twists (and craving some of Bubbas Buttery Biscuits).

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Categories: Adult Fiction Book Review Teen Zone

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