Book reviews...from picture books to adult books, as well as books-to-movie info, and other stuff I think is interesting. Note: Not all books reviewed or recommended are appropriate for all ages.
AUGUST 26, 2010
Freebie for Thirty Nine Clues fans
As I occasionally do in this blog, it is freebie time again...to reward people who check this blog reguarly. We have several sets of the Thirty Nine Clues series "clue" cards to give out to the first few readers who ask for them.
Please only ask for them if you are a Thirty Nine Clues series fan....comment on this post (only your first name and last initial please) and I will set aside a pack for you at the youth desk, as supplies last. Ask Joa or Teresa next time you are at the library.
I just finished reading the teen book, Guardian of the Gate by Michelle Zink, which is the sequel to Prophecy of the Sisters, about twin sisters in an ancient prophecy where one is the guardian and one the gate. If you haven't read the first book...this review might ruin some of the suspense of the first book.
Lia, who is determined to save the world from the unleashing of "the Souls," is trying to find a way to end the prophecy, while her twin, Alice, wants to see the evil prophecy fulfilled.
The sequel keeps the suspense going, and introduces a new character Dimitri, which also introduces a romantic "Twilight-like" feel to the story. I actually found the "romancy" scenes distracting from the action, but some readers might see it as a plus. The ending wraps up the current book, but also leaves enough unresolved to guarantee a sequel.
While Libba Bray's A Great and Terrible Beauty series is a higher on my own personal list of recommendations, I think that fans of Bray's books (as well as those looking for some of the same kind of suspense and romance of Twilight) would enjoy this series.
Next summer, a Judy Moody movie, based on the book series by Megan McDonald, will hit the big screen.
This is the tenth anniversary of the start of the book series about the character, Judy, who is somewhere in between Ramona and Junie B. Jones in her adventurous, and sometimes mischievous personality. There is also a spin-off series, at a little lower reading level, about her younger brother, Stink.
Check out the Judy Moody website for info about all the books, joining a fan club, and fun stuff to do. And of course, check out books and books on CD, including the newest book coming out this month: Judy Moody, Girl Detective.