HTM Book Review Club

htmbrc@blogspot .com - March 2015

Great Reads @ Your Library

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

After the blood fever, many died and others were marked. "Malfettos," or young elites were said to bring bad luck since along with their marks came mysterious and powerful gifts. Adelina Amouteru, a survivor of the blood fever, is called an "abomination" compared to her prefect younger sister, Violetta. Yet after unleashing her powers and causing a death, Adeline is locked up and scheduled to be executed. Unexpected visitors come to her execution and she is saved. She learns that her mysterious rescuers are part of the "Dagger Society" which is full of young elites. Five members, Reaper, Windwalker, Spider, Magiano, and the Messenger help Adeline by teaching her how to control her powers, as well as the fear and darkness that fuel her powers. Along the way Adeline will make friends and enemies, and even fall in love. But in the end, will the Daggers be able to teach Adeline to control her powers? Read to find out! This book is for readers of fantasy, action, romance, and those who like twist endings!

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Dashiel Gibson is bored with being in space. But one morning, everything changes! Dr. Holtz, another "moonie," as they are called by people from Earth, dies that morning. Dash and his new friend, Kira, have to solve the mystery of how Dr. Holtz died. But what will they have to do to figure it out? Read and you will see! This book is for people who like mystery and a little bit of suspense. It leaves you feeling a little anxious to find out what is going to happen next!

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Hazel Grace Lancaster was diagnosed at age 12 with advanced thyroid cancer. Now Hazel is 16 and her parents are forcing her to attend a cancer support group. There she meets a boy named Augustus Waters. Handsome and generous, Augustus has been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. As they get to know one another, Hazel falls in love with Augustus. There are a lot of things that will make you cry in this book. It is for readers who love romance. This book has also been turned into a movie!

This Month's Letter to the Author

Dear Lemony Snicket,

I LOVE THE SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS! I've read 12 of your books and on the 13th, although by the time you get this letter I will have finished the whole series. I REALLY love how you explain the scenery so it feels like I'm in the scene and I'm one of the Baudelaires. I love how you give them courageous characteristics. I also, love how you make the scenes realistic because some events could happen in real life. Even-though I haven't read all 13 books I really think you should create a sequel to the series telling what really happened to the Baudelaire's parents or maybe the Baudelaire's life before the incident (fire). Another idea is recreate Klaus' commonplace book so all The Series of Unfortunate Events' fans can read and discover what Klaus was thinking over the months. I really hope you keep these ideas in mind because it would make your #1 fan VERY happy! My last question is what is the whole thing about V.F.D.?


Rachel Gonzalez

HTM Book Review Club

The book review club meets every Tuesday from 3:05 to 3:30 @ the HTM Library. New members are always welcome!
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