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Friday, July 23, 2010

So Many Books!!!

So I've been on a reading binge since the last time I wrote on here! I've read 3 different books! I will also be going on vacation next week to Colorado and hav about 8 books I'm taking with me!!! So I will be sure to write about those as soon as I get back! For now though, I want to remind everyone that the last day to turn in hours for Summer Reading is Saturday, July 31st! Remember, you have to turn in at least 12 hours in order to go to the end of the summer movie party!!! So get to reading! Perhaps one of these wonderful books I just finished:

The end of this series was just as good as the beginning! I highly recommend these books to anyone that likes fantasy! Here is a synopsis of it:

"Since ancient times, the great demon prison Zzyzx has protected the world from the most dangerous servants of darkness, including Gorgrog, the Demon King. After centuries of plotting, the Sphinx is on the verge of recovering the five artifacts necessary to open the legendary prison. Facing the potential of a world-ending calamity, all friends of light must unite in a final effort to thwart the Sphinx s designs and find a safe home for the five artifacts. To this end, Kendra, Seth, and the Knights of the Dawn will venture far beyond the walls of Fablehaven to strange and exotic magical preserves across the globe, where the end of every quest becomes the beginning of another. In this explosive series finale, allegiances will be confirmed and secrets revealed as the forces of light and darkness collide in a desperate struggle to control the keys to the demon prison."

Catching Fire is the second book of the Hunger Games Trilogy!!! I read it in about 3 hours and it was wonderful...I didnt want to go to bed! I really can't wait for the 3rd installment, Mockingjay, to be released in August! Be sure to check these out! Here's a synopsis:

"Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge"

and finally....

I finished this book!!! It was awesome! I really enjoyed! If you enjoy fantasy, you should check out this book! It will really make you think about how precious life is and will make you have to decide who you think is right and wrong. Here's the synopsis:

"In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them.

Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed -- but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away.

In Unwind, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award winner Neal Shusterman challenges readers' ideas about life -- not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive."

Thats all for this post! Be sure to check back soon for my post vacation read-a-thon!!! And don't forget, we have loads of programs starting up in August just for teens including Teen Board, Book Chats, and Teen Just Dance!

Also, we have a brand new website! Don't forget to check out the awesome Teen Section with all our programs, booklists, award winners and much more!!!

Til next time,
Ms. Laura!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Almost there!

Ms. Laura has finished Book Four of the Fablehaven series...and man oh man do they just get better and better! I was sad that I had left my copy of the 5th one sitting at home when I finished! So now I am 100 pages in to the 5th and I just recieved my catching fire book, the second book after hunger games, to start reading once im done with fablehaven. And then of course I have to read Unwind for the Teen book dicussion on July 19th!!! Make sure you pick up a copy today! Also, we have a bunch of program the next two weeks for teens. This Friday is our Twilight Prom from 3-5pm, DDR Competition is Monday July 12th from 1-3pm, and Smoothie Challenge is Friday July 16th from 1-3:30pm!!!

Heres the synopsis of Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary

Brace yourself for a shocking secret. Two hidden artifacts have been found. Three more remain unrecovered. More preserves face destruction as the Society of the Evening Star relentlessly pursues new talismans. Reading in Patton s Journal of Secrets, Kendra learns the location of the key to a vault housing one of the artifacts. In order to retrieve it, the Knights of the Dawn must enter a death trap a dragon sanctuary called Wyrmroost. The mission cannot proceed without stealing a sacred object zealously guarded by the centaurs. Anybody seen Seth? The race is on to acquire all five of the artifact keys to the great demon prison. Will the Knights of the Dawn conquer Wyrmroost? Who can stop the Sphinx? Can Vanessa be trusted to help? What artifact will be found next? Find out in Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary.