Monday, July 29, 2013

Summer reading book reviews

Summer reading is done!  Thanks to everyone who participated.  Here is the last batch of reviews.

Title:  The Crooked Banister

Nancy needs to figure out a mechanical man, a weird house, water on fire and Rawly Banister.

Title: The Sign of the Twisted Candles

Nancy needs to find treasure for a family and set things right.

Title: The Sky Phantom

Nancy is taking flying lesson and is zooming into a lot of TROUBLE!

Title: Between the Lines

Loved it!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

Nantucket Blue follows Cricket Thompson who is planning on having the summer of her dreams. She's going to Nantucket with her best friend Jules, and she plans on making her crush Jay hers. Shortly before they are supposed to leave Jules' family suffer a tragedy that tears the two friends apart. Cricket still decides to spend the summer in Nantucket-but is stuck making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support her. Cricket also finds time to fall for someone that should be off limits.

Howland's weaves together a wonderful story of loss, love, friendship and finding who you are. I loved Cricket, she did not give up when her plans were messed up a few times in Nantucket. She got to experience so many things that she wouldn't be able to if her and Jules didn't have a falling out. All the characters were great in the story. I absolutely hated Jules who I know was going through a lot of family grief but that did not make it all right for her to be such a brat to everyone.

Make sure you check out Nantucket Blue if you're looking for a great young adult romance book.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer reading reviews

There is only one week left to enter your books to win prizes.  Next week will pick a grand prize winner to win a gift basket full of goodies!

Title: The Secret of Shadow Ranch

Nancy believes there is no such thing as ghosts, but when she sees a horse phantom she has her doubts.  All this mystery leads to treasure, far more valuable than she had ever imagined!

Title: The Clue in the Crumbling Wall

Nancy fines herself in a mystery of a great treasure and a missing woman who need to claim all that treasure before the lawe does!  She only has three weeks to solve the case.

Title: The Clue in the Old Album

Nancy is in a case of rare and beautiful dolls.  Will she find the one doll she needs and a missing father?

Title: Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean

Grace and Connor are good characters who have bad things happen.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Teen Reviews

It's summer reading time!! Teens have been coming into all the branches with their books to enter in our weekly drawings for gift cards and free books.

Here are some reviews on the books the teens have been reading.

Book: The Message in the Hollow Oak
Nancy wins some property in Canada and ends up with a mystery with love and adventure.

Book: Take a Bow
Four seniors try to make it throught their last year of music school.

Book: Water for Elephants
I liked the book better than the movie.

There is still three weeks to for teens to read and win!