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readingAfter you finished the last couple of lines of a really good book, it can be hard to move on.  Part of you is still wandering down imaginary lanes with fictional characters, wishing for one more chapter.

It can be hard pulling yourself away to start a new story.

It’s okay, we’ve got you covered.

We love teen books just as much as you do and we aren’t afraid to talk about them.

So the next time you have a book hangover and need a new book to get you out of your slump, check in here for our latest book reviews.

“Cinder” by Marissa Meyer

Synopsis via author’s website:
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless Lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
My Thoughts:
This is the first book in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series.  I picked it up because it had been recommended to me by several different people.  Plus, I’m a sucker for a fractured […]

“Doomed” by Tracy Deebs

Synopsis via author’s website:

Pandora’s just your average teen-glued to her cell phone and laptop, surfing Facebook and e-mailing with her friends—until the day her long-lost father sends her a link to a mysterious site featuring twelve photos of her as a child. Unable to contain her curiosity, Pandora enters the site, where she is prompted to play her favorite virtual-reality game, Pandora’s Box.
This unleashes a global computer virus that plunges the whole world into panic: suddenly, there is no Internet. No cell phones. No utilities, traffic lights, hospitals, law enforcement. Pandora teams up with handsome stepbrothers Eli and Theo to enter the virtual world of Pandora’s Box. Simultaneously, she continues to follow the photographs from her childhood in an attempt to beat the game and track down her father—her one key to saving the world as we know it. Part The Matrix, part retelling of the Pandora myth, Doomed […]

“Legacy” by Cayla Kluver

Brooke’s Review: I initially picked up “Legacy” because the cover art really caught my attention when I was looking through our collection of teen ebooks.  Plus, I’m a sucker for books with magic involved and the synopsis promised a “mystical world of court conspiracies and blood magic”.
The heroine of our story, Princess Alera of Hytanica, is celebrating her seventeenth birthday at the beginning of the book.  It doesn’t take long for the reader to learn that her father has given her one year to find and marry a suitable husband.  Unfortunately, the only ‘suitable’ candidate her father will consider is a young military man named Steldor whom Alera happens to loath.  During their courtship, a scandal rocks the kingdom when a boy from their enemy kingdom is captured.  The boy turns out to be the kidnapped son of one of Hytanica’s nobility, and eventually a bond begins to form between […]

“The Ghost and the Goth” by Stacy Kade

Synopsis from author’s website:

Alona Dare–Senior in high school, co-captain of the cheerleading squad, Homecoming Queen three years in a row, voted most likely to marry a movie star…and newly dead.

I’m the girl you hated in high school. Is it my fault I was born with it all-good looks, silky blond hair, a hot bod, and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing? But my life isn’t perfect, especially since I died. Run over by a bus of band geeks—is there anything more humiliating? As it turns out, yes—watching your boyfriend and friends move on with life, only days after your funeral. And you wouldn’t believe what they’re saying about me now that they think I can’t hear them. To top it off, I’m starting to disappear, flickering in and out of existence. I don’t know where I go when I’m gone, but it’s not good. […]