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Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/577468036_peeps
Scott Westerfeld
Reviewer's Rating: 
3
Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018

Cal is a carrier without symptoms of a parasite that caused his later girlfriends to become modern day vampires. He hunts these dangerous parasite positives, ‘‘peeps’’ he calls them, for an organization called the Night Watch. But newer victims are showing more sanity, the parasite is evolving. Cal is also receiving pressure from Lacey, a girl who has accidentally become involved. Her apartment building has now become infested unnatural rats, red eyed cats, and monstrous worms that could threaten all of humanity. Cal and Lacey need to find the secret to an ancient conspiracy before a...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/975353036_the_maze_runner
James Dashner
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Thomas wakes up in the lift with no memory except that of his name. He is surrounded by other boys whose memories are also gone. They are in the glade, and it is surrounded by towering stone walls that make an ever-changing and limitless maze. It is the only way out, and no one has ever gone through it alive. But then a girl arrives, the first girl ever, and she carries a terrifying message.

The plot was fast paced, suspenseful and full of surprises. The twists and turns this book took shocked me unlike any other book I've read. It also has some creative lingo but I found it easy to...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1440514036_the_great_hunt
Wendy Higgins
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Thursday, May 25, 2017

When a dangerous beast begins to terrorize the kingdom, fear panics the citizens. But soon a proclamation is sent out: kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of the king’s hand in marriage. Princess Aerity understands her duty to the kingdom, but she can not bear to marry a complete stranger, until a mysterious young hunter catches her eye. She can’t deny her attraction to him, or his strange resentment against her. As they both continue to surprise each other, Paxton’s perilous secrets he has so meticulously buried begin to surface.

Fast paced with beautiful...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1425249036_on_the_run
Tristan Bancks
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Thursday, May 11, 2017

One day, Ben’s parents soon after the police have come looking for them and rush him and his sister into the car. They say they are going on vacation, but his family never goes on vacation. Soon after, they lose the police in a car chase and they find themselves in a remote cabin in the woods. He soon discovers his parents’ secret, they took the millions of dollars accidentally deposited into their bank account and ran. He is not sure whether to think his parents are criminals, and is he one for running off with them?

A fast-paced read with heart-stopping action, this is a really...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1419230036_knife_edge
Andy Lane
Reviewer's Rating: 
2
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

Sherlock Holmes is known for his keen intellect and astute powers of observation -- in this YA spinoff, Andrew Lane explores the adventures of Sherlock's youth and how he came to be the detective we all know and love.

When I first picked up Knife Edge, I was simultaneously unimpressed by the cliché cover design and excited by the fact that the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Estate had actually endorsed this particular book series. I soon discovered that a group of adults' opinion of a YA novel is not always the most accurate indicator of a teenager's liking.

There were many aspects...

Teen Review
Jennifer Nielsen
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016

To unify the discontent of the people, a nobleman of the court brings together four orphans in his plan to find an impersonator of the king’s lost son. They must compete fiercely for the role, they face certain death if not chosen. Sage, one of the boys, can see that the nobleman’s plan is suspicious, but he must be chosen, he has his own agenda as well.

This was such a fun quick read! I couldn't put it down, I just had to keep reading. I loved the main character and the way he not only kept secrets from other characters but from us as readers. This book was not predictable because...

Staff Review
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Timothée de Fombelle
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Monday, Nov 16, 2015

Vango is a thrilling adventure mystery set in Europe on the cusp of the second World War, focused on the mysterious identity of a young man on the cusp of adulthood. Not even Vango, said young man, knows the mystery of his origins, and no one believes he is constantly watched and hunted by shadowy figures. They consider him paranoid. Talented, pleasant, and promising, but strangely paranoid.

Staff Review
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Bryan Lee O'Malley
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Thursday, Apr 22, 2010

I just finished one of the best series of graphic novels I have ever read, the Scott Pilgrim series. It began when I saw a preview for the upcoming movie and I thought, "gee, that seems interesting." So I checked out the books, I had no idea what I was in for. Although the series starts out a little slow, and it takes a little bit to recognize each character on site (helped by handy name tags every so often), it picks up quickly.