The Compound

The CompoundIn this book a kid and his million dollar family have to hide in a compound. Since his family owns it they run to it right when the fallout happens, but his twin brother sadly didn’t make it – he had asthma and ran back with the grandma to get his medicine, but they didn’t make it back. Since there was no internet he wouldn’t talk to the outside, but he got an internet signal.

The food supply started to run out so they had to eat what was behind the yellow door. Was his dad psycho or was there really a fallout?  [sWooZie]


WakeYou’re spinning, the wind is blowing your hair back … it’s the falling dream again. A moment before you face-plant into the ground, you see a classroom fade into your view. One of your peers is waking up. This is what Jane Hannagan goes through whenever she’s in the range of a fellow classmate who begins to drift off to sleep. Of course she can’t help herself. It’s just that she gets sucked into peoples’ dreams. One day she finds herself in a creepy nightmare – a man with blades for hands. Will she find out who’s having these awful dreams? Or will reality catch up to her first, with her mom’s drinking problem, her best friend’s bad influences, and a boyfriend who could quite possibly be dealing drugs. Will the madness ever end?

This book was great! The author’s point of view and style of writing felt totally different than in Lisa McMann’s other thrill-filled mystery, Cruel Cross. The whole trilogy of the Wake series sounds interesting. I loved how McMann divides each chapter by the dates, rather from first person point of view to its third person point of view. I really loved this book. You won’t have to tell me twice to read the next book in this wonderful series!  [Rocky 158]

Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful CreaturesThis story is mainly about Lena who just moved to Gaitlin. She is a caster (like a witch, but she thinks it’s a stereotype). She and Ethan are trying to figure out why they have a “special” bond. I LOVED THIS BOOK!  The story is addicting and will keep you glued to each page. I loved how the author made Lena so different, like an individual. The book mostly applies to girls who aren’t afraid to be themselves. It’s a perfect mix of mystery and suspense and drama. [Mo_143]

A Monster Calls

A Monster CallsConor O’Malley awakes one night (12:07 to be specific) to find a monster. You would expect him to be scared, but he isn’t. He’s only scared of the monster from his nightmare. This monster is different. It doesn’t want his life. It wants the truth, which only Conor can deliver. Conor’s mom is suffering from a deadly disease and he figures the monster has good intentions. He believes the monster is here to save his mom. But the monster is only here for one person: Conor O’Malley. Dealing with these strange recurring visits every night at 12:07, when the monster tells him strange stories, Conor deals with bullies, his dad, his mother’s health, and destruction – lots of it. Will Conor be able to bear this pressure?

At first I thought this book wasn’t that good. It confused me by not giving any background information, like where the story took place. You had to infer it, which I began to like by the third chapter. After knowing that there was a secret, the truth, I had to finish it! This book was not only a horror story, but also something to cry about. READ IT!  [rocky158]

Cryer’s Cross

Cryer's CrossFix the trash can so the dent is facing just the right way. Align the dry markers for the eraseboard in a row, ROY G BIV order of course! Straighten the curtains just right. Adjust the desks so there are six at each quadrant. This is Kendall Fletcher’s (a senior girl with OCD) morning routine. Nico, her boyfriend, always sits comfortingly next to her. Nico starts acting weird and disappears just like Tiffany Quinn. On top of all this, Kendall is stressed because soccer is canceled and she worries about not getting into her dream college. All is better when Kendall sits at Nico’s desk. She hears his sweet voice beckon,”Come to Cryer’s Pass.”

This book is filled with horror, suspense, adventure, and drama. Anyone would easily love this book. It made me bite my fingers to little nubs from all the tension. It almost made me cry at the end. Lisa McMann’s style of writing is awesome. I highly recommend that you read all of her books – especially this one!  [rocky158]

Project 17

Project 17Have you heard the rumors? Did you watch the video?

What video, you ask? What rumors? Well a group of kids, kids you’d never think would look at each other, get together to film a video. Now Derik needs this video so he can win a contest and become a hit filmmaker. Greta and Tony, the theatre geeks and love birds, are in it for the experience. Ms. Goody-Two-Shoes, Liza, has to go just to get into the only college her parents want her to go to, Harvard. Chet the class clown goes … for the thrills. And Mimi, she’s the Goth, the no-friends loser, and all she wants is to find out about her grandmother … and gets more. They discover the spirit of Christine Bell haunting them, and find horrifying secrets that will leave you wiping the sweat off your brow.

I really liked this book. It was full of suspense, and every time someone screamed you would jump yourself as if you were actually in the book. The only thing that bothered me was that a couple of chapters were told from one person’s viewpoint, then it suddenly changed into someone else’s, so I got confused often. Don’t let that stop you, though; read it!  [Rocky158]

The Persistence of Memory

Persistence of MemorySchizophrenic Erin thinks she is going insane, again.  But no: she really does have an alter ego.  She is a real person who likes to take over.

I loved this book.  The author did an awesome job of telling the story.  When reading the book, I thought I actually was the main character.  I didn’t like that she kept changing who was doing the narrating.  Although it was cool, it got annoying because you didn’t know who was narrating.  [VampsRock420]