Sacramento Public Library

November 2012

    Team Human

    Team Human - Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan

    Team Human seemed like an overrated vampire love story like any other. But as you read the first few pages, you realize that is isn't so.

    I was pleasantly surprised to find out the leading female was actually not directly part of a vampire romance: the opposite, in fact. She dislikes vampires. With her sarcastic, funny narration, I was able to get deep into her mind. The characters are quirky, endearing, strange, and even amusing. The plot, well... it needs some work. I wasn't very sure of where the story was going. The other subplots seemed to overrun the main plot of the heroine stopping her best friend from dating a vamp.

    A lighthearted read, with great characters but a jumbled plot. Great, quick read, for vamp-lovers and -haters.

    -Anonymous
    Come August, Come Freedom

    Come August, Come Freedom - Gigi Amateau

    The raw emotions portrayed in this book were heart-wrenching, as well as the characters' spirits. The description became dull and dry at times, though, almost to the point of being robotic. The book is similar to almost all slavery books I've glanced at or read (Uncle Tom's Cabin, for example).

    I would recommend this book to a friend who enjoys historical fiction during the time of slavery.

    -Shekinah
    From What I Remember

    From What I Remember - Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas

    I liked the constant messes that Kylie gets into. I didn't like the constant change from one character to another, which reminded me of the book "Brave New World." I'd recommend this book to a friend, though. Three stars out of five.

    - Uchechukwu
    Social Suicide

    Social Suicide - Gemma Halliday

    My favorite aspect of the book is probably the humor, like when her friend overdresses her for occasions, and her mom's online dating thing. The book reminds me of I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter, and a little of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer books. I would definitely recommend this book: four-and-a-half stars our of five.

    -Anonymous
    Burn for Burn

    Burn for Burn - Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

    My favorite aspect of the book was the crazy pranks pulled by the girls. But I didn't like the cliffhanger ending! What happened? This is a pretty original book, and I waould recommend it to a friend.

    -Devon, 13
    Darkness Before Dawn

    Darkness Before Dawn - J.A. London

    I loved the action and romance between Dawn and Victor, and the suspense. It was a little slow at time, and a little like Twilight. All in all, it was a good book.

    -Sharafenna
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