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Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy

Wings of fireTitle: The Dragonet Prophecy
Author: Tui Sutherland
Series:  Wings of Fire
Recommended for: 4th – 7th grades
Pages: 336
Call Number/Link:  J FICTION SUTHERLAND, T.

Synopsis: Clay has lived his whole life under the mountain. The MudWing dragonet knows war is raging between the dragon tribes in the world outside – a war that he and four other dragonets are destined to end, according to the mysterious prophecy they have been taught. The five “chosen” dragonets were stolen from their homes while they were still in their eggs – and hidden away for years – all to fulfill the prophecy. But not every dragonet wants a destiny. And when danger threatens one of their own, Clay and his friends may choose freedom over fate … leave the mountain … and set the dragon world on a course that no one could have predicted.

I picked up this book because my son has been begging me to read the series. I have been putting him off, because I didn’t think that I would like it.  Well I was wrong!  I actually like the series and I am now plowing through the next book.  I found the book to have a good pacing, and developed characters.  Each book in the series focus on one of the five chosen dragonets. This book focuses on Clay the MudWing, so it follows him and what he learns about himself and more about his kind.  While all that is going on Clay and the other dragonets are thrust into their destiny as the dragonets of Prophecy.  My only complaint is that it was hard to remember who is allied with who as there are seven clans.  I think the author is doing a nice job only introducing one or two clans in a book.  ( I am only in the second book, so I will have to see if it stays that way.)

I think those who have read Warriors will enjoy this series, since Tui Sutherland is one of the many writers.

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2016 in Fantasy, Juv

 

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Tumbling: a Novel

TumblingTitle: Tumbling: a novel

Author: Caela Carter

Series: N/A

Recommended for:

Pages: 424 pages

Synopsis: After sacrificing their childhoods, Grace, Leigh, Camille, Wilhelmina, and Monica are competing in the two days of the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials, after which their lives will change forever.

This book follows five gymnasts at the trials for the Olympic Team.  I really enjoyed how this looked at each girl’s story.  Each girl had different struggles to get to the trials and each  one wants to make the team at all costs.  I enjoyed the story line and it was a fast paced book.  She does use a lot of gymnastics terms, that might put off someone  who has not been in gymnastics.  There is one things that I didn’t care for, the mean girl personality of Grace.  She is highly competitive, and her father has taught her that there are no friends in the gym. Plus, her father is highly critical of her, instead of giving her praise he is always telling her the little mistakes.  This doesn’t excuse the teasing of one of the gymnasts and making her feel second rate.

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2016 in Realistic, Teen

 

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The Boy Most Likely To

The boy most likely to

Title: The Boy Most Likely To

Author: Fitzpatrick, Huntley

Series: N/A

Recommended for: High School grades 10-12

Pages: 425

Call Number/Link:  Teen Fiction Fitzpatrick, H.

 

Synopsis: Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To find the liquor cabinet blindfolded, need a liver transplant, and drive his car into a house

Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To . . . well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, for starters.

For Tim, it wouldn’t be smart to fall for Alice. For Alice, nothing could be scarier than falling for Tim. But Tim has never been known for making the smart choice, and Alice is starting to wonder if the “smart” choice is always the right one. When these two crash into each other, they crash hard.

Recommend for patrons that liked Paper Towns and high school patrons due to language and some scenes of teen sexual activity. This book is very engaging, funny and keeps you in the thoughts of the author by switching characters so you know what each person is thinking.  Keeps you thinking and you would not guess the ending.  A fun descriptive book that details what happens when you constantly have bad luck but decide to make everything alright.

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2016 in Fantasy, Teen

 

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