Tuesday, March 16, 2010

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterward, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heart wrenchingly beautiful, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time. (from Barnes & Noble)

Why I picked it up: It kept showing up on all the lists, good reviews, on blogs, etc. I figured I should see what all the hoopla was about.

Why I liked it: Very touching, good characters, heart wrenching is a good word.

Who I would give it to: Teens who like Laurie Halse Anderson and Sarah Dessen.

Keep a Kleenex on hand.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent

She doesn't see dead people, but…

She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…

I picked this up on the word of fellow teen fantasy/sci-fi junkie Tyler. I was fascinated by the premise, a modern teenage girl who is a "bean sidhe" or banshee. I am looking forward to the sequel, My Soul to Save which I just put on order. If you are a fan of Twilight, this might be right up your alley.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Tournament

Monday, March 15 6:30 PM
Do you have what it takes to be a Super Mario Bros. Champ? Come compete against other teens in this fun Wii Game. No registration required, bring your Wii remote if you have one.