This book is great for lovers of mystery and sci-fi! It’s kind of a combination of the two. The main character is Benson Fisher. He’s had a pretty bad life, and when he gets an offer to attend Maxfield Academy, he thinks its his chance to start a new future. But from the minute he arrives there, he can tell something is wrong. There are no adults at the school. There are security cameras everywhere-the kids are constantly watched. Benson is pressured to choose a “gang” and chooses the V’s, or variants. The author keeps you hooked until the last page, as your mind races to figure out the mysteries of Maxfield Academy. I recommend this book- a great read!
Jinx is excited about the launch of her ghost hunting website to promote her business; the only problem is, she has yet to investigate her first haunting. Once Jinx and her trusty sidekick, Jackson, start their business they soon have their first client, Emily. Jinx is reluctant to take the case as she sees Emily as the enemy, but through the coaxing of her sidekick and a large supply of Twizzlers, Jinx agrees to take the case. Emily is convinced she is being attacked by a ghost in apartment 101. As Jinx and Jackson investigate their first haunting, they discover some starting surprises and reasons behind the hauntings. Not all is as it appears in Apartment 101.
I catagorized this book as Sci Fi as it deals with paranomalcy. Read this book and let me know if you think this is an accurate catagory.
I loved this book and can’t wait til the second. Bobby’s class goes on a field trip and stop at a roadside restaurant. Everyone goes in except Bobby and a boy named Smitty. Hours pass. Their class still hasn’t come back.Then Alice comes back saying everyone’s dead. More hours pass and the class finally come back but they’re different. The thing is they are now zombies. Bobby, Smitty, Alice, and a boy named Pete has to kill or be killed. Will they survive? Read and find out.
History is broken, and three kids must travel back in time to set it right! You might remember this book from the Book Fair video.
When best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste stumble upon the secret of time travel — a hand-held device known as the Infinity Ring — they’re swept up in a centuries-long secret war for the fate of mankind. Now it’s up to Dak, Sera, and teenage Hystorian-in-training Riq to travel back in time to fix the Great Breaks . . . and to save Dak’s missing parents while they’re at it. First stop: Spain, 1492, where a sailor named Christopher Columbus is about to be thrown overboard in a deadly mutiny!
This book series is set up just like the 39 Clues Series. New adventures are published in different books by different authors. A great short read!
What would you do if a Spore War wiped out everyone between the ages of 20 and 60?
For 14 year old Callie, a Starter, she feels she has no choice. In order to keep her brother alive and safe, she agrees to rent her body to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. But the neurochip they place in Callie’s head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator’s grandson. Sounds wonderful, until she learns she is in the middle of an evil plot…and there doesn’t seem to be a way out!
Read this book to find out what happens to Callie, her brother, and other Starters and Enders.
Warning: This book is not for the faint of heart. Intense Stuff!
Furnace Penitentiary: the world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, “new fish” Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. Soon Alex discovers that the prison is a place of pure evil, where inhuman creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood-drenched tunnels below.
Read if you dare!
The Maze Runner by James Dashner was one of the best book I have read and would love to read the second book. The Maze Runner is about a boy named Thomas who comes to this world known as the Glade filled with boys of all different sizes and ages. They were all brain washed from every memory they had back on earth and could only remember their names. The objective is to try and solve the maze and get out but one thing stands in their way – Grievers which are mechanical creatures that are only in the maze at night. At night, walls shut protecting the Gladers from the Grievers. Suddenly a girl shows up and everything changes. They have to find their way out of the maze before its to late. Do you think they find a way out? Pick up this book at the NCMS media center today to find out.
Will Sam survive turning 15? Will Caine beat the big Poof? What will happen to Astrid and Sam, Caine and Diana? Find out what happens when in an instant, the world changes and all the adults, anyone over 15 years old, disappears.
For the last 150 pages, I could not stop reading this book. I am looking forward to the sequel.
If you figure out how Little Pete started the FAYZ, please come tell me.
Thank you to Brett Banks for sharing this book with me. I loved it!!
Years ago, a medical equipment accident killed dozens of newborns and left 17of them with assorted “electrical powers.” In present-day Idaho, 14-year-old misfit Michael Vey, who can create electricity and has Tourette’s syndrome, is one of the last two living outside of Pasadena. Follow these electric kids as well as the man who wants to use them to rule the world. Will good prevail over evil? Read this gripping book to find out!
Fourteen-year-old Alice falls off a merry-go-round and wakes to find that she is seven years old again—and has been given a chance to rewrite her wretched life. As Alice experiences her past through the eyes of her teenage self, she witnesses some disturbing new evidence to explain her parents’ divorce.
Sounds like a really cool story line, but to be honest I didn’t particularly enjoy this book. I felt the beginning was slow and I found I didn’t like Alice at all. In fact, I didn’t care if she found her way back to her 14 year old self. I’d love for someone else to read this book and tell me what they think. Am I being too critical?
Modern teenager Gwyneth suddenly finds out she carries the family’s time traveling gene, not her cousin Charlotte who has been preparing for time travel all her life. Unlike Charlotte, Gwyneth has no training in how to behave in other time periods, nor any background in the secret society of Guardians that protects the travelers—all very inconvenient when Gwyneth starts popping back in time. She feels there is much the Guardians aren’t telling.
I can’t wait for book two (Sapphire Blue) this spring.
Conner, Risa and Levi are all children under 18 in a society where they can be “unwound” for body parts. They band together in hopes of surviving the system, and meet dozens of more kids just like them. I loved this book; I will not stop re-reading it.