New book from Stephenie Meyer!

Coming June 5th!

 

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner:  An Eclipse Novella will be on sale at 12:01 am on June 5th.  This new Stephenie Meyer book features a character that was introduced in Stephenie Meyer’s third book Eclipse.

 

You can also read this book for free online from June 7th to July 5th at www.breetanner.com!

 

For more information and to see the cover of this book visit PW’s website.

Teen Book Review: The Lightning Thief

lightning.jpg The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Review by Sierra, 7th grade, Sebastopol
This is a book about modernized Greek myths.  For example, in the story Olympus is in the Empire State Building and the underworld is under Los Angeles.  Demigods (the children of gods and humans) must go on an exciting quest.  The three main characters:  Percy, Annabeth and Grover go on an adventure together to save Olympus.  For Percy, however, something more might be at stake.

I love the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.  I would recommend these books, especially for anyone who is interested in Greek gods, goddesses, and myths.  If you like a good adventure story, read Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book One:  The Lightning Thief.  It had me turning the pages and laughing a lot.

New Craft Book!

chic.jpg Chic Sweats:  22 Way to Transform and Restyle your Sweatshirts

This fun craft book has great ideas and photographs to inspire you.  The first chapter helps you get started with sections on the supplies and equipment you will need, measuring basics, marking, sewing sweatshirt fabric, selecting sweatshirts and body basics.  If you know how to sew and need some new fresh ideas check out this book!

Enjoy other arts and crafts?  Check out our Hobbies reading list.

Book Spotlight: Along for the Ride

along.jpg Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Review by Tiffany, Librarian, Rincon Valley
Auden just graduated from high school at the top of her class. She spent her whole childhood trying to impress her parents with her grades and maturity, so she never did any of the things her peers did such as sleepovers, riding a bike or bowling.  Instead, she spent most nights alone, drinking coffee and driving around town. At the beginning of her summer vacation, on a whim, she decided to go stay with her father, stepmother and their new baby girl.

The first couple of weeks or so are spent like those in her hometown, drinking coffee and driving alone through town. Things begin to change when she meets Eli, who also spends his nights alone, fighting insomnia. Soon she starts to discover all of the things she missed growing up and, with help from Eli, decides to re-live her childhood. However, things begin to change when emotions from her parent’s divorce come to the surface again.

Dessen is known for great character development and this book does not disappoint. You get so wrapped up in Auden and all the minor characters that the book flows effortlessly. You don’t want to miss this newest Sarah Dessen book!

Teen Book Review: Catching Fire

catching.jpg Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Review by Mikayla, Cloverdale, 11th grade
In this thrilling, suspenseful sequel to The Hunger Games Katniss is confronted by President Snow.  President Snow saw Katniss and Peeta’s stunt with the berries and he’s not happy.  President Snow knows that Katniss doesn’t love Peeta and the berry incident has caused uprisings.  President Snow tells Katniss that she must convince all of Panem, as well as President Snow himself, that she is truly in love with Peeta Mellark.  Then Katniss and Peeta are forced back into the arena to fight to the death once more.  Only this time there’s a twist.  Katniss and Peeta aren’t fighting for the first time…neither are the rest of the competitors.  Who will Katniss choose to love…Gale or Peeta?  Will Katniss make it out of the arena alive?  Will Peeta?

Teen Book Review: Girl in the Arena

girl1.jpg Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
Review by Mikayla, Cloverdale, 11th grade
Girl in the Arena is an amazing story about a young teen named Lynie.  Lynie is the daughter of seven Glads (Gladiators).  When Lynie’s 7th father, Tommy, steps into the arena to fight the biggest fight of his life Lynie gives him her dowry bracelet as a token of good luck.  But when Tommy is slain his opponent Uber takes the bracelet for himself.  Thus, by law, requiring Lynie to marry him.  In an effort to maintain her freedom Lynie steps into the arena…