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Subject Seven 

by James A. Moore
07/24/2012 Categories: action sci fi suspense

Subject Seven coverIn the book Subject Seven, James A. Moore writes about a government project gone awry. Subject Seven, a "sleeper" assassin living inside a teenager, breaks free and searches for others like him to destroy the thing he hates most, the people who created him.

I like this book because it is suspenseful and keeps you guessing. The action is also thrilling and goes into in depth detail of the characters' thoughts.

I would recommend this book to someone who likes action movies and science fiction.

Liam, 15

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Twisted Metal 

by Tony Ballantyne
07/24/2012 Categories: action sci fi war

Twisted Metal coverTwisted Metal is a book about a robot named Karel who lives in Turing City, a city where free thinking, intelligent thought, and individuality is encouraged. On the city's borders are the mechanized army of Artemis that have conquered many a city before and have imposed their philosophy that everyone should be the same to promote equality. As these two societies butt heads, the reader can only guess who will come out on top.

I like this book because it is action packed and has a wide variety of characters who share their point of view along with Karel.

I would recommend this book to people who like science fiction and robots, as well as fans of war stories.

Liam, 15

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Caribbean 

by James A. Michener

Image result for Caribbean by James A. MichenerThe book Caribbean, is actually several stories in one book. It tells the history of the Caribbean islands through the eyes of the people who had a major effect on the archipelago. It contains all points of history from the first tribal conflicts in Cuba to the Revolutionary War to WWII to the reign of Fidel Castro.

I like this book because it has many memorable fictional characters who mingle around with historical events and people. it has detailed accounts of battles fought through letters written by the solders who fought them.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction and adventure.

Liam, 15

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A Crack in the Sky 

by Mark Peter Hughes

Crack in the Sky coverA Crack In the Sky is a dystopian novel about Eli, the youngest member of the Papadopolous family that runs Infiniticorp. After a global disease wipes out much of humanity, Infinticorp builds domed cities for the survivors. Eli notices flaws in the holographic sky over Atlanta. He is determined to find out the truth even when nobody else will believe him. His quest leads him to question all he has ever known and what secrets the domes hide.

I like this book because it keeps you guessing until the end and shows a glimpse of a future that may not be too far away.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes post apocalyptic novels and science fiction.

Liam, 15

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The Dead 

by Charlie Higson
07/23/2012 Categories: action dystopia funny zombies

The Dead coverThe Dead is a prequel to the book, The Enemy, taking place a year before the action in the previous book. Around the world, everyone over 18 has turned into flesh eating monsters. In London a group of teenagers from a boarding school try to escape to the city to find food and somewhere to live.

I like this book because it is fast-paced, full of action and adventure and has multiple plot twists. Plus,there is a character who has the same name as me which doesn't happen often with me.

I would recommend this book to people who like Zombie action and sarcastic, witty humor.

Liam, 15

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The Enemy 

by Charlie Higson
07/23/2012 Categories: action funny suspense zombies

The Enemy coverThe Enemy, by Charlie Higson, is about a group of kids surviving in a world where all adults have turned into zombies. After one kid by the name of Small Sam is taken by the adults, the rest decide to find a new place to live where there is more food and better defended. When Small Sam escapes, he tries to find his way back home to find it empty.

The Enemy is  a great book that keeps you up wanting to see what happens next!

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves witty humor and zombie carnage.

Liam, 15

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Inheritance 

by Christopher Paolini
07/23/2012 Categories: action adventure fantasy suspense

Inheritance coverInheritance is the final book in the series that began with the book Eragon about a young farm boy who finds a dragon's egg while hunting. In this final book, Eragon confronts the evil king Galbitorix who killed off the dragon riders and has ruled Aligaisia ever since. Meanwhile, Eragon's cousin Roran leads the armies of the Varden to defeat Galbitorix's solders.

I like this book because it is fast-paced, in depth, and is full of memorable characters. As a great conclusion to the Eragon series, I would recommend it to anyone who has read the first three books and fans of fantasy epics.

Liam, 15

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Gregor the Overlander 

by Suzanne Collins
07/23/2012 Categories: adventure fantasy siblings time travel

Gregor coverThis book is about an 11-year-old boy named Gregor who lived in New York. Gregor's dad went missing about 2 years ago, and nobody could understand why. One afternoon, while Gregor was taking care of his baby sister Boots, Gregor was sucked into a mysterious hole in his laundry room along with his sister. They discover a land called the Underland. It is a world of bats, roaches, spiders, and rats. Gregor finds out that his father had also disappeared in this way. He must, along with various other friendly creatures, go on a quest to save his dad.

I chose to read this book because I enjoyed other books by the author. I liked it because of the suspense involved in it. It also had quite a few humorous moments.

I would recommend this book to someone who is interested in adventure and humor if you don't have anything better to read.

Nathan, 13

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The Inner Circle 

by Brad Meltzer
07/23/2012 Categories: action politics suspense

Inner Circle coverThe Inner Circle was a high speed political book about a young archivist in the National Archives who discovers a plot to blackmail the President and a secret intelligence team that has been around since the nation was founded. The archivist has to decide which party he should trust and what the right thing to do is.

This was a gripping book that I found hard to put down. The plot was well thought out and the action was real. The political setting in Washington D.C. also added intrigue to the story.

I would recommend this book to people who enjoy plot twists, political schemes, action, and fast paced writing.

Brian, 15

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Eldest 

by Christopher Paolini
07/18/2012 Categories: action battles fantasy suspense

Eldest is the second book in a series in which a teenage farmer named Eragon finds a dragon egg. He then raises the young dragon and becomes a legendary dragon rider. Eragon is sent to the elven city of Ellesmira to train. He experiences many difficulties and hardships during his stay in Ellesmira. Eregon's cousin, Roran, is in his hometown of Carvahall when the Raz'ac bring a large group of soldiers to find Roran. Roran and the villagers fight back, but they are eventually forced to flee Carvahall in pursuit of safety. They sail to Surda to escape the Raz'ac. Eragon and Roran meet in Surda during a war with Galbatorix's army. They eventually cause Galbatorix to momentarily retreat. 

I liked this book because of its thrilling adventure, action-packed scenes, and humorous moments. I would definitely recommend this book to someone interested in a fiction novel.

Nathan, 13

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Venom and Song 

by Wayne Thomas Batson
07/18/2012 Categories: action fantasy suspense

Venom and Song coverVenom and Song is a fantasy novel about seven kids who are actually elven lords. After being captured at birth and brought to earth, the elves are brought to a portal back to the elves' homeland. The lords must learn to master their abilities of mind-reading, enhanced sight, fire, air-walking, future telling, strength and healing, and super human speed. They have to defeat the army of Vesper Crag, evade relentless attacks by the Spider King, and, ultimately, conquer evil.

I enjoyed the suspense and humor in this book! It was also interesting how it tied in with Christian beliefs.

I would recommend Venom and Song to people who are intrigued by exciting fantasy. If you enjoy suspenseful books, this is a great book to read!

Nathan, 13

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The Selection 

by Kiera Cass
07/18/2012 Categories: dystopia romance

Selection coverAmerica Singer is neither rich nor poor--just smack dab in the middle of the caste system as an artist. She's in love with Aspen, a handsome boy who's a caste lower than her, but although he returns her affections, he wants her to have something--someone better. This "someone" turns out to be Prince Maxon, part of the highest caste, who is looking for a wife through a game called "The Selection."

I actually liked it! To be honest, the main thing that attracted me to this book was its gorgeous cover, not the Bachelorette/Hunger Games inspired content, but the romance definitely appealed to me as well. The two boys, Aspen and Maxon, are extremely hard to choose between--I can't wait to read the sequel to see who she ends up with!

Anyone who's in for a fluffy taste of Dystopian and a syrupy romance would love this book!

Erica, 16

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Silverfin: A James Bond Adventure 

by Charlie Higson
07/18/2012 Categories: action masterminds mystery spies

Silverfin coverIn Silverfin, a young boy arrives at Eton Academy, a private school for young boys. His name is Bond, James Bond, and this is his beginning. While at the school, he makes friends as well as some enemies, including the Helleborne family. This would seem to be a normal school issue; after all, everyone makes friends and a few enemies in life, but Bond chose the wrong people to anger. James thinks nothing of the Hellbornes' until he goes on vacation in Scotland, where his aunt and grandpa live. He hears of the odd disappearance of Alfie, a small local boy. And then he finds out that the Hellbornes themselves own a top secret area surrounding a giant lake in Scotland. The name of the Hellborne's land? Silverfin...named after the legend of the giant powerful eel that inhabits the lake. Then James learns that Alfie loved to go fishing and what better place to fish than Lake Silverfin? Bonds knows something is going on in Silverfin and he knows that Mr. Hellborne is at the bottom of it. He has made it his mission to find out what it is, even if it costs him his life.

Silverfin is an amazing, gripping page turner. As you learn more about the mysterious enigma famously known as Agent Bond, the world's greatest agent, you find yourself quickly dragged into the action and fast-pace of the story. Higson does a great job creating a young James Bond that lives up to the well-known agent and makes you want to learn more about the great agent.

This is a book that I would definitely recommend to all others, especially if you're a fan of the great James Bond. Even if you've been interested in Bond's life and missions, this book is still a great action and adventure that leaves you wondering till the very end and it may very well be the book that gets you interested in the great James Bond.

Jana, 16

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Divergent 

by Veronica Roth
07/18/2012 Categories: action adventure dystopia suspense

Divergent coverDivergent was about a society that was divided into 5 factions. Candor, the honest; Abnegation, those who forget themselves to help others; Amity, the friendly; Dauntless, the brave; and Erudite, the intelligent. This book was about one particular girl, Beatrice, who is from Abnegation, and her story of how she found her own life through the controlling factions!

Divergent was amazing, because just like the Hunger Games, you really feel proud of how we live nowadays. In Divergent, they had to choose one quality to live by, while in our life we get to try all the qualities. 

I would recommend this to those who liked the Hunger Games, and maybe even those who didn't. Compared to the Hunger Games, this book had a bit more romance involved, so for those of you who like action and romance it's perfect!

Chanel, 13

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The Nine Lives of Chloe King 

by Liz Braswell
07/18/2012 Categories: action adventure mystery suspense

Nine Lives coverThe Nine Lives of Chloe King is about how Chloe discovers what her mysterious heritage came with, and it's a lot more than most.

Liz Braswell's novel was a compelling read where she used an amazing amount of foreshadowing; definitely a page turner.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes novels in the genres of adventure and mystery.

Tabitha, 14

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