Teens’ Top Ten 2011: Demonglass (Hex Hall #2)

June 30, 2011

Demonglass (Hex Hall #2) by Rachel Hawkins is one of the Teens’ Top Ten nominations for 2011.

MAJOR SPOILERS for Hex Hall. You have been sufficiently warned.

DemonglassAs if killing her demonic grandmother, watching a friend die & losing the boy she loved to a society bent on destroying her kind wasn’t enough, now Sophie Mercer is spending her summer vacation in England at the council headquarters…with her dad. Fortunately James is feeling generous, allowing Sophie’s pink-loving, vampire best friend Jenna tag along. Oh and he’s also bringing along the dashing healer Cal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Teens’ Top Ten Nominee Review: Hex Hall

June 28, 2011

Hex Hall coverHex Hall by Rachel Hawkins is one of the Teens’ Top Ten nominations for 2011.

Sophie is painfully aware of the fact that she doesn’t fit it. Not only is she the daughter of a college professor obsessed with all things paranormal, Sophie has never met her father in person, she’s lived in more states than she has celebrated birthdays; oh, and she’s a witch.

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Teens’ Top Ten Nominee for 2008: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

July 28, 2008

Wicked Lovely is the sort of book that will make most teen girls swoon. Aislinn has always been able to see the fairy folk, but the most important rule she has followed all her life is never let them notice you. So what’s a poor girl to do when Keenan, the gorgeous Summer King, decides that Aislinn is the girl of his dreams and his only hope for finally claiming to his throne?

The truth of Keenan’s plight is much darker than Aislinn knows. He is bound by the powers of his mother, the Winter Queen, until he can meet a girl who will be able to hold the winter staff and not be overcome by the cold. He believes Aislinn is that girl.

But Aislinn is reluctant to be courted by Keenan. She hates all fairies, for one thing, and she is crazy about her best friend (with benefits), Seth. She tries everything she can to resist Keenan’s advances, but doing so may result in tragic consequences for her, everyone she loves, and the whole of mankind and faery-kind. Will her heart be softened by Keenan’s plight?

This book is magic realism at its finest for teens. It includes hot guys (and fairies), a decision of eternal significance, and tragic love.

Wicked Lovely is a nominee for the 2008 Teens’ Top Ten. To read more about the Teens’ Top Ten program, click here. To request this book from the library, click here. And don’t forget to place your vote during Teen Read Week, October 12-18, 2008.

Review by Lindsey at Eva Perry Library


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