This year, teens are writing book reviews as part of their Teen Summer Reading experience. We will periodically publish a group of these short reviews here, so you can see what other teens in your neighborhood are reading! Here's another installment...
From Abby M:
The Alchemyst, The Magician, The Sorceress
by Michael Scott
Editor's note: There are six books in this series, so Abby has three to go! (We have the first four as e-books too, if you have an e-reader!) Also, the subtitle is "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel"--do you remember where you have heard that name before?
The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3).
by Rick Riordan
I've read this book many times, because it is so amazing. The Mark of Athena is about a quest: Six demigods--Annabeth, Percy, Leo, Piper, Jason, Hazel, Frank, and Coach Hedge go on this quest to find the one thing that will bring the Romans and the Greeks together. I loved this book, it is my favorite book of all time, and I'm waiting for the fourth book in the series!
Burbank Public Library has The Mark of Athena as an e-book too! Check out our Magic Wall for this and more teen e-books.
by Amy Butler Greenfield
Wow...just wow! I DEVOURED this! This book was just stunning in every single way--lyrical, and absolutely absorbing! I am such a fan of historical fiction and all the suspense and action, and Chantress delivered in those parts. The writing kept me hanging at every chapter--either waiting for a Chantress spell or for what happens to Lucy or any of the characters! I was blown away by her details and descriptions. It was a book rich in details, from the magic to the streets of Victorian England, to a witty and fun main character! Now I'm so picking up more Victorian and steampunk books. I CANNOT wait for book #2! Read this one soon.
Editor's note: This book is on order...