• The Power of Six

    Overall Rating: ★ Rating:72 Fullstar:3 Star Piece:0.6 Fraction:3.6★ Rating:72 Fullstar:3 Star Piece:0.6 Fraction:3.6★ Rating:72 Fullstar:3 Star Piece:0.6 Fraction:3.6½ Rating:72 Star Piece:0.6 Fraction:3.6☆ Rating:72 Fraction:3.672%

    I Am Number Four

    Pittacus Lore

    Harper Collins, 2011

    Fantasy

    ISBN: 0061974552

    416 pages

    Synopsis

    I’ve seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he’s a mystery. But to me . . . he’s one of us. Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know? There are six of us left. We’re hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we’ll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I’ve been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together?

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    Across the Great Divide

    Overall Rating: ★ Rating:81 Fullstar:4 Star Piece:0.050000000000001 Fraction:4.05★ Rating:81 Fullstar:4 Star Piece:0.050000000000001 Fraction:4.05★ Rating:81 Fullstar:4 Star Piece:0.050000000000001 Fraction:4.05★ Rating:81 Fullstar:4 Star Piece:0.050000000000001 Fraction:4.05☆ Rating:81 Fraction:4.0581%
    Across the Great Divide (Frontier Magic, Book 2)
    Patricia C. Wrede
    Scholastic Press, 2011
    Fantasy
    ISBN: 0545033438
    352 pages

    Synopsis

    Eff is an unlucky thirteenth child – her twin brother, Lan, is a powerful seventh son of a seventh son. And yet, Eff is the one who saved the day for the settlements west of the Great Barrier. Her unique ways of doing magic and seeing the world, and her fascination with the magical creatures and land in the Great Plains push Eff to work toward joining an expedition heading west. But things are changing on the frontier. There are new professors of magic for Eff and Lan to learn to work with. There’s tension between William and his father. And there are new threats on the frontier and at home. To help, Eff must travel beyond the Barrier, and come to terms with her magical abilities—and those of her brother, to stop the newest threat encroaching on the settlers

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    Eona

    Overall Rating: ★ Rating:79 Fullstar:3 Star Piece:0.95 Fraction:3.95★ Rating:79 Fullstar:3 Star Piece:0.95 Fraction:3.95★ Rating:79 Fullstar:3 Star Piece:0.95 Fraction:3.95½ Rating:79 Star Piece:0.95 Fraction:3.95☆ Rating:79 Fraction:3.9579%
    Eona
    Alison Goodman
    Viking Juvenile, 2011
    Fantasy
    ISBN: 0670063118
    637 pages

    Synopsis

    Eon has been revealed as Eona, the first female Dragoneye in hundreds of years. Along with fellow rebels Ryko and Lady Dela, she is on the run from High Lord Sethon’s army. The renegades are on a quest for the black folio, stolen by the drug-riddled Dillon; they must also find Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, who needs Eona’s power and the black folio if he is to wrest back his throne from the selfstyled “Emperor” Sethon. Through it all, Eona must come to terms with her new Dragoneye identity and power-and learn to bear the anguish of the ten dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered. As they focus their power through her, she becomes a dangerous conduit for their plans. . . .

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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid-The Ugly Truth

    Overall Rating: ★ Rating:74 Fullstar:3 Star Piece:0.7 Fraction:3.7★ Rating:74 Fullstar:3 Star Piece:0.7 Fraction:3.7★ Rating:74 Fullstar:3 Star Piece:0.7 Fraction:3.7½ Rating:74 Star Piece:0.7 Fraction:3.7☆ Rating:74 Fraction:3.774%
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Ugly Truth (Book 5)
    Jeff Kinney
    Amulet, 2010
    Fiction, Graphic Novel
    ISBN: 0810984911
    224 pages

    Synopsis

    Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be? Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth”?

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    The Scortch Trials

    Overall Rating: ★ Rating:86 Fullstar:4 Star Piece:0.3 Fraction:4.3★ Rating:86 Fullstar:4 Star Piece:0.3 Fraction:4.3★ Rating:86 Fullstar:4 Star Piece:0.3 Fraction:4.3★ Rating:86 Fullstar:4 Star Piece:0.3 Fraction:4.3½ Rating:86 Star Piece:0.3 Fraction:4.386%

    The Scortch Trials

    James Dashner

    Delacorte, 2010

    Fantasy

    ISBN: 0385738765

    368 pages

    Synopsis

    Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to. In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter, and safety . . . until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago.

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    I Am Number Four

    Overall Rating: ★ Rating:72 Fullstar:3 Star Piece:0.6 Fraction:3.6★ Rating:72 Fullstar:3 Star Piece:0.6 Fraction:3.6★ Rating:72 Fullstar:3 Star Piece:0.6 Fraction:3.6½ Rating:72 Star Piece:0.6 Fraction:3.6☆ Rating:72 Fraction:3.672%

    I Am Number Four

    Pittacus Lore

    Harper Collins, 2010

    Fantasy

    ISBN: 0061969559

    480 pages

    Synopsis

    In the beginning they were a group of nine. Nine aliens who left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorian. Nine aliens who scattered on Earth. Nine aliens who look like ordinary teenagers living ordinary lives, but who have extraordinary, paranormal skills. Nine aliens who might be sitting next to you now.

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    Mockingjay

    Overall Rating: ★ Rating:67 Fullstar:3 Star Piece:0.35 Fraction:3.35★ Rating:67 Fullstar:3 Star Piece:0.35 Fraction:3.35★ Rating:67 Fullstar:3 Star Piece:0.35 Fraction:3.35½ Rating:67 Star Piece:0.35 Fraction:3.35☆ Rating:67 Fraction:3.3567%
    Mockingjay
    Suzanne Collins
    Scholastic, 2010
    Fantasy
    ISBN: 0439023513
    400 pages

    Synopsis

    Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12.

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