Weekly Teen Book Review Roundup!

Every week here on the Teen Blog, we’ll be posting a roundup of the previous week’s Summer Reading book reviews submitted by our KCPL teens. To find out how you can get your reviews posted, check out the Teen Summer Reading page. And stay up with what’s going on this summer on our KC Library Teens Facebook page.

And without further ado, the latest batch of book reviews…

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
When Patch is assigned as Nora’s lab partner, her world is turned upside down. In this fantastic teenage romance, it proves that everyone has a dark background. - H.B. @ North East

Time and Again V.5 by JiUn Yin
Baek-On questions if his actions help people. This book is a collection of some of his adventures. - H.B. @ North East

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
In this thrilling sequel to “Hush, Hush”, Nora finds out who killed her father and if the man who she thought was her father really is. - H.B. @ North East

Otomen V.9 by Aya Kanno
Asuka’s school has made a rule that states men have to be manly and women have to be feminine. Can Asuka go there go there without his girly interest being revealed? - H.B. @ North East

The Clique by Lisi Harrison
Claire is a poor girl going to a prestigiousrich kid school because her dad is friends with a wealthy man. The wealthy man’s daughter doesn’t like her. Will Claire ever fit in? - H.B. @ North East

Where She Went by Gale Forman
The sequel to the award winning “If I Stay”. This book is from Adam Wilde’s perspective, three years after Mia’s accident. They have drifted apart, Adam now a famous celebrity and Mia an excellent cellist who plays at Carnegie Hall. But, as fate intended in the first place, they will collide together in unusual and empathetic ways. I would recommend this book if you have already read “If I Stay”. - A.R. @ Waldo

Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey
It was a book about how the legacy of the Hyde blood had been passed down generations, as well as Jekyll’s. In the most recent generation, however, the Hyde wants to stop it with help from Jill Jekel. The romance is amazing, the horror is penetrating and it is as if you are in the room. Amazing! - A.R. @ Waldo

Haven by Kristi Cook
This book is about an unusual young girl who goes to school for gifted children. She meets a strange boy who has terrible secrets of his own, and Violet may be the only one who can help him. I would NOT recommend this book. - A.R. @ Waldo

Vesper by Jeff Sampson
In this book, Emily Webb starts noticing that every night she gains new confidence and starts doing things her regular geeky self would never do. The changes could become dangerous, though, because there is a murderer on the loose that seems to go after people who share Emily’s even darker secret. Full of romance, horror and drama. Any paranormal fan will love this book! - A.R. @ Waldo

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
I read the first book in the Pretty Little Liars series. I enjoyed this book. I’m hooked on the series. This book is about four girls whose friend went missing. Then they started getting texts from A. At the end, they find their friend’s body. All the texts are about old secrets. I loved this book and I highly recommend. -B.J. @ Waldo

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
It is about a girl named Katnis Everdeen who lives in District 12. She is put in a hunger game with a boy named Peeta. They have to work together to live. - J.M. @ Waldo

Evernight by Claudia Gray
In this book you learn about a girl, Bianca, and a boy, Lucas, who fall in love with each other but later find out about each other's secrets that almost separate them. At the end, Bianca is still at Evernight Academy but without Lucas. - N.M. @ Westport

Haunted by Meg Cabot
Suze just entered into her junior year in high school. She meets one of her old pals, Jesse. Paul enrolls in the same high school as Suze and is the last person on earth Suze wants to see, he creeps her out! - M.M. @ Trails West

Rosario + Vampire #6 by Akihisa Ikeda
Tsukune is an average guy with black hair and a normal body, but when he gets Mokas blood in his veins he turns into a vampire. Tsukune's life is at stake. -J.T. @Trails West Branch

Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The War of the Ember by Kathryn Lasky
The War of the Ember is the final book in the Guardians of Ga'Hoole. After reading through the series, I feel that this is a fitting ending to such a great story. - K.R. @Trails West Branch