Sunday, March 18, 2012

Slide by Jill Hathaway

Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.
Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.
Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.

Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Number of Pages: 256
Type: Hardcover

Reviewed by Amanda, age 16

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Meet The Youth Board

We are Young Adult reviewers for The Bookcase on Lake Street. On our blog you'll find reviews for the upcoming YA titles offered at the store and exciting Bookcase announcements! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Thanks for stopping by!
The Bookcase Youth Board

Happy reading!
Rachel, age 16

Sunday, March 4, 2012

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a meme started and hosted by 
The Story Siren. 

Some of these books I got a few weeks ago, so I'm just clumping them all together! Press on the links to read their summaries. I can't wait to read them myself! Let me know what you've heard about them! 

Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Until I Die by Amy Plum
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
Starters by Lissa Price
Destined by Aprilynne Pike
Endlessly by Kiersten White
Lies Beneath Anne Greenwood Brown
The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

These are the books I've bought recently. Read any of them? Tell me what you think! 

The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison
The Agency: Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee
The Jade Notebook by Laura Resau
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
Fever by Lauren DeStefano
There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff
Bedbugs by Ben H. Winters
Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly
Angel Fire  L. A. Weatherly

Happy reading! 
Rachel, age 16

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Warriors of the Black Shroud by Peter Howe

Walker Watson is a lonely eleven-year-old who keeps to himself because his classmates tease him about the star-shaped birthmark on his cheek. But he finds a companion in Eddie—short for Prince Edward the Soon-To-Be Terrible—who rises up from the underworld to persuade Walker to join him in the Nebula, a dark kingdom where his birthmark is a sign of royalty. The kingdom glows with light from a secret power supply called the Source, but the king is dying and can only pass on the secret of the Source to someone with the mark. Walker is hesitant to accept the challenge but when the Kingdom is threatened by the evil Warriors of the Black Shroud who wants to destroy the Source, he knows he is the only one who can help.

Publisher: HarperCollins
Number of Pages: 272
Type: Hardcover 

Reviewed by Lily, age 11

Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli

Jake and Lily are twins. Even though they seem pretty different, they feel exactly the same, almost like two halves of one person. When one of them gets hurt, the other can feel it. They can communicate without
words. And mysteriously, every year on their birthday, they sleepwalk to a train
station in the middle of the night.
But the year they turn eleven, everything changes. Their parents announce it’s
time for separate bedrooms, and Jake starts hanging out with a pack of boys on
the block. Lily is devastated—not to mention really, really mad. And as she
struggles to make friends and get a life apart from her twin, Jake finds himself
dealing with a neighborhood bully and has to decide what kind of person he really
Beloved author Jerry Spinelli has written another perfectly on-target, humorous,
and brilliant story about the struggles of growing up and discovering who you are.

Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Number of Pages: 352
Type: Hardcover

Reviewed by Lily, age 11

Thursday, March 1, 2012


COMING MAY 1, 2012


New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.


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