Monday, December 3, 2012

Forgotten, by Cat Patrick

In Cat Patrick's book Forgotten, London Lane is a sixteen-year-old girl who cannot remember her past; instead, she can only "remember" her future. Every morning, her memory resets so that she is not able to remember anything that occurred beforehand. She is forced to rely on notes that she writes to herself. Unfortunately, a new boy at her school seriously complicates the problem, and a daunting memory begins to haunt her, taking over her mind. London is dealt a difficult hand in life, but must learn to overcome her disability in this story.

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and would give it a 9 out of 10. Although the beginning of the story was quite slow, it definitely became better as I read on. The whole idea of the story is very intriguing; I'd never read a book like this before (and I read a lot!). I would recommend this book to teenage girls looking for a story packed with intrigue, mystery, and romance.

Reviewed by Rebecca S., Grade 8 

Ninth Grade Slays, by Heather Brewer

In Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer, high school is tough for teenagers, especially a half-human and half-vampire teenager. Not only is Vlad dealing with more school work and more stress, he's also dealing with a vampire slayer who is out to kill him. Also, Vlad's old "friend" Diablo is back after the beating he went through last year. Just a regular year for Vlad.

I enjoyed this book a lot. There is a lot of interesting parts in this book because it has some myths of what vampires are afraid of, what they do, and what can kill them. Plus, there are a few funny parts in here. I would advise this book to anyone who enjoys nail-biting and vampire action-packed stories.

-Reviewed by Antonio