June 15, 2011

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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What would you do if your life was based around dangerously guarding someone your whole entire life with no exceptions?  “They come first.”  This is the quote Rose Hathaway lives by.  After two years on the run, Rose has progressed on watching over her friend, Lissa.  By that time, they are dragged back to their boarding school where they ran from.  It’s not your regular kind of school.  This one is all about teaching the protectors, and the ones being protected themselves.  They will go through pain physically, mentally, and emotionally.  With Strigoi on the loose, anything can happen from threats, to invasion of the school.  What if your own family betrayed you?  Uh-oh something’s going to go wrong….

Aidan R., Class of 2014

The WHS Library owns Vampire Academy.

April 5, 2010

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

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Mary is not like the other girls in the village. Everyone seems like clones of one another, they don’t seem to care why, where, and who they really are.

There is a type of disease that has spread throughout the world, causing people to become a kind of monster, like a vampire. The people that have not been yet touched by the disease live in a village and are guarded by a fence from the “Unconsecrated.” No one in the village knows what these things that live in the forest are and no one really wants to find out. The Sisters of the village guard some kind of secret that no one outside their alliance knows about.

All the people know is that they have to follow tradition. No one asks questions or dares to step foot near the fence. But Mary’s curiosity takes over and she needs to question everything around her. She puts herself in such a situation that all the people in the village are at risk and you either have to run for survival or be destroyed.

Daria, Class of 2012

The WHS Library owns The Forest of Hands and Teeth.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

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Shiver is one of my most favorite books ever. The book is based on a girl named Grace Brisbane who lives a quiet town of Mercy Falls. When she was younger she had a traumatic experience; she was attacked by wolves when she was a child. However, during the attack, she remembers one wolf, a wolf with yellow eyes that stopped it all, that saved her life. But that wolf’s not really a wolf, he’s a werewolf apart of a pack that can become human once a year after a period of time. Possibly as his last time as a person, Sam finally approaches Grace  after all those years. They have been inseparable ever since and an undeniable connection is established between the two. But his time as a human is growing shorter, and winter is drawing nearer, and Grace and Sam must fight to find a way to be with each other. I loved this book, and would definitely recommend this book, especially to those who like the Twilight Saga.

Jennifer, Class of 2012