Teen Reading Blognificence

 

Girl Online is the debut novel by English author and internet celebrity, released on 25 November 2014 through Penguin books.

Zoe Sugg is an English fashion and beauty vloggerr, author, and internet personality. She is best known by her fans on Youtube as Zoella.

Girl Online was released in November 2014 and broke the record for highest first-week sales of a first-time novelist since Nielsen Bookscan began compiling such records in 1998.

The novel surrounds Penny Porter, a sixteen year old living with her parents in Brighton. Penny starts blogging about her problems, such as cyber-bullying and her panic attacks. Her family travels to New York where her mum is organising a wedding. Attending the wedding, Penny meets a musician Noah with whom she falls in love, resulting in her blog going viral.

While based around similar experiences, Zoe has stated that the book is “in no way autobiographical”.

Penguin stated that “Zoe  Sugg did not write Girl Online on her own”, stating that she “has worked with an expert editorial team to help her bring to life her characters and experiences in a heartwarming and compelling story”. It has been reported that young-adult novelist Siobhan Curham was a Ghostwriter for the novel, although neither Penguin nor Zoe have confirmed this. Penguin stated that Siobhan Curham was an “editorial consultant” for the novel.

Either way this book is a must read and If you haven’t read it yet you can reserve it on our website now!

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Mosquitoland

by David Arnold

“I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange.”
After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland.
So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.
Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, “Mosquitoland” is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Release date March 3rd

Vanishing Girls

 by Lauren Oliver

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident.

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara’s beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it’s too late.

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

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The Lunar Chronicles is a series of five young adult fantasy novels by American author Marissa Meyer. Each book entails a new take on an old fairy tale, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White. The story takes place in a futuristic world where humans, cyborgs, and androids all coexist.

 

Cinder

Linh Cinder (based on Cinderella), a cyborg living with her stepmother and her two stepsisters, works as a mechanic in a booth at the market place, where she meets Prince Kai, who requests her to fix his personal android. Can’t shed tears or blush due to her android modifications. Thought to be immune to letumosis and has more unknown secrets. Later in the first book, Dr. Dmitri Erland states something breathtaking. Cinder is arrested later. During that time, he gives Cinder a new hand and foot and a mission, to look for him in Africa.

Cress

Crescent Moon ‘Cress’ Darnel (based on Rapunzel) is a banished hacker who is somehow caught up in Cinder and her crew’s plot to overthrow the wicked Lunar queen. However, soon everything goes awry. The crew is separated, and they must do anything they can to reunite and prevent the royal wedding that could put Earth into Queen Levana’s hands. And all the while, the plague is mutating, and Queen Levana is watching.

Winter

Winter (based on Snow White) is Queen Levana’s stepdaughter. She’s lived on Luna in the palace but grown up with her stepmother and seen how, when Levana uses her lunar powers, it’s turned her into a heartless tyrant. Winter decided to never use her lunar gift, so she has not used her Lunar “glamour” since she was twelve. But when a lunar chooses not to use their gift, it slowly starts to drive them crazy, so Winter is afflicted with bad hallucinations, and as the book goes on, her mental state starts to slowly deteriorate. Not much else is known about this character yet, but she already seems to be friends with Scarlet at the end of Cress. The book is set to come out on November 10, 2015.

Fairest

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)

Fairest is a prequel to the other books, telling the backstory and past of Queen Levana (based on the Evil Queen from Snow White). Fairest begins when Levana is 15 years old and covers about 10 years of her life, ending about a decade before Cinder is set. Levana has grown up in a really poisonous household and has a very cruel older sister who’s been mentally and physically abusive to her her whole life. After her parents have been murdered by an assassin, Levana’s sister Channary is set to become Queen. Then something happens which starts Levana’s downward spiral to becoming truly evil.

 

 

The Cage

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Who: by Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman’s Daughter series
When: May 26, 2015
What: “When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn’t know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments–tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle–and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures and time periods, all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn’t alone.”

Illusionarium

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So new year, new awesome books. This year promises some amazing new releases from well known authors to up and coming new authors. I for one am excited!

Here’s a look at some new releases for January. Don’t forget you can reserves books online on our website.

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

6th of January 

 

A bold, genre-bending epic that chronicles madness, obsession, and creation, from the Paleolithic era through the Witch Hunts and into the space-bound future. Read the rest of this entry »

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In my post today I’m going to pop up some interesting books that will be released in the Cinema next year. I don’t know about you, but there are a few I’m really looking forward to. Read the rest of this entry »

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