From Ryan Teen Book Reviewer
Author: Michael Carroll
This book is about a teenage boy named Lance McKendrick who earns money by pulling scams on people. Lance wants to keep his identity a secret so it does not go on his record. A group of superheroes are trying to take control of a nuclear power plant that the super villains took over. Lance wants to help. The superheroes are teenagers that have super human abilities. They recruit other super humans to help. Their next target for the super villains is a bigger nuclear power plant. The super villains are looking for something that would bring back Krodin, a ruler of the past of 4,456 years ago. He also had super human abilities and ruled the world. He was said to be immortal, but one day when the sun rose he burned to death. Lance and the superheroes try to prevent Krodin from awakening and defeat the super villains.
I think this book is very interesting but it changes events a lot and you have to be able to learn about the characters quickly or else you will get confused. On the most part it explains everything clearly and is very interesting and it hooks you in at every chapter. I recommend this book to teenagers and early adults because some parts of the book may get confusing and you might need to read parts over and over again. I also recommend this book to people that have lots of time on their hands because the book keeps reeling you in and you want to read more. Lastly, I recommend this book to someone that likes superheroes and super villains and is interested in a comic like story. I highly recommend this book.
From Dean, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Card, Orson Scott
Ender’s Game: Battle School
Ender’s Game: Battle School by Orson Scott Card is an extremely short graphic novel, but that doesn’t make it uninteresting. I read it in about 30 minutes, so you could consider it to be like a TV show. The story, which takes place in the distant future, is about a 6 year old boy named Ender, who has been recruited into a military training facility. This one is more about when he first gets recruited and learns to deal with all the hardships, after all he is only 6 years old. I would strongly recommend this book to action and sci-fi fans. It has a lot of references to things such as null gravity, virtual reality and much more. As for action, this book packs a punch, whether it’s Ender taking out a bully old fashion style or laser action fight scene, it’s jam packed. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who wants a quick sci-fi action comic book.
From Rosemarie Jerome
author: Farnsworth, Christopher
The President’s Vampire
In this sequel to Blood Oath, vampire Nathaniel Cade and his human handler, Zach Barrows, must save mankind from creatures who not only kill but spread their contagion that changes humans into snakeheads. Suspend your disbelief for a wild non-stop action thriller adventure, the interaction between Cade and his sidekick Zach are worth the trip.
From Matthew, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Horowitz, Anthony
Alex Rider: Crocodile Tears
For the first time in Alex Rider?s 14 years of life, he wants to be normal. For the last year, he has been a secret agent, and thwarting the plans of
evil masterminds for M-16, the secret organization that he has been working for. However, Alex knows very little that his life will be in great danger.
The story starts off when Alex and his friends go to a party in a Scottish Castle. A man there seems a bit suspicious, but Alex, at first, doesn?t seem worried. On the way home after the party, they are mysteriously shot at and their car crashes into a freezing lake. Alex barely makes it out alive along with his friends. They are taken to a hospital by a stranger. Alex tries to forget what happened, but new problems erupt. There is a greedy journalist who finds out about his identity, and wants to write about it in order to get rich. Alex is nervous, and forces himself to go to M-16 for help. They agree to help him if he does a “little mission” for them. They want him to get data from a computer at a place called Greenfields.
Since he is going on a trip there anyway, he gets in easily. However the “little mission” turns out to be extremely dangerous. Will Alex Rider survive his mission? Who will end up being behind this evil plot?
All I can say is that Alex’s adventure is impressive. There is, of course, lots of action. The story also gets to be very adventurous in the later chapters. Kids 10 and under wouldn’t enjoy this book. First of all, it may be too hard of a book for them to read, but also, some of Alex’s dangerous situations might scare some of the younger readers. Overall, this book is an outstanding action-packed adventure for kids over 10 years of age.
From Rosemarie Jerome
author: Farnsworth, Christopher
This thriller adds new meaning to “secret service.” Nathaniel Cade is an agent sworn to protect the president of the United States. He is the ultimate killing machine. He is dark, brooding and dangerous. He is the president’s vampire. His mission is to protect humanity from evil forces. Zach Barrows, an ambitious, young White House staffer becomes Cade’s reluctant handler in his crusade. Non-stop action, a charismatic vampire, a sarcasticpartner, conspiracies and an arch enemy, what more could you want? A sequel, soon!