The Seer Series, by Linda Joy Singleton

dragonflyJoanna H. reviewed the five volumes in Singleton’s Seer series.

Don’t Die Dragonfly, by Linda Joy Singleton
Sabine was kicked out of her home in California and sent to live with her grandmother when she had visions of the star football player dying a fiery death. Now all she wants is to be normal. But that’s not to be. Sabine starts hearing visions of a dragonfly drenched in blood. I liked the story and characters a lot, but this book had several glaring spelling and usage mistakes. But other than that, great book. I would recommend this to anyone that likes modern day fairy tales.

— Joanna H.
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Teen book review winner – April 2009

This month, I had seven book reviews to draw from, which is great!

The April 2009 winner is: Joanna H.

Joanna will be notified of her victory and will get her choice from an array of prizes. Right now I have several hardcover books, some posters, some foodie gift cards, and several odd little tsochkes. Joanna’s reviews will be up on the blog soon.

Want to win? Keep reviewing, keep entering the contest, and you could get your chance — maybe even next month! Remember, you get an entry for each review you do, so plan accordingly. You can get the forms at the reference desk, the Cool Cafe, or here on this blog.

Vibes, by Amy Ryan

vibesThis book is about an unusual girl that thinks she’s psychic and her experiences in an unusual school called Journeys. On the way she makes an interesting new friend and finds out more about herself and how people really see her. I didn’t really like much about this book. I thought the characters were fairly hard to relate to. The story had a good ending though, and overall it’s not to bad of a book. You’ll like this book if you enjoy a book about unusual people that don’t just go with the flow.

–Joanna H.

*Want to see your own book reviews published on this blog? Want to win prizes for writing book reviews? Go here to see how!

And the winner is . . .

This morning, I wrote the names of people who submitted reviews onto tiny sheets of paper, which I then folded even tinier, and asked a librarian colleague to do the honors. She pulled a name out of my proverbial hat to choose the winner of the entirely random book review drawing.

The March 2009 winner is: Justin W!

Justin will be notified of his victory and will get his choice from an array of prizes. His review of Gamer Girl, by Mari Mancusi, will be up on the blog soon.

Want to win? Keep reviewing, keep entering the contest, and you could get your chance — maybe even next month! Remember, you get an entry for each review you do, so plan accordingly.

First teen book review winner!

Have you been writing book reviews and turning them in at the reference desk? If not, you could be missing out on some great prizes! Each month, I collect all the (short) book reviews you guys write, put your names into a hat (or, in my case, whatever’s lying around: a hat, a box, a shoe, an empty chip bag, etc.), and draw one winner, who will be able to select from a variety of prizes.

Our first drawing will be April 2 for reviews collected in March, so check back here to see who it is (first names only) and read the first book review written by someone other then me!

This is an ongoing thing, so if you missed out in March, write a book review (did I mention how short the form is?) in April and turn it in to anyone at the reference desk.