What Mrs. Roberts Has Read

My summer 2016 reading
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Twelve-year-old Lanesha, who can see ghosts, is unable to leave her home in the Ninth Ward during Hurricane Katrina. Her adopted grandmother helps her weather the storm and her future.
The Overlord Protocol by Mark Waldon
     Second volume of the H.I.V.E. series. Otto Malpense and his friends have survived the first year at the Higher Institute of Villainous Education. Otto and Wing are allowed off campus to attend the funeral of Wing’s father. Instead they get caught up in a lethal plan organized by Cypher, a ruthless supervillian. Otto and his friends most stop his plan or Cypher will control the world.
Claws by Mike Grinti
Emma’s sister, Helena is missing. Her parents have spent all of their money looking for her. When her family has to move into a trailer by the magical forest, she finds a cat who promises to help her find her sister. All she has to do is become the Pride Heart. Magic and cats, always a good story.
Stars Above by Marissa Meyers
    If you have read the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyers, you will want to read these short stories. They explain the background of some of the main characters. I have enjoyed this series and hope the next books from this author are as good.
Notes from a Totally Lame Vampire by Tim Collins
Nigel is a vampire about to turn 100 years old, but he is in a 15 year old body. He is in school, again and going through all of the awkward things most teenagers go through. He really wants a girlfriend before he turns 100. The diary entries bemoan how lame his parents are, how annoying his little sister are and how beautiful Chloe is. A wonderful, funny read.
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
      A 2016-2017 reading bowl and a graphic novel. This is a wonderful read. Astrid and her BFF, Nicole, go on a lot of places with Astrid’s mom. One place she takes them is to see a Roller Derby match. Astrid cannot wait to go to Roller Derby junior camp, but does Nicole have the same goals? A good book about how sometimes best friends have different interests as they grow older, but does that mean your friendship has to end? Great read.
Below by Meg McKinlay
    Set in Australia, on the day Cassie was born, her town was submerged for a new lake. Cassie and her friend Liam go to the forbidden part of the lake to swim and discover a crime. A wonderful mystery filled with unique characters.
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist
The Elite by Kiera Cass (second book in the Selection series)
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
The Stone Warriors by Michael Northrop
The Silver Door by Emily Rodda
The One by Kiera Cass (third book in the Selection series)
A Hero for WondLa and The Battle for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi
Plus four Adult mysteries puts me at 21 books so far, I need to get busy this last two weeks since my goal was to read 30.

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