QuaranTEEN Book Review by Lydia

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas, this book, simply put, is a masterpiece. Dumas writes so elegantly, with unexpected plot twists, well-rounded characters, and great literary devices, and this book is a must-read for the sense of adventure, wonder, and themes of revenge woven throughout the book.

Not only did I get a great grasp of the characters, but their heartaches and triumphs resonated deeply with me, and I couldn’t put it down. The only downside to this book is the different narratives following each character, and many character’s stories do not tie together until the end, which can make this book a little hard to follow.

That being said, The Count of Monte Cristo is hands down the best book I have ever read. It combines a genius plot line with amazing themes, such as mercy, love, revenge, hope, and the characters have such depth to them, and truly come across as human beings, making rash mistakes, falling short of their potential, crying and, for some of them, rising to make the most of a difficult situation.

This book will always be treasured and is a must-read for its depth.

QuaranTEEN Book Review by Lydia

I loved this book. Classified as a romance novel, Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson, was not solely based alone on the romance angle of the plot, with some action intermingled with character development.

I grew to appreciate the characters for themselves and wanted to cry when they did something stupid and scream happily when they overcame a fault. For me, that is the crowning jewel of the book, if I cannot relate to the character’s struggles or there is no development in their moral character, I lose interest, but that was definitely not the case with this book.

All of the main characters had some visible faults, some overcame them and some let it rule and dictate who they were. This book is a keeper for sure, with the plot moving at a greater speed than some of the original romances like Jane Austen, and is perfect for readers who need quickly moving plots to hold their attention.

QuaranTEEN Book Review by Brianna

This book was honestly one of the best books I’ve ever read. It was really intriguing, and when I started reading I couldn’t put the book down. I read Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus before this one and it’s the reason I chose One of Us is Lying.

This book in my opinion was even better than the one I read before which makes me want to read more of her books. In this book they are trying to figure out who killed Simon and I like how each person has a reason why they would want him dead, which makes them all suspects.

In my opinion this makes the story even more interesting because you start trying to put the pieces together but because there are so many people who don’t like him, it makes it harder to solve the mystery and leaves you wanting to read more.

I also really like how they tell the story from each character’s perspective because you get a different idea from each person and what they say sometimes changes your opinion or idea of some of the characters in the book. That being said, I definitely think this book is great and worth reading especially if you love mystery books.

QuaranTEEN Book Review by Thomas

Crime Travelers Book 1: Brainwashed by Paul Aertker is rated five out of five stars.

Lucas Benes, 13 years is a crime fighting super spy! Living in a hotel and being hotel-schooled is very boring. That all changes the day he is on a roof and sees a abandoned baby in a shopping cart.

He is kidnapped but then strangely is set free. Lucas, his sister Astride and three of there friends travel to Paris in France, to try and stop the villainous Siba Gunnero, and her horrible Good Company. Will they be able to stop the kidnapping and brainwashing or will they fall victims themselves?!?!?!

I thought this was a outstanding book! I love books with super spy action and adventure. This book had both. This book is great for ALL ages. Also all ages will love it. ( ALL AGES). It has a perfect combination of spy, action, adventure, mystery, comedy, teenager(ish) power with a healthy dose of French. I recommend this book for anuone and everyone. #GreatBook!

QuaranTEEN Book Review by Jane

The book The House Next Door by Darcy Coates is about a young woman who lives next to a haunted house: Marwick House.

Over the years many have lived in this house and all have left after a mysterious sighting. The last family left in the middle of the night leaving all of their belongings behind. Eight months later a young woman moves in all by herself. Josephine the main character, greets her new neighbor and learns a bit about her.

This book is not your typical ghost story. I loved this book because from the beginning and throughout all the following chapters it kept me guessing what was going to happen next. Almost every ghost story tells the same thing, but in this one I never knew what to expect.😃

QuaranTEEN Book Review by Eryn

ember in the ashes

The book An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir is a wonderful read!

It has a very unique story line and very interesting imaginary lands. Thanks to Sabaa’s amazing illustrations you can see where the story takes place and what the protagonist is seeing. You can imagine the layout of under ground secret tunnels, a school built on violence and cities full of rebels.

This book has horror, adventure, romance, and mystery all mixed up in one fantasy realm where monsters lurk around every corner taking on different forms and appearance were Laia (a free-born Scholar) has to work her way through a maze of finding herself, saving her brother, and figuring out who to trust in a world that is made on darkness and lies.

I would recommend this book to teens who want to shake up their reading list because it puts the reader in a totally new and unexpected experience.

QuaranTEEN Book Review by Ariana

Spaced out

The book “Spaced Out” by Stuart Gibbs was very intriguing.

I read the first book in the Moon Base Alpha series “Space Case” and when I found out there was more I immediately wanted to read it. As soon as I did, I was not disappointed.

The book is science fiction and mystery. The quote “I had a sudden flash of inspiration. Some things that had baffled me all day was starting to make sense” had left me wanting to read more. This book was very funny and interesting.

As I was reading the book in my mind I kept thinking of what was going to happen next and trying to predict it, so if you like books that keep you guessing then this is a good book for you.