Friday, August 19, 2016

White Cat - Holly Black

Cassel Sharpe is from a family of con artists who work for a crime boss. Cassel Sharpe is the boy who accidently killed his best friend.Lila, but nobody outside the family knows. After a sleepwalk trip to the edge of the roof to the dorms, visits in his dreams by a white cat, and people around him losing their memories, Cassel starts to question if he really killed Lila.

My favorite part about the book is the dedication. It great. But that's beside the point, this book is amazing. It's all about being cunning, trickery, and mystery. I would give it a 4/5 

Monday, August 15, 2016

2016 Teens’ Top Ten Voting Starts August 15!

  • The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year.
  • Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country.
  • Readers ages twelve to eighteen can vote online between August 15 and Teen Read Week™ (October 9-15, 2016) here on the Teens' Top Ten site.
  • Winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week.
  • Check out the Teens' Top Ten Nominees from the Westminster Public Library, read, and then vote your choice!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Review

I'm just going to be blunt and say it: I actually liked Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Now, I know I'm one of the few that did and I'm not saying that the book was perfect, by any means. But the entire Harry Potter franchise means more to me than almost anything else. I started reading the books as a wide-eyed 5 year old and finished when I was 8. The original series drew me in and immersed me in this world that I loved and I'm glad I got to catch a glimpse into it one more time.

I'm going to try to be as spoiler free as I can, but there will be a few here and there, so just be aware of that.

So, one of the main reasons I liked the book (other than the fact that it's another Harry Potter book) is the two main characters. Albus and Scorpius were angsty and pretty complex for the book. In other words, Scorpius Malfoy is my favorite character to exist right now and must be protected at all costs. And I loved how they broke the Potter house tradition. Those are just some of the things I adored about this book.

Like I said, the Cursed Child isn't perfect at all and I can see why a lot of people hated it. It's not another novel written solely by J.K. Rowling. It's not what a lot of people expected, and it puts out weird fanfiction-y vibes at times (the train scene with the trolley lady amirite). But even with all of its faults, I found the Cursed Child to be very enjoyable and would recommend it to anyone that doesn't have super high expectations about it.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Dungeons & Dragons Club

Drop in and try your hand at adventuring this Saturday, Aug 13!

Take on the role of a heroic character of fantasy in a world of monsters, magic and destiny! We have a variety of characters to choose from...look forward to seeing you!

Ages 12-17
No registration
2nd Saturday of each month from 1-4 pm
College Hill