A teenage book recommendation: Soulprint by Megan Miranda

A critic review (source Dear Author) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1OaA5Pi.
I personally thought Soulprint was more of meditation on the idea of reincarnation rather than the nitty-gritty of how it worked…I enjoyed Soulprint…For people interested in a different sort of reincarnation book, this one is worth checking out.
Book description from Google Books:
Seventeen-year-old Alina Chase has spent her entire life imprisoned on a secluded island—not for a crime she committed in this lifetime, but one done by her past self. Her very soul is like a fingerprint, carried from one life to the next—and Alina is sick of being guilty.Aided by three teens with their own ulterior motives, Alina manages to escape. Although she’s not sure she can trust any of them, she soon finds herself drawn to Cameron, the most enigmatic and alluring of the trio. But when she uncovers clues from her past life, secrets begin to unravel and Alina must figure out whether she’s more than the soul she inherited, or if she’s fated to repeat history.This stunning “new world” romance from acclaimed author Megan Miranda will leave readers wondering how far they would go to escape the past.
The book is rated 3.67/5 at goodreads.com, from 1179 ratings. See 234 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/18MkFjx.
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A teenage book recommendation: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

A critic review (source Guardian) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1SKR3UT.
To all the readers out there who do not read horror, let me tell you this isn’t horror – it’s more of a thriller. If this was a movie, it would be like jump scares. Things are shocking but not petrifying, and overall the story is amazing.
Book description from Google Books:
The #1 New York Times Best Seller is now a major motion picture from visionary director Tim Burton, starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Judi Dench.    A mysterious island.   An abandoned orphanage.   A strange collection of very curious photographs.   It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow–impossible though it seems–they may still be alive. 

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.   “A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”–John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars   “With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”–Entertainment Weekly   “‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”–People   “You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”–Seventeen
The book is rated 3.89/5 at goodreads.com, from 684736 ratings. See 53977 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1SKR4bn.
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A teenage book recommendation: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

A critic review (source Guardian) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1J6u3xw.
This book, in my eyes, was utter perfection. Told from the perspective of Ari, a quiet boy who has shrunk inside himself as he’s grown up around a brother in prison who he knows nothing about, a mother in denial and a father haunted by the war. That’s until Dante comes along.
Book description from Google Books:
A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz.Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
The book is rated 4.34/5 at goodreads.com, from 125852 ratings. See 19590 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1J6u2cO.
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A teenage book recommendation: Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices) by Cassandra Clare

A critic review (source Guardian) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1SSxiek.
Such an exciting follow up to Clockwork Angel, Cassandra Clare has indeed done it again! I cannot wait to read the final instalment- a must read trilogy!
Book description from Google Books:
True love is shrouded in secrets and lies in the enchanting second book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends. With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them. Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will—the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do? As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.
The book is rated 4.46/5 at goodreads.com, from 332268 ratings. See 18013 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1SSxk5R.
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A teenage book recommendation: Treasure Hunters: (Treasure Hunters 1) by James Patterson

A critic review (source Guardian) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1NlXa1G.
It’s a great book that is very descriptive and is hard to put down once you start to read it. I finished reading 450 pages in three days…
Book description from Google Books:
A new illustrated series from the author of the Middle School novels.From the top ten bestselling author of Middle School: the Worst Years of My Life and I Funny comes a brilliantly original new adventure series, jam-packed with action, humour, and heart!The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and travelling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold doubloons from the bottom of the ocean. But after their parents disappear on the job, the kids are suddenly thrust into the biggest treasure hunt of their lives.They’ll have to work together to defeat dangerous pirates and dodge the hot pursuit of an evil treasure-hunting rival, all while following cryptic clues to unravel the mystery of what really happened to their parents – and find out if they’re still alive.
The book is rated 4.13/5 at goodreads.com, from 3392 ratings. See 532 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1NlX8H5.
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A teenage book recommendation: Soulprint by Megan Miranda

A critic review (source Dear Author) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1OaA5Pi.
I personally thought Soulprint was more of meditation on the idea of reincarnation rather than the nitty-gritty of how it worked…I enjoyed Soulprint…For people interested in a different sort of reincarnation book, this one is worth checking out.
Book description from Google Books:
Seventeen-year-old Alina Chase has spent her entire life imprisoned on a secluded island—not for a crime she committed in this lifetime, but one done by her past self. Her very soul is like a fingerprint, carried from one life to the next—and Alina is sick of being guilty.Aided by three teens with their own ulterior motives, Alina manages to escape. Although she’s not sure she can trust any of them, she soon finds herself drawn to Cameron, the most enigmatic and alluring of the trio. But when she uncovers clues from her past life, secrets begin to unravel and Alina must figure out whether she’s more than the soul she inherited, or if she’s fated to repeat history.This stunning “new world” romance from acclaimed author Megan Miranda will leave readers wondering how far they would go to escape the past.
The book is rated 3.67/5 at goodreads.com, from 1178 ratings. See 234 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/18MkFjx.
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A teenage book recommendation: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

A critic review (source Guardian) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1J6u3xw.
This book, in my eyes, was utter perfection. Told from the perspective of Ari, a quiet boy who has shrunk inside himself as he’s grown up around a brother in prison who he knows nothing about, a mother in denial and a father haunted by the war. That’s until Dante comes along.
Book description from Google Books:
A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz.Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
The book is rated 4.34/5 at goodreads.com, from 125628 ratings. See 19560 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1J6u2cO.
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A teenage book recommendation: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) by J.K. Rowling

A critic review (source Guardian) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1HknkgZ.
In the second of the series, strange things are happening at Hogwarts. Lots of people are getting petrified by a weird creature travelling through the pipes…This was another great novel, definitely more spooky than the last. Spooky and adventurous.
Book description from Google Books:
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the summer after Harry’s first year at Hogwarts has been his worst summer ever… the Dursleys more distant and horrible than ever before. But just as he’s packing his bags to return to school, a creature named Dobby the house-elf announces that if Harry goes back to Hogwarts, disaster will strike. And it turns out, Dobby is right. Harry and Ron miss the Hogwarts Express, so they fly to school in a blue Ford Anglia, crash landing in the notorious Whomping Willow. Soon other worries accumulate: the outrageously stuck-up new professor Gilderoy Lockhart; a ghost named Moaning Myrtle, who haunts the girls’ bathroom; the strange behavior of Ron’s little sister, Ginny Weasley; rumors about the "Chamber of Secrets," a cavern buried deep below Hogwarts; and a magical diary owned by Tom Riddle, a Hogwarts student of long ago. Harry is also shocked to discover that he can speak Parseltongue, the language of snakes – a rare ability that Lord Voldemort also possessed – and that anti-Muggle prejudice exists in the Wizarding world, even affecting Harry’s friend Hermione. But all of these seem like minor concerns when someone starts turning Hogwarts students to stone: an evildoer said to be the fearsome Heir of Salazar Slytherin, on of the founders of the school. Could it be Draco Malfoy, Harry’s most poisonous rival? Could it be Hagrid whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one person everyone at Hogwarts most suspects: Harry Potter himself?
The book is rated 4.38/5 at goodreads.com, from 1923481 ratings. See 34665 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1e7FpoX.
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A teenage book recommendation: Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, Book 1) (Penryn and the End of Days) by Susan Ee

A critic review (source Guardian) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1KGzuG9.
I was left speechless after this book. I can’t say that it’s my favourite of all time (Skulduggery’s still up there) but it’s pretty close. An absolute masterpiece.
Book description from Google Books:
It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister, Penryn, will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel. Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where Penryn will risk everything to rescue her sister, and Raffe will put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again. “Ee’s debut novel is a promising opener to what looks to be a YA series worth following, one that explores what it means to be human and what it means to be a hero.” -Locus Magazine, March 2012 Finalist for Cybils Bloggers’ Award for Best YA Fantasy & Sci-fi Book of the Year 2011
The book is rated 4.19/5 at goodreads.com, from 129027 ratings. See 13892 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1KGzshu.
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A teenage book recommendation: The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by Kody Keplinger

A critic review (source Guardian) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1O9wfpH.
Overall, The DUFF is something I would recommend. 4/5. And I happily hold my hands up and applaud young author Kody Keplinger for such an outstanding achievement.
Book description from Google Books:
Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “Duffy,” she throws her Coke in his face. But things aren’t so great at home right now. Desperate for a distraction, Bianca ends up kissing Wesley. And likes it. Eager for escape, she throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley. Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out that Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.
The book is rated 3.86/5 at goodreads.com, from 147854 ratings. See 11190 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1O9wh0Y.
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