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Teen Tech Week: Scavenger Hunt

March 1, 2017 By dschatzle

Teen Tech Week is March 5-11 and the Library is celebrating by showcasing free digital offerings designed to support teens in our community as they work to succeed in school and prepare for college.

During March, you can participate in a Teen Tech Week Scavenger Hunt that encourages familiarity with resources offered via this website.

Download a Scavenger Hunt log or pick one up at any library location. Bring in your completed log by Friday, Mar 31 to receive a small prize.


The Reader: Book One of Sea of Ink and Gold

February 8, 2017 By dschatzle

The Reader: Book One of Sea of Ink and GoldBorn into a world where reading is unknown and knowledge can be dangerous, Sefia has been on the run for most of her life. After witnessing her father’s vicious murder, she flees to the forest with her aunt Nin. Serfia’s only connection to her past is a strange rectangular object that was guarded by her father. A book. Slowly teaching herself to read, she embarks on a treacherous adventure using the book as her guide. Debut author Traci Chee has created an intricate and dazzling fantasy world where nothing is what it seems and the end of the story is only the beginning.

 


Stuff Teens Are Reading | Book Review by Sam

January 30, 2017 By dschatzle

The Girl At Midnight Book ReviewThe Girl At Midnight trilogy by Melissa Grey.

Echo is a lone human living among the Avicen, an ancient birdlike race with feathers for hair and a talent for magic. But when the Avicen's centuries long war with the Drakharin heats up again and threatens her home and friends, she must embark on a quest to find the legendary Firebird that is prophesied to end the war. The path will be filled with peril, adventure, enemies, friends and romance- and it will take all of Echo's strength and thieving skills to make it out alive.

I give the first two books 4.5 stars, and I'll probably give it five stars when the third book comes out this summer. I love the settings and characters and I re-read the big kiss scene in the second book at least 5 times. Even if you're not a fan of romance, you should still read this ;)

 

Calling All Teens: have you just read a book that you couldn’t wait to tell you friends about? Was the last book you read so horrible you wouldn’t wish it on your worst enemy? Here is your chance to let the whole world know what you thought.

We want you to send us an email describing a recent book you read in approximately five sentences. Along with your brief review, please give us your personal rating of 1 to 5 stars. 1 star means that it was just awful while 5 stars would be a book you just can’t put down.

Check back on the blog and the ratings will be posted once or twice a month. Send your selections to teenlibrarian@greenvillelibrary.org.


Game Informer Magazine

December 29, 2016 Lisa S @ Hughes Main

Game Informer Magazine Described as the world’s #1 video game magazine, Game Informer is more than a collection of the latest video game reviews; it features a wide range of content including hardware reviews, a gallery for fan created art, and articles on the future of various games. Game Informer also showcases in-depth interviews with some of the biggest names in gaming. Of course, there are plenty of excellent reviews of the latest video games that include an easy-to-use rating scale. This magazine is a great read for everyone from gaming beginners to gaming fanatics.


STAR (Stuff Teens Are Reading)

December 19, 2016 By gcls@drupal

star ratingCalling All Teens: have you just read a book that you couldn’t wait to tell you friends about? Was the last book you read so horrible you wouldn’t wish it on your worst enemy? Here is your chance to let the whole world know what you thought.

We want you to send us an email describing a recent book you read in approximately five sentences. Along with your brief review, please give us your personal rating of 1 to 5 stars. 1 star means that it was just awful while 5 stars would be a book you just can’t put down.

Check back on the blog and the ratings will be posted once or twice a month. Send your selections to teenlibrarian@greenvillelibrary.org.


The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

December 14, 2016 Lisa S @ Hughes Main
The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

In a world called Euronia there are two types of people, humans and the Lashed. The Lashed might have magical powers but an act of treason years ago have resulted in their persecution. Now in the kingdom of Lochlanach there is a great beast slaughtering the people of the kingdom regardless of rank or birth. Now the kingdom is living in fear of a beast that no warrior has been able to stop.

Despite a promise made to the Crown Princess Aerity by her father the King to be able to choose her husband, a fateful choice is made. Hunters from all of the kingdoms of Euronia are summoned and a great prize is offered to the man who successfully kills the beast, the hand of Princess Aerity in marriage. The Great Hunt is a thrilling mix of adventure, fantasy, and romance set in a compelling magical world.