Our Books of the Week for the Month of September

These are four books that you should be reading if you haven’t yet

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Sixteen-year-old Piper Wesley has always been better at hooking fish than guys. But with her best friend Benny by her side, she’s never minded. And besides, her fishing skills have made her a celebrity in her hometown of Islamorada, an island paradise in the Florida Keys. So when a slump in tourism threatens to sink her family’s fishing charter business, Piper recruits Benny to help her win a major fishing tournament and the $25,000 grand prize. It seems like a perfect plan. Put her skills to use, win some money and help her parents weather the storm. Except that now Benny cares more about hanging out with his girlfriend Marina than helping Piper. And he keeps disappearing, usually after something suspicious happens on the island. Add in Logan, a Michigan transplant with a growing interest in something other than Piper’s fishing, and it looks like practicing for the tournament will be anything but easy. Leaving Piper to wonder how she’ll win. And who will be there when it’s over.

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A Cinderella who spends her nights as a wolf. A prince with a taste for blood. Seventeen year old Cydney struggles against her werewolf nature, trying to keep everyone around her safe. No way will she risk exposing the beast at the prince’s ball, no matter how her two cousins try to persuade her. Even as she attempts to get on with her life, Cydney can’t forget the boy she loved three summers ago — or what she did to him after losing control. Turned into a vampire to save his life, the prince refuses to live up to his royal duties. He just wants to find the girl he loved and lost…the werewolf girl who bit him. But his father, the king, commands him to attend a ball where he must choose a wife. Can he find his Cinderella before he’s forced to marry another? He doesn’t even have her real name, much less a glass slipper.

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Before Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw was a small-town girl who knew she wanted more. She’s ready for real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school. Up until now, Carrie and her friends have been inseparable. Then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture, and a friend’s betrayal makes her question everything. With an unforgettable cast of characters, The Carrie Diaries is the story of how a regular girl learns to think for herself and evolves into a sharp, insightful writer. Readers will learn about her family background, how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we’ll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.

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Seventeen-year-old Lily Rossow is used to taking care of her burnout mother and 6-year-old sister Rose. But when her mother’s attempt to move the family to California only months before graduation goes horribly wrong, Lily faces the challenges of making a life for her and her sister in a new town while hoping her complicated past doesn’t find her. Things take an unexpected turn when two beautiful and helpful strangers come into Lily and Rose’s life. But nothing is easy for Lily. And when she uncovers a dark secret about these two mysterious men, she must make a life-altering decision-one that threatens to break the balance in an ancient battle between good and evil.

 

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On the Line by Jackie Nastri Bardenwerper

Story: Piper is a sixteen year old who is really good at fishing. In fact she’s a celebrity in the island of Islamorada, which happens to be a small island off the coast of Key West in Florida. Piper really hasn’t had much experience with boys, but she doesn’t seem to care because she has her best friend Benny by her side. Now tourism hasn’t been good, which threatens her family’s fishing charter. Piper enters a major fishing tournament that has a grand prize of $25,000. She knows this money could really help her family. As Piper prepares for the tournament she is met with lots of obstacles that could side track her. Including her best friend, who begins to date a girl and keeps disappearing when strange things happen on the island. Then there’s Logan, the boy from Michigan who is not only interested in her for her fishing skills. He makes Piper and the reader’s heart beat a little harder.

Our rating: 5 out of 5 fishing stars

Review: We hate to admit that at first we weren’t too excited to read a book about a girl who likes to fish, but boy were we wrong. This is one of those books once you start reading you don’t want to put down. Every character is so well-developed that you feel as they are real and you actually know them. They are authentic teenagers and not adults pretending to be teens. Jackie also does an amazing job describing Islamorada and making it part of the story. At the end of the book we wanted to jump on a plane and go there. Hopefully we could run into our own Logan. This is a great summer read. Trust us!!!

So sit by the beach and read On the Line.

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**We received this book for free by the author. We were not bribed or paid in any way for this review. **