Friday, July 8, 2011

Book Review ~ The House of Night

We are going to start a new "feature" on our TeenSpace Blog. Periodically we will be writing reviews of books we've read. These will be books that are intended for young adult readers.

This review is actually on a series. I read all 8 books that are currently out in the House of Night series by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast. They are teen fantasy fiction books about vampires. This series isn't gruesome like Dracula nor is it a vampire romance like Twilight. Like Twilight however, the Casts change some typical vampire lore (no, their vamps don't sparkle!).

It's an intriguing story that starts out centered around the newly Marked fledgling, Zoey and her struggles through the change and adjusting to life at a new school. Zoey finds she more than just your average fledgling and must learn to handle being different when all she wants to do is blend in and survive the change. Will Zoey find true friends and inner strength when darkenss falls on the House of Night.

The 9th book is scheduled to be released in November 2011 and I know I will definitely be on the waiting list to read it!

~ Kate

Find out the series order and a brief synopsis of what each book is about by clicking here...I highly reccomend that you do not read this series out of order.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer YA Days - FINAL PARTY!

Monday, July 11th will be the Final Party for our Summer YA Days. Stop by for gaming, food and the GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY!!! It's not too late to get yourself into the drawing...By coming to the Final Party you will earn an entry!

The Grand Prize includes:

  • Los Jimadores II gift certicicates

  • Dinner for 2 at Arby's

  • A free haircut at Raylene's

  • The tote bag from Economy Builders

  • 2 Consession Passes for Willow Knolls 14

  • A Casey's gift certificate

  • Snacks, Drinks and Candy

  • Popcorn & Popcorn Bowl

  • Silly String

  • Glow Sticks

Sunday, July 3, 2011

HS Lock-in: Creatures of the Night

It's time for another Night at the Library!

Dress up as your favorite vampire or werewolf and join us for a night of games, snacks, and movies as we embrace our fascination with the creatures of the night. There will be also contests, including "Best Dressed," with prizes to win!

Space is limited to 12 high school age teens. Please call the library at 309-385-4540 for more information. Permission forms will be accepted starting the week of July 11. Click here to printable form. Permission forms must be signed by a parent and turned in by Friday, September 9th at 5:00 PM. Fangs provided at the door!