Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

A timeless classic, Gone with the Wind tells the story of Scarlet O’Hara, a manipulative southern belle, a girl who has life handed to her on a silver platter. However, the Civil War takes away all she holds dear: her money, status, and family. Scarlett struggles to regain her former life through whatever means necessary, and is driven to evil by her losses. Beautifully written, fantastic characters, this book definitely is worth the read.

–O.M. (age 15)

Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber

This third novel in the series was much like the first and second books in the series. A new character was introduced. Another teenage vampire has moved into town with her sister set on turning Raven’s childhood nemesis into a vampire like herself.

–N.D. (age 14)

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

I really wanted to like this book. I really did. However, it just fell back into its own patterns. The main character is forever getting herself into dangerous situations and the love interest is forever rescuing her. The love interest is besotted with the main character but there isn’t any reason why. Finally, the main character can’t take things seriously. Amnesia? Kidnapping? Mere annoyances with no major repercussions. Sudden immortality? Bo-ring. I think this is the last book of this series that I will ever read.

–A.L. (age 14)

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

I enjoyed this book immensely and cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel. It was the perfect mix of romance, action, and a forbidden love.

–N.D. (age 14)