Fantasy

Oct 6, 2021

Two twin teenage witches, Mercy and Hunter Goode, are next in line to become protectors of the gate to the underworld. Everything seemed to be going alright, until their mother becomes the first victim of the creatures that lurk in the underworld. Now, they must set all aside and protect the world. Will they succeed in their task? Read more to find out!


Personally, I didn’t like that this book was a slow burn. I thought that there would be more to happen because this book was so long.  I like the idea of the plot, but the book was just written in a way that makes it seem boring and snail

Oct 6, 2021

In The Selection, thirty-five girls are chosen to compete for the hand of Prince Maxon. Not much else to it. Great concept in a way. Horrible dystopian landing. Author trolls their readers' Goodreads reviews. Book gets way too much credit. One of the worst writings I have ever read. That’s just the brink of it.


Enter America Singer, the worst and most typical YA protagonist in the history of main characters. She’s ‘not-like-other-girls,’ a phrase commonly used when someone tries to set themselves out to be quirky or extremely different from the rest unnaturally. She has red hair, which is

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Onyx

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Oct 6, 2021

Onyx, the second book in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Lux series, was absolutely amazing. After being healed by Daemon, Katy becomes a Luxen mutant and must learn to manage her powers, but the Department of Defense is suspicious. As Katy and the others try to stay under the DoD’s radar, they will discover what the Department has been hiding. I really enjoyed Obsidian, but this novel far surpasses its predecessor. Katy and Daemon’s banter grew funnier, emotions were heightened, and the whole book was a rollercoaster.

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Fallen

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Oct 6, 2021

Luce Price has always felt different. Shadows seem to haunt her every move. For years she’s felt completely alone in her own nightmare of darkness and now the shadows have emerged into a truly formidable force. After a tragic incident concerning Luce and the shadows takes place, Luce is sent to Sword and Cross, a reform school. Without her best friends and her family, Luce has never felt more isolated. Yet, a ray of light still remains. She meets two enigmatic boys, and feels an uncanny connection to one of them: Daniel Griggori. Unfortunately, he seems to go out of his way to avoid her

Oct 6, 2021

Maeve is a well-known fortune teller in Saint Bernadette’s Catholic School. When she gives Lily, her former best friend, a tarot card reading, she pulls out ‘’The Housekeeper’’ card.  Not knowing what this means, they both get into an argument that ends badly. A few days later, Lily ends up missing. After wondering if she had something to do with her disappearance. Maeve sets out to find Lily and return her back to her family. Did Maeve have something to do with Lily’s disappearance? Does Maeve find Lily? Read more to find out!


I really like fantasy books that have magical elements in them

Switch by A.S. King

Switch

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Oct 6, 2021

Meet Tru Beck, a girl that lives in a parallel universe where time has stopped.  After time had stopped, her father discovers a new switch in their house; and he decides to build many, many boxes around this switch. In Tru’s school, there is a new class where students have to figure out how to solve the frozen time problem. Tru has no interest in this, but she does think it’s interesting how she threw a javelin farther than anyone has in history. Tru and family are trying to stick together amid the time stopping situation.


This book is written similar to poetry; it isn’t written like how a

Oct 6, 2021

These three movies are some of my favorite movies in the world. This bundle of DVDs will make a weekend worth being lazy. The first Star Wars movie is a masterpiece which leads to the second and then to the third in a continuous attention-grabbing storyline. There is action, adventure, and betrayal. The Star Wars 1-3 movies are sad at the end but are amazing to watch. Every Star Wars movie, so far, has had three movies to tell their story. These first 3 films entail the quest to find Anakin Skywalker. The first “Episode” leads with the discovery of Anakin Skywalker, a child on Tatooine, who

Oct 6, 2021

Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi are my favorite Star Wars movies of all-time. I love them because they have action, adventure, betrayal, reality, and a happy ending. I have always liked the 4-6 Star Wars movies better than any other because this was how Anakin Skywalker succumbed to the dark side of the force but his son, Luke Skywalker, tried everything to stop him. These next three movies are about Luke Skywalker's journey with the Rebellion to stop the oppressing force of the Empire and save his father.


I recommend these next three movies in the

Cars 2 DVD

Cars 2

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Oct 6, 2021

Cars 2 is an amazing movie to watch. It is different from the first Cars movie because there is action, adventure, mystery, and detective work which is an amazing choice for a family movie night. Lightning McQueen is one of the main characters along with Mater, Lighting McQueen‘s best friend. There are two new cars introduced in this movie who are undercover spies for London’s Agency. Throughout the movie you will see amazing new race tracks and races that look spectacular and an amazing new storyline with Mater as a “spy in training.” I had an amazing time watching this beloved movie where it

Oct 6, 2021

Spider-man Homecoming is by far the best Spider-man movie Soni has ever made. This is the first Spider-man movie that entered the Marvel Universe with the other well-known characters we know today. In this new Spider-man series Peter Parker is in high school and is battling the Vulture. Throughout the movie Peter Parker is a funny character who always thinks about the positive side. I recommend this movie to many previous Spider-man fans. The older Spider-man series are good but I recommend this new series for teen because it portrays how Peter Parker is when he is in high school.

Oct 6, 2021

This is the BEST movie I have seen in 2021. The first time I watched Avengers: Endgame was in theaters. By that time, it had already become the biggest movie worldwide. Once I watched it then I realized how good it was. I recommend this movie to everyone because this movie has action, comedy, a lot of sadness, and adventure. After the aftermath of the infinity war the Avengers were scattered throughout the galaxy and the movie went five years later. The remaining members of the Avengers built a time machine which could go through the quantum realm at one point and exit the quantum realm out of

Oct 6, 2021

In a world called Asalin, faes are in control of, and rule over witches. A 17-year-old transgender boy named Wyatt Croft is a witch destined to marry the prince of the fae kingdom, Emyr. No longer wanting to be oppressed by his family and the faes, he flees to the human world. When Prince Emyr wants Wyatt to continue the marriage and stop an uprising, Wyatt is hesitant. Wyatt soon becomes tangled in his feelings and desire to stop the revolution.  Will Wyatt fall for Emyr? Will they both stop the uprising? Read more to find out!


I think that it’s nice that there is more diversity and

Oct 5, 2021

Meet the protagonist, Samantha. She has always dreamed of going on adventures. But, it was quickly ruined when her father never returned from the Great War. While working in a bookshop, she comes across a special volume of a book from her childhood friend, Bennett. When dangerous people break into the bookstore, she realizes how important the book is. Trying to solve the mystery, she pairs up with some friends and starts the beginning of a grand adventure. Will Samantha be able to uncover the secret of the mysterious book? Read more to find out!


Having been a fan of Indiana Jones, this book

Oct 5, 2021

After Thor’s vision in Avengers Age of Ultron he searches for the Infinity Stones. His journey leads him to see a vision of Ragnarok, Asgard and all of its people burning. Thor returns to Asgard but is sent to the other side of the galaxy by his sister, Hela, who wants to control all of the realms. Now Thor is on a mission to get back to Asgard with the help of a Valkyrie and Hulk. If you have watched the first two Thor movies I would 100% recommend this for you. This movie is engaging and entertaining. I had an amazing time watching Thor Ragnarok because it was unique from the other Thor

Oct 5, 2021

Ant-Man and the Wasp is an amazing movie where the main villain is the Ghost. This version of the Ghost has a disease where she cannot stabilize herself. Scott Lang and Hope Pym work together to stop the new threat. After Captain America Civil War, Scott Lang was put on house arrest for fighting with Captain America. In this new and epic Ant-Man film Scott Lang will try to stop this villain without getting caught by the authorities. I like this new movie better than the first Ant-Man movie because they introduced The Wasp into the Marvel Universe. The new storyline was different and engaging

Oct 4, 2021

The best thing about Iron Man 2 for me was how this still peaked my interest. I liked Iron Man the first movie but I saw the trailer for this movie and I thought I would not like it. It turned out to be better than the first movie. I liked how Marvel made the villain Whiplash but I loved how this was the first Marvel movie with two bad guys. Justin Hammer resented Tony Stark and that fueled him to join Whiplash. This movie is amazing to watch and is really funny when you first see War Machine. Iron Man 2 starts with Tony Stark trying to find a new way to power his suit. He encounters Whiplash

Oct 2, 2021

Captain America Civil War is a masterpiece. I had to watch this movie multiple times until I got the meaning of the story. This movie introduced new characters such as Spider-Man, Black Panther, Agent 13, and more. Civil War is about the Avengers being forced to sign a contract letting the government have100% control over them. Steve Rogers and other members have mixed feelings about signing and are hunted by Iron Man and the other members that willingly signed. This movie leads to Infinity War and explains why Captain America grew a beard and other details. There are intense action scenes

Oct 2, 2021

Avengers Age of Ultron was mind-blowing. I watched this movie in theaters for the first time and it was spectacular. It did not correlate with the Infinite Stone Storyline from the other movies but the film did have a few details relating to the next two movies. The second Avengers movie introduces new heroes and creates conflict and doubt between the Avengers. They begin to fight with each other but end up joining back together.


My favorite part from this film is when the Hulk and Iron Man fought after the Avengers were introduced to Claw. This movie was different from the first Avengers m

Oct 2, 2021

This movie was different from what I expected it to be. In Thor The Dark World you get to see the first Infinity Stone “Aether” and you get to witness a tragic and funny event by the God of Mischief. In this movie, Thor is trying to bring peace throughout the realms but encounters Malekith. This is an amazing movie to watch and I would recommend this to people who loved the first Thor movie. My opinion over this movie is marvelous. I love how Marvel Studios was able to make a better movie with more action and adventure than the first Thor movie.

Oct 2, 2021

After more than a decade of Marvel movies building up to this point Marvel has made an amazing movie. Since the start of Marvel’s first movie, building up to this movie where all of the heroes were fighting side by side together was astonishing. Infinity War was a well-thought-out movie which had comedy, action, adventure, loss, and sadness. In this movie, Thanos was searching for the Infinity Stones to wipe out half of the universe.


I recommend this movie to everyone because this movie displays more than a film but more than a decade of hard work. If you are new to the Marvel Universe, I

Oct 1, 2021

In this collection of eight short stories, author Carmen Maria Machado explores the lives of women through a journey into psychological realism, fantasy, horror, and more. In “The Husband Stitch”, a husband attempts to remove the green ribbon tied around his wife’s neck — her only secret. In “The Resident”, a writer has trouble reckoning with her childhood trauma while vacationing in isolation at an artists’ retreat. In “Especially Heinous”, the show Law and Order: SVU is reimagined with doppelgängers, insanity, and the ghosts of raped and murdered girls. Through the presentation of intensely

Oct 1, 2021

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a spectacular movie .Everything you can ask for in a movie is clustered into this new and improved movie. This has action, comedy, adventure, mystery, and stupidity. The story begins with five members who have nothing in common. They steal from an organization that they recently helped and they were being hunted. They crashed into a planet and met Star-Lord’s, the leader of the Guardians, father. This movie is different from the first movie and I know that is why I like it. The first Guardians of the Galaxy movie is amazing but this movie expanded more in

Sep 30, 2021

Guardians of the Galaxy is an acquired taste. I recommend this movie for people who are not serious all the time. This movie is funny, confusing, tasteful, and weird. It starts with five members who have nothing in common and all come together to kill each other because a character, Star-Lord, was carrying an Infinity Stone. They go to prison, fly a ship, beat up Kree soldiers, and hold an Infinity Stone. The main point from Guardians of the Galaxy is about five members who have nothing in common join together to stop the Kree ruler. By watching Guardians of the Galaxy you will get new

Sep 28, 2021

After Captain America Civil War, when T’Challa’s father was murdered by Zemo, T’Challa returned to Wakanda. Wakanda is powered by vibranium; since the King of Wakanda was murdered, T’Challa was the rightful heir to the title. T’Challa became the Black Panther and doing so created new forces he could not compete with.


This was an amazing movie to watch. T’Challa had to fight the whole wrath of Wakanda to get his home back. I should not have to recommend this movie because it can recommend itself. Everything about this movie shines: “I have to watch this.”


My favorite part from Black

Sep 28, 2021

Doctor Strange is different from the Marvel characters we currently know. Instead of physically fighting, Doctor Strange resorts to the arts of magic to defend himself and the multiversal barrier between magic and reality. Steven Strange was a neurosurgeon who got caught into a car crash. He went on an adventure to see if his hands could be fixed but on his way he discovered magic. I like how Doctor Strange is different from other superheroes in the Marvel Universe because he shows a type of skill and a unique personality against every other character. If you do not watch Doctor Strange, you

Sep 20, 2021

Iron Man 3 was my favorite Iron Man movie throughout the whole Avengers timeline. In this movie we see Tony Stark instead of Iron Man. After the first Avengers movie when Captain America said, “without that suit who are you” this movie came out with Tony Stark losing everything. I liked this movie because it showed that Tony Stark did not need a suit to save the world but he needed his brain. The main villain in this movie is the Mandurian who destroys every suit Tony Stark owned. He was left with a broken suit and had to face an army with a group of people he either recently met and his

Sep 18, 2021

I would recommend Captain Marvel for people who like Marvel movies where a superhero struggles to find himself/herself. In Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers was struggling with her ability to hold her powers in. Over time, throughout the movie, she learned to control her power and met Nick Fury, who became her friend, on Earth. This movie is between the timeline of the Marvel Verse from Captain America the First Avenger to Iron Man. It sets back to when she started her journey. Then she returns in Avengers Endgame. I recommend this movie to everyone because it is an amazing movie to watch.

Sep 17, 2021

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Cameron V. has won second place in the 8 and under age group for the Summer 2021 Youth Writing Contest with his piece "A Happy Jackalope, a Sneaky Werewolf, and the Scary Nightmare Moon." 


Cameron (Cam) V. is a newly six-year old boy from Olathe, KS where he lives with his parents and their dog named Remus. At just two-years of age, Cam had memorized word-for-word over twenty of his favorite story books- all of which he can recite on demand to this day. His favorite author is Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, The Snail and the

Sep 17, 2021

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Julieta V. has won first place in the 9-12 age group for the Summer 2021 Youth Writing Contest with her piece "Alicorn"


Julieta Vera has unruly hair and is well known for her phrase, “We’re alive and good! We’re FINE!” Her favorite book series is ‘Keeper of the Lost Cities,’ which she highly recommends!
While a book lover, she climbs trees uses nothing on her feet, and tends to nag everyone (especially her little sister) into doing fun and adventurous stuff on a daily basis—which lead to multiple injuries. Ever since she heard the words

Sep 17, 2021

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Derek W. has won second place in the 13-19 age group for the Summer 2021 Youth Writing Contest with his piece "I've Been Haunted Lately"


Derek W. is proud to be a lifelong student of the art of writing, a previous winner of a Young Arts Merit Award for writing and several Scholastic Arts and Writing awards. He is nineteen years old, and is currently studying at the University of Michigan. His story "I've Been Haunted Lately" speaks to the painful process of connecting with someone, and the fears that accompany opening up to that person