The Reader by Traci Chee

The Reader by Traci Chee

It’s all about who has the power; the power of words, power of magic, power of story and power of free will. The many threads that make this tale weave in and out of the past, present and future which all exist simultaneously in The Book. Sefia flees with her aunt when her father is […]


Peas and Carrots by Tanita Davis

Peas and Carrots by Tanita Davis

Hope is a young girl from a middle class family whose mother loves to take in children who are without families. Hope’s mother has already fostered a young boy named Austin so of course when she discovers his sister is being bounced around from foster home to foster home she takes her in as well. […]


The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

The first book in McKinley’s Damar series. Despite the dragon on the cover, this story subverts as many fantasy tropes as it upholds…the heroine’s chief weapon is hard work, not magic. Her horse is white because it is old and lame, and no one in her kingdom particularly appreciates her heroics. It’s a beautiful story […]


Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Judge this book by its cover, chilling and seductive. In a world where death and disease have been conquered, state-sanctioned Scythes harvest the living to keep the population in check. Citra and Rowan are reluctant apprentices who are thrust into the corrupt and competitive Scythedom where only one of them will survive.


Half A King by Joe Abercrombie

Half A King by Joe Abercrombie

Yarvi is a man with one arm in a culture that values strength. He is also a prince, and his father’s one surviving heir, sworn to win back the throne that should rightfully be his. Because this is Joe Abercrombie, you can expect plenty of dark humor, moral ambiguity, unexpected twists galore, and for at […]


One Man Guy by Michael Barakavia

One Man Guy by Michael Barakavia

A book featuring a diverse cast, LGBTQIA characters, and Rufus Wainwright music; sign me up! One Man Guy by Michael Barakavia had all the makings of an amazing read. However, once I actually started to read the book I found it didn’t quite measure up to my expectations. There were things I liked about the […]


If I Ever Get Out Of Here by Eric Gansworth

If I Ever Get Out Of Here by Eric Gansworth

Lewis has spent most of his life trying to being invisible at school. He already gets picked on enough for being Native American so why make it worse? Lewis decides to take a risk and befriend a new student, George, who he shares a love of the Beatles with and a sense of humor.  What […]


Reviews by You: The Flip Side by Shawn Johnson

Reviews by You: The Flip Side by Shawn Johnson

Just in time for Rio 2016, The Flip Side -written by Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson- follows the life of elite gymnast Charlotte “Charlie” Ryland a few weeks before Olympic trials. In order to get a life outside the gym, Charlie goes to a public school. To make sure everyone treats her like a normal […]


Replica by Lauren Oliver

Replica by Lauren Oliver

Told in separate narratives that can be read simultaneously or separately, Replica is a unique story about two girls with very different pasts, both trying to rediscover who they are after a startling revelation. Gemma had a sheltered life. She was always sick, in and out of hospitals and thus her parents treat her like […]


Reviews by You: Tumbling by Caela Carter

Reviews by You: Tumbling by Caela Carter

Tumbling follows the perspectives of multiple elite gymnasts through the two-day period of the Olympic trials. It is a great read for gymnastics lovers and it is perfect timing for the upcoming Olympics!   (Isabella, Evanston Teen)