Tyler W.'s Book Reviews

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

The prestigious Ellingham Academy only accepts the best. You don’t just have to be bright; you have be exceptional. The school was created by Albert Ellingham in his remote Vermont mansion. He strongly believed that learning should be a game and developed a school that reflected his beliefs. Tragedy struck in the early days of […]


Contagion by Erin Bowman

Contagion by Erin Bowman

“Contagion” is a very fast-paced, horror sci-fi novel with…wait for it…space zombies! Interested? After receiving a distress signal from a distant mining colony, a team is quickly assembled to investigate why the mining colony sent the distress signal and why it went silent shortly after. Upon arriving, the rescue team quickly realizes something went very […]


The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

I don’t often read novels in verse. They aren’t my thing, but Elizabeth Acevedo’s debut novel, “The Poet X,” is making think I have been missing out.  Acevedo tells the story of Xiomara who feels ignored at home and school, but is also the target unwanted attention from both her classmates and mother. The boys […]


Upcoming YA Books – Spring 2019

Upcoming YA Books – Spring 2019

A lot of exciting titles are coming out this spring. We will new books from some of our favorite authors, additions to popular series, and some promising debuts. Here are few to keep on an eye and place your holds today! Internment by Samira Ahmed March 19 Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old […]


Most Checked-Out YA Books of 2018

Most Checked-Out YA Books of 2018

YA Fiction The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman Turtles All the Way Down by John Green I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sánchez The Hazel Wood: A Novel by Melissa Albert Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi Slider by Pete Hautman The Astonishing Color of […]


Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The night magic disappeared from Orisha a ruthless king took the opportunity to kill all the maji in the kingdom leaving Zelie without her mother and her people without a way to defend themselves. Fast forward twelve years later, the children of the magi, called diviners, are now second class citizens. They are taxed and […]


The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

“I want to be beautiful” In Orleans, Belles are revered above all else, because the people of Orleans are born gray and only the Belles have the power to make them beautiful. Belles can change anything about a person’s physical appearance – from the color of their eyes to the shape of their bodies. Camellia […]


The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

For as long as Alice can remember, she and her mother have kept on the move. Never staying in one place too long; always trying to outrun the inexplicable bad luck that seems to follow them everyone. After Alice’s grandmother, the author of a dark and twisted fairy tale book with cult following, dies on […]


The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Jude has been raised at the High Court of the Faerie since she was small child. It has not been an easy life for her since most of the Fair Folk despise mortals and none despise humans more than Prince Cardan, the youngest and cruelest son of the high king. Prince Cardan takes every chance […]


One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

This book has been described as “The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars” and I couldn’t agree more. When Simon, the creator of the school’s gossip app, mysteriously dies in detention, the police are suspicious of everyone who was also in detention that day. Bronwyn – the Ivy league bound valedictorian Addy – the pretty, […]


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