Tyler W.'s Book Reviews

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, […]


A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl

A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl

Tess de Costa hears a voice that no one else can. When this voice tells her to save a local fisherman, everyone one in her town starts to treat her like a real life saint. They come to her for blessings and prayers and attribute all kinds of “miracles” to her.  After Tess tragically dies, […]


Top 10 Most Checked Out YA Books of 2017

Top 10 Most Checked Out YA Books of 2017

Top 10 Most Checked Out YA Books of 2017 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas After witnessing her friend’s death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter’s life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil […]


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