Dustborn by Erin Bowman

Dustborn by Erin Bowman

I’ve always been a fan of Erin Bowman.  She writes amazing science fiction and some of the only historical fiction (westerns) I actually enjoy reading.  Dustborn combines all of the world building and action  from her previous books into one story.  Delta, lives in a world where everything is sun scorched and desert.  Rivers and […]


Firekeeper’s Daughter Angeline Boulley

Firekeeper’s Daughter Angeline Boulley

In this YA thriller with a Native teen at its center, Firekeepers Daughters opens upon a small Canadian town over the border from the U.S., embedded with indigenous culture, yet still discriminatory and separate, and above all a small town hiding dark secrets. Daunis, a fierce hockey player, sister and friend, bridges the divide in […]


Scythe

Scythe

In our day-to-day lives, what keeps us going? What motive force drives all of our everyday actions, and what would happen if that force were to disappear?  In Sycthe, by Neil Shusterman, we explore a world in which Death-that quiet inevitability that drives us to relish each day-has been vanquished. Hundreds of years ago, the […]



Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

Emerald Green concludes the Ruby Red Trilogy, by Kerstin Gier, three imaginative and romantic novels featuring time travelers, Gwen and Gideon, and a cast rife with villains and heroes.  Even though it is, as Xemerius the ghostly gargoyle exclaims, time for a showdown, there is plenty of action on the way to the novel’s final […]


Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

A romance with a supernatural twist that Yoon uses to pose a critically important question to the reader. So just when you are having the most fun enjoying the story suddenly, a gut punch. How would you answer? Evie, a high school senior, is upset about her parents’ divorce and especially its cause, his father’s […]


Lola: A Ghost Story

Lola: A Ghost Story

Jessie is a middle-school-aged boy from Canada who travels with his parents to The Philippines to attend the funeral of his clairvoyant Lola (grandmother). While staying at the family’s ancestral home, he becomes reacquainted with his cousins, one of whom (Jon Jon) died tragically at some point prior to this visit. Jessie struggles to understand […]


The Bone Houses

The Bone Houses

Seventeen-year-old Aderyn, “Ryn,” has the unique problem of being young for a gravedigger — and that the dead won’t stay dead. After her parents’ passing, Ryn supports herself and her siblings by managing the recently deceased of the village of Colbren, as her father did before her. Colbren sits at the edge of a forest […]


Almost American Girl Robin Ha

Almost American Girl Robin Ha

Do you love graphic novels with authentic female leads and true stories of teens finding their ways? “Almost American Girl” by Robin Ha is a must read! Chronicling the author’s move from South Korea to the US in the 90’s, a teenager forced by her mother to adapt to an entirely new world. Entering the […]


Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

William “Scoob” Lamar has been suspended from school and his dad, who’s always hard on him is not pleased.  Scoob thinks this suspension is going be a huge drag until his G-ma pulls up one day in an RV and says they’re going on a road trip.  Scoob loves hi G-ma, so he doesn’t think […]


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