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, […]


City of Spies by Sorayya Khan

City of Spies by Sorayya Khan

Coming of age in Islamabad, preteen Aliya lives a life of secrets and mysteries. Interpreting and misinterpreting the events that put her city at the crossroads of the Cold War, half Pakistani and half Dutch Aliya wonders where her place is and how she fits in. Is her best friend’s father a spy for the […]


News of the World by Paulette Giles

News of the World by Paulette Giles

Tom Hanks is soon to play 72-year old Captain Kidd, veteran of the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. This kind-hearted gentleman travels from small town to small town in Texas, reading the newspapers from around the world in order to soothe people’s worries for just a little while, to take […]


The Marrow Thieves

The Marrow Thieves

Frenchie is on the run.  Frenchie is one of the few Indigenous people of North America left and he is being hunted.   Civilization has been devastated by war, climate change and disease.   All but the Indigenous people have lost their ability to dream and because of that people have been slowly losing their minds.  People […]


The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller

The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller

“Matt hasn’t eaten in days . . . he has discovered something: the less he eats the more he seems to have powers.” Miller’s debut novel is at once stark and funny, a story about body image, addiction, and love. Miller’s story rides the line between fantasy and reality; does Matt really develop superpowers or […]


The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

Scared straight. After reading this horrifying, twisting, mystical story, I would NEVER do anything to land in a Juvenile Detention Facility though the crimes don’t define the characters (everyone is innocent, of course). Or they do (everyone is guilty, of course). The intersection of truth and memory is slowly revealed by the teenage girls who […]


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 […]


The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg (2017)

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg (2017)

A sweet little book about how three people struggling with profound grief find each other.  The relationship between  Arthur (85 years old) and Maddy (18 years old) forms the core of the story. Gentle, supremely engaging, and nicely written, this novel is a gem, almost too good to be true. Terrific gift, great for book […]


The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

In another world where there are witches of all kinds; Tea finds that she is a rare bone witch, a witch that can raise creatures good and bad from the dead.  Tea is confronted with what she is, when she accidentally raises her brother from the dead.  Now her and her brother must head to […]


Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. So, when her parents take a job running Stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing […]