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American Street

Fabiola is an immigrant from Haiti. She’s on her way to Detroit with her mother to live with her aunt and cousins when her mother is detained. Fabiola goes on to Detroit without her mother and moves in with her cousins, Princess, Primadonna, Chantal, and her aunt Jo. As Fabiola spends more time with her [...]

#famous

Rachel is your average high school tennager. One day, while at the mall she sneaks a picture of her crush Kyle working. Rachel has good intentions when she “flits” the picture to her best friend Mo. When Mo shares it, the picture blows up all over social media and nothing will be normal ever again. [...]

The Sky Between You and Me

Raesha is teenager who is a cowgirl and rodeo rider. She strives to be just liked her mother who passed away a few years back. To be like her mother, though Raesha thinks she needs to lose 5 pounds to be as good as her mom. What ensues is skipped meals, wedges between friends and [...]

A Torch Against the Night

Riots. Cold blooded murder. Freedom. Laia is a fugitive who escaped the city Serra with Elias, another fugitive. Laia’s brother Darin was captured and is imprisoned in Kauf, the most dangerous prison in the Empire. Darin has knowledge of Serric steel, which the scholars’ need for their future. Elias is adamant that he stays with [...]

If I Was Your Girl

Synopsis: Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school in Lambertville, Tennessee. Like any other girl, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret. There’s a reason why she transferred schools for her senior year, and why she’s determined not to get too close to anyone. And then [...]

Heartless

Lies. Deceit. Heartbreak. Catherine lives in Wonderland and is one of the most  desired. But  she’s not interested  in  being tied down. After going to the  black and white ball, she find out the king of hearts is going to propose to her.  When she faints, the jester revives her and she ends up falling [...]

Scythe

The beginning of the book Scythe takes place in a future world were everything is perfect there’s no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery, and no death the only people who are obligated to kill are the Scythe’s. A Scythe can be related to the Grim Reaper because there job is to kill people [...]

Of Fire and Stars

Of Fire and Stars tells the story of Princess Dennaleia, a princess who is set to marry the prince of Mynaria. But Dennaleia has a secret: she has a fire affinity. She can control fire, but in Mynaria it is forbidden. How will she keep her affinity a secret? And most importantly, will a friendship [...]

The Sun Is Also A Star

Natasha Kinglesy is an undocumented Jamaican immigrant whose dad is a starving actor. She immigrated to the USA when she was 8 years old. Her family overstayed their visa and now, Natasha’s life is coming undone. Daniel Jae Ho Bae is a seventeen year old Korean American whose parents immigrated to the U.S. years ago. [...]

In Case You Missed It

Samantha Wallach is like any other seventeen year old. She wants to get her license, go to prom with the cutest boy in school, and pass all her AP tests. When her dad’s bank gets hacked, all her family’s secrets are revealed and nothing will ever be the same. I honestly loved this book and [...]

What Light

Sierra is a high schooler who helps run her family’s Christmas tree farm. Ever since she was born, for one month they leave Oregon and spend the month in California selling Christmas trees. Sierra leaves her two best friends behind, and goes to see her other best friend Heather. When Sierra meets Caleb, a boy [...]

Projekt 1065

Michael O’Shaunessey is a 13 year old Irish boy living in Nazi Germany in 1943. He joins the Hitler Youth, but not to help Germany. His family are spies for the Allied powers and have been sending them secret intelligence for the past 6 years. When he meets another boy in the Hitler Youth named [...]

Gemina

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed. The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next [...]

Projekt 1065

Infiltrate. Befriend. Sabotage. World War II is raging. Michael O’Shaunessey, originally from Ireland, now lives in Nazi Germany with his parents. Like the other boys in his school, Michael is a member of the Hitler Youth. But Michael has a secret. He and his parents are spies. Michael despises everything the Nazis stand for. But [...]

Holding Up the Universe

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her [...]

Stealing Snow

Snow has lived in the Whittaker mental asylum since she was 6 years old and tried to walk through a mirror with her friend. She spends her time drawing, watching The end of almost with her orderly Vern, taking her seven dwarfs pills, and being antagonized by another patient Magpie. One day after visiting with [...]

Towers Falling

Deja is a ten year old girl living in Brooklynn, New York with her family. They live at Avalon residence, a homeless shelter because they’ve been evicted from their apartment.  When Deja starts at her new school, she’s very standoffish and mean. She meets Ben and Sabeen and eventually, the three become friends. When their [...]

The Crown’s Game

Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are the only enchanters in Russia, and when the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threaten to attack, the tsar wants a powerful enchanter by his side, and as an advisor [...]

Signs of you

Riley is a sixteen year old who lost her mother in a car crash two years ago. The school puts her in Back on Track, a study/counseling group with Jay, Kate, and Noah who have all lost a family member. One day, while at the grocery store, Riley sees her mother who has been dead [...]

A Torch Against the Night

A Torch Against the Night takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness [...]

Wild Hearts

Traveling is common for Brie and her family, so it’s no surprise when they move to Texas. Lost Springs, Texas is an extremely small town that is struggling economically. Brie’s father is a land developer that plans on building an extended hotel, which would allow more jobs to open up. One night, Brie is awakened [...]

Express Yourself

A book made for young girls and teen girls. It gives personal stories from other girls that have had experiences that the reader may have one day. The chapters are filled with quizzes to take.  The quizzes are meant for the answers to be written out, so you can go back and see how you responded [...]

Renegade (Mila 2.0, #2)

There is no one left for Mila to trust. Except for a boy she barely knows. But Hunter has no idea who—and what—Mila really is. She can’t bear to reveal her secret, even though he’s unwittingly joined her search for Richard Grady, a man who may know more details of Mila’s complicated past. Yet the [...]

No Such Person

The Allerdon family visit trip to their cottage starts with an unexpected event. When a water accident happens right in front of the dock, Miranda and her older sister Lander are the first ones to notice it. Miranda suspects that the “accident” was actually planned and that the boy driving the boat (Jason) purposely meant [...]

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel. [...]

Daughter of Deep Silence

When things go wrong some people start to fall apart. Frances Mace is one of those people. When a trip on the ship called the Persephone turns into a brutal attack by gunman, Frances scrambles to find a hiding place in order to survive. As lucky as she is to be hidden well, the view [...]

Secret of the Sevens

Years ago, the owner of a boarding school, that was establish for orphans / disadvantaged children, died in a fire along with 5 other members of the secret society he created. Some people think the two remaining members planned the murders and most believe they did it so they could steal the owner’s money. However, the question everyone [...]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs. A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the [...]

Forgive me, Leonard Peacock

Today is Leonard Peacock’s birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather’s P-38 pistol. But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart-obsessed [...]

In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World

This entire book is about moments in his life, some of which he had not told anyone else about. While reading you will discover facts about Joey that you probably never knew before. Some parts are relateable while others are unimaginable. Joey did not have the simplest life growing up. Whether it was family issues with [...]

Heir

Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Maxon and America’s daughter, princess Eadlyn, has a selection of her own. Eadlyn thinks the selection is joke, despite her parents efforts to show her it can be great, only if she tries and lets her guard down. The last thing Eadlyn expects [...]

Red Queen

Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood-those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds destined to serve the silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles [...]

The Last Good Day of the Year

Ten years ago, in the early hours of New Year’s Day, seven-year-old Samantha and her next door neighbor, Remy, watched as a man broke into Sam’s home and took her younger sister, Turtle, from her sleeping bag. Remy and Sam, too afraid to intervene at the time, later identified the man as Sam’s sister Gretchen’s [...]

Crimson Bound

When Rachelle was fifteen, she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced [...]

The Remedy

In a world before The Program… Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill—she can “become” anyone. Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between [...]

Nowhere But Here

Emily has led a sheltered life with her mother and adopted father. She knows about her real dad’s lifestyle; her mother always told her that Eli, and his motorcycle club The Reign Of Terror, were bad news. But, she can’t help but be a little bit curious about what exactly her mother is running from. [...]

Throne of Glass

A prince, an assassin, the captain of the guard, and a rebellious princess lives are changed and entwined forever when the king calls for his champion. Pitted against twenty-three mercenaries, thieves, and warriors, Celaena Sardothien can obtain her freedom she has desired for so long. But if she loses she be sent back the prison, [...]

Through The Woods

A beautifully illustrated graphic novel with five unsettling stories about what lurks in the woods. I really loved this graphic novel. The illustrations were beautiful and I liked how each story had it’s own set of a few contrasting colors. The text worked really well with the illustrations; the way the text complimented the pictures [...]

Alistair Grim’s Odditorium

This book is set in England around 1900 and is told through the eyes of a 12 year old chimney sweep named Grubb.  Grubb has a terrible life until he stows away in the carriage of Alistair Grim while running from trouble. Through out his journey Grubb encounters all sorts of mystical beings such as [...]

Damaged

Kinsey’s best friend Camille was killed in a car accident while Kinsey was driving. Plagued by guilt and haunted by Camille’s ghost she goes on an impromptu road trip with Camille’s boyfriend to try and escape. I really wanted to like this book. I love the author and I’ve liked all of her past books, [...]

Trust me, Im lying

In trust me, I’m lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer a girl named Julep Dupree attends a top class private school in Chicago. St. Agatha’s is filled with all the right people to fund her tuition, unintentionally of course. Julep is the girl that they go to when they need something fixed, the schemes get her [...]

Even in Paradise

When Julia Buchanan enrolls at St.Annes at the beginning of junior year, Charlotte Ryder already knows all about the former senators daughter.Most people do…or think they do. Charlotte certainly never expects she will be Julia’s friend.But almost immediately, she is drawn into the larger-than-life new girl’s world-a world of midnight rendezvous, dazzling parties,palatial vacation homes,and [...]

I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister

Sohanes sister Djelila is dead. She was murdered by a gang of boys because she chose to reject the Muslim customs. Sohane was expelled from her school for choosing to embrace them. Now that her sister is gone Sohane must come to terms with her grief and her guilt. During Djelilas last days Sohane felt [...]

Magic Thief: Home

Conn a wizard and used to be gutterboy has come a long way. He saved his city of Wellment and now his friend the duchess of the Sunrise is proposing the idea of him being the Ducal magister. A Ducal magister is the city’s most important wizard. However, since Conn is a former thief the [...]

Afterworlds

Allow me to start this review off by saying that I am most definitely a Scott Westerfeld fan. I greatly enjoyed his Leviathan series, and, although I didn’t fully get into it, I did think his Uglies series was good as well. His new book, Afterworlds, is definitely on par with, if not better, than [...]

Meridian

In Meridian, the arc light has discovered that there are other survivors in a place they call the ice box. They have also discovered that they’re a new kind of fade. Mutated, chaotic, they don’t hear like the fade do. These monstrous fades don’t even look human. Their nanites consume and destroy everything they touch. [...]

Tape

“Ryan and Ameliah. Two teenagers separated by time but infinitely connected. You could call this a love story. You could call it a time-travel story. Or a story of hope and fate and all the magic of the universe…but to really get it, you just have to read it.” ~Book Jacket Synopsis: The book jacket [...]

Feuds

Davis and Cole live in a world where Priors are perfect and rich. Imps are poor, low life and work for the Priors. Priors and Imps hate each other and it is illegal for Priors and Imps to have relationships. Davis is a Prior and Cole is an Imp. They should hate each other but instead they are drawn [...]

Lark Rising

Title: Lark Rising Author: Sandra Waugh Publisher:  Random HouseRelease Date: Sept. 2014Pages: 384Place on Hold  Sandra Waugh is making her debut into the world of Young Adult Fantasy with a strong kick. Lark Rising will take her to soaring heights!!! Lark is not your average heroine. She is shy, timid, and not looking for an adventure. In fact her idea of [...]

Poisoned Apples

This is a collection of free form poems by Christine Heppermann that uses fairy tale characters to talk about what teen girls face in their lives. Things like anorexia, sex, body issues, and a bunch of other things that most young adult authors don’t tell the truth about. It reminded me of all the videos from [...]

Zac & Mia

Zac is seventeen and has leukemia. On Ward 7G most newbies are usually old. That is until Mia comes along. Mia is seventeen and has osteosarcoma in her lower leg. Zac does not think a knock on the wall will ever lead to a great friendship with Mia. Zac knows she is beautiful, feisty and [...]

Zoo at the Edge of the World

The Zoo at the Edge of the World is about Marlin Rackham, son of world-famous explorer Roland Rackham, who has a stutter. When his father captures a jaguar for his resort The Zoo at the Edge of the World something magical happens to Marlin. This story takes a lot of twists and never seems too [...]

Bitter Kingdom

Rae Carson says it all in her beautiful, heart-pounding conclusion to the Fire and Thorns Trilogy! The love of her life and the key to saving her kingdom has been taken hostage, her kingdom is about to be thrown into civil war, and get back her throne, Elisa is done waiting for her destiny. She’s [...]

Positive

A memoir written by Paige Rawl, a girl who was born HIV positive, tells about her struggles with bullying because of her HIV. I absolutely loved this book. It was a very brave look into bullying and the stigmas that come with having HIV or AIDS. I feel like this book will really raise awareness [...]

Kiss of Broken Glass

When Kenna is found cutting herself in the school bathroom she is sent to a facility for a seventy two hour psychiatric hold. While there she meets some new friends and realizes she is addicted to self harm. I liked this book. I fell in love with the story from the beginning and I wanted [...]

Heir of Fire

With all characters: bad and good, new and old, Sarah J. Maas is turning up the heat in the Heir of Fire. Deadly, beautiful, intoxicating, and a breath of hope for the first time for Celaena, Dorian, and Chaol… this is the beginning of a revolution, the beginning of an end. Celaena broken and destroyed [...]

Anatomy of a Misfit

Anatomy of a Misfit follows the basic structure of a chick lit. book. The female main character, Anika Dragomir, has a slight problem (in this case it’s a vampire like dad and a dark mind), she gets into a love triangle (the cool bad boy, Jared Kline, who every girl wants to be used by [...]

Tease

Sara has been criminally charged with bullying and harassment following the death of Emma Putnam. Everyone believes she’s guilty, but can she and her friends really be blamed for Emma’s suicide ? Sure they were mean to her…but wasn’t everyone ? As Sara and her friends go to trial we find out the truth about [...]

The Fiery Heart

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her [...]

Faking Normal

  Alexi Littrell is a very nice girl, but has a secret she has never told anyone. Alexi has never told anyone because she knows it will change things. It is hard for Alexi to live with this secret, so hard that she takes it out on herself by aggressively scratching the back of her neck. She thinks [...]

Rebel

In Rebel by Amy Tintera, 178 the highest number to have ever rebooted, the strongest, fastest at everything; her name is Wren. 22 Callum is basically human. After they successfully escape from HARC and Wren gets the antidote to cure Callum they free the reboots locked up. As a group they move to their next [...]

Half Bad

Unfortunately, I did not like this book. I was excited to read it because of the concept and all the good things I’ve heard, but I feel like I didn’t read the same book everyone’s so thrilled about. My biggest issue was the main character, Nathan. I felt like he was a very dull, underdeveloped [...]

The One

America was sure she wouldn’t get picked for the selection in the first book. Now in the third book, the selection has changed America’s life. She will continue to do what seems right even if that means going against what the king thinks and wants. She also has trouble finding out how she truly feels [...]

Say What You Will

 Amy was born with cerebral palsy and has difficulty walking and needs a voice box to talk. Matthew has OCD and is compelled to do things like tap lockers and check faucets to ensure they’re turned off. When Amy’s parents hire Matthew to be one of Amy’s peer helpers, Amy and Matthew find out they [...]

The Treatment

Sloane and James are still missing memories, but the important thing is that they are together and have survived The Program. Together they will run from The Program and try to bring it down. During all of this they also have one pill of the Treatment, a pill that can bring back a person’s memories. [...]

Graduation Day

Cia Vale wants to put an end to The Testing once and for all. She’s prepared to join the rebel alliance and fight when she finds out the corruption of the united common wealth runs even deeper than she thought. To put an end to the testing, Cia is going to have to figure out [...]

Defy by Sara B. Larson

Sara B. Larson has made quiet a stellar debut into the world of YA authors. Defy is her gift to humanity.  Heartfelt!  Action-Packed! And completely captivating! Larson delivers a story where it is dangerous to be who you really are and what it means to trust and love. Alex Hollen is a fighter. Practically unstoppable, and his [...]

Pushing the Limits

Echo and Noah both believe they’re broken beyond repair. Noah’s a trouble-making, girl-using foster kid. Echo can’t remember the events of the night that gave her her ” freaky” scars. A chance meeting in the guidance counselors office will bring them together; afterwards nothing can tear them apart. I loved this book so much. I [...]

Half Bad

To be persecuted because of your blood. Held accountable for the actions of a family you’ve never met. When you live a life full of struggle, hatred, and the few you things you hold dear are ripped away from you… Your living Nathan Bryn’s life. Nathan is a special child. Revered yet feared because he [...]

The Beginning of Everything

After golden boy Ezra Faulkner has a life changing accident he’s not quite sure where he belongs. He’s gone from popular jock to brooding outcast. And the weird thing is, he doesn’t really miss his old crowd. He’s not quite sure what to do, until he meets Cassidy. I really, really liked this book, until [...]

Dorothy Must Die

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the [...]

The Book of David

A talented high school football star in a southern town has a secret. One so big he can’t even admit it to himself. But soon he’ll learn that nothing stays secret forever. I’m absolutely in love with this book. I love books that are in the tradition of Go Ask Alice because of the raw [...]

Lucy in the Sky

Lucy in the Sky by AnonymousRelease Date: May 2012Pages: 278Place on Hold  Synopsis:  A good girl from a good family receives a diary from her brother on her 16th birthday. In it she records everything from her first drink to her first hit and ultimately her trip to rehab. This journal shows a teenage girls slide into addiction [...]

Killer Instinct

Lane is a normal teenager if you count an obsession with serial killers and their thoughts normal. Lane has always had urges that she couldn’t explain but now she’s found a way to channel them. By hunting down sick criminals and inflicting her own type of justice. When a serial killer named The Decapitator makes [...]

The Treatment

  The Treatment by Suzanne Young Release Date: April 2014 Pages: 352 Place on Hold  Synopsis: After barely escaping The Program, a treatment for the suicide epidemic among young adults, Sloane and James are on the run with a group of rebels. Soon they realize that The Program has taken large chunks of their memories and they aren’t [...]

Learning Not to Drown

Everyone has a few skeletons in the closet, but what happens when yours is up and walking around ? Following you everywhere you go, whispering in your ear, ever present. This is the life of Clare who in her small town is constantly reminded of her family’s Skelton, her older brother Luke and his criminal [...]

Princess in the Opal Mask

Never judge a book by its cover–or even by the description on the back.  Otherwise you’ll miss this excellent book! The Princess in the Opal Mask by Jenny Lundquist is full of secrets and surprises and is most definitely enticing! There are two girls: Elara and Wihla. Elara is an orphan who wishes to know [...]

Dare You To

Beth’s home life is a mess. Her mother is an alcoholic and if anyone knew what really happened in her house her mother would be sent to jail. Beth’s spent her whole life protecting her mother until one day there’s something she can’t protect her from. Her uncle Scott. He knows way too much about [...]

Panic

In Carp, New York the high school seniors have a tradition, Panic. A game they play at the end of every school year where the crash prize is high but the stakes are even higher. Panic consists of dangerous challenges that the contestants have to complete in order to move forward, ending with the final [...]

Glimpse

Hopes life is turned upside down when her older sister Lizzie attempts suicide. Lizzie is an elective mute and only Hope knows why Lizzie tried to kill herself. In this novel written in verse Hope will give you a glimpse. This book was powerful. And It’s written in my favorite style which made it even [...]

All The Truth That’s In Me

Four years ago, Judith disappeared. Two years ago, she came back mutilated and unable to speak. She is ignored and shunned by her friends and family and is forced to live a sad and lonely life of silence. Her only happiness is Lucas her childhood friend whom she is in love with. Only she could [...]

If He Had Been With Me

If He Had Been with Me by Laura Nowlin Release Date: April  2013 Pages: 330 Place on Hold  Synopsis: Finn and Autumn had been childhood best friends, but in middle school they drifted apart. Now they are in high school and even though Autumn has a boyfriend she can’t help but wonder what would have happened between [...]

Letting Ana Go

Ana is from a good family, gets good grades and is on the cross country team, she has it all. When her coach makes the runners keep a food diary she treats it like a joke. Until she doesn’t. Looking at all she eats laid out on paper she can’t help but feel the she [...]

Allegiant

Tris Prior’s word has been shattered. The faction system she has always known is a lie manufactured by an outside government. The government inside her city is a tyranny controlled by the formerly factionless. Everything she has always know is no more. So, when she is offered the chance to go outside the city she [...]

The Originals

“Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey share everything-including a genetic identity. Seventeen-year old Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey Best grew up as identical triplets…until they discover a shocking family secret. They’re actually closer than sisters. They’re clones. Hiding from those that could expose them, the Best family appears to consist of a single mother with one daughter named [...]

Light

The kids of the FAYZ have been trapped for almost two years and things are getting desperate. The evil gaphage has taken a body and no one is safe. Not to mention the FAYZ wall is now transparent leaving everyone on the outside believing they are monsters. The FAYZ is almost over but how it [...]

Poison

Potion master, Kyra, set out to murder her best friend, princess Ariana, but for the first time ever her poisonous dart misses. Charged with the attempted assignation of the princess Kyra is on the run. She will do any thing it takes to avoid capture because the kingdom must be saved and the princess is [...]

Thousand Words

Ashleigh loves her boyfriend Kaleb. Problem is he’s going away to college. To make sure he won’t forget her while he’s away, Ashleigh sends him a picture that is 100% unforgettable. Little did she know just how unforgettable it would become. Characters: The author did a great job expressing Ashleigh’s feelings. At some parts of [...]

Parallel

Abby Barnes has her whole life perfectly planned; from carefully chosen high school courses to college to a career in journalism. That’s the plan. But all that changes when one of her carefully selected classes is canceled. Forced to take drama Abby tries out for the school play where she gets the lead and ultimately [...]

Arclight

Arclight  is about a girl named Marina, who is called the miracle. The Arclight is life and safety; no-one survives outside the Arclight, besides Marina. Besides the Arclight, there is  the Gray and the Dark. Only Fades live in the dark, they are monsters that everybody fears.  When Fades breach the outside the Arclight goes [...]

The Testing

In this book, The Seven Stages War leaves most of the planet a charred wasteland where the people of the world live in regions and the future belongs to the chosen few of the next generation who must rebuild it. Once teens graduate, a select few are chosen to go to “The Testing”, a series [...]

Mila 2.0

Mila always thought of herself as an average teenage girl, until she found out the truth. The truth was that she was built-in a computer science lab and that she isn’t human, but an android. Now that Mila knows the truth she doesn’t want to believe it, and most of all she doesn’t want to [...]

The Elite

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete for the crown and Prince Maxon’s heart, but now only six remain. America Singer is one of them, but unlike the other girls she has to decide if she is in love with Aspen, her ex-boyfriend she can’t get over, or Prince Maxon. At the same time [...]

Reboot

In Reboot by Amy Tintera, Wren Connolly has died but came back to life as a Reboot. The longer a Reboot stays dead the stronger, faster they are. The down side is, they are a former hollow shell of the human they once were. Wren has stayed dead for 178 minutes, she is the strongest most emotionless Reboot there is. [...]

Dark Triumph

In Dark Triumph, a hauntingly, beautiful sequel to Grave Mercy, Robin LaFevers spins a tale of romance, betrayal, and justice. When Sybella arrives at the convent, she is half-mad thanks to her tyrannical father and brother’s oedipal love. Trained in the arts of death and seduction, Sybella is one of the convent’s most power weapons. However, her skills [...]

Skinny

Ever Davies weighs over three hundred pounds. She thinks she’s a freak; at least that’s what the voice in her head Skinny has told her. Skinny whispers all kinds of awful things to Ever about how she looks and what people think about her. Ever decides to change and with the help of her best [...]

Send Me a Sign

When popular high school senior Mia is diagnosed with cancer her whole world falls apart. Feeling her friends would never understand, she decides to keep her illness a secret, leaving her to face cancer virtually alone. This story is about Mia battling her cancer and finding herself. Characters: I loved Mia instantly. I know most [...]

Every Day

 Every day “A” wakes up in a different body. It’s never the same body twice and happens at midnight whether A wants it to or not. It has always been this way for A, who has never had a problem with it. A even created a code that is stuck to every day. It’s an [...]

Return to Me

When Rebecca Muir’s life falls apart she is left with the startling revelation that everything she’s always believed has been a lie. Desperately trying to put back the shattered pieces of her life, Rebecca goes on a journey that will change her forever. Characters: The characters in this book were real and absolutely amazing; the [...]

If I Lie

Quinn is hated by everyone; her friends,her teachers and even her own father. The whole town turned on her when she ” cheated ” on her marine boyfriend Carey, but only she knows the truth. As she struggles with everyday life as the most hated girl in town she tries to hide her pain and [...]

The Diviners

“Do you believe there are ghosts and demons and diviners among us? Evie O’Neil has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City–and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, Broadway plays, and movie palaces! Soon enough, [...]

Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

 When Mara Dyer wakes up in a hospital bed after an accident that killed her friends, her world is turned upside down . As she struggles to come to terms with her new reality, Mara starts seeing things. Frustrated with her lack of memory, Mara is desperate for answers as to what happened that night. [...]

Lovely, Dark, and Deep

Wren went to her father’s house in the woods of Maine to escape. She wanted to leave behind her old life and the mess she had made of it. She wanted to forget it ever happened. She wanted to forget how to feel. She got the opposite. In this stunning book , pain, loss , [...]

The Giver

Greetings, I’m the Literature Critic. I read it so you don’t have to! While we all might look at the world today and think that it can be unfair and overly-flawed, looking at anything in the media based around “dystopias” can make one immediately thankful to be in the poor economy-suffering world than to be [...]

The Schwa Was Here

The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman Publisher: Penguin Books Release Date: Oct 2004 Pages: 228 Place on Hold  Greetings, I’m the Literature Critic. I read it so you don’t have to! Today’s book that we’re going to take a look at is The Schwa Was Here, by Neal Shusterman. I first saw book when I was in 7th grade, and [...]

The Kill Order

In this prequel to the Maze Runner series, we finally get some insight to what happened in the outside world to make WICKED go to such drastic measures. The story was told by Mark, a survivor of the initial solar flares. It not only tells his tale of survival, but of the true reason why [...]

Quarantine

 When a horrible government accident traps the teenagers of McKinley High School inside it, they find themselves in a struggle for life or death. Life becomes every man for himself, especially during food drops.  Vicious fights break out as each gang tries to take over control of McKinley High. With constant heart pounding action and [...]

Perfect Escape

 Kendra’s brother Grayson has a horrible case of OCD that had left his family in a state if worry and disarray since he was first diagnosed. Always living in the shadow of Grayson’s illness, Kendra strives for perfection but when her perfect facade falters Kendra falters, to0. Unable to face the music, Kendra goes on the trip [...]

No Safety in Numbers

This was a story told from multiple points of view about what happens when a mall is put on lock down with the shoppers still inside. As people fall ill tempers run high as those inside the mall become increasingly desperate. The shoppers want out but the government is determined to keep them in. Characters: [...]