Looking for a deliciously-woven story with a plush, well-developed setting? Interested in a main character who learns they have “special powers”–and might not end up using them for good? The Young Elites is the book for you. Adelina Amouteru is the survivor of a blood fever that ravaged her home decades ago. Most of the […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Grave Mercy hooked me with a fantastic premise: a story set in an alternate realm of history, featuring assassin nuns. Count me in. The story opens with Ismae, a teenager who escapes her very tough life and goes to live at St. Mortain, a convent where the sisters serve the god of Death. She learns the tips and secrets […]- Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Any fans of Gothic fiction should check out Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Since it was Halloween time, I decided to pick up something creepy, and Marina definitely fits the bill. The story is narrated by 15 year old Oscar Drai, a boarding school student in 1979 Barcelona. On one of his daily explorations of Barcelona, […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
This week the last book in the Bloody Jack series, Wild Rover No More will be released. The series follows Mary “Jacky” Faber and the antics she gets herself into while trying to better her life and catch the Catharay Cat on the High Seas. If you’re not convinced yet, here are 5 reasons to read […]- Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
The Young Elites is the brand new series opener by Marie Lu, author of the bestselling Legend trilogy. Unlike Legend, this one is set in an alternative medieval world. Ten years ago, a deadly plague swept through Kenettra leaving thousands dead. Many of those who did survive were branded with strange markings. In Adelina’s case, […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Your attention, please. The National Book Award Finalists have been announced just in time for your Fall reading list. Commence enjoyment. Fiction Finalists: An Unnecessary Woman by Rabin Alameddine All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Redeployment by Phil Klay Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Lila by […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In The Crossover, the main character and his brother are thirteen year old twins. Both are very dedicated to and good at playing basketball. These boys are smart, and their family is fiercely loyal and loving with strong moral supports. The topics of the poems vary from basketball, to school, to family life, all the while […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
This series opener begins with a prank. Aria and her friends are leaving their enclosed pod, Reverie, to see what a farm pod is like. Then things go awry, Aria’s friends are dead, and she’s exiled to the Outside. On the Outside, everything is dangerous, and nothing Aria has been taught is useful. Perry, an […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Anna’s life is complicated. She lives with and is homeschooled by her father which isn’t so strange. What is strange is that there are four genetically altered boys living in her basement: Nick, Cas, Trev, and Sam. Anna’s father works for the organization that did the altering, the Branch, and it’s his job to monitor […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
The nominees for the 2014 National Book Award have been announced for both adult fiction and nonfiction. Some of the fiction nominees include Some Luck by Jane Smiley, All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Redeployment by Phil Klay, Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle and The UnAmericans by Molly Antopol. Nonfiction nominees […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.