This second title in the “Sweet Venom” trilogy finds reunited triplets, Gretchen, Grace, and Greer, equally committed to their role as gatekeepers between the monster realm and earth. Although Gretchen has the most experience finding and fighting the monsters, all three have magic talents passed down from Medusa and her gorgon sisters. However as […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab asks the perennial question: how far would you go to give yourself super powers? It’s a question that weighs heavily on the minds of Victor Vale and his roommate, Eli Cardale/Ever. Extremely intelligent, competitive, and more than a little bit emotionally disturbed, these two young men are top students at Lockland […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Half Bad is an urban fantasy novel set in modern day England where witches live right alongside humans. In the world of witches, it is pretty clear who is good and who is evil. If you’re a white witch, you’re good; if you’re a black witch you are considered evil. With Nathan, however, it is […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
When Sam’s dad decides to take Sam and his brother to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for the summer, Sam isn’t sure what to expect. He reasons that it will surely be better than hanging out at home, especially since his dad has been acting so erratically since his mom left. Of course, Sam’s […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Teenage social melodrama is a ripe topic for fiction writers, full of opera-worthy emotions and sky-high stakes. Author Meg Abbott has recognized this and has staked it out as the milieu of her books. Her newest title, The Fever, just came out and is getting amazing reviews. However, it’s been in demand and I haven’t been able to […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Kami Glass has an imaginary friend. There’s been a boy in her head all her life, and she’s never hesitated to talk to him–telling him her dearest dreams and darkest wishes. She tries to live her life as normally as she can by making friends, running the school paper and baby-sitting. Despite her oddities, she does a pretty good […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
I personally love a good superhero story, but one of the big misconceptions about graphic novels is that they are, essentially, comic books for adults. And when people think of comic books, they think “superheroes.” They think of sci-fi, fantasy, and other genres that aren’t set in day-to-day life. However, the graphic novel is a […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In this steampunk novel set in 1889 London, Mina Sherlock (niece of Sherlock) and Evaline Stocker (sister of Bram) are called upon to investigate the mysterious disappearance of Lilly Corteville, Viscount Fauntley’s daughter and the death of Allison Martindale. The only clue that ties Lilly and Allison together are the matching clockwork scarabs found in […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
June is LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Pride Month. There are many great books out there that explore LGBT issues, concerns, and experiences. Here are ten excellent fiction titles to start with: 1. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides 2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 3. Orlando by Virginia Woolf 4. Boy Meets Boy by David Leviathan […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
With the film version of the popular book “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green being in theaters now, the popularity of the book has increased–along with the size of the waiting list for either the book or the ebook. While you are waiting for this book, try one of these titles, written […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.