“Anders’ storytelling is fleet-footed and clever, bursting with fun quips . . .”
“Knee Deep lets itself be a story of solidarity, a tale about the glue that binds communities together, as told by the voice of a young one who, like us, the readers, is just wakin
“The first day I ever gave a shit about soccer was September 4, 1979—the day that Mr. McMann showed up at Powell Park High.
Meg and Colby come from different worlds. Meg is academic and upper middle class, with divorced parents and an almost sure acceptance to Cornell.
“Seasons of the Storm is a unique, fresh love story with the feel of a fantasy.
We are Totally Normal is set in a high school in California and depicts a young man in his final year who is confused about his sexuality.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a prequel to Susanna Collins's acclaimed Hunger Games trilogy, confirms Collins as a master of dystopian YA, able to spin engaging tales around deeply f
“Poston’s loose adaptation of Beauty is enjoyable, moving, and easy to read, like eating a smooth, sweet bowl of ice cream.”
“Suffused with a love of music and a healthy dose of fantasy, The Kingdom of Back is sure to cast a spell over Lu’s eager readers.”
“Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen is a well-drawn graphic novel, but its story is rushed and chock full of clichés.”
“A rollicking blend of horror story, adventure, and fantasy, Angel Mage rises to a dramatic climax that will satisfy fans of all these genres.”
“Kira is a heroine that readers will root for as they explore the world of Japanese folklore, YA-style.”
“Holly Black weaves a compelling spell that’s certain to ensorcell her readers.
This young adult novel will appeal to young people who are questioning their sexuality or coming to terms with being gay.
“Where the World Ends is a beautiful, sorrowful, poignant book with deeply drawn characters, a chilling atmosphere, and waves of emotion. Highly recommended . . .”
Baldacci’s legions of fans will probably love this book, but new readers will find it lacking in too many of the requisite storytelling skills.
“When the Stars Lead to You holds a diverse cast of characters and deep discussions about mental illness, race, and sex.”
“I Hope You Get This Message delivers a nicely woven tapestry of faith tested, morals questioned, and the power of hope.”
Continuing the swashbuckling saga begun with Seafire, Natalie C.
“the writing is smooth and the story compelling, making it a fun, quick read.”
"This book is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys fantasy, magic, complex relationships, and family dynamics.
In King Shaka, Zulu Legend, by Luke W. Molver, Shaka Zulu rises to the throne after wrestling a turbulent and oft-times violent kingdom from his brother.
“Each story shows us a new world, a future world, a unique world unknown to the reader and populated with exquisitely drawn characters.”
“Nancy Richardson Fischer has produced a joyous and highly satisfying read, and one that deserves acclaim and award. . . . a novel that oozes excellence and craftsmanship.”
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