Lizzy Legend by Matthew Ross Smith

This is a fun story about a girl growing up in an impoverished neighborhood with a dream to play basketball. She wishes to be part of the boy’s team but is not allowed. Until one day she is granted a wish, one that she is able to make every basket she ever attempts and this […]

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

“Song for a Whale” is a gem of a book; a story about a young deaf girl who often feels isolated and alone because of her deafness. Iris is a bit of a tech genius and is often sought after to fix everything for everyone but is often made to feel as if she is […]

Throw by Rubén Degollado

Sometimes you read a story that resonates in you so powerfully, it feels as if it is part of your soul, Throw was that kind of story for me. I am a sucker for coming of age stories, The Outsiders was my favorite book growing and to this day still holds a special place in […]

Broken Lands by Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry returns to his world of “Rot and Ruin,” a Zombie series that is very popular on my campus with new characters, new story lines and new plot twists. I will admit, I am not much of a Zombie reader but I do love Jonathan Maberry and his work, so this book was a […]

96 Words for Love by Rachel Roy & Ava Dash

In this modern retelling of the classic Indian legend of Shakuntala and Dushyanta, we follow Raya as she embarks on a journey to spend a summer in India where her grandparents met and fell in love. Filled with culture, beautiful scenery, fun family dynamics and a boy who teaches her there are 96 different ways […]

Imprison the Sky by A.C. Gaughen

  “Slaves no longer, here we became the masters.” I am a huge A.C. Gaughen fan. I often wonder how she can top book after book, but she does. Her imagination is boundless! Her world building is original and inventive, you are intrigued and glued to the pages. Imprison the Sky is complex, entertaining, enchanting, […]

Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

  “You won’t stop meaning something to us just because you think you’re temporary.” Emma Mills has some of the best covers in the young adult genre, they are all so perfect! So, if this cover alone does not convince you to pick up this book, then let me give you a few more. Do […]

Secrets of the Casa Rosada by Alex Temblador

Books that explore our culture are few and far between, so when I stumble upon literary work by Mexican writers I can’t help but feel a sense of pride. Alex Temblador gives us a story about a girl who, when meeting her grandmother for the very first time, discovers a family she never knew. Set […]

The Most Interesting Man in the World

This was the most fun I have had with a book in a while! Although I was expecting it to be in the POV of Mr. Darcy based on the title alone and because I am obviously biaed, but no, it was Mr. Bingley and I loved it so much! This book was hilarious and […]

Slayer by Kristen White

Being chosen is easy. Making choices will break your heart. Hold on to your stakes Buffy fans, there is a new slayer in town! Building on the fandom and world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kristen White delivers on the humor, the action, and the bad-assery of Buffy. The world building was excellent. This book […]