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Here we will post our musings on a wide variety of titles. You can comment on our posts and find the titles in our catalog.

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

I loved Ransom Riggs’ YA series. I loved the imagination used, the world building, the character’s transformations. I loved the mystery and action. I cried and laughed and sung with the characters throughout all three books. Then the trilogy came to a close, and I was distraught about whether I would ever find a book [...]

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Another classic tale of poor peasant vs royalty or is that the case at all? Recently I finished reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. A fellow circulation co-worker highly recommended this book since we had both liked the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. Living in a world where your blood color dictates your social [...]

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I love heist movies and adore clever criminals. I suspect many others like them too, or “Robin Hood” would not continue to be such a beloved tale. So when I read the blurb for Six of Crows and understood that it was a novel about a dangerous heist undertaken by six young, clever people, I [...]

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

The Great Library of Alexandria has survived to modern times.  This ancient repository of knowledge now keeps all original books in a world where private ownership of books is forbidden. Copies of books are provided to the masses through Alchemy, and those that try to smuggle books illegally are hunted down by Library Automata–fearsome robots [...]

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Laia loves her brother, but she knows he is pushing the limits of their marginal life. She fears her brother is involved in the Resistance, a group that is actively trying to bring down the Empire. When Darin is arrested and her grandparents killed, Laia makes the decision to save her brother, no matter the [...]

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Jude and Noah are thirteen-year-old twins, and while they have different personalities, they are incredibly close. Jude is feisty and wears too much red lipstick. She is the daredevil of the family and the apple of her daddy’s eye. Noah is artistic, insightful, and his mother’s favorite. Noah sees the truth in everyone’s hearts and [...]

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Curse is a phenomenon that may occur after purchasing an item at auction, when the buyer regrets the high price they paid. Kestrel, the daughter of a Valorian general, buys a Herrani slave on a whim. Perhaps it is the defiance in his eyes or the stubbornness of his stance that attracts her, [...]

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

This is a first for me: I don’t know how to review this book. I don’t even know how to begin without spoiling this haunting, suspenseful story. But I’ll begin this way: We Were Liars is the story of three teen-aged cousins—Johnny, Mirren, Cadence—and their good friend, Gat. Together, they are the Liars, and they [...]

Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey

Recently I found a newer YA author that caught my eye, Scott Tracey. His novel Witch Eyes is a supernatural thriller with a bit of romance thrown into the mix. The main character Braden grew up in rural Montana with his Uncle John. Braden was home schooled under his Uncle’s careful watch as Brayden has [...]

Draw the Dark by Ilsa J. Bick

Imagine being a 17 year boy in a small town in Wisconsin that the town wants to forget along with it’s past history of Nazis. That is the life the lead character in Draw the Dark, Christian Cage, has been living since he was 3 years old. Christian his whole life dreams of his parents [...]

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