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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 [...]

The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

The Last Guardian is the eighth book that Eoin Colfer has written in the Artemis Fowl series that can be found in the Young Adult collection at TCPL. Artemis’ nemesis the pixie Opal Koboi is up to more than her usual mischief as she has disabled the fairy world and wreaking havoc on Artemis’ family [...]

The Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee

The Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee. Mysteries hold a special place in my fourth grade Nancy Drew-loving heart. Which is about the age you start to realize how much life isn’t particularly fair. At least with mysteries, you can count on a little justice at the end.  Book 3 of The Agency series [...]

The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau

The City of Ember was a Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee from 2005-2006. It is the first of four children’s fantasy books called The Books of Ember from the author Jeanne DuPrau. The story follows two twelve year olds, Lina and Doon, as they challenge the only way of life that they have ever known, [...]

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