Book Review: “Lois Lane: Triple Threat” by Gwenda Bond
Book Reviews / May 3, 2017

Lois Lane is back! When teenagers with superpowers start popping up across Metropolis, Lois knows she’s got her next big scoop. If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, she soon learns that SmallvilleGuy is coming to town, which means that she’s finally going to meet him in person – and learn his name.

Book Review: “Stranger Than Fanfiction” by Chris Colfer
Book Reviews / April 9, 2017

When young celebrity Cash Carter joins a group of fans on a pre-college road trip unexpectedly, they think they’ve won the lottery. Their idol, however, proves to be human like the rest of them, bringing long-hidden secrets out into the light, which will change their lives forever.

Book Review: “Hearts & Other Body Parts” by Ira Bloom
Book Reviews / April 6, 2017

Esme, Katy, and Veronica are sisters who just happen to be witches, but that doesn’t really prepare them for the arrival of two new and unusual boys – Norman, whose giant body seems to be held together with bolts, and Zack, who has a sun allergy and seems to be flirting with every girl in school.

Book Review: “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas
Book Reviews / April 3, 2017

“The Hate U Give” is set to become a modern classic, a stunning contemporary read that captures with unflinching insight the current climate for growing up young and black in America, from the creative voice of an author who has lived and breathed what she writes. The most highly anticipated book of 2017, the debut YA novel from author Angie Thomas, “The Hate U Give” is a heartbreakingly gripping, honest, furious read.

Book Review: “Night Witches” by Kathryn Lasky
Book Reviews / March 30, 2017

Sixteen-year-old Valya learned to fly planes from her father, and there’s nothing she loves more than being in the sky. When WWII begins, Valya knows her place is fighting Nazis with the Night Witches – an all-female battalion of fighter pilots.

Book Review: “A Psalm for Lost Girls” by Katie Bayerl
Book Reviews / March 14, 2017

Callie’s older sister, Tess, died a few months ago. Since then, she’s been fighting with her mom, skipping school, pulling pranks – anything to keep her from remembering that her best friend is gone. Of course, things are complicated by the fact that Tess was kind of a local celebrity – of the religious sort.

Book Review: “Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Unicorn Training” by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater
Book Reviews / March 9, 2017

In the fun-packed sequel to “Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures”, Pip and Tomas must help get the scaredy-unicorn Regent Maximus ready to compete in the Triple Trident show. As if that wasn’t already hard enough, someone is sneaking into the show stables and cutting off the luxurious tails of Regent’s competition. Can Pip solve the mystery and keep her unicorn friend from panicking?

Book Review: “Velocity” by Chris Wooding
Book Reviews / March 5, 2017

This dystopian racing extravaganza is reminiscent of both “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Hunger Games”. Author Chris Wooding’s thrilling races and desert wastelands conjure the excitement of Mad Max’s best races, and the dangerously engineered tracks Cassica and Shiara must race will immediately bring to mind Katniss’s arena. Still, Velocity doesn’t quite live up to its (admittedly intimidating) precedents.