Book Review: “Umberland” by Wendy Spinale
Book Reviews / May 11, 2017

In the sequel to “Everland”, author Wendy Spinale takes us back to her steampunk alternate universe, where the world has been ravaged by a mysterious disease. Joining Gwen and Pete on the continuation of their adventures is Duchess Alyssa, determined to save the realm after the Queen of England is brought down by the sickness, and Maddox Hatter, the enigmatic gardener she’s not sure she can trust.

Book Review: “The Lines We Cross” by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Book Reviews / May 9, 2017

Michael’s parents are the founders of Aussie Values, a fringe political party dedicated to keeping refugees from arriving in Australia illegally. Mina, the new girl at school, openly challenges his assumptions about illegal immigrants in class – and is breathtakingly beautiful. Can she change his mind? Can Michael bring himself to defy his parents’ political beliefs?

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.