Fans of "Avatar: The Last Airbender", rejoice: The vibrant world conjured in the beloved animated television series is now the focus of a series of YA novels. "The Rise of Kyoshi" is the first of these novels to be released as well as the first in a pair of stories to focus on Avatar Kyoshi, the legendary Earthbending Avatar.

"The Magicians: Alice’s Story", written by Lilah Sturges and illustrated by Pius Bak, is the first "Magicians" graphic novel from BOOM! Studios, and let me tell you – it’s good.

Johnny is a 12-year-old living in the Philippines with his American family during World War II when the Japanese Imperial Army sweeps into Manila. Separated from his father, Johnny and his mother are put into an internment camp at the University of Santo Tomás, along with all other non-Asians in the region.

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Finding out you're a demon hunter destined to work with the Monkey King? Probably not going to help Genie Lo on her college applications.

In "Stranger Things: Runaway Max", a middle-grade novel, author Brenna Yovanoff gives readers a chance to get inside the head of Max Mayfield, the red-haired newcomer to Hawkins, Indiana.

"Forest of a Thousand Lanterns" follows a young peasant girl named Xifeng, said to be destined for greatness – but only if she lets herself be consumed by the dark power growing within her.

In "The Art of Mindful Reading", bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud shares tips for how to use our reading to practice mindfulness and meditation, including how to work reading into a busy schedule and get the most out of every book we read.

Lucas and Ignacio are both young seminary students when they fall in love – a love taboo in the Colombia of the 1990s, and especially so for young men expected to enter the Catholic priesthood.

Evan's visions from a past life could help him save the life of someone in his current life – but at what cost?

Fatima doesn’t remember life before her adopted family, especially not since almost the entire city of Noor was slaughtered by a chaotic djinn tribe, the Shayateen. When an act of violence awakens in Fatima her own djinn fire, she'll have to figure out how to save Noor from the Shayateen's return.

Book Review: “The Candle and the Flame” by Nafiza Azad
Book Reviews / June 1, 2019

Fatima doesn’t remember life before her adopted family, especially not since almost the entire city of Noor was slaughtered by a chaotic djinn tribe, the Shayateen. When an act of violence awakens in Fatima her own djinn fire, she'll have to figure out how to save Noor from the Shayateen's return.

Graphic Novel Review: “Glitch” by Sarah Graley
Book Reviews / May 13, 2019

Izzy, a devoted gamer, gets more than she bargains for when she's transported into the world of her newest video game, Dungeon City. Pretty soon she's spending all of her time in the game – which means falling asleep in school, ghosting her friends, and getting herself into much more trouble than she expected.