Book Review: “Lucky in Love” by Kasie West
Book Reviews / August 6, 2017

Maddie’s life isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty good – there are only a few things that she wishes she could change, like her parents’ fighting all the time and worrying about paying for a good college. On her 18th birthday, she buys a lottery ticket on a whim… and ends up winning 50 million dollars.

Book Review: “No Good Deed” By Goldy Moldavsky
Book Reviews / June 12, 2017

It’s been just over a year since author Goldy Moldavsky’s debut novel “Kill the Boy Band” was published, and now she’s back with her follow up “No Good Deed”. Though “No Good Deed” isn’t a sequel to “Kill the Boy Band”, it does take place in the same universe, and readers of Moldavsky’s first novel will enjoy nods to it in her second work.

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: “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: “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.

Book Review: “Frogkisser” by Garth Nix
Book Reviews / February 28, 2017

All Anya wants to do is sit in her library and read books about sorcery. Unfortunately, her wicked step-step-father Duke Reginald has turned her older sister’s true love, Denholm, into a frog, and Anya has sworn to change him back (even if only to get Morven to stop screaming). But before she’s able to complete her task, the royal dogs have sent Anya away on a Quest.

Graphic Novel Review: “Newsprints” by Ru Xu
Book Reviews / January 31, 2017

A war orphan, Blue disguises herself as a newspaper delivery boy to survive. Three years later, she’s one of the best newsies around, and her secret is still safe. But when Blue becomes apprenticed to an eccentric inventor, Jack, and befriends a mysterious boy named Crow, everything changed.