The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Princess Lia of Morrighan, tired of living a life ruled by tradition and duty, is pushed to her limits when her hand is offered in marriage to the prince of Read more...

Posted by on September 11, 2016

First & Then by Emma Mills

The story borrows from Pride and Prejudice, yet forges its own identity, straying from its source material enough to keep you guessing what will happen. An unexpectedly touching, thoroughly delightful Read more...

Posted by on September 11, 2016

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

Bow presents an intriguing concept but is unable to follow through with her characters, pacing, or focus. The writing is littered with unexplained technological terms and the staccato sentences take Read more...

Posted by on September 10, 2016

Shutter by Courtney Alameda

Masterfully crafted pacing helps build a sense of foreboding, and the richly layered background makes for a captivating story that manages to leave room for an anticipated sequel. Shutter is Read more...

Posted by on September 10, 2016

My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Stephanie Perkins

Brought together by award-winning author Stephanie Perkins, this diverse and heart-warming collection of holiday stories is written by a veritable Who's Who of YA authors. Mostly realistic but occasionally fantastical, Read more...

Posted by on September 10, 2016

For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story by Rebecca Langston-George

Famous teen activist for children's and women's rights, Malala Yousafzai, didn't just fall into activism, she was thrust into it. In a show of defiance, Malala attended school in the Read more...

Posted by on September 10, 2016

Anything but Ordinary Addie : the True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic by Mara Rockliff

The shared history of magic and showmanship has long included the stories of men, most famously Harry Houdini and PT Barnum, but some readers may be surprised to know that Read more...

Posted by on September 10, 2016

We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist

Each relationship is presented in three parts –the backstory, the hypothesis, and the investigation – and hilarious charts and diagrams accompany each pseudo-scientific relationship analysis. Josh may have struck out Read more...

Posted by on September 10, 2016

Food for Thought

A few weeks ago, you got to meet the managers of WPL. This week, get to know some of their new favorite recipes, all of which can be found in Read more...

Posted by on February 18, 2016

The Visual Side of Reading

While it can be said that I am passionate about all reading, it is particularly true that I am passionate about reading graphic novels. Just as it is with any Read more...

Posted by on December 17, 2015

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