I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

Libby died when she was fourteen.  Her mom fell asleep at the wheel and drove into a river, where they both drowned.  …Didn’t they?

Posted by on August 21, 2019

The Lady From the Black Lagoon by Mallory O'Meara

In her debut written work, film producer Mallory O’Meara dives into the lost legend of the woman behind the infamous Creature From the Black Lagoon: Millicent Patrick. The biography begins with Patrick’s early and complicated family life, illustrating her first encounters with chauvinism. With a penchant for art, Patrick moved away from her unstable home life and gravitated towards Hollywood where she is credited to be one of the first Read more...

Posted by on August 20, 2019

Middle-Earth: Journeys in Myth and Legend by Donato Giancola

Any fan of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, or art in general should flip through this book. The substantial size of the novel allows the reader Read more...

Posted by on July 2, 2019

Fergus and Zeke by Heather Ross and Kate Messner

Fergus the mouse (and class pet in Miss Maxwell’s classroom) loves to learn and follow along with the students. When it is time for the students to go on a Read more...

Posted by on June 15, 2019

I am So Brave! by Stephen Krensky

Highly saturated colors come together with bold geometric shapes and a measured use of grain scatter textures to create extremely engaging illustrations in this empowering board book about facing your Read more...

Posted by on June 5, 2019

White Cat by Holly Black

White Cat is the first novel in a suspenseful, action-packed trilogy about Cassel Sharpe’s plots and exploits as he dodges both curse workers and the feds.

Posted by on April 10, 2019

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Containing elements of mystery, horror, romance, history, and the paranormal, Midwinterblood is difficult to describe without giving too much away or just listing more descriptors like “sweeping” and “mystical.”

Posted by on March 26, 2019

The Big Sick by Michael Showalter

Kumail uses humor constantly to confront uncomfortable or difficult situations, including his girlfriend's mysterious illness and his family's expectations for him.

Posted by on March 21, 2019

Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S Dawson and Kevin Hearne

The story opens on a boy named Worstley mucking out the stalls on his family’s farm. He laments about the drudgery of his daily life until a pixie shows up Read more...

Posted by on March 19, 2019

The Pisces by Melissa Broder

The love story of Lucy and Theo is unconventional, to say the least, and full of highly-detailed intimacy, but feels oddly refreshing, if not dark.

Posted by on March 13, 2019

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Hal is a young woman hard on her luck. The debt collectors come knocking with threats of violence if she doesn’t pay off her mounting loan and she surely isn’t Read more...

Posted by on March 11, 2019

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton

“Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful” examines the definition of ‘human’ and how technological advancements in our world can change it.

Posted by on March 11, 2019

Last Pick by Jason Walz

In the not so distant past (3 years ago), aliens invaded Earth and took as many 16 to 65-year-olds as they could collect, so long as they seemed useful. The Read more...

Posted by on February 27, 2019

First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great by Agata Nowicka, Rich Wallace, and Sandra Neil Wallace

For over a century, immigrants and refugees from around the world have made important contributions to the United States in areas such as politics, sports, entertainment, art, and science. From Read more...

Posted by on February 7, 2019

Spider-man: Homecoming

In this superhero action/adventure movie, we join Peter Parker (Spider-man) after his big debut with the Avengers. The famous Tony Stark (Iron Man) has made Peter his protegee, equipping him Read more...

Posted by on January 31, 2019

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