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January 20, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Fun take on Mary Shelley's legacy

Teen Mary Shelley is the many times great granddaughter of the legendary writer. Everyone in the Shelley lineage has become well known writers, including Mary's mother, aunt, and grandmother. The problem? The current Mary Shelley has no interest in continuing that legacy. She's not sure who or what she wants...

January 19, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A haunting examination of family, cults, and identity

Lo Denham, magazine assistant and loner, is looking for her sister, Bea. Six years ago, Lo's parents died in a car crash, and while Lo was recovering from her own injuries, Bea left to join The Unity Project. On the surface, The Unity Project and it's leader, Lev Warren, look...

January 04, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Kids Fiction
Learning to be yourself

Ali Sloane is tired of moving. She's changed schools and houses/apartments so many times that she can't claim any one place as home. Ali and her parents, one of whom is a Copycat possessing the ability to shapeshift into any person or animal, currently live with her great-grandmother in the...

January 04, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
3 Reasons You Need This Book In Your Life

I love the Wayward Children series, and the latest installment, ACROSS THE GREEN GRASS FIELDS, is no exception. Here are 3 reasons to read it: 1.) One word: Centaurs. When Regan, a horse loving young girl, is transported to a world of centaurs, she's finally found a...

December 31, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
On growing up and speaking up

Jenae prefers being quiet and blending in. She doesn't mind that it means she's alone most of the time, especially when she still has her grandfather, brother, and mother at home. When a new student, Aubrey, comes to school and seems determined to be her friend, she doesn't know what...

December 30, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Fun story with your favorite superhero girls

When a sudden power outage strikes Metropolis, the Superhero Girls are thrown for a loop, especially Batgirl aka Babs. She relies on technology to contribute to the team and take down the bad guys. Without it, even the team isn't sure she can be helpful. But with perseverance and a...

December 30, 2020
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Moving exploration of depression

Mona Starr's best friend has moved away, and she can feel her 'matter,' what she calls her depression, swirling all around her. She starts therapy to help study what her matter is and how to live with it without letting it stop her from living. Along the way, she makes...

December 29, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Kids Fiction
Touching story of grief and love

When Elodee's world is shaken, she and her family, including her twin sister, Naomi, move to Eventown. At first, Eventown seems like everything they need. The weather is always nice. Elodee's baking is always perfect. Naomi's gymnastics are better than ever. But Eventown isn't exactly normal with its perfection. There...

November 16, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Stunning fantasy on the sea

THE MERMAID, THE WITCH, AND THE SEA is a lush, beautiful, and romantic fantasy that follows Flora, now living as Florian, and Lady Evelyn Hasegawa as they fall in love and try to survive in a dangerous world. Florian is a pirate, desperate to live and hoping for an escape...

November 13, 2020
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Creeptastic clown horror

When Quinn and her father move to a tiny town, she's hoping to fit in and finish high school. Kettle Springs doesn't seem to be too bad, except for the weird clown mascot, Frendo, and a few of the adult townspeople who are more than a little judgmental. Then, Frendo...

October 05, 2020
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Perfect for Clue fans

After the death of the headmaster and the storm in the first book, Blackbrook Academy is barely functioning. Half the student population left, the school’s reputation is hanging on a thread, and Orchid, Vaughn, Scarlett, Peacock, Plum, and Mustard are now known as the Murder Crew. When another dead body...

September 25, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
A new and exciting story of Barbara Gordon

THE ORACLE CODE visits Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl and Oracle) in her teens after an accident that paralyzes part of her body. Now using a wheelchair, Barbara enters the Arkham Center for Independence for physical and mental rehabilitation. Though she is supposed to be healing, too much is happening at...

September 06, 2020
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fast paced historical fantasy

Thea Hope has learned alchemy as her mother's apprentice, forced into the shadows when all she wants is equal credit and to be respected in her own right. For years, they have been trying to create the Philosopher's Stone. Just when it seems possible they might have succeeded, Thea's mother...

September 06, 2020
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Creative spin on a Shakespeare classic

Elle is part of the glittering crowd, beautiful and untouchable, or so they believe. One night, Elle and her friends crash a St. Andrews Prep party and everything changes. The golden boys, the ones revered at St. Andrews, chose Elle as their next target that night. Afterwards, Elle swears revenge....

September 06, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Excellent book for people who want the bite of a Courtney Summers book but creepier

Audiobook review Margot is tired of not getting answers from her mother about where she came from and the history of their family. When she finds an old picture with the name of a town on it, she leaves immediately to find the answers she...

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