source link Meri faces a senior year full of stress — her boyfriend, her brother, her best friend, her grandmother, her prom, her SATs, her parents, and even the adorable guy for whom she secretly pines — they're all problematic. Trying desperately to untangle from the drama around her, Meri keeps her eyes on the future: The story, weaving youthful memories and adult follies, is heartfelt and accountable. The artwork is the best I've seen from Georges, one of my favorite comic storytellers.
Recommended by Kevin S. I read this book once, 10 years ago, and I still think about its world especially the army of broken umbrellas all the time.
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Recommended by Hayley H. Hoffmeister writes a gritty southern gothic novel; even though it takes place in the small town of Pierce, Idaho, the goings-on there would fit snugly in the south. This is technically a young adult book, but so dark it seems a much better fit to tag it as adult literature. Hoffmeister's characters, cousins Little and Willa, are trapped in a home life full of despair; child neglect and abuse, poverty, crime, and drug running are realities in Do you know where your chocolate comes from? Amadou is a slave in today's Ivory Coast, where his sole concern is for the safety of his younger brother, Seydou.
But when the fiery Khadija is brought to the plantation, she stirs Amadou into action, and the three children embark on a heart-stopping, tear-jerking break for freedom. This gripping novel sheds light on the dark secrets of our favorite treat. This spellbinding read is perfect for fans of fractured fairy tales or Celtic mythology. A coming-of-age tale about grief and love set against the backdrop of a richly imagined fantasy world, this Cinderella retelling has chilling specters at its edges, and will keep its claws in you long after you've turned the last page.
From the author of The Rap Year Book comes this funny, smart, and illustrated collection of basketball debates. What a thrill ride!! When she glitches into the virtual game, she becomes the eye of a hurricane, going deep undercover to find an elite hacker for the game's enigmatic creator, Hideo Tanaka.
Marie Lu has written an adrenaline-fueled ode to video games and MMOs. In characteristic Lu style, the heroes and Friends since the first grade, Rhett and Link have built a phenomenal YouTube fan base with over 12 million subscribers. This hilarious book is a must for all Mythical Beasts! I don't have the words to describe this book, except to say that it feels like finally reaching home in the middle of the night after a long journey and finding that someone has left the porch light on for you.
Stiefvater deftly straddles the line between magic and magical realism, populating her porch light world with a cast of unforgettable characters that you will love like family. This book is perfect for teens of all genders, and adults who need a little Feminism I really appreciated the way Moxie talks to its readers and not at them. I will be recommending this book to everyone. Diana of Themyscira risks her life to save a mortal girl, but Alia is no ordinary girl: Descended from Helen of Troy, she may destroy everything Diana holds dear, unless the cycle is broken.
Leigh Bardugo has reimagined Wonder Woman in this colorful, heart-pounding adventure. Her vision of Themyscira and understanding of this character are simply dazzling. This is a must-read for new and old fans alike! Bombshell is something between a dream and a nightmare. Joss makes up personalities and "catfishes" people — and she never learns her lesson when her lies go too far. I recommend this book to people looking for a YA psychological thriller.
Sabriel lives in Ancelstierre, where magic isn't real — or so they say. Across the Wall in the Old Kingdom, the living dead walk, and Sabriel must take up the bells of the Abhorsen, a Necromancer tasked with keeping the dead at rest. A fascinating, unforgettable blending of worlds from a master storyteller! This oft-banned book is a must-read for any fan of sci-fi or fantasy. In a world where the soul takes the shape of an animal companion, or daemon, young Lyra Belacqua and her daemon, Pan, leave their home in Oxford to embark on a dangerous adventure to the Arctic — and beyond.
This trilogy contains some of the most thoughtful, beautifully written genre fiction I've ever encountered. So much is crammed into this book!
It was phenomenal — so much my story, so much entirely beyond or an exaggeration of my story. Raw, honest, and exposed, demonstrating the emotional abuse of trying to "fix the gay" or "pray the gay away," Danforth gives a voice to the silenced, and to the aches and joys of being a queer youth. Recommended by Andy A.
This quick read features a unique plot and a main character that readers will love. The book's multiple storytelling formats are another fun feature! Recommended by Junix S. John Green has so cleanly sidestepped anything precious, sentimental, and heart-warming in The Fault in Our Stars , it's a wonder he was even able to write about two teenagers diagnosed with cancer. These are fertile fields for tweeness, indeed. Hazel is terminal and Gus is in recovery when they meet at a cancer survivors support group.
They have much to say about death, illness, grief, survival, love, and time: If you are trying to break out of the typical cishet male superhero story, this is the book for you!
Danny Tozer becomes Dreadnought on one fateful trip to the mall, taking on the body she'd always wished she had. The plot is interesting, the characters relatable, and the subject matter is written about with serious oomph and grace. It is also important to note that Dreadnought is an Own Voices novel, which we need lift up and praise Reading this story feels like floating. Plus, it's set in Portland in , and sure to make you feel nostalgic about your youth. Clean and powerfully written, with a wonderful heroine in Trell, who never gives up the fight for justice.
Trell is based on a real case, and inspires readers to keep on fighting even against seemingly impossible odds. I loved spending time in James Sveck's head; he's an intriguing character, who's sophisticated, cynical, entertaining, and relatable. This novel is basically just a snapshot of his life at the crossroads between high school and college, when he's feeling the I found myself reading Uprooted while walking down the sidewalk, on every lunch break, and on the bus. The magic in this story makes it feel as though you could cast the spells yourself!
This is an incredibly powerful and compelling novel that explores the power of books in life, and gives the reader a complete picture of what life was like in Auschwitz. Two of my favorite things to read about are the last remnants of a race of dying magicians, and spunky girl thieves navigating hostile worlds. This book features both, and it includes turn-of-the-century New York and time travel as a bonus! This is a great summer read.
Dividing Eden is a powerful tale of twins who, when their older brother is assassinated, are unexpectedly thrown into a Trial of Succession to determine who will rule the kingdom. Once again Charbonneau takes the reader on a thrilling ride of intrigue and deceit. Betsy and Laura visit Hell, which results in a time-travelling journey that reveals the history of Betsy's husband, Sinclair, and has some serious consequences.
It was released on July 5, and was reviewed by the Library Journal.
After her time traveling stint with Laura, Betsy comes back from hell. When she returns home, she's shocked to find that things have been changed. Nick is back and no longer hates her, Jessica is pregnant and Garrett, aka George the Fiend, is alive. While Betsy struggles to accept this new reality, she discovers that an unwelcome guest traveled back with her to the present.
Between fighting with her sister the Antichrist and a shoe induced panic attack, she has her hands full. Just when things can't get much worse, she returns to hell to make a deal with the devil herself. Undead and Unstable was published in There is a heated debate over whether to let him rest in peace or to raise him from the dead. Just when things have reached an impasse, Marc is found lurking around the attic newly undead. While Betsy is dealing with this, a visitor from the future arrives and waits for her to do something, and so does the devil, but she has no idea what either of them wants.
Eventually Betsy unintentionally gives both unwelcome visitors what they want, which changes the course of the future. Betsy's in deep trouble again. Thanks to her, the devil is dead and the Antichrist isn't happy about it. To get her sister to speak to her again, Betsy does what she does best: Her sister becomes so exasperated that Betsy gets her way, and makes Laura promise to show up for Thanksgiving. During a late Thanksgiving dinner, Jessica's pregnancy seems less than normal and Laura becomes angry again.
Betsy is dragged back to Hell, where Laura abandons her. She is left to figure out how to get the hell out of Hell on her own, which she has no idea how to do. For Elizabeth Taylor, Queen of the Undead, it's business as usual. When she isn't avoiding going to Hell to become co-ruler or complaining about her life, she's adjusting to things yet again. Marc and Tina are suddenly best friends, Jessica and Dick-Not-Nick are doting new parents, and her vampire husband is paying more attention to his two puppies than her. Eventually, her responsibilities in Hell catch up to her. Hell is still nothing more than a misty void of nothingness, until Betsy runs into a familiar soul or two.
Before she knows it, Hell has some semblance of a place again. The new Hell is now a huge mall, complete with a directory and a Macy's. Between coming up with new punishments, like trying on shoes at Payless that never fit, she actually begins to have fun with the job. Just when she's getting into the swing of things, her father makes a reappearance. Betsy gets through things with a little help from her friends, two mischievous babies, and strangely enough, a lawnmower.
Hell better watch out, because their new ruler is just getting started. October 24, Review by http: Betsy, queen of the vampires and shoe-loving ruler of Hell-as-the-Mall-of-America, is determined not to let her half-sister Laura the self-righteous former Antichrist set the terms for the vampires' come-out. She asks Fred the mermaid for assistance, which becomes all the more necessary when the Wyndham werewolves decamp nearby, worried about their anonymity.
Betsy proves she's a good deal less vapid than given credit for by turning a theological bee in her bonnet into an innovative parole program for some of Hell's most well-behaved denizens, though her constant mental exposition is deservedly and funnily mocked by her hunky consort Sinclair. For those who once loved the series, which has faltered in recent installments, this provides a proper send-off. Evan Gregory, Ethan Ellenberg Literary. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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