Blindness

Kathryn’s Pick: Blindness by José Saramago “If I’m sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow?” – José Saramago, Blindness   On a day just like any other an unexplained plague of “white blindness” sweeps across the country and leaves a scrambling government struggling to contain the outbreak. A large portion of the population…

The Forgetting

Kathryn’s Pick: The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron “The past is never really gone. It only lies in wait for you, remembered or forgotten.” After browsing for an E-book on our Overdrive site, I stumbled upon The Forgetting. I am so happy that I did. This novel follows our young heroine, Nadia, who lives in the…

The Giver

Dallas’ Pick: The Giver by Lois Lowry Lois Lowery did a wonderful job on this classic novel. I have recently read a newer young adult book Matched by Ally Condie that was so similar to this classic novel I was shocked. You can clearly see where Condie got her inspiration from and I can’t say…

The Maze Runner

Dallas’ Pick: The Maze Runner by James Dashner By now I feel like most people have read this book series or watched the movies, me being me, I have not done either until recently. For starters I thought the book progressed slowly and it was not too exciting until about halfway through. It did speed…

The Immortal Rules

Kathryn’s Pick: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa “To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness” I honestly went into this book with low expectations because I have read one too many “cliché YA vampire novels”. I am happy to suggest this book because The Immortal Rules turned out to be so much…

The Maze Runner

Kathryn’s Pick: The Maze Runner by James Dashner Before picking up this book I saw The Maze Runner movie adaptation. The movie was interesting but never left me with the urge to pick up the book and discover more. Luckily, I recently changed my mind. After getting through the first few chapters I couldn’t put…

Cinder

Kathryn’s Pick: Cinder by Marissa Meyer “Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.” This futuristic retelling of the classic Cinderella tale brings a whole new light to the idea of fairy tales. Cinder ditches the traditional story of Cinderella and instead places Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, as its lead protagonist….

Stung

Kathryn’s Pick: Stung by Bethany Wiggins Imagine falling asleep in your bed only to wake up in a completely altered version of your world. For one teen that was exactly the case. This novel follows the story of Fiona, a lone girl who woke in her bed with a strange tattoo on her arm in…

Red Queen

Kathryn’s Pick: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard ‘‘You are not Silver. Your parents are Red, you are Red, and your blood is red,’’ the queen murmurs, prowling before the bars of my cage. ‘‘You are a miracle, Mare Barrow, an impossibility. Something even I can’t understand, and I have seen all of you.’’     Mare…

Divergent

Dallas’ Pick: Divergent by Veronica Roth Let me just start off by saying the movie has nothing on the book Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed the movie and actually own it, but to me it was no comparison that Veronica Roth knows how to create an amazing story. Between the imagery and the emotional…