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…

The Young Elites

Dallas’s Pick: The Young Elites by Marie Lu. This was the first book picked by the Teen Book Club. I absolutely fell in love with this book from chapter one. It is so dark and suspenseful, I had a hard time putting it down. The Young Elites kept my on my toes throughout the whole…

The 5th Wave

Kathryn’s Pick: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey With a large range of dystopian fiction hitting the shelves right now it’s very refreshing to see a story that takes a genre and brings something completely new to it. This story follows the lives of a few teens and how they each personally deal with the…

The Passage

Kathryn’s Pick: The Passage by Justin Cronin This is a work of fiction that uses the popular literary elements of an apocalyptic setting and vampires but it weaves them in such a way that you almost forget you’re reading sci-fi. Throughout the book, multiple characters share their journey as a mutating virus outbreak threatens to change…