The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Rebecca’s Pick: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins If you’ve read the Hunger Games then you’re familiar with Coriolanus Snow. If you haven’t and this is your first foray into the Hunger Games books, then you’ll get to know the boy that eventually becomes the malicious President of Panem. Coriolanus Snow lives…

Wilder Girls

Rebecca’s Pick: Wilder Girls by Rory Power This is one of those books that I judged based on the cover. It was so pretty and intriguing that I had to know what it was about. Hetty has had the Tox for a year and a half now and is used to the bouts of pain,…

#murdertrending

Rebecca’s Pick: #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil The year is 2017 and the hottest app is Alcatraz 2.0 – brought to you by the Postman and the United States Government. Convicted murderers are sent to the reopened island prison of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay and justice is served via their live-streamed deaths at the hands…

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….