American Gods

Jane’s Pick: American Gods by Neil Gaiman Although, Gaiman’s writing had me from page one – it was the unexpected unfolding of this peculiar tale that had me going back and back again. The basic premise is that a war is coming; a war between the mythologies of old and their modern replacements. The book…

Welcome to Night Vale (A Novel)

Hannah’s Pick: Welcome to Night Vale (A Novel) by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor Welcome to Night Vale (A Novel) covers the strange, strange, strange happenings and goings on in the town of Night Vale. Imagine if you will a town in the middle of a desert with all of the oddities of every Twilight Zone…

Handmaid’s Tale

Kathryn’s Pick: Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood I have seen The Handmaid’s Tale pass through my hands countless times and have never considered picking it up for myself until a few days ago. I finished this book in less than 24 hours because I simply just could not put it down. In this this novel…

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…

Star Wars: Catalyst

Hannah’s Pick: Star Wars: Catalyst by James Luceno Catalyst is a gripping prequel to the blockbuster Star Wars film: Rogue One, a Star Wars Story. Galen and Lyra Erso, who are both brilliant scientists in their own right, are on their way to discovering how to provide free energy to the universe’s poorest planets when they…

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 Knife of Never Letting Go

Kathryn’s Pick: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness This novel tells the story of Todd, the last boy in Prentisstown, who will become a man on his 13th birthday. Prentisstown, though, is not your average town – everyone in the town is male and they can hear one another’s thoughts. Now, when…

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…