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…

Phasma

Hannah’s Pick: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson Delilah S. Dawson’s novel is the adventurous quick-read origin story for the mysterious and deadly Captain Phasma that we have been waiting for. Set before the events of The Force Awakens Phasma, a warrior, along with four of her comrades aid the antagonizing Brendol Hux in finding his…

Carve the Mark

Dallas’ Pick: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth Veronica Roth is well known for her work in the Divergent series which I was a huge fan of. Well, she has come out with another young adult fantasy novel. Once you get in order the strange names, groups, and places it is actually a very good…

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….

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…