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…

All Fall Down

Dallas’ Pick: All Fall Down By Ally Carter Imagine you are thirteen years old and the most traumatic thing has already happened to you. Would you be glad it is over or would that single moment in your life haunt you forever? For Grace unfortunately that moment haunted her for the rest of her life….

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….

Looking for Alaska

Dallas’ Pick: Looking for Alaska By: John Green  John Green has come out with another book that grabs our emotions and ties them in knots.  This book was actually published in 2005, seven years before The Fault in our Stars. Nobody had really heard of John Green as an author so it was not as…

Throne of Glass

Dallas’ Pick: Throne of Glass by: Sarah J Maas This book was chosen by our Teen Book club to read, I personally had never heard of it before then. I am so glad I had the opportunity to read it though. If you like Young Adult books with dark story lines I highly recommend this…

The Fault in Our Stars

Dallas’ Pick: The Fault in Our Stars By: John Green I think that John Green is a fun writer in general. He has a way that he writes deep and dark in more of a personal style. Most of his novels could be real stories with a little imagination thrown in. The Fault in Our…

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…

The Outsiders

Dallas’ Pick:The Outsiders by S.E. Hinson The Outsiders is one of my all-time favorite books. I actually had to read this in school for a project and still continue to read it about once a year. The setting is Oklahoma 1965, when gangs where pretty big. The two main gangs in this book are the…

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 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…

Counting by 7s

Dallas’ Pick: Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan This book was originally chosen for the Teen Book Club. It was also on the 2015 Sunshine State List. About a chapter into this book I realized this is not typically a book I would have picked for myself to read, as I find reading an escape…