Warcross

Dallas’ Pick: Warcross by Marie Lu If you believe technology is taking over our world, just wait until you enter into the world of Warcross. A world where glasses that transport you into games, where using your skills is a must, and hackers run wild. Emika Chen living on scraps and barely making a living…

Identical

Dallas’ Pick: Identical by Ellen Hopkins The writing style in this book is very different then what most people find familiar. The entire book is written in poem format. This gives you the chance to slow down and enjoy the storyline, instead of rushing through the book and missing important details. The narrator also changes…

The Wrath and The Dawn

Kathryn’s Pick: The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh The Wrath and The Dawn is a beautiful, twisted, and imaginative retelling of A Thousand and One Nights. Luckily, I was not familiar with the original story so I went into this with an unbiased mind and came out loving it! This novel is set…

Turtles All the Way Down

Cori’s Pick: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green I LOVED The Fault In Our Stars.  And when I say loved, I mean it moved me to tears.  I loved it so much I refused to watch the movie because I knew there was no way I could love the movie nearly as 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…

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…