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Nicola Yoon’s debut novel is a winner

April 13, 2020 11:41pm | Jazlynn Early

Everything, Everything: the book that is all about risking it all for love. Bestselling author Nicola Yoon brings readers a poetic love story of a girl who realizes that life is more than just being alive.  Madeline Whittier is allergic to the world. Her disease, […]

Marissa Meyer’s version of Wonderland is mesmerizing

April 11, 2020 3:18pm | Jazlynn Early

“Long before she was the terror of Wonderland- the infamous Queen of Hearts- she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.” Marissa Meyer’s standalone novel Heartless is a beautifully-written, mesmerizing book that is a version of Wonderland that is thriving with untamed […]

Stepsister continues Cinderella’s tale

February 20, 2020 8:00pm | Jazlynn Early

Everyone has heard the timeless tale of Cinderella, but award-winning author Jennifer Donnelly puts a new and exciting twist on the original story with her book Stepsister. It was released in May 2019, and I wish I had discovered the startling, fiercely feminist novel sooner.  […]

Teen love story is a hit

December 19, 2019 7:49pm | Jazlynn Early

Two teens, 12 hours, one love story; this is what makes up The Sun is Also a Star, the second book of award-winning author Nicola Yoon. Natasha Kingsley, an undocumented immigrant from Jamaica, has 24 hours until her family’s deportation. Daniel Bae, a Korean-American, wants […]

High school teacher writes stunning novel

November 16, 2019 2:20pm | Jasmyne McAlpine

The Reapers are the Angels is the debut novel of high school English teacher Alden Bell. It is a beautifully-written vision of humanity that may soon be considered as a classic within its genre. Mature for her age and completely on her own, Temple is […]

Maze Runner Trilogy makes good sci-fi choice

November 5, 2019 10:21am | Sherlyn Rodriguez

The world has been hit with a solar flare that has wiped out nearly everyone on it, and the flare, an incurable virus, has affected the survivors. WICKED (World in Catastrophe: Killzone Department) sent a group of teenage boys inside a maze to use them […]

“The White Tiger” is dark and raw

October 14, 2019 3:23pm | Jasmyne McAlpine

The White Tiger is the story of Balram, the son of a rickshaw puller, who lives in a small Indian village. He finds the destitution of his family reclusive and decides to break free from it. He is constantly on the lookout for opportunities that […]

Romance novel hits Netflix

October 4, 2019 12:55pm | Ashlyn Carrillo

Jenny Han is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, which is now a Netflix movie. Spending 40 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was […]

Take a look at a classic

March 30, 2019 8:48pm | Megan Wedhorn

From the award-winning American playwright Tennessee Williams comes the amazing play A Streetcar Named Desire. Williams published A Streetcar Named Desire in 1947, and in 1948 it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This classic play showcases the life of Blanche DuBois and how her […]

Vampire story line not the usual

March 17, 2019 1:02pm | Megan Wedhorn

From the bestselling American young adult fiction author, Lisa Jane Smith, also known as L.J. Smith, comes the great book The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening. This novel is book one in The Vampire Diaries series, and it was the third book that Smith published. The […]