Man holding a milk bottle and dinosaur dressed like an inventor, both riding in a hot air balloon

Fortunately, the Milk

Neil Gaiman
Rated by
Hope H.
Monday, Dec 2, 2013

I'm generally proud of myself when I successfully make it home after a Saturday stop at my local wholesale store, but that's a drop in the bucket compared to the fantastical adventures that ensue during this run to the corner store for milk.

Cover where a young man stares out of a forest, a spear tattoo on his left cheek

The Lost Sun

Tessa Gratton
Rated by
Bethany T.
Friday, Oct 18, 2013

Soren Bearskin has grown up in a United States colonized by the Vikings rather than the Puritans, a country where trolls hide in the mountains and Norse gods walk the land, where children learn how to sword-fight in school and every year the land is renewed by the god of light, Baldur, as he is resurrected from his winter death. Except this year, Baldur fails to appear. A search is begun, a boon is offered by Odin to whomever can return his missing sun, and Astrid Glyn, the daughter of the most famous seer in New Asgard, convinces Soren that it is their fate to find Baldur. Together, the

Icons by Margaret Stohl

Rated by
Jennifer R.
Friday, Jul 5, 2013

Everything on Earth changed on the Day. On 6/6 buildings crumbled, power stopped, and Doloria De la Cruz was the sole survivor, in the California area, of mass genocide carried out on the people of Earth by aliens known only as the Lords. The Lords brought down Icons onto every major city, and with the Icons electromagnetic pulses instantly killed every human within their radius.

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston is exactly what the title implies—it’s a story told through a book of photos, memorabilia and souvenirs. The story begins in 1920 when, full of dreams and goals for the future, Frankie graduates from high school. To mark the occasion, she rec

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Rated by
Katerina J.
Thursday, May 31, 2012

In Veronica Roth’s debut dystopian novel, Divergent, the society is not divided by religion, race or class, but by five factions, each corresponding to a different virtue that they value and foster above all. The Abnegation are the selfless, the Amity are the peaceful, the Candor are the honest, the Dauntless are the brave and the Erudite are the intelligent.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Rated by
Diane H.
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012

A plane full of teen beauty contestants crash lands on a tropical island. I was expecting either drama or fluff. What I found was satire aimed at the “ideal” female, reality tv and their sponsors, and beauty contests, with a nod toward foreign relations. While a bit over the top and exaggerated, on the whole I found Beauty Queens to be amusing and entertaining.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011

Lidie Harkness is destined for spinsterhood; at least her older step-sisters think so.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011

This is Ally Carter's first book in her YA series, "The Gallagher Girls", about a prestigious school for exceptional girls who are becoming spies. It is told from the perspective of 15 year old Cameron Morgan, a.k.a "the Chameleon", and daughter of the headmistress of the Gallagher school. Cammie and her best friends, Liz and Bex, can handle

Thursday, Jun 2, 2011

Book 2 of Lynette Eason's series Women of Justice is just as suspensful and hair raising as Book 1 Too Close to Home. In Don't Look Back we catch up with characters from Book 1 though now the spot light is on Jamie Cash, survivor or a brutal kidnapping at age 18.

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Rated by
Katerina J.
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011

Stolen is written as a letter from Gemma, a sixteen-year-old Londoner, to her kidnapper Ty, who is nine years her senior. Gemma is abducted from the Bangkok airport while waiting for her connecting flight to Vietnam, where she is going on holiday with her parents.