Three Dark Crowns By:
Website: http://kendareblake.com/ Release Date:
September 20, 2016
Three Dark Crowns #1 Rating:
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake is a book I’ve heard a lot about. A dark tale of three sisters vying to be queen, each dead set to murder the other one in order to gain the throne, it sounded quite intriguing. In Three Dark Crowns the land of Fennbirn is ruled by a queen. Each queen gives birth to triplets, three girls who possess different magical abilities the most common of which are power over the elements, power over nature, and the ability to create and ingest any poison. The night they turn sixteen marks the beginning of the battle to be queen. Only one sister will emerge victorious, and only after the other two are dead.
Every Heart a Doorway By:
Website: http://www.seananmcguire.com/ Release Date:
April 5, 2016
Wayward Children #1 Award:
Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fantasy (2016); Alex Award (2017) Rating:
Every Heart a Doorway is a novella written by Seanan McGuire. This is a tale where all the doors to other worlds are real. The Narnia’s, the Wonderlands – all of these exist. But this isn’t a story of wonderful fantasy lands and the little girls and boys who fall into them. This is a story of what happens afterwards, once they fall back into our world sometimes older, perhaps a little wiser, but most definitely changed.
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) By:
Website: http://brandonsanderson.com/ Release Date:
August 21st, 2007
Mistborn Series Rating:
Returning to the world of Vin, Elend and the rest of Kelsier’s crew was enjoyable and it kept me hooked on this series. The action is still there, the characters are still well written and the story only gets more complicated from here on out.
Me & Earl & The Dying Girl By:
Website: http://www.jesseandrews.com/#intro Release Date:
March 1st, 2012
All most kids want to do is survive high school without being noticed (or if they’re noticed, for the right things) or made fun of (because no one wants to be laughed at). This is exactly what Greg Gaines wants, to survive and escape criticism. Unfortunately it is not so simple (it never is.)
Amie Kaufman; Jay Kristoff
Website: http://amiekaufman.com/ ; https://jaykristoff.com/ Release Date:
October 18, 2016
Knopf Books for Young Readers
The Illuminae Files #1 Award:
Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction (2016) Rating:
There’s something to be said for having a library a block and a half away from my apartment, especially when the nearest bookstore is a half an hour away. It’s saved me on more than one occasion when I need the sequel to book I just finished.
This time was certainly no exception. Gemina by Amie Kaufmann and Jay Kristoff was just put on the shelf, the book so new that it didn’t yet have a library card sleeve in the back. (Yeah, my library still uses those, only sans the actual library card. Why? Great question.) So I picked it up, brought it home, and read all 672 pages in one sitting to the awe and disbelief of my husband.
Website: http://tomleveen.com/ Release Date:
August 18th, 2015
When I want a thriller book I can be pretty picky. To that end picking up Schackled by Tom Leveen was a great decision. A distressed main character, a driving force behind all of the character’s actions and an intriguing plot had me hooked quickly and I must say that this was the perfect, quick, thriller I had hoped it would be.
Pawn's Gambit: And Other Stratagems By:
Website: https://www.facebook.com/TimothyZahn Release Date:
January 5, 2016
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
Timothy Zahn is a name I’ve heard often when speaking with friends about books. Half a shelf at my local library is dedicated to his work. Yet, I’ve never picked up one of his books. Pawn’s Gambit: And Other Strategems is the first Timothy Zahn book I’ve read, or, at least, remember reading. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed.
Heir Apparent By:
Vivian Vande Velde
Website: http://www.vivianvandevelde.com/ Release Date:
October 1, 2002
Harcourt Children's Books
Rasmussem Corporation #2 Award:
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Nominee for Children's Literature (2003), Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee (2005), Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award for Grade 6-9 (2005), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Nominee (2004), Sunshine State Young Readers Award for Grades 6-8 (2005), Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2008) Rating:
Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde is the story of fourteen-year-old Giannine who becomes trapped within a video game which shares the book’s title. I actually read this book when it was first released way back in 2002. I’d found it on the new release shelf in the library, brought it home, and absolutely loved it. Recently, I found a copy in a used book store and felt it was high time for a reread.
Version Control By:
Website: http://dexterpalmer.com/ Release Date:
February 23, 2016
Version Control is a character driven near future science fiction novel that completely draws you in, almost against your will.
Sleeping Giants By:
Website: http://www.neuvel.net/ Release Date:
April 26, 2016
Themis Files #1 Award:
Goodreads Choice Nominee for Science Fiction (2016) Rating:
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel has been on my radar for some time, and I finally got my hands on a copy. As much as I wanted to read this book, I was a bit hesitant to begin, afraid it would fall short somehow. I’ve gotten myself hyped up for books before only to have my hopes and dreams dashed, and I couldn’t help but be a little nervous. But when the librarian looked at the cover, smiled, and gave it a fond little pat when i set it on the checkout desk I knew I was in safe hands. I really shouldn’t have been so afraid.
But enough about my own irrational fears. What is the book actually about?