Review: Diplomatic Immunity

Diplomatic Immunitydiplomatic-immunity by Brodi Ashton is an amazing story that follows a girl as she navigates throughout Washington D.C’s elite. The story follows Piper Baird, who is fighting for a prestigious journalism scholarship at an Academy for college. The story follows Piper and gives you an insight to her life, as well as into the ones from her school. Brodi Ashton does a great job of comparing and contrasting Piper’s life to those who are more privileged and don’t have to worry about money or consequences for their actions. She also does a good job of having a mix of different genres throughout her book, therefore opening her book up to more readers. If you like this book, be sure to check out more books like this on the library catalog by Brodi Ashton!

Reviewed by Emma Carroll

Explode Your Holds With New Audiobooks!

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Listen up! We have some awesome new audiobooks from all different genres:

a-shadow-bright-and-burning-cdA Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess (Book 1 in the Kingdom on Fire series)

When her unusual powers mark her as the one destined to lead the war against the seven Ancients, Henrietta trains to become the first female sorcerer in centuries--though the true nature of her ability threatens to be revealed.

kids-of-appetite-cdKids of Appetite by David Arnold

Teens Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco sit in separate police interrogation rooms telling about the misfits who brought them together and their journey sparked by a message in an urn.

pasadena-cdPasadena by Sherri L. Smith

Bad things happen everywhere. Even in the land of sun and roses. When Jude's best friend is found dead in a swimming pool, her family calls it an accident. Her friends call it suicide. Jude calls it what it is, murder, and someone has to pay.

the-reader-cdThe Reader by Traci Chee (Book 1 of Sea of Ink and Gold series)

Set in a world where reading is unheard-of, Sefia makes use of a mysterious object to track down who kidnapped her aunt Nin and what really happened the night her father was murdered.

the-midnight-star-cdThe Midnight Star by Marie Lu (Book 3 of the Young Elites series)

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she's gained.

holding-up-the-universe-cdHolding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Struggling to pick up the pieces of her life after her mother's death and ostracized by her peers because of her weight, Libby is tangled up in a cruel high school game with a charismatic boy whose disability prevents him from recognizing faces.

Explode Your Holds with New Mystery & Thrillers!

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We have some supernaturally good Mysteries & Thrillers: check them out, if you dare!

look-pastLook Past by Eric Devine

The daughter of a prominent and very conservative local pastor is murdered, and the killer is now taunting Avery, a transgender boy, with messages claiming the murder was revenge for her relationship with Avery. The killer demands Avery repent for changing his gender identity, or he will be the next one killed.

everyone-weve-beenEveryone We’ve Been by Sarah Everett

Addison Sullivan has been in an accident. In its aftermath, she has memory lapses and starts talking to a boy who keeps disappearing. She's afraid she's going crazy, and the worried looks on her family's and friends' faces aren't helping. Addie takes drastic measures to fill in the blanks and visits the Overton Clinic. But there she unwittingly discovers it is not her first visit. And when she presses, she finds out that she had certain memories erased. Flooded with questions about the past, Addison confronts the choices she can't even remember and wonders if you can possibly know the person you're becoming if you don't know the person you've been.

a-taste-for-monstersA Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby

In 1888 seventeen-year-old Evelyn Fallow, herself disfigured by the phosphorus in the match factory where she worked, has been hired as a maid to Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man--but when the Jack the Ripper murders begin she and Merrick find themselves haunted by the ghosts of the slain women, and Evelyn is caught up in the mystery of Jack's identity.

women-in-the-wallsWomen in the Walls by Amy Lukavics

Lucy Acosta's mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she explored the dark hallways of the estate with her cousin, Margaret. They're inseparable—a family. When her aunt Penelope, the only mother she's ever known, tragically disappears while walking in the woods surrounding their estate, Lucy finds herself devastated and alone. Margaret has been spending a lot of time in the attic. She claims she can hear her dead mother's voice whispering from the walls. Emotionally shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin's sanity slowly unravels. But when she begins hearing voices herself, Lucy finds herself confronting an ancient and deadly legacy that has marked the women in her family for generations.

tattoo-atlasTattoo Atlas by Tim Floreen

After Franklin commits a horrific crime and is sent to a special lab for rehabilitation, only Jeremy believes that Franklin might actually be better...but when crimes start up again in their small town, Jeremy begins to wonder if evil can ever truly be quelled.

the-rainsThe Rains by Gregg Hurwitz

In one terrifying night, the peaceful community of Creek's Cause turns into a war zone. No one under the age of eighteen is safe. Chance Rain and his older brother, Patrick, have already fended off multiple attacks from infected adults by the time they arrive at the school where other young survivors are hiding. Most of the kids they know have been dragged away by once-trusted adults who are now ferocious, inhuman beings. The parasite that transformed them takes hold after people turn eighteen--and Patrick's birthday is only a few days away.

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Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Flynn's girlfriend is missing, and people are suspecting him of knowing something, so he struggles to uncover her secrets as he must also face the truth about himself.

Explode Your Holds List with New Continued Series!

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Continued Series books are great, but sometimes having to wait for the next book in the series is torturous! Check out what new Continued Series books we have, or start a new series while you're waiting for the next one:

the-siegeThe Siege by Mark Alpert (Sequel to The Six)

Adam and the other robotized teenagers in the Pioneer Project must once again battle Sigma, the rogue artificial intelligence program bent on destroying Adam and all of humanity by first corrupting the Six from the inside.

the-shadow-hourThe Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey (Sequel to The Girl at Midnight)

With the firebird awakened, the war has become even more dangerous for Echo and her friends. There is a darkness spreading, and staying in hiding might not be enough to keep them alive.

julia-vanishesJulia Vanishes by Catherine Egan (Book 1 in The Witch’s Child Series)

Possessing an ability to hide on the edge of perception, Julia conceals her talents in a city where magic is banned and poses as a grand lady's housemaid alongside an eccentric band of fellow housemates who have ties to a powerful killer.

the-death-and-life-of-zebulon-finchAt the Edge of Empire by Daniel Kraus (Volume One: The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch)

The story follows Zebulon Finch, a teenager murdered in 1896 Chicago who inexplicably returns from the dead and searches for redemption through the ages.

the-revivalThe Revival by Chris Weitz (Book 3 in the Young World Trilogy)

Shocking events take place for Donna, Jefferson, Kath, and their tribe as they face their greatest challenge yet--how to hold the new city-state of New York against a ruthless attack from the Old World. Heart-stopping action and exciting new revelations will leave readers hungry for the final installment in the series.

the-giantThe Giant by Lex Thomas (Quarantine Book 4)

Gonzalo, now released from the high school quarantine, travels across a ravaged America looking for his beloved girlfriend Sasha.

prettiesPretties by Scott Westerfeld (Sequel to Uglies)

Finally surgically transformed into a "pretty," sixteen-year-old Tally, now gorgeous and programmed to think only happy thoughts, is plagued by tangled memories of living in the Smoke, a rebel colony of "ugly" runaways hiding from the Special Circumstances authorities.

A Shadow Bright and Burninga-shadow-bright-and-burning by Jessica Cluess (Book 1 in the Kingdom on Fire Series)

When her unusual powers mark her as the one destined to lead the war against the seven Ancients, Henrietta trains to become the first female sorcerer in centuries--though the true nature of her ability threatens to be revealed

 

the-swan-ridersThe Swan Riders by Erin Bow (Sequel to The Scorpion Rules)

Greta was her country's crown princess, and also its hostage, destined to be the first casualty in an inevitable war. But when the war came, it broke all the rules, and Greta forged a different past. She is no longer princess. No longer hostage. No longer human. Greta Stuart has become an AI.

The Witch's Pyrewitchs-pyre by Josephine Angelini (Book 3 in the Worldwalker trilogy)

Lily Proctor has come a long way from the weak, sickly girl she used to be. She has gained power as a witch and a leader, found her way home, and has chosen to face battle again. And after her recent losses and betrayal, she has learned more about grief than she ever wanted to know. Thrust once again into a strange society, Lily is determined to find a way to defeat the monstrous Woven without resorting to nuclear weapons or becoming a tyrannical mass murderer like her alternate self, Lillian. But sometimes winning requires sacrifices, and when the only clear path to victory lies at Lillian's side, what price will Lily be willing to pay?

gamescape-overworldGamescape: Overworld by Emma Trevayne (Book 1 of 2)

Miguel and his team enter a global competition to win the virtual reality game Chimera.

the-fever-codeThe Fever Code by James Dashner (Book 5 in the Maze Runner series)

Reveals how Thomas and WICKED built the Maze against the backdrop of an apocalyptic world.

frost-like-nightFrost Like Night by Sara Raasch (Book 5 in the Snow Like Ashes series)

The final book in the Snow Like Ashes series, a high-fantasy adventure following Meira as she tries to defeat the evil king of Spring.

swarmSwarm by Scott Westerfeld (Book 2 in the Zeroes series)

As they celebrate the opening of their underground nightclub, the Zeroes, six teenagers with unique abilities, learn about the sinister power of Swarm, who uses a crowd's rage to kill--and who loves killing Zeroes.

Black Widow: Red Vengeanceblack-widow-red-vengeance by Margaret Stohl (Sequel to Black Widow: Forever Red)

Penned by #1 New York Times best-selling author Margaret Stohl. This time, Stohl takes readers inside the minds of Marvel's most cunning and dangerous spies-Black Widow and Red Widow- delving deeper into their powers and will reveal more than ever before about the infamous assassin and her fledgling hero-in-training.

the-immortal-throneThe Immortal Throne by Bree Despain (Book 3 of Into the Dark Series)

Haden, Prince of the Underrealm, and Daphne, a mortal girl, are stuck in separate realms, racing time to save each other and fulfill their destiny before the monstrous Keres destroys everything they know.

Review: Red Queen

redqueenRed Queen by Victoria Aveyard is a thrilling story of a young girl and her experiences. Mare Barrow lives in a world where you’re divided by your blood: Silvers vs. Reds. Those with the silver blood and powers have everything while the lowly reds are stuck with the worst of the worst. Until one day, when she gets her own special power. Forced to hide her true identity, she is ushered into the Silver society full of lies, betrayals, secret alliances and more. She quickly learns everything is not what it seems. This is an amazing dystopian read for all those who love science fiction and fantasy. It takes you inside Mare’s world and shows you her struggles and achievements. If you like Victoria Aveyard, be sure to check out the stories following Red QueenGlass Sword and King’s Cage!

Reviewed by Emma Carroll

Explode Your Holds with New Speculative Fiction!

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See what's new in Speculative Fiction:

The Forgettingthe-forgetting by Sharon Cameron

Canaan is a quiet city on an idyllic world, hemmed in by high walls, but every twelve years the town breaks out in a chaos of bloody violence, after which all the people undergo the Forgetting, in which they are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families, or their lives--but somehow seventeen-year-old Nadia has never forgotten, and she is determined to find out what causes it and how to put a stop to the Forgetting forever.

The Light Fantasticthe-light-fantastic by Sarah Combs

Seven interwoven narratives spanning three tense hours on a fateful day share the perspectives of a girl with a rare memory condition, a teacher who fears a student may be planning an act of violence, and a girl about to embark on a cross-country plot.

phantom-limbsPhantom Limbs by Paula Garner

Otis and Meg were inseparable until her family abruptly moved away after the terrible accident that left Otis's little brother dead and both of their families changed forever. Since then, it's been three years of radio silence, during which time Otis has become the unlikely protégé of eighteen-year-old Dara--part drill sergeant, part friend--who’s hell-bent on transforming Otis into the Olympic swimmer she can no longer be. But when Otis learns that Meg is coming back to town, he must face some difficult truths about the girl he's never forgotten and the brother he's never stopped grieving.

As I Descendedas-i-descended by Robin Talley

Tapping a dark power to prevent the favorite candidate of a distinguished educational prize from winning, school power couple Maria and Lily unleash fatal energies that blur the lines between reality and madness.

into-whiteInto White by Randi Pink

LaToya Williams lives in Montgomery, Alabama, and attends a mostly white high school. It seems as if her only friend is her older brother, Alex. Toya doesn't know where she fits in, but after a run-in with another student, she wonders if life would be different if she were . . . different. And then a higher power answers her prayer: to be 'anything but black.' Toya is suddenly white, blond, and popular. Now what?

stalking-jack-the-ripperStalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

A gothic murder mystery set in gritty Victorian-era London, where an intrepid society girl finds herself embroiled in the investigation of a serial killer known as Jack the Ripper.

The Odds of Lightningthe-odds-lightning by Jocelyn Davies

The night before their SATs, four former best friends get struck by a magical bolt of lightning that gives them special powers and sends them on an all-night adventure throughout New York City.

 

the-bombs-that-brought-us-togetherThe Bombs that Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan

Fourteen-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules: no going out after dark; no drinking; no litter; no fighting. You don't want to get on the wrong side of the people who run Little Town. When he meets Pavel Duda, a refugee from Old Country, the rules start to get broken. Then the bombs come, and the soldiers from Old Country, and Little Town changes for ever. Sometimes, to keep the people you love safe, you have to do bad things. As Little Town's rules crumble, Charlie is sucked into a dangerous game. There's a gun, and a bad man, and his closest friend, and his dearest enemy.

metaltownMetaltown by Kristen Simmons

The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She's been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She's no longer alone it's the two of them against the world. That's something even a town this brutal can't take away from her. Until it does. Lena's future depends on her family's factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes if it means finally proving herself to her father. But when a chance encounter with Colin, a dreamer despite his circumstances, exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions, she'll risk everything to do what's right. In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder. Colin sees something more. In a world of disease and war, tragedy and betrayal, allies and enemies, all three of them must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules. An enthralling story of friendship and rebellion, Metaltown will have you believing in the power of hope.

vassa-in-the-nightVassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, Vassa uses a magical gift from her dead mother to take on Babs Yaga, the witch who owns the local convenience store. Inspired by the Russian folktale Vassilissa the Beautiful.

 

stealing-snowStealing Snow by Danielle Paige

Seventeen-year-old Snow escapes a mental hospital by racing into the woods where she finds herself in icy Algid--her true home--with witches, thieves, an alluring boy named Kai, and she discovers her royal lineage.

kingdom-of-ash-and-briarsKingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West

Sixteen-year-old Bristal discovers she is a shapeshifter, one of three remaining elicromancers tasked with guarding the realm of Nissera against dark magic while manipulating three royal families to promote peace.

 

The Female of the Speciesthe-female-of-the-species by Mindy McGinnis

Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn't feel bad about it. When her older sister, Anna, was murdered three years ago and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best. The language of violence.

 

bright-smoke-cold-fireBright Smoke Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched. The heirs of the city's most powerful--and warring--families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou, share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on the Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan--and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die. Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding the Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong--killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy...and perhaps turn against his own clan. Mahyanai Runajo only wants to protect her city--but she's the only one who believes it's in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death--and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara. Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting...

like-a-river-gloriousLike a River Glorious by Rae Carson

After her harrowing journey west to California, Lee Westfall has finally found a new home, one rich in gold, thanks to her magical power, a power that seems to be changing every day. But this home is rich in other ways, too: with friends who are searching for a place to be themselves, just as she is, and with love. Jefferson, her longtime best friend, hasn't stopped trying to win her heart. And Lee is more and more tempted to say yes. But her uncle Hiram hasn't given up his quest to get Lee and her power under his control. When she's kidnapped and taken to him, Lee sees firsthand the depths of her uncle's villainy. Yet Lee's magic is growing. Gold no longer simply sings to her, it listens. It obeys her call. Is it enough to destroy her uncle once and for all?

labyrinth-lostLabyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family. But she's hated magic ever since it made her father disappear into thin air. When a curse she performs to rid herself of magic backfires and her family vanishes, she must travel to Los Lagos, a land in-between as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland, to get her family back.

dotwavDotwav by Mike A. Lancaster

Hacker Ani Lee is researching a strange .wav file, while Joe Dyson, an operative working for a secret teen division of British Intelligence, is looking into the disappearance of a friend caught up in the underground music scene. Their investigations intertwine.

when-the-moon-was-oursWhen the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel's wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel's skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they're willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.

Teen Read Week: Read for the Fun of It! October 9-15

teen-read-weekStudents in Grades 9-12 can win a $10 gift card of their choice* in our Teen Read Week competition!

We’ve used Google to translate the titles from the 2017 Abraham Lincoln list into foreign languages. Guess which is which and turn your completed form with contact information in at the Adult Services Desk at the Harnish Main Library or at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch Library by closing time on Saturday, October 15. The three entries with the most correct answers will win a $10 gift card—you choose what kind!

Entry forms can be picked up at either Library location or print one now!

*The Fine Print: If winning ties occur, three winners will be drawn randomly from those entries.
Gift cards may be selected from the following: Chipotle, Five Below, GameStop, iTunes, Pie Five, Starbucks, Target. Other requests may be approved at the Library’s discretion.

 

Explode Your Holds List with New Romance!

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Fall in love with some of our great new Romantic Reads:

georgia-peaches-and-other-forbidden-fruitGeorgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of her senior year. And Jo reluctantly agrees. Although it is (mostly) much easier for Jo to fit in as a straight girl, things get complicated when she meets Mary Carlson, the oh-so-tempting sister of her new friend at school. But Jo couldn't possibly think of breaking her promise to her dad. Even if she's starting to fall for the girl. Even if there's a chance Mary Carlson might be interested in her, too.

in-between-daysIn-Between Days by Vikki Wakefield

After dropping out of school and moving in with her free-spirited sister, seventeen-year-old Jacklin (Jack) maneuvers her way through a summer of family drama and first loves.

diplomatic-immunityDiplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton

A seventeen-year-old aspiring reporter decides to write a scathing exposé on an elite Washington, D.C., private school, but her life changes when her subject comes to her for helpers her way through a summer of family drama and first loves.

the-cat-king-of-havanaThe Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill

A sixteen-year-old Cuban American joins a salsa class to meet a girl, then invites her to spend the summer with his family in Havana. They investigate his mother's reasons for leaving Cuba decades earlier, learning about the impact politics can have on individual lives.her way through a summer of family drama and first loves.

dark-horsesDark Horses by Cecily Von Ziegesar

Merritt Wenner has been sent to an equine therapy program where she meets Red--a failed racehorse and a terror in the barn--and begins competitive hunter/jumper riding, finding herself drawn to the groom, Beatrice, and a rival rider, Carvin.

When They Fadewhen-they-fade by Jeyn Roberts

Brutally murdered in the early 1970s, Molly can fade back to earth for a few fleeting moments as teenage hitch hiker who can see the future. When Tatum, bullied at school and dumped by her best friend, picks up Molly and hears 'You're going to die. It will hurt and you'll be alone. And no one will help you,' Tatum and Molly must figure out how to help the other in order to save themselves. summer of family drama and first loves.

The Last True Love Storythe-last-true-love-story by Brendan Kiely

Hendrix and Corrina bust Hendrix's grandfather out of assisted living, and leave LA for New York in pursuit of freedom, truth, and love.

kids-of-appetite Kids of Appetite by David Arnold

Teens Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco sit in separate police interrogation rooms telling about the misfits who brought them together and their journey sparked by a message in an urn.

rippleRipple by Heather Smith Meloche

With her impossible-to-please grandmother on her back about college and her disapproving step-dad watching her every move, Tessa would do anything to escape the pressure-cooker she calls home. So she finds a shot of much-needed power and confidence by hooking up with boys, even though it means cheating on her boyfriend. But when she's finally caught red-handed, she'll do anything she can to cover up what she's done. Jack is a prankster who bucks the system every chance he gets--each transgression getting riskier and riskier. He loves the thrill, and each adventure allows a little release because his smug smile and suave demeanor in the face of authority doesn't make life at home with his mom any less tough. He tries to take care of her, but the truth is he's powerless in the face of her fragile mental health. So he copes in his own way, by defacing public property and pulling elaborate pranks, though he knows in the end this'll only screw up his life even more. As they both try not to let their self-destructive patterns get the best of them, Tessa and Jack gravitate toward one another, discovering the best parts of themselves in the process.

 

Review: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

At first glance, The Kite Runner didn’t really appeal to me. I know that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but sometimes, you just can’t help it. Let me tell you that looking past the cover is the best decision I ever made. The Kite Runner is the most heart wrenching, touching story I have ever read. It uses history as background information to tie in with a beautiful, yet tragic story about a little boy named Amir and his best friend Hassan. Amir and Hassan grew up with the same surroundings, but lived in entirely separate worlds. Amir lived with his wealthy father, Baba, while Hassan was the son of Baba’s servant. Yet, they grew up as best friends. They loved flying kites together as a part of a tradition in their home, Kabul, yet they had their ups and downs, as many friends do. Unfortunately, as a result of a traumatic incident, Amir and Hassan were forced to part ways. This leads to Amir’s journey of forgiving himself for the incident and making up for it many, many years later.

This novel was so well written and I could not put it down. Hosseini used a lot of description to help visualize the plot and also used a lot of symbolism, which kept me interested. A true “roller coaster of emotions,” I’d recommend The Kite Runner to any young adult who likes historical fiction, along with stories about friendship and forgiveness, as it is a main theme of the novel.

Reviewed by Brina Patel

Review: Firstlife

FirstlifeFirstlife by Gena Showalter  is a science fiction/fantasy novel full of surprises and cliff-hangers that keep you wanting more. The story follows a girl named Tenley, who has to decide where she wants to spend the rest of her life. Both sides (or realms) want Ten on their side as they believe she is destined for greatness. This is a stunning story following Tenley as she embarks on the journey of a lifetime to decide where her fate will lie and she chooses the path she wants to go down. This is a wonderful story for people who love suspense with romance intermixed. If you like this author be sure to look for new books by Gena Showalter.

Reviewed by Emma Carroll.