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Reviewed: Jan 16, 2016
Recommended by:
Rebecca

Genre: Dystopian
Grade level: 7 and up

Reboot

by Amy Tintera

Wren Connolly died when she was twelve years old. She woke up 178 minutes later as a Reboot. The longer a Reboot is dead, the stronger and less human she becomes when she returns — making Wren 178 the perfect weapon. Callum 22, on the other hand, is practically still human. He’s the worst trainee Wren has eer had, yet there is something about him that makes her feel alive. When Callum refuses to follow a direct order, Wren is commanded to eliminate him. She has never disobeyed before, but now she’ll do whatever it takes to save Callum’s life.

Read if you like: Divergent; Legend

Reviewed: Jan 16, 2016
Recommended by: Rebecca



Reviewed: Jan 8, 2016
Recommended by:
Rebecca

Genre: High fantasy
Grade level: 7 and up

Throne of Glass

by Sarah J. Maas

After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Read if you like: Graceling; The Hunger Games

Reviewed: Jan 8, 2016
Recommended by: Rebecca



Reviewed: Jan 4, 2016
Recommended by:
Rebecca

Genre: Contemporary romance
Grade level: 9 and up

Just One Day

by Gayle Forman

Sparks fly when American good girl Allyson encounters laid-back Dutch actor Willem, so she follows him on a whirlwind trip to Paris, upending her life in just one day and prompting a year of self-discovery and the search for true love.

Read if you like: The Fault in Our Stars

Reviewed: Jan 4, 2016
Recommended by: Rebecca



Reviewed: Dec 28, 2015
Recommended by:
Rebecca

Genre: Mystery
Grade level: 7 and up

The Name of the Star

by Maureen Johnson

Rory, of Boueuxlieu, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation.

Read if you like: A good whodunit story; true crime; The Diviners

Reviewed: Dec 28, 2015
Recommended by: Rebecca



Reviewed: Dec 19, 2015
Recommended by:
Rebecca

Genre: Comic fantasy
Grade level: 8 and up

Helen and Troy’s Epic Road Quest

by A. Lee Martinez

On a road trip across an enchanted America, Helen and Troy encounter a cyclops, a dragon preserve, The Mystery Cottage, a minotaur girl, a three-legged dog, and much more, all while trying to elude orc assassins.

Read if you like: Mythology; adventure stories; books that make you laugh out loud

Reviewed: Dec 19, 2015
Recommended by: Rebecca



Reviewed: Dec 11, 2015
Recommended by:
Rebecca

Genre: Realistic fiction
Grade level: 8 and up

I’ll Give You the Sun

by Jandy Nelson

A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah.

Read if you like: Anything by John Green

Reviewed: Dec 11, 2015
Recommended by: Rebecca



Reviewed: Dec 5, 2015
Recommended by:
Rebecca

Genre: Paranormal historical fiction
Grade level: 8 and up

In the Shadow of Blackbirds

by Cat Winters

In San Diego in 1918, as deadly influenza and World War I take their toll, sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches desperate mourners flock to seances and spirit photographers for comfort and, despite her scientific leanings, must consider if ghosts are real when her first love, killed in battle, returns.

Read if you like: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children; Fever 1793

Reviewed: Dec 5, 2015
Recommended by: Rebecca



Reviewed: Nov 30, 2015
Recommended by:
Rebecca

Genre: High fantasy
Grade level: 8 and up

The Winner’s Curse

by Marie Rutkoski

An aristocratic girl who is a member of a warmongering and enslaving empire purchases a slave, an act that sets in motion a rebellion that might overthrow her world as well as her heart.

Read if you like: Cassandra Clare

Reviewed: Nov 30, 2015
Recommended by: Rebecca



Reviewed: Nov 21, 2015
Recommended by:
Rebecca

Genre: Contemporary romance
Grade level: 7 and up

Life in Outer Space

by Melissa Keil

Sixteen-year-old Sam Kinnison is perfectly happy as a game-playing, movie-obsessed geek until beautiful, friendly, and impossible-to-ignore Camilla Carter starts him wondering if he has been watching all the wrong movies.

Read if you like: Books by Gayle Forman or Stephanie Perkins

 

Reviewed: Nov 21, 2015
Recommended by: Rebecca



Reviewed: Nov 13, 2015
Recommended by:
Rebecca

Genre: Magic fantasy
Grade level: 6 and up

The Rithmatist

by Brandon Sanderson

As Wild Chalklings threaten the American Isles and Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice.

Read if you like: Harry Potter

Reviewed: Nov 13, 2015
Recommended by: Rebecca