Legend by Marie Lu

Lu, Marie. Legend. New York: Putnam Juvenile, 2011. Print. ISBN: 978-0-399-25675-2. Hardcover, $17.99 USD.   Legend – when rumor rules and truth comes with serious sacrifice.   June and Day are both slaves of the Republic.  June may be the prized daughter in an elite family and Day might fancy himself a rebel savior, but […]

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Roth, Veronica. Divergent. New York: HarperCollins, 2011. Print. ISBN: 978-0-062-02402-2. Hardcover, $17.99 USD.     It’s Choosing Day in Chicago.  Beatrice Prior, along with all other 16-year-olds must choose one of the five factions to which she will dedicate her life.   Her choices: Candor (the honest), Amity (the peaceful), Abnegation (the selfless), Erudite (the […]

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (#2 in The Hunger Games Trilogy)

Collins, Suzanne. Catching Fire. New York: Scholastic, 2009. Print. ISBN: 978-0-439-02349-8. Paperback, $13.99 USD. What is the price of winning The Hunger Games? Death of the other competitors.  Guilt of surviving.  Fame that means more than expected. Katniss and Peeta both look forward to backing out of the spotlight with a lifetime’s worth of horrific […]

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Morgenstern, Erin. The Night Circus. New York: Random House, 2011. Print. ISBN: 978-0-307-74443-2. Paperback, $15.00 USD.     First invisible.   Then: black, white, silver and flashes of red as Le Cirque des Rêves seems to appear with the night sky.   The tents and their occupants are always changing, growing.  The circus itself is […]

Matched by Ally Condie

Condie, Ally. Matched. London: Penguin, 2010. Print. ISBN: 978-0-14-241977-9. Paperback, $9.99 USD. What if your life was decided for you?  What if all the decisions made for you were the right ones?  What if you knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the mate that was selected for you was the perfect match. But […]

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Meyer, Marissa. Cinder. New York: Macmillan, 2012. Print. ISBN: 978-0-312-64189-4. Hardcover, $17.99 USD.     How is Cinder ever going to dance at a ball?  Her foot’s always bothered her, but it isn’t that.  She can fix that.   “The screw through Cinder’s ankle had rusted, the engraved cross marks worn to a mangled circle.  […]

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Revis, Beth. Across the Universe. New York: Penguin, 2011. Print. ISBN: 978-1-59514-397-6. Hardcover, $17.99 USD.     “I am ice.   But if I’m ice, how am I conscious?  I was supposed to be asleep; I was supposed to forget about Jason and life and Earth for three hundred and one years.  People have been […]

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

L’Engle, Madeleine.  “A Wrinkle in Time.” New York: Squarefish, 1962. Print. ISBN: 978-0-312-36755-8. Paperback: $16.45 USD.   Who is Mrs Whatsit?  Which is Mrs Who?  What is Mrs Which?  It hardly matters, really, because they are the only ones who can guide teens Meg Murry and Calvin O’Keefe and Meg’s little brother, Charles Wallace, through […]

In Odd We Trust by Dean Koontz

Koontz, Dean and Chan, Queenie. In Odd We Trust. New York: Ballantine Books, 2008. Print. ISBN: 978-0-345-49966-0. Paperback, $10.95 USD.   Do you believe in things you cannot see?  Would you trust someone who said they could?  Trust them with your life?   Meet Odd Thomas.  The name isn’t just for show.  Oddie seems normal […]