YA Review: ROAR by Cora Carmack

In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them. Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and […]

YA Review: Too Shattered for Mending by Peter Brown Offmeister Gritty litterary mystery.

“The missing link between Looking for Alaska and Winter’s Bone,” says Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King. A gripping—and gritty—literary mystery that shines a light on rural poverty. “Little” McCardell is doing all he can just to keep it together after the disappearance of his grandfather “Big” and the arrest of his older brother, JT. He’s looking out for his younger […]

YA Review The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 5 brave “Starr”s!

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death […]