Friday, July 17, 2015

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

"Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There's only one problem: she's not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel's convinced she's found her solution--Roman, a teenage boy who's haunted by a family tragedy, is looking for a partner. Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other's broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together."

If you liked this book, try these:

When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay
Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

"In the kingdom of Goredd, dragons and humans live and work side by side--while below the surface, tensions and hostility simmer. The newest member of the royal court, a uniquely gifted musician named Seraphina, holds a deep secret of her own. On that she guards with all of her being.

When a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, Seraphina is drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive--and dashing--Prince Lucien. But as the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom, Seraphina's struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult...while its discovery could mean her very life."

If you liked this book, try these:

A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip M. Hoose
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard | Book Trailer

Get a sneak peek of one of our exciting new books this month, "Red Queen" by Victoria Aveyard, with this Book Trailer from Epic Reads!

Monday, September 09, 2013

Life As We Knew It

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer is one of many, many apocalyptic teen novels. What makes this one stand out, aside from the excellent writing, is that it starts just before the crisis that causes profound change to the planet. Many books of the genre begin well after the event, whatever that may be, and they usually offer scanty information about what actually happened, which I find frustrating. In this novel you can see what exactly happens and how it affects one particular family. The protagonist is Miranda, a 16 year old girl. She writes all the events down in her diary and her descriptions of life in Pennsylvania after the crisis are so realistic it is chilling. It was hard to put this book down because it felt so real, it was a bit terrifying to think that it could happen. I highly recommend this book, and I am looking forward to reading the 3 books that follow in the series.

Also Try:

Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Legend by Marie Lu

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

every day

David Levithan's every day is a very unique novel that would appeal to Teens and Adults. A (that is his only name) wakes up in a different body every day, and has done so his whole life. It is heart breaking to think that as a small child he never had the security of a family or home, and some days he would wake up to absolutely terrible situations. I wish the book had explored this aspect a bit more. But essentially it is a love story. A wakes up one day in the body of a very unpleasant guy, but A falls in love with his girlfriend. The machinations A goes through to try to keep in touch with this girl are really quite amazing to read about.  This was a very good book, if a bit shallow. 

Also Try:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Diviners by Libba Bray
It's Kind Of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini