The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Rating - 4.88 out of 5 In The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, the Vignes twins grew up in a town where light skin is prized but did not protect them from being black. Once they ran away when they were 16 they began to see the world for what it was, one that might...
Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly Rating - 4.1 out of 5 Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly is a reimagining of the evil stepsister in the Cinderella story. Isabelle with her sister Octavia (Tavi) are thrust into a life full of pain after their sister Cinderella won the prince’s hand. While they were forced to maim themselves were generally hated by the village, Isabelle...
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare Rating - 4.75 out of 5 In Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare, Cordelia Carstairs is looking to put her mark in the shadow hunting world. She, along with her brother Alistair and her friends James and Lucie Herondale, embark on saving London from the newest dark threat and find themselves at the center. Finding...
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson Rating - 4.13 out of 5 In A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson, Pippa (Pip) Fitz-Amobi has a hunch. For her senior project, she looks into a closed murder-suicide of her classmates because of something amiss. As she digs deeper, it becomes obvious that someone does not want her...
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi is the follow up to Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. The war between the maji and the establishment rages on. Against all odds, magic is back in the land of Orïsha. As the battle for power over the land continues, it...
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo Rating - 4.5 out of 5 A year after the Crooked Kingdom, life at the Ravkan court is back in full swing. Nina has been helping Nikolai with protecting Grisha in Fjerda. Fjerda is still dangerous for Grisha and Nina uses her newly found powers to find new recruits. At home in Ravka, religious fanatics...
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel Rating - 4.63 out of 5 In the time before the 2008 financial crash, there is a hotel in Western Canada. Life at this hotel is disrupted one evening when the words ‘Why don’t you swallow broken glass?’ are scrawled on a window in acid. This one act brings together some of the...
The Toll by Neal Shusterman Rating - 4.1 out of 5 Three years after the Toll has sounded, the world is still in disarray. Humanity has to adjust to the new normal with the Thunderhead no longer speaking to them. Goddard is leading the North American Scythedom and continues to fight for power with the Tonists. The world is having a...