Children - Young Adult

The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525646549
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - February 11th, 2020

Comprehensive biography of Lindbergh that could be appreciated by readers of all ages. While Lindbergh's heroics brought unheard-of adulation, and the kidnapping and murder of his son earned him huge sympathy, his open embrace of Nazism brought him scorn that he subsequently struggled to overcome. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures by Noelle Stevenson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062278272
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Published: HarperTeen - March 3rd, 2020

A memoir that hits the highlights and summarizes Stevenson’s life. This is a journal to us and to author. It is a scrapbook. It is a look back at memories that are still being processed. From 2011 to 2019 Stevenson takes us on a strange, beautiful, self-centered (but not necessarily selfish), realistic journey. While they do not go into extreme details, they explore their rise to fame, their successes, their failures, going to art school, jobs (paying and not), websites that launched their work, about living on their own and with roommates, much is dealt with about their mental health and finally finding love when they did not think it was possible. Aimed for ages at least 14 to adult due to concepts more than context. A fun but not easy ride. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1) by Cassandra Clare - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781481431873
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 3rd, 2020

If you loved the Infernal Devices, you will adore this book. You can expect plenty of action, mystery, and romance in this latest installment to the shadowhunter world. Jem, Will, and Tessa play a major part in this novel, but you're also introduced to a new group of strong characters; all with different backgrounds, ethnicities and sexual orientations. Even if you haven't read a single shadowhunter book before, you can still enjoy this read without too much difficulty. I can't wait to see where this series goes! ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow Series #1) by Margaret Owen - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250191922
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 30th, 2019

A strong YA fantasy with a well-developed magic system and engaging characters. Perfect for readers who want a more mature young adult read, while keeping some of the well-loved tropes. Can’t wait to continue on with this series! ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Havenfall by Sara Holland - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781547603794
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - March 3rd, 2020

Havenfall is a secret safe haven for all four realms in the universe, located on the Earth realm in Colorado. The story follows Maddie, a teenager with baggage who is the niece of the current Havenfall innkeeper, and she yearns to follow in her uncle’s footsteps one day and the next Innkeeper. But all hope of safety within Havenfall’s borders is suddenly shattered by the door to a previously sealed world cracking open and a monster being unleashed on the grounds. Suddenly, Maddie has the leadership she’s always wanted, but with that also comes her inexperience, betrayals and personal awakenings. High fantasy, great world-building narrative, the potential for a love triangle and sprinkles of LGBTQ+ representation mixed together make this book a strong opener for its duology. ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz


Suncatcher by Jose Pimienta - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593124819
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Published: Random House Graphic - May 19th, 2020

Beatriz’s beloved grandfather has died. Soon after, she starts to hear his voice come from his guitar, asking her to finish the song he never was able to finish. His “killer” song. But as Beatriz’s obsession goes deeper, as she pulls away from her friends, one starts to wonder is this song literally the thing that will kill Beatriz? A beautiful, dark story of the obsession of perfection; of music and of life. Yet, there is hope at the end of it all, too. For ages 14 and up, with heavy adult crossover appeal. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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