The Giver: Graphic Novel

THE GIVER: GRAPHIC NOVEL Written by Lois Lowry, Illustrated by P. Graig Russell Published by HMH books for young readers, February 5, 2019 My star rating: 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Now in graphic novel format, Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world is…

The Echo Room

THE ECHO ROOM Written by Parker Peevyhouse Published by Tor Teen, September 11, 2018 My star rating: 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Rett wakes on the floor of a cold, dark room. He doesn’t know how he got there, only that he’s locked in. He’s not alone—a girl named Bryn is trapped in the room with…

The Final Six

THE FINAL SIX Written by Alexandra Monir Published by Harper Teen, March 6, 2018 My star rating: 2.75 stars THE SYNOPSIS: When Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, and Naomi, a science genius from California, are two of the twenty-four teens drafted into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever altered. After erratic climate…

Red Rising

RED RISING Written by Pierce Brown Published by Del Rey, January 28, 2014 My star rating: 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface…

All Rights Reserved

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Written by Gregory Scott Katsoulis Published by Harlequin Teen, August 29, 2017 My star rating: 2 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Speth Jime is anxious to deliver her Last Day speech and celebrate her transition into adulthood. The moment she turns fifteen, Speth must pay for every word she speaks, for every nod, for…

Gunslinger Girl

GUNSLINGER GIRL Written by Lyndsay Ely Published by Little Brown, January 2, 2018 My star rating: 3.75 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Seventeen-year-old Serendipity “Pity” Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She’s been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is…

The Fireman

THE FIREMAN Written by Joe Hill Published by William Morrow, January 3, 2017 My star rating: 3.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The fireman is coming. Stay cool. No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit,…

The Sandcastle Empire

THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE Written by Kayla Olson Published by Harper teen, June 6, 2017 My star rating: 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Before the war, Eden’s life was easy—air conditioning, ice cream, long days at the beach. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed. Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources….

Across the Universe

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE Written by Beth Revis Published by Razorbill, January 11, 2011 My star rating: 3.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen…