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The Nethergrim
3.91
This series opener has the feel of classic fantasy, yet it still comes across as fresh. Plenty of scary action and extremely likable young heroes.
May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014
 
The Islands at the End of the World (Islands at the End of the World, #1)
3.65
Could you survive in a world suddenly devoid of technology? Set in the luscious backdrop of the Hawaiian islands.
Sep 15, 2014
Sep 15, 2014
 
Frostborn (Thrones & Bones, #1)
3.97
This wonderful fantasy steeped in Norse mythology is by a Birmingham author! Highly recommended for fans of Rick Riordan, J.R.R. Tolkien, and John Fla ...more
Sep 09, 2014
Sep 09, 2014
 
Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle, #1)
3.95
An Alabama homecoming queen/SGA president/ruler of her high school kingdom gets pulled into something straight out of a fantasy movie. She gets awesom ...more
May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014
 
Seven Stories Up
3.99
Companion to Bigger Than a Bread Box (which I loved and booktalked all over the place). Not only does a girl get to time travel, but she gets to see h ...more
May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014
 
The Ninja Librarians: The Accidental Keyhand (The Ninja Librarians #1)
3.68
Yes, I'm particularly partial to this one because it shows librarians in an awesome, booty-kicking light. But anyone who likes stories about kids bein ...more
May 05, 2014
May 05, 2014
 
None of the Above
3.98
How would you react if, at age 18, you learned you were intersex? And how would the rest of your people -- family, friends, boyfriend, classmates -- h ...more
Jul 27, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
 
The Kingdom of Little Wounds
3.26
Read this one the weekend before it was named a Printz Honor. Is it history, fairy tale, or royal drama? It's everything rolled into one. Definitely m ...more
Jan 27, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
 
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
3.87
Yes, I loved Disney's Frozen. But I love this modern retelling of The Snow Queen fairytale even more. I know Frozen fans are now gasping in disbelief. ...more
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
 
Cody and the Fountain of Happiness
3.78
This is the perfect choice for the beginning of summer, especially if you're a child like Cody -- a noticer and appreciator of life's small joys.
May 16, 2015
May 16, 2015
 
One Crazy Summer (Gaither Sisters, #1)
3.92
Books such as The Wednesday Wars, Neil Armstrong is My Uncle, and The Watsons Go to Birmingham highlight different aspects of the turbulant 1960s. Rit ...more
Jan 13, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
 
The Forbidden Library (The Forbidden Library, #1)
3.80
Proof that books possess a certain magic. Recommended for fans of Cornelia Funke's Inkheart series.
Jun 16, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
 
Ice Dogs
4.18
Two teens, six sled dogs versus the Alaskan wilderness. This survival story is breathtaking.
Mar 05, 2014
Mar 05, 2014
 
What I Came to Tell You
3.88
Both the artistic process and the process of grief are woven into this tale of community and healing.
Jan 31, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
 
Unmade (The Lynburn Legacy, #3)
3.91
Kinda hate to see this series end.
Jun 09, 2015
Jun 09, 2015
 
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)
4.20
"Lush" is the perfect descriptor for this love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights. It will be SO HARD to wait for the next book!
Jun 23, 2015
Jun 22, 2015
 
Dairy Queen (Dairy Queen, #1)
3.75
"Dairy Queen" is an amazingly beautiful book about a normal, hardworking girl from Wisconsin. D.J. is a character you want to be friends with. She isn ...more
Nov 24, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
 
The Distance Between Lost and Found
3.74
A youth group hiking retreat, which was already a challenge due to a previous scandal, turns into a test of physical and spiritual endurance for three ...more
Apr 27, 2015
Apr 24, 2015
 
Bird With the Heart of a Mountain
3.71
Coming-of-age during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s is extra hard for Drina, a young woman who is half Spaniard and half Gypsy. She has flamenco d ...more
Mar 10, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
 
Jake and Lily
3.98
Jake & Lily are twins who have always felt that they were 1/2 of the same whole. They have a special connection that even they can't put into word ...more
Nov 06, 2012
Nov 06, 2012
 
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
3.79
I didn't realize this book was going to be a series until I saw it was listed as book #1 on GoodReads, but I can safely still recommend this as a grea ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
 
Bird
4.11
A deft mix of realistic tragedy and Jamaican folklore. I cried and cried. But in the best way.
Apr 04, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
 
Almost Super
4.07
What makes a superhero? Is it the superpowers, or is it something greater?
Jun 06, 2014
Jun 06, 2014
 
Ava and Pip
4.11
The diary format, the wordplay, the sister dynamics -- this was a book handcrafted for me! Family and friendships can be tricky in the tween years. Fi ...more
Apr 04, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
 
Untold (The Lynburn Legacy, #2)
3.96
This is book 2 in The Lynburn Legacy series, a modern and magical twist on both the gothic romance and girl detective genres. It definitely gets your ...more
Apr 11, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
 
My Chemical Mountain
3.91
I was looking for a short read--less than 200 pages--and this one didn't disappoint! The cover has an eerie photo of three guys facing a giant landfil ...more
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
 
I Am the Cheese
3.72
I had a hard time rating this book. While it is very well written, and a definite page turner, I can't say that I loved it. However, I do love some a ...more
Dec 29, 2009
Dec 29, 2009
 
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
4.32
Love how Alexandra Bracken described this story: "A gorgeously written tale as lush and romantic as it is ferocious. It's impossible not to be caught ...more
Jun 30, 2015
Jan 20, 2015
 
Ship of Dolls
3.73
Inspired by the Friendship Dolls that were sent to Japan in 1926, in hopes of preventing future war. Focuses on the lives surrounding a single doll, p ...more
Aug 23, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
 
The False Princess
3.79
Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia's led a privileged life at court. Everything changes when it's revealed, that she is a false prin ...more
Mar 29, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
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