Lights, Love & Lip Gloss

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Simone, N. & Abrams, A. (2014). Lights, Love & Lip Gloss. New York, NY: Kensington.

978-0758288547

Paperback-$9.16 (Amazon)

This title is also available in Kindle format

 

A group of girls deal with the daily drama of their high school careers.

London, Rich, Heather, and Spencer are the popular chicks that rule Hollywood High. Each one is clever and a bit devious in their own way. Betrayal, cheating, jealousy, payback, and a little love create a whirlwind of drama.

“…so what if I keyed up his car. Tossed a brick through his windshield. Kicked a dent in his driver’s-side door. Made a scene at his apartment building and his nosy neighbor called the police on me. Still…Who did he think he was?”

Which diva will come out on top?

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Finding Audrey

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Kinsella, S. (2015). Finding Audrey. New York, NY: Delacorte Press.

978-0553536515

Hardcover-$18.99 (Barnes & Noble)

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A reclusive girl’s life revolves around her home and family after a traumatic incident at school.

Audrey’s family is a bit dysfunctional. Her older brother is obsessed with video games, her younger brother is a hyper little kid that thinks he knows everything, her mother is addicted to the Daily Mail, and her father hides in his office so he can check out cars on the Internet while avoiding his wife’s drama. Then there is Audrey, the reclusive girl in the dark sunglasses that doesn’t talk to anyone aside from her family and her therapist.

“Every time you freeze in fright, that’s your lizard brain taking over. It’s called the lizard brain because we all had one of these even when we were lizards, apparently” (p.76).

Audrey’s “stupid lizard brain” keeps her from making any progress with her anxiety disorder, but her brother’s friend Linus might be the push she needs.

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Throne of Glass

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Maas, S. (2012). Throne of Glass. New York, NY: Bloomsbury.

978-1619630345

Hardcover-$11.16 (Barnes & Noble)

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Awards/Honors: 2015 Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee

Fantasy is my favorite genre. It makes me wish magic was real. It is a great escape from reality. -Candace B., age 15

A hardened assassin must fight for her freedom against unknown obstacles.

Celaena is the hardcore heroine you always wanted. She had a crappy childhood, lost her family, and was raised by assassins. She is one of the best at her job, but that doesn’t mean she is invincible, which is probably why she ended up in a prison camp. The tables turn in her favor when she is summoned to the castle to compete for the title of King’s Champion and earn her freedom. As part of the competition Celaena must defeat the other challengers sponsored by members of the court, many of which are criminals and murderers. The stakes get higher as the competition progresses and strange beasts start leaving trails of carcasses around the castle. Celaena must keep fighting for her freedom and the opportunity to serve the Throne of Glass.

Blood and Salt

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Liggett, K. (2015). Blood and Salt. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

978-0399166488

Hardcover-$17.99 (Barnes & Noble)

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A twin brother and sister duo search for their mom off the grid in the midwest while battling dark forces.

Have you ever had the eerie, tingly feeling that makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck? It is a common warning sign that you should be wary of something, but being afraid is good because it means that you have something to live for.

Twins, Ash and Rhys, were raised by their hipster mom who they swear was part of a cult. She dabbles in alchemy and constantly talks about an ancient immortal that was separated from her lover. Rumor has it that the ancient immortal requires a mortal vessel so she can be reunited with her lost love in sacred city of Quivira hidden in the rural cornfields of Kansas. Things start getting really creepy when a naked dead girl that seems to haunt Ash starts looking more and more like her. What would you do if you saw a dead body that looked exactly like you?

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A Court of Thorns and Roses

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Maas, S. (2015). A Court of Thorns and Roses. New York, NY: Bloomsbury.

978-1619634442

Hardcover-$11.66 (Amazon)

This title is also available in Kindle and Audible formats

Awards/Honors: 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards for YA Fantasy

 

Feyre must agree to live among the Fae to pay a debt and keep her family safe.

I love Sarah J. Maas and I couldn’t wait for this book to come out when I heard she was doing a version of Beauty and the Beast (my favorite Disney movie ever). I like that they are making more reimagined fairy tales because they are easier to relate to and the girls are stronger. -Samantha S., age 17

Let me tell you a story about a beauty and a beast. You’ve already heard that one? Trust me, you haven’t heard this one! Our “tale as old as time” has been revamped and it has more action and adventure than ever. Feyre’s family had it all and now they have nothing, so she spends her time hunting and looking for ways to provide for her father and sisters. In traditional fashion, she finds trouble in the eerie woods and is taken to a land of dangerous Fae to pay the price. Don’t be fooled, there are darker powers at work than the mere likes of Gaston.

A Court of Thorns and Roses has the fun, magical elements of our beloved Beauty and the Beast, but with a dark twist. Follow Feyre to the land of the Summer Court and help her break the curse. Face it, who doesn’t love a good fantasy?

Here is Sarah introducing you to this new series!