Books & Reading

how we fall

How We Fall by Kate Brauning

As first cousins, seventeen-year-olds Jackie and Marcus know their love is taboo, but living in the same house, working at the family’s vegetable stand, and especially seeking Jackie’s missing best friend, Ellie, keep drawing them together.


Ignite: A Defy Novel by Sara B. Larson

King Damian and his trusted guard, Alexa, focus on rebuilding Antion after years of war and strife, but the citizens are reluctant to trust their new king, and when a new threat arises, including an assassination attempt, Alexa must protect the king she loves and uncover the enemy before it is too late.

Killing time

Killing Time in Crystal City by Chris Lynch

Fleeing his abusive father to assume a new identity in the home of an estranged relative, Kevin makes new friends and enjoys wild adventures before being forced to confront his past

darkest part

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

In the town of Fairfold, where humans and fae exist side by side, a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives awakes after generations of sleep in a glass coffin in the woods, causing Hazel to be swept up in new love, shift her loyalties, feel the fresh sting of betrayal, and to make a secret sacrifice to the faerie king.


for real

For Real  by Alison Cherry

Deciding to compete in a summer ’round-the-world race after discovering a boyfriend’s infidelity, sisters Claire and Miranda find themselves in the middle of a reality-show romance that may be a humiliating public setup.