#TTBF14 Panel: Get A Clue

#TTBF14 Panel: Get A Clue

If you don’t yet have a clue, let us tell you we are SUPER Excited to that Simmone Howell, Will Ritter, James Klise, and Ransom Riggs will be attending the Texas Teen Book Festival this year! This panel is guaranteed to keep you guessing with a mix of characters who encounter ghosts, other-worldly beast, and secrets! … Continue reading

Schizo: This Book Is Terrifying

Schizo: This Book Is Terrifying

  Title: Schizo Author: Nic Sheff Release Date: 09/30/2014 Reviewed by: Hayden To understand the story of Schizo, one must accept one thing. The narrator is unreliable. Miles is affected with a disease that this book attempts to teach a lesson in empathy about – schizophrenia. We follow Miles as he attempts to find his … Continue reading

Spotlight on #TTBF14 Keynote: James Dashner!

Spotlight on #TTBF14 Keynote: James Dashner!

  We’re super pumped that the one and only James Dashner will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2014 Texas Teen Book Festival! James Dashner is the best selling author of The Maze Runner series for Young Adults. If you haven’t heard, The Maze Runner is being made into a live action movie with Teen Wolf actor Dylan … Continue reading

New Teen Releases – 8/26/14

New Teen Releases – 8/26/14

It’s getting exciting around here! Today, the books coming out this fall starting arriving. Each week, we’ll be recapping the new releases so you don’t miss a thing. Still to come this fall are new releases from Texas Teen Book Fest authors like Marie Lu, Scott Westerfeld, Garth Nix, and Andrew Smith. Not to mention … Continue reading

Lockwood & Co. : A Lot of Ghost Action

Lockwood & Co. : A Lot of Ghost Action

Title: Lockwood & Co. Book One: The Screaming Staircase Author: Jonathan Stroud Release Date: paperback edition 8/26/14 Reviewed by: Miriam   Lucy, George, and Anthony (more commonly known as  the Lockwood family) find themselves in a pickle. Financially and socially humiliated after accidentally burning down a clients house, trying to get rid of a ghost, … Continue reading

The Strange Maid: A Unique Story

The Strange Maid: A Unique Story

Title: The United States of Asgard Book 2: The Strange Maid Author: Tessa Gratton Release Date: 06/10/2014 Reviewed by: Miriam Signy of the Valkyrie has a riddle to solve to be accepted into the Valkyrie Tree. After spending what feels like decades and with help from several people she meets, Signy realizes what she needs … Continue reading

What We’re Reading Right This Minute!

EMILY Stay Where You Are And Then Leave by John Boyne “Alfie is five years old when WWI breaks out and his father volunteers to serve in the war. This is a heart-breaking story of a son’s love for his father that brings to light how much PTSD affects veterans and the people who surround them.” … Continue reading

Conversion: Definitely A Must Buy!

Conversion: Definitely A Must Buy!

Title: Conversion Author: Katherine Howe Release Date: 07/01/2014 Reviewed by: Kendall   It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy and the pressure is on. Colleen Rowley are her friends are expected to keep it together and get into major Ivy League Colleges. Until a strange illness begins to strike down the girls of St. Joan’s … Continue reading

Let’s Get Lost: A Summery, Relatable Read

Let’s Get Lost: A Summery, Relatable Read

Title: Let’s Get Lost Author: Adi Alsaid Release Date: 07/29/2014 Reviewed by: Olivia Leila is stuck trying to find what she can’t remember. She’s a lost, mysterious girl with a charming smile and a red-hot ride. Her goal is to make her way to Alaska where the Northern Lights dance over the night skies. But … Continue reading