Category Archives: Staff Book Reviews

Staff Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Why I Checked It Out: “The 5th Wave” has been constantly flying off the shelves here at the library. I’ve picked it up a few times, but not checked it out, mainly due to my fear of alien invasion stories (I … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Monstrous Affections

Why I Checked It Out: This book is an anthology–it’s a bunch of short stories by a variety of different authors published in one book. I checked it out because I am always looking for new authors, and this specific anthology … Continue reading

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Staff Review: The Sin Eater’s Daughter

Why I Checked It Out: I read a blurb on “The Sin Eater’s Daughter” by Melinda Salisbury and learned it was an up-and-coming, stand-alone fantasy release. This is refreshing because most fantasy novels these days are written as part of a series, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Why I Checked It Out: Weeks before its release date, “Red Queen” was advertised as the next big YA fantasy, and considering that is my favorite genre, I eagerly put it on hold and awaited its release. Also, the cover … Continue reading

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Staff Review: The Accidental Highwayman

Why I Checked it Out: The full title of the book is “The Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides. ” This sounded pretty humorous to me, so … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Why I Checked it Out: I saw reviews of this title in a variety of different places, talking about how this book was a Cinderella remake, and a good one. I love a good fairy tale, so I went for it. … Continue reading

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Staff Review: The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

Emaline has just graduated from high school and she is facing some very important decisions. Is it important to go to an Ivy League university, or is an in-state college acceptable? Does she want to be in a committed, long-term … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Winger by Andrew Smith

Why I Checked It Out: I read “Winger” by Andrew Smith because my book club was reading it and it has a pretty great cover. What It’s About: Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean … Continue reading

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