Search the CatalogFind books, music, videos & more.
Email Blog Updates
Teen Summer Reading
Get ConnectedDBRLTeen provides many ways to stay connected with the books and services you love most. All you need is an internet connection, an email address, and a library card. Learn more!
Free eBooks & More
Mobile Apps for Teens
Help for Teens in Need
More DBRL Sites
Category Archives: Staff Book Reviews
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
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
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
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
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
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
Why I checked it out: I love the idea of a female relative of Sherlock Holmes working with a female relative of Bram Stoker. Why I liked it: Imagine the observant, logical niece of famous detective Sherlock Holmes partnering with the stalwart vampire-hunting … Continue reading