The Mysterious Benedict Society

The First book in The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart Synopsis: "Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear reader, can test your wits right alongside them.) But... Continue Reading →

Kinky Roots

A Memoir by Ingrid Arlington Synopsis: A Memoir - The memories, ruminations and vignettes of growing up in Southern Africa. Written from the life, wisdom and experiences of Ingrid Arlington, ‘Kinky Roots’ is an uplifting, poignant and reflective journey alongside the author. From a tumultuous upbringing in Zimbabwe, where violence and sexual assault was rife... Continue Reading →

The Black House

The First book in the Lewis trilogy by Peter May Synopsis: A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland: a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith. Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born Macleod, the case represents a journey both home and into his... Continue Reading →

Beach House

A Point Horror Novel by R.L. Stine Synopsis: Swim. Sunbathe. Die. It’s 1956 and four kids are hanging out on the beach. Little do they know that a killer has begun to stalk them, one by one. Now, on the same golden sands nearly 40 years later, Ashley, Ross, Lucy and Kip are enjoying the... Continue Reading →

The Mark of Athena

The Third book in The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan Synopsis: In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will... Continue Reading →

Pinewood Dark

The Second book in the Millsborough Sisters Series by Berri L. Beatty Synopsis: November 1815 Unmarried and with-child, Jenny Millsborough has been saved from total ruination by her family, who help hashion her as the fictitious widow of a downed soldier. Happy to be living at Oxtail Cottage, she is sheltered from the prying eyes... Continue Reading →

Rule of Wolves

The Second book in Leigh Bardugo’s Nikolai Duology Synopsis: The Demon King. As Fjerda’s massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai Lantsov will summon every bit of his ingenuity and charm―and even the monster within―to win this fight. But a dark threat looms that cannot be defeated by a young king’s gift for the impossible. The... Continue Reading →

Ski Weekend

The Tenth book in the Fear Street series by R.L. Stine Synopsis: Driving back from a ski weekend, Ariel, Shannon and Doug have offered their new friend Red a ride home. When a blizzard makes the roads nearly impassable, Red leads the teens to a farmhouse where they can spend the night. Unfortunately, their shelter... Continue Reading →

The Son of Neptune

The Second book in The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan Synopsis: Percy is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy managed to... Continue Reading →

The Lost Hero

The First book in The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan Synopsis: Jason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she's his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they're all students in the Wilderness School, a... Continue Reading →

All these things I’ve Done

The first book in the Birthright series by Gabrielle Zevin Synopsis: In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life... Continue Reading →

The Midnight Star

The Third book in The Young Elites series by Marie Lu Synopsis: Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within... Continue Reading →

Is this Scary?

A collection of Poems by Jacob Scheier Synopsis: Is This Scary? digs deep into internal landscapes of suffering, including depression and anxiety, chronic physical ailment, and rare neurological malady. With its many eccentric songs and odes to medications and medical procedures, this book is full of both levity and unapologetic lament. Pushing back against societal... Continue Reading →

The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Second book in the millennium series by Stieg Larsson Synopsis: Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder... Continue Reading →

The Life List

A Novel by Lori Nelson Spielman Synopsis: 1. Go to Paris 2. Have a baby, maybe two 3. Fall in love —Brett Bohlinger seems to have it all: a plum job, a spacious loft, an irresistibly handsome boyfriend. All in all, a charmed life. That is, until her beloved mother passes away, leaving behind a... Continue Reading →

The Masked Truth

A Novel by Kelley Armstrong Synopsis: Riley Vasquez is haunted by the brutal murder of the couple she was babysitting for. Max Cross is suffering under the shadow of a life-altering diagnosis he doesn't dare reveal. The last thing either of them wants is to spend a weekend away at a therapy camp alongside five... Continue Reading →

Drum Roll, Please

A Novel by Lisa Jenn Bigelow Synopsis: Melly only joined the school band because her best friend, Olivia, begged her to. But to her surprise, quiet Melly loves playing the drums. It’s the only time she doesn’t feel like a mouse. Now she and Olivia are about to spend the next two weeks at Camp... Continue Reading →


The First book in the Pax series by Sara Pennypacker. Illustrated by Jon Klassen Synopsis: Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, three... Continue Reading →


A Novel by Barbara Dee Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Mattie is thrilled when she learns the eighth grade play will be Romeo and Juliet. In particular, she can’t wait to share the stage with Gemma Braithwaite, who has been cast as Juliet. Gemma is brilliant, pretty—and British!—and Mattie starts to see her as more than just a... Continue Reading →

Murder in the Hamptons

A Novel by Amy Garvey Synopsis: Maggie Harding has a few rules for living. Order, control, and carefully checked-off to-do lists equal a safe life. Safe is good. What's not good is, oh, hmmm, maybe having a wild, passionate, naked pizza-eating weekend fling with Tyler Brody, the kind of guy who leaves a girl shaken... Continue Reading →

Since You’ve Been Gone

A Novel by Morgan Matson Synopsis: Emily is about to take some risks and have the most unexpected summer ever. Before Sloane, Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, and she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—someone who yanks you out of your... Continue Reading →

A Court of Silver Flames

The Fourth book in Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series Synopsis: Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she's struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly... Continue Reading →

Lane Continues

The Fourth Book in Anna J. Adams Lane Changes Saga Synopsis: As my grandfather said years ago, “For every good thing, there’s a bad thing to even it out, and vice versa” Good: I was happily married to Sam Seeley. Good: Sam and I were beginning our family and everything was going smoothly. Good: Rob... Continue Reading →

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The First book in the millennium series by Stieg Larsson Synopsis: Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is... Continue Reading →

Before the Crown

A Novel by Flora Harding Synopsis: Windsor Castle, 1943 – As war rages across the world, Princess Elizabeth comes face to face with the dashing naval officer she first met in London nine years before. One of the youngest first lieutenants in the Royal Navy, Philip represents everything she has always been taught to avoid.... Continue Reading →

Safe Haven

A Novel by Nicholas Sparks Synopsis: When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex,... Continue Reading →

Dot Homme

A Novel by Jane Moore Synopsis: Jess Monroe is 34 and perfectly happy being single. But her friends think otherwise and, as a birthday present, buy her an ad on an internet dating site. Furious, she eventually agrees to try it out — and ventures into a world where the description on the tin rarely... Continue Reading →

Ahab’s Return or The Last Voyage

A Novel by Jeffrey Ford Synopsis: At the end of a long journey, Captain Ahab returns to the mainland to confront the true author of the novel Moby-Dick, his former shipmate, Ishmael. For Ahab was not pulled into the ocean’s depths by a harpoon line, and the greatly exaggerated rumors of his untimely death have... Continue Reading →

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