I, Eliza Hamilton

Title: I, Eliza Hamilton Author: Susan Holloway Scott Genre: Fiction Release Date: 2017-09 Pages: 400 In this beautifully written novel of historical fiction, bestselling author Susan Holloway Scott tells the story of Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza–a fascinating, strong-willed heroine in her own right and a key figure in one of the most gripping periods in American history. “Love is not easy with a man chosen by Fate for greatness . . .” As the daughter of a respected general, Elizabeth […]

Enzon Races in the Rain

Title: Enzo Races in the Rain! Author: Garth Stein Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Release Date: October 7, 2014 Pages: 40 [Enzo Races in the Rain!; TR 9780062295330] New York Times bestseller Garth Stein’s picture book debut about the lovable dog Enzo from The Art of Racing in the Rain is a heartwarming tale of coming home. Fans of Bad Dog, Marley! by John Grogan and Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond will delight in Enzo’s unforgettable personality and […]

The Agony of Bun O’Keefe

Title: The Agony of Bun O'Keefe Author: Heather Smith Publisher: Razorbill Canada Release Date: 2017-03 Little Miss Sunshine meets Room in this quirky, heartwarming story of friendship, loyalty and discovery. It’s Newfoundland, 1986. Fourteen-year-old Bun O’Keefe has lived a solitary life in an unsafe, unsanitary house. Her mother is a compulsive hoarder, and Bun has had little contact with the outside world. What she’s learned about life comes from the random books and old VHS tapes that she finds in […]

The Border

Title: The Border Author: Steve Schafer Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Release Date: September 1, 2017 Pages: 368 One moment changed their lives forever. A band plays, glasses clink, and four teens sneak into the Mexican desert, the hum of celebration receding behind them. Crack. Crack. Crack. Not fireworks—gunshots. The music stops. And Pato, Arbo, Marcos, and Gladys are powerless as the lives they once knew are taken from them. Then they are seen by the gunmen. They […]

Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad, Book 1)

Title: Nyxia Author: Scott Reintgen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Crown Books For Young Readers Release Date: 2017 Pages: 384 Emmett accepts an interstellar space contract but learns en route that to win the promised fortune he and nine other recruits face a brutal competition, putting their very humanity at risk.   Review: I’ll say right off the bat that “Nyxia” borrowed quite a few elements from other science-fiction and dystopian works.  That being said, it didn’t diminish my enjoyment. […]

Black Bird of the Gallows

Title: Black Bird of the Gallows Author: Meg Kassel Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Entangled Teen Release Date: September 5, 2017 Pages: 300 Her love breaks his curse. But his love spells her death. A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full. Angie Dovage can tell the mysterious new boy next door is more than he appears, but she can’t imagine his presence signals a tragedy that will devastate her small town. […]

Blood and Ink

Title: Blood and Ink Author: Stephen Davies Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Charlesbridge Teen Release Date: September 19, 2017 Pages: 224 Kadija is the music-loving daughter of a guardian of the library in the ancient city of Timbuktu, Ali is a former shepherd boy, trained by Islamist militants–and both are caught up in the war in Mali and on opposite sides of the stuggle to save the sacred Sufi manuscripts that the militants want to destroy.   Review: “Blood and […]

Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Title: Girls Made of Snow and Glass Author: Melissa Bashardoust Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Flatiron Books Release Date: September 5, 2017 Pages: 384 Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father […]

The Flintstones Vol. 2: Bedrock Bedlam

Title: The Flintstones Vol. 2: Bedrock Bedlam Author: Mark Russell Release Date: October 10, 2017 Pages: 144 Fred and Barney reunite for Mark Russell’s modern take on Hanna-Barbera’s most famous stone-age family! This second volume starring the first family of Bedrock (and civilization, really) tells the story of who we are and why we do what we do as if it all began with Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty and the rest of the citizens of Bedrock. Shining a light on […]

The Comic Book Story of Video Games

Title: The Comic Book Story of Video Games Author: Jonathan Hennessey Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels Publisher: Ten Speed Press Release Date: 2017 Pages: 192 A complete, illustrated history of video games–highlighting the machines, games, and people who have made gaming a worldwide, billion dollar industry/artform–told in a graphic novel format. Author Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Jack McGowan present the first full-color, chronological origin story for this hugely successful, omnipresent artform and business. Hennessey provides readers with everything they need […]