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YA Book Review- A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

Fairytales seem to be everywhere in literature these days, and it’s so exciting to see what authors are doing with them. This book takes some of the Grimm’s Brothers original tales and turns them in to one continuing story staring Hansel and Gretel themselves. A new twist on the old, this is written from the perspective of a story teller who is constantly warning the reader to make sure there are no children listening because of all the violence and gore. Not only do you get to investigate some of the Grimm’s creepier stories, you are able to read about the journey of a brother and sister who become two of the bravest, smartest, and kindest child heroes around.

Give this to fans of fairytales, creepy stories, or mysteries. The short story format could make this a great pick for reluctant readers.



YA Book Review: Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd

A group of fantastic YA and Teen authors come together to contribute to this hilarious and heart wrenching collection of short stories. Every last one includes some kind of great nerd or geek anecdote, along with some great illustrations. Whether you are in to the Star Trek Vs. Star Wars feud, you’re the underdog who’s dying to land a date with your crush, or your favorite kinds of people are theater kids, this book has got something for everyone!

List of contributing authors: Holly Black, Cecil Castellucci, M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr.

YA Book Review- Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal

It’s the year 2074, Elvie Nara is eight months pregnant, and stuck in a boarding school for teen moms that also happens to be a low-orbiting space cruiser. Elvie is busy skipping class and trying to find a snack when the ship is attacked by a mysterious army. She rushes to the center of the ship where she knows her classmates and teachers will be gathered, only to find…the teachers drowning the students? This first novel in an upcoming series is action-packed and hilarious. Elvie is one of the funniest main characters to come around in a while. Pick this up if you like futuristic settings, spunky heroines, and intergalactic mysteries.