Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter

by Marissa Meyer

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend—the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?

book 4 in the Lunar Chronicles series

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Rebekah rated it ★★★★.

Miranda rated it ★★★★ and said, “This is a huge book, but it almost has to be in order to get all of the details right and wrap the story up in the best way. Winter and her friends are ready to make the final stand and take back Luna from the evil Levana. Through death, destruction, and pain, they must overcome all or lose it forever. This was a great finale to the series. I love how all of the characters remain individuals, and even though there are many, they are also easy to keep track of and follow their individual storylines. Love this series!”

Bekka rated it ★★★★ and said, “I really enjoyed this final installment of the series! I think all the plot lines were tied up quite neatly, and all the questions were answered. Our characters stay true to themselves, and all is right with the world (and moon!)”

Betsy rated it ★★★★.

Neverseen by Shannon Messenger

Neverseen

by Shannon Messenger

Sophie Foster is on the run—but at least she’s not alone.

Her closest friends from the Lost Cities have gone with her to join the Black Swan. They still have doubts about the shadowy organization, but the only way to find answers is to start working with them. And as they settle into their new lives, they uncover secrets far bigger than anything they’d imagined.

But their enemies are far from done, and unleash a terrifying plague that threatens the safety of an entire species. Sophie and her friends fight with everything they have—with new allies joining them—but every choice has consequences. And trusting the wrong person could prove deadly.

In this game-changing fourth book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must question everything to find a truth that will either save her world—or shatter it.

book 4 in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Vivian rated it ★★★★ and said, “Spent the first 500 pages enjoying the world and characters that Shannon Messenger has created. Then the pace picked up exponentially and it was white knuckle for the next 200 pages—very satisfying, lots of surprises, and yes there will be another installment. Can’t wait!”

Island of Shipwrecks by Lisa McMann

Island of Shipwrecks

by Lisa McMann

Alex and his friends from Artimé are stranded on a newly discovered island after barely surviving a storm that destroys their ship. And it turns out they’re not alone…

Back in Quill, Aaron’s power base grows as he aligns himself with an unlikely ally. Together, the two enact a drastic, risky plan to finally conquer Artimé—a plan that could ultimately leave everyone in both Artimé and Quill in far more danger than Aaron realizes.

book 5 in the Unwanteds series

Old School by Jeff Kinney

Old School

by Jeff Kinney

In the latest installment of the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, author-illustrator Jeff Kinney brings the series back to its roots, as Greg starts a new school year and faces a challenge he never could’ve imagined.

book 10 in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Lorna rated it ★★★.

The Forgotten Sisters by Shannon Hale

The Forgotten Sisters

by Shannon Hale

After a year at the king’s palace, Miri has learned all about being a proper princess. But the tables turn when the student must become the teacher!

Instead of returning to her beloved Mount Eskel, Miri is ordered to journey to a distant swamp and start a princess academy for three sisters, cousins of the royal family. Unfortunately, Astrid, Felissa, and Sus are more interested in hunting and fishing than becoming princesses.

As Miri spends more time with the sisters, she realizes the king and queen’s interest in them hides a long-buried secret. She must rely on her own strength and intelligence to unravel the mystery, protect the girls, complete her assignment, and finally make her way home.

Fans of Shannon Hale won’t want to miss this gorgeously woven return to this best-selling, award-winning series.

book 3 in the Princess Academy series

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Miranda rated it ★★★★ and said, “I really enjoyed this last book to the series. It was a great wrap up, and I liked it more than Palace of Stone and maybe even more than Princess Academy. I love Miri. She is so down to earth and relatable. I also really like the world these stories are set in and how the different parts of the country are so separated from each other. I am sad to see this series come to a close as I would really like to see more. Sus’s story would be a great addition. I can’t wait to see where Shannon Hale takes us next.”

Fridays with the Wizards by Jessica Day George

Fridays with the Wizards

by Jessica Day George

Celie and her friends and family are back in the Castle, safe and sound. But there’s still the problem of Wizard Arkwright. What do you do with an evil wizard?

Especially when he escapes from his cell, but doesn’t leave the Castle!

Now it’s up to Celie, with the help of her wizard brother Bran and her griffins, to track down Arkwright and get rid of him for good!

book 4 in the Castle Glower series

The Game of Lives by James Dashner

The Game of Lives

by James Dashner

Michael used to live to game.

Now the games he was playing have become all too real. Only weeks ago, Sinking into the Sleep was fun. The VirtNet combined the most cutting-edge technology and the most sophisticated gaming for a full mind-body experience. And it was Michael’s passion. But now every time Michael Sinks, he risks his life.

The games are over. The VirtNet has become a world of deadly consequences, and Kaine grows stronger by the day. The Mortality Doctrine—Kaine’s master plan—has nearly been realized, and little by little the line separating the virtual from the real is blurring. If Kaine succeeds, it will mean worldwide cyber domination. And it looks like Michael and his friends are the only ones who can put the monster back in the box—if Michael can figure out who his friends really are.

book 3 in the Mortality Doctrine series

Atlantia by Ally Condie

Atlantia

by Ally Condie

Can you hear Atlantia breathing?

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.

Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Betsy rated it ★★★.

Vivian rated it ★★★ and said, “Hats off to Ally Condie for pulling off an air-tight fantasy dystopia with interweaving elements, just enough suspense, believable characters, a blush of romance, and wrapping it all up in a satisfying single volume story.”

All Fall Down by Ally Carter

All Fall Down

by Ally Carter

Grace Blakely is absolutely certain of three things:

1. She is not crazy.
2. Her mother was murdered.
3. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay.

As certain as Grace is about these facts, nobody else believes her—so there’s no one she can completely trust. Not her grandfather, a powerful ambassador. Not her new friends, who all live on Embassy Row. Not Alexei, the Russian boy next door, who is keeping his eye on Grace for reasons she neither likes nor understands.

Everybody wants Grace to put on a pretty dress and a pretty smile, blocking out all her unpretty thoughts. But they can’t control Grace—no more than Grace can control what she knows or what she needs to do. Her past has come back to hunt her…and if she doesn’t stop it, Grace isn’t the only one who will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.

book 1 in the Embassy Row series

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Miranda rated it ★★★★.

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