Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

28260587In this fifth book, Celaena is far from her throne. Friends and loyalties have been lost, but also gained. However, the war is far from over. Now that the Fae creatures have had their power returned, Celaena will use it to protect those she loves most. Creatures and monsters will come from that past to endanger her present and future. Follow Celaena in her quest to stop evil from taking everything she loves in this fifth book.

-Lucero (Teen Reviewer)

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Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

18006496 In the fourth book of the Throne of Glass series, Celaena, after so long, finally accepts her past. But before she can reclaim her throne she must fight. She has to fight for her cousin, her friend, and for the people who have suffered enough. She fights for her kingdom that was taken away from her. Follow Celaena in this fourth book through her battle to end the brutal king who has enslaved her people.

– Lucero (Teen Reviewer)

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

20613470The third book of the Throne of Glass series continues to captivate readers. After a terrible tragedy Celaena is left broken and shattered. She is sent to another land to face her darkest truth. Meanwhile, back home, monsters and dark forces are being gathered to endanger human and demi-fae. In this third book, readers will discover how Celaena rebuilds herself with the help of others while saving the world at the same time.

– Lucero (Teen Reviewer)

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

17167166In the second book of the Throne of Glass series, Celaena, now champion of the King, is far from loyal to the king. She hides a secret that would affect those close to her. This knowledge is difficult to keep from people who are seeking justice. Following a tragic night, uncovered secrets force Celaena to choose where her loyalty lies and who she will fight for. Full of action, mystery, and betrayal, this second book will make you want to read the third.

– Lucero (Teen Reviewer)

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

16034235Celaena Sardothien, a well known assassin, is given the chance to have what she wishes the most: her freedom. She must compete with 23 other vicious fighters to become champion of the King and serve him. When her competitors start to die one by one, Celaena will not only fight for her freedom, but for her survival. This book full of magic, love, action, and perfect for readers who love these genres.

– Lucero (Teen Reviewer)

Unwind- A Teen Reader Review

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Title: Unwind

Author: Neal Shusterman

Summary: The Second Civil War is over.  The Pro-Choice and Pro-Life armies finally came to an agreement.  All children are safe until age 13.  Then, until age 18 their parents have a choice.  They can unwind their children; take apart their bodies and use 100% of their parts as transplants to aid other living humans, so the children never truly die.  This twisted dystopia chills you to the bone, the circumstances far too realistic, and the world’s reaction way too real.  Unwind by Neal Shusterman leaves you with the chilling question, what if?

The novel follows Connor Lassiner, a problem child with an unwind warrant signed who is desperate to survive.  Risa Ward, a girl who is unwound as a budget cut, who has the smarts to escape her fate.  And Lev Calder, a boy born to be unwound, who is in love with his fate and will do anything to complete the deed.  These three unlikely allies create a tentative alliance, and have to go to drastic measures to survive, as the world goes more and more insane around them.

This novel leaves you with so many questions, and an impossible moral debate.  Luckily there’s more in this incredible series, but the chilling realism of this book stays with you long after turning the final page.  Everyone should read this novel, if as nothing else a warning of the future.  You may say that there’s no chance that we can ever do something like this, but read on and look to today and how we’re already tumbling towards it.  This book stays with you forever, and this series should be a classic, and is a must read for all, teen or adult.

If you like this, try readingHunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Divergent by Veronica Roth, I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Reviewer Rating: 5/5 Stars

Where can I find a copy?:  Paper copy available at Fairfield Public Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library, Digital copy downloadable from Overdrive through Fairfield Public Library, and audio copy downloadable from RBdigital through Fairfield Public Library.

Recommended by-Josie, a teen reader

Six of Crows- A Teen Reader Review

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Title: Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Summary:  A thief that can outsmart anyone and is always one step ahead of his enemies.  The Wraith, a mysterious spy with a painful past who never slips up. A powerful Heartrender who uses her powers to survive, and has used her status to betray. A convict with a moral code, and a deep hatred for one of their own.  A mysterious runaway whose status on the team is uncertain.  A sharpshooter with a secret, and who can never walk away from a bet.  Six unlikely friends stuck together by even more unlikely circumstances, and whose adventures have even more unlikely conclusions.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo by is a spectacular fantasy novel set in an intriguing new universe.  Kaz, a mysterious thief who always knows more than he lets on, brings together six individuals for the biggest most dangerous job in the world, which is dwarfed by the even larger reward.  The job?  Breaking into the fabled Ice Courts to free a man who may already be dead.  An impossible task.  A job that holds the fate of the world in its hands.

We follow the heroes through a multi-perspective 480 page novel that constantly leaves you wanting for more, and always delivers.  The novel is rewarding and exiting, the adventures leaving your heart racing, and the twists leaving you reeling.  This found family novel both melts your heart and breaks your heart; but never fear, there’s a second book that you’re going to want to check out immediately after finishing.  My only criticism is that it isn’t longer.

If you like this, try reading- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Shwab,  A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle, and The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

Reviewer Rating: 5/5

Where can I find a copy?:  Paper copy available at Fairfield Public Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library and Digital copy downloadable from Overdrive through Fairfield Public Library.

Recommended by: Josie, a Teen Reader