Refugee by Alan Gratz

71TYwaGsuIL1930s Nazi Germany, Josef and his Jewish family must flee the country, to escape the madness of Hitler, and the horrors of WWII.
1994 Cuba, Isabel’s family and fellow residents encounter civil unrest, riots, and dictator Castro with hopes for a better future in America.
2015 Syria, the Middle East war rages on, destroying the country, leaving Mahmoud, his parents, and siblings on a dangerous journey to Europe.
This story does not shy away from the atrocities of war, the unconditional sacrifices or the treacherous travel conditions refugees must face. And although this is an immensely important and very current topic, I was unhappy with how the stories jump from one character to another, making it rather difficult to find cohesiveness.
– KC
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A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

31076583In the fourth book of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, the war is finally over but there are wounds that are still open. As Feyre tries to rebuild what was once her home, her closest friend, now family, struggles to find their way back to who they used to be. This book focus on the aftermath of war and rebuilding oneself.

-Lucero (Teen Reviewer)

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

23766634In this third book of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, Feyre has returned to where everything had begun, but for different purposes. Now determined to destroyed and protect what she has to gain, she will  do anything within her abilities. She will play a dangerous game that not only would affect her and her loved ones, but the rest of the world as well. Having that weight on her shoulders means no mistakes can be made. In this book you’ll find betrayal, war, and last but not least, love.
-Lucero (Teen Reviewer)

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

17927395In this second book of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, Feyre struggles to find herself. As she now holds the powers of the High Fae, she is still that human girl of the village. As she tries to get herself together, evil is still hovering over her. With the help of her new family she fights to stop this evil from spreading across the world. A book full of love, secrets, and action; perfect for those looking for a mix of genres.
-Lucero (Teen Reviewer)

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

16096824When Feyre, a nineteen year old huntress, kills a Faerie, she is punished for the life taken. But her captor is not an ordinary guy. Tamlin is one of the lethal immortal Faeries that once ruled the world. As Feyre is dragged to his kingdom she learns the Faeries are not as dangerous as she had been told. But like any other book, there is darkness hovering over the Faerie’s land and she must fight to stop it before everything is consumed. For fans of Beauty and the Beast, this book is recommended.
-Lucero (Teen Reviewer)

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

17347634Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl with the perfect boyfriend and a lovely family. Until one day, as Louisa looks desperately for a job, she meets Will Traynor. Will was a very adventurous person until the accident that left him paralyzed and in a wheelchair. As Louisa works with him, she discovers something that changes everything. If you are looking for a heartbreaking love story, look no further.

-Lucero (Teen Reviewer)

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

23174274In the second book of the Red Queen series, the silver blood has discovered Mare is a fake. As she is chased by the king himself, she tries to recruit others like herself who are willing to fight back. As she sets out to find them, she faces the monster that’s inside of Maven. He would do anything to bring her back to him no matter the cost. Follow Mare as she tries to fight for a better world in this epic adventure full of action.

-Lucero (Teen Reviewer)