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)

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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)

The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg

35442700After his fathers death, Jordan and his mother attempt to get their old food truck running again. When things don’t go exactly as planned, Max, who is practically a stranger, attempts to save the day. Readers follow Max and Jordan as they quickly become food truck connoisseurs and maybe more than strangers. Throughout the book, both main characters attempt to overcome serious issues, including mental illness and sexual assault. If you enjoy realistic fiction (or prickly pear), give this book a try!

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Bloom by Kevin Panetta

29225589This sweet monochromatic graphic novel follows Ari, a recent high school graduate, as he attempts to work out his future. Ari wants nothing to do with his family’s bakery; he wants to travel with friends, move to a big city, and play music with his band. When looking for his replacement, Ari meets Hector. While making batches of bread, a beautiful relationship blooms. However, Ari’s anxiety inevitably gets in the way. This book is perfect for lovers of graphic novels, romance, or even baking!

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How I Resist: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation by Maureen Johnson

resistThis is an outstanding collection of personal stories, poems, music, and interviews from some of the most influential icons in music, acting, politics, sports, and writing, etc… of the 21st century. Although marketed for YA, anyone can read this and get inspired. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment.

KC

Buried Beneath The Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

buriedKidnapped in the middle of the night by the Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist group, young men and young women are ripped from the safety of their homes to be catapulted into a horrifying nightmare. While the boys are whisked away to begin life anew as soldiers, the girls are forced to become wives, religiously convert, and submit-comply or be killed. A courageous look at this tragic scenario, collected from countless interviews with the surviving victims.

KC