"...some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." - C.S. Lewis
Clara Evans, a scholarship student at a private school, is shocked to find out that over 50 books have just been put added to a list of "prohibited media" at her school. Though she tries to push back, the principal will not budge and the librarian tells her that the books will just disappear if he doesn't get rid of them himself. So, she takes the library's copies- and rents them out of her locker. As more and more students start checking out her books, she starts to wonder if maybe the books were banned for a reason. Suggested Reading is a fantastic book that studies the mindset behind banned books and why censorship is ultimately wrong. I highly recommend!
This book is a beautifully tragic backstory of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Cath, who dreams of opening a bakery, is courted by a king she does not want to marry. His obliviousness to her wishes and her parents' pressure on her to marry well propell her through the courtship, but all the while she finds herself attracted to the new court joker instead. Will she find her happy ending and open the best bakery in all of Hearts, or will she give in and become queen?
In a nation with superheroes trying to govern a country torn apart by the anarchy of villains who fought for the right to exist, whose side will you choose? Nightmare, who witnessed her parents' murder and was rescued by the leader of the anarchists? Or the Sentinel, who becomes obsessed with tracking down Nightmare for the good of the superhero Council, all while she is under his nose? You won't be able to put it down!
This is a charming book about love, adventure, and dreams. Meg was rejected from film school and Hugo was dumped by his girlfriend, but together they find a way to bounce back from their disappointments, all while on a train ride through America.
This is such a cute romance! If you love the restaurant Wendy's online snarkiness, you'll appreciate the interractions that Jack and Pepper have through each of their family restaurants' Twitter accounts. Rivals in more ways than one and yet friends through an anonymous messaging app, their complex relationship develops well over the course of this novel and will leave you satisfied... and maybe a little hungry for a burger. PepperJack forever!
This is such a lovely book! The art is stunning and the storyline is sweet. Rinn discovers a dragon named Aedhan who has been sleeping for a lifetime - and who just woke up! Rinn, Aedhan, her family, and of course the tea dragons have adventures together as they solve the mystery of who put Aedhan to sleep, all while preparing for the Tea Dragon Festival. Perfect for all ages!
The story of Rose and her adventuring heart is so beautiful! A retelling of the fairytale East of the Sun, West of the Moon, East presents a creative new story that stays true to the tale's Nordic roots. Perfect for any fairytale lover!
This dystopian speculative fiction doesn't seem too far off: an America ruled by a corporation called the Cloud, which bears a striking resemblance to a certain online retailer. Zinnia, a corporate spy, is given one of her hardest missions yet: infiltrating the Cloud. There, she meets Paxton, a man whose startup business was crushed by the Cloud and who now has no other choice than to work for the corporation that ruined his dreams. Zinnia's mission drives the plot forward while Paxton's inner conflict provides interest and a connection with the characters. Not only is this a great book, it is also an important wakeup call to what this country could become.
Whether your favorite pair of jeans just got a hole or you want to learn more about making your clothing last, this book is a comprehensive and immensely helpful guide to fixing rips, holes, and other wear-and-tear. It covers common mistakes and walks you through techniques for every kind of issue. An essential guide for everyone!