Mosquitoland by David Arnold

 SYNOPSIS I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange. After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from…

REVIEW: Blood Ties, Love Binds by Alexa Whitewolf

SYNOPSIS Cassandra DiCavalier thinks she has her life sorted out, when Damon Voight storms back in. Sexy and overprotective, yet with a soft side, this ex-military guy is every girl’s fantasy. She already had the fantasy – ten years ago – and is not about to fall into the same trap. But despite her best…

REVIEW: Wheel Gone Cats by Beaird Glove

SYNOPSIS   It’s 2047 and New Orleans is flooded and more surreal than ever. Survival is tough and duels have made a comeback. War rages between two sides of the city— those who live on floats and the more fortunate on dry land. A new medical procedure can change everything, but our humanity will be…

REVIEW: Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell

SYNOPSIS Gilmore Girls with magical realism! Dear Reader is an original, poignant modern-day take on Wuthering Heights, as a high school senior searches for her teacher and meets a boy who may just be Heathcliff come to life For seventeen-year-old Flannery Fields, the only respite from the plaid-skirted mean girls at Sacred Heart High School…

REVIEW: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez

SYNOPSIS Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga…

REVIEW: The Cardturner by Louis Sachar

SYNOPSIS From Louis Sachar, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Newbery Medal for HOLES, comes the young adult novel THE CARDTURNER, an exploration of the human condition. How are we supposed to be partners? He can’t see the cards and I don’t know the rules! The summer after junior year of high school looks…

REVIEW: Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork

SYNOPSIS Marcelo Sandoval hears music no one else can hear–part of the autism-like impairment no doctor has been able to identify–and he’s always attended a special school where his differences have been protected. But the summer after his junior year, his father demands that Marcelo work in his law firm’s mailroom in order to experience…

REVIEW: Meant To Be Broken by Brandy Woods Snow

SYNOPSIS Rayne Davidson is perfectly happy fading into the background. Her mama’s antics garner enough attention in their small Southern town for the both of them, but when Rayne catches the eye of all-star QB, Preston Howard, she’s enamored with the possibilities. Too bad Preston doesn’t make her heart thump—but his brother does. Gage Howard…

REVIEW: Noggin by John Corey Whaley

SYNOPSIS Listen — Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn’t. Now he’s alive again. Simple as that. The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but he can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later,…

REVIEW: Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi

SYNOPSIS Scott Ferdowsi has a track record of quitting. Writing the Great American Novel? Three chapters. His summer internship? One week. His best friends know exactly what they want to do with the rest of their lives, but Scott can hardly commit to a breakfast cereal, let alone a passion. With college applications looming, Scott’s…