Read this Now: Librarian Reviews

The Farm


Life was different in the Before: before the Ticks began devouring humans in a deadly swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined “for their own protection.” These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…

Best Young Adult Mysteries of 2012

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the nominees for the 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television. The five nominees for Best Young Adult Mystery Book of 2012 are listed below. Happy reading!

Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things by Kathryn Burak

The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George

Crusher by Niall Leonard

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Start the new year with this fabulous and funny story of love, adventure and loss. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is one of our absolute favorite books of 2012. Click the image above to view the book trailer. 



Shadowfell, the first in a new trilogy from Juliet Marillier, was a fascinating & satisfying read. Set in the medieval fantasy land of Alban, this dystopia follows Neryn as she tries to evade the king’s guards, called Enforcers. She’s especially dangerous to know/help, even more so than other fugitives, because she can see and converse with the fey (Red Cap, pookie, brollachan, urisk, naiad, etc.), a crime punishable by torture and death.

Best Books by New YA Authors


The Young Adult Library Services Association just announced the five finalists for the 2013 William C. Morris Award. This award honors a book written for teens by a debut, or never before published author. The winner will be announced Jan. 28, 2013.

Wonder Show by Hannah Barnay

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