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This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura

July 22, 2019

CJ wanted to make Heart’s Desire, her aunt Hannah’s flower shop and a family heirloom, as a part of her future. But CJ’s mom has practically planned out her life and has planned to sell the shop to the McAllisters, a rich family business who had sent CJ’s Japenese ancestors to internment camps.

The Flash Season 1 (TV show)

July 22, 2019

Barry Allen is a forensic scientist, who works at the Central City Police Department, and is a huge fan of Dr. Harrison Wells. Dr. Wells is a well known scientist studying quantum physics and theories. Everyone gathered in Star Labs to see the grand opening of the particle accelerator, built by Dr. Wells and the scientists at Star Labs, until it blows up.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

July 22, 2019

The story Everything, Everything is an inspiring story about seventeen year old, Madeline Whittier who has SCID; a disease that prohibits her from leaving the house. Madeline has spent her entire life living inside with only her mom and nurse, Carla. As stated in the book, her life is always the same, she lives “inside a bubble.”

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods by Suzanne Collins

July 19, 2019

After successfully (but definitely not easily) fulfilling two of the prophecies of the Underland, Gregor has been able to spend time at home for the past few months. Trying to decode the difficult message given to Gregor from Nerissa a few months ago, Gregor nervously waits for news about the newest prophecy, The Prophecy of Blood.

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

July 19, 2019

An Abundance of Katherines follows the story of child prodigy Colin Singleton who is obsessed with anagrams and is only attracted to girls named Katherine. After being dumped by the nineteenth Katherine, he’s left heartbroken. Trying to cheer him up, Colin’s best, and only friend Hassan decides to take a road trip together.

Here So Far Away by Hadley Davis

July 19, 2019

It is George’s senior year of high school and her and her friends are determined to have the best year ever, with plenty of drinking, partying, and adventure. George has a big circle of friends, and is considered “the popular girl that could get anyone”, but is also sarcastic and not looking for anything serious. 

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

July 18, 2019

The novel, the sequel to the previous Strange the Dreamer, follows the aftermath of the first novel and the near fall of the citadel, the floating terror within the sky onto the lost city of Weep. The first protagonist, Lazlo, now learns that he is himself, a god, and learns about this new identity.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

July 18, 2019

The novel takes place within a new version of the United States of America, now split into ten different territories, one of the largest being the territory Verity. However, Verity is also unique in the fact it is overrun with species of monsters, born from violent acts.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

July 18, 2019

Carry On follows Simon Snow, who is well known to be the “Chosen One” to bring peace to the magic world within their society and at his school, Watford and destroy the evil Humdrum that is looming over them.

The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer

July 16, 2019

The Cemetery Boys is a young adult fiction novel about a teenage boy and his father forced to move in with his grandmother due to his family’s growing debt and his mother’s ever-lasting hospital bills.