Wicked: The Life and Times Of The Wicked Witch Of The West by Gregory Maguire

wicked_166_detailDo you think you know the story of “The Wizard of Oz”? Guess again, cause this will take you far from Kansas. This story takes place in the Land of Oz. Where you learn what happened before Dorothy dropped in. You’ll learn what made a green girl so ‘Wicked’. There is no other book like Wicked. It is it’s own type of genre. It’s own type of book. The book is not all flimsy and happy. It’s dark and captivating. It’s philosophical and enchanting. It’s has a special pace and special style that will take you into what life is like in Oz. It does start out slow, It has an odd pace. Just have patience and read it whenever you have a hunger for it. Don’t try to force yourself to read more than you want. The anticipation is worth it. I give Wicked 5 out of 5 stars. You should read it if you like backstories.

Recommended by Suni A.

 

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SteelHeart by Brandon Sanderson

20342545Would you want to kill superheroes? A boy named David Charlestone wants revenge on Steelheart. David is looking to get help from a group called The Reckoners. They are a shadowy group of rebels bent on maintaining justice. The Reckoners might even need Davids help to. This book is unique in the way that it presents the conflict of the story. Some ways to deal with them with by presenting weaknesses. It has some slow parts and can be very intriguing stay with the book. My rating for this book would be a 4/5 stars.

Recommended by Kenneth H.

The Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

77493_originalThe Mystical land of Prythian is a place where no mortal can step foot without being stuck there forever, at the mercy of the ruthless faeries. Feyre is a poor human girl who is the sole supporter of herself, her two sisters, and her crippled father. She hunts for food since they don’t have money to buy it, and in winter food is scarce. But her whole life changes when she kills a wolf who turns out to be a faerie in disguise and one of the elite high fae come to take her to Prythian as punishment for her crimes. Most YA books with female protagonists, the main character spends half the time fawning over some hot guy and I feel like that really takes away from the character. And. while there is romance, Feyre isn’t much like her fellow female protagonists. She can handle herself and knows when to say no and when to get out of bad relationships. At first the book seems pretty cheesy and melodramatic about seemingly stupid things, but as you read the book and get further into the story, things start to make more sense and it’s not as cheesy and cringy. I would give A Court of Thorns and Roses 4.5 out of 5 stars. You should read this book if you like romance or Sci-Fi books.

Recommended by Victoria M.

Tandem by Anna Jarzab

d1088495b1c083072d352e319e43ced6Recommended by Akiah T.

Have you ever wondered what I’d be like to see yourself in and as someone else? Confused? So was Sasha Lawson, awakening in a parallel universe held hostage by her dates analog. Sasha Lawson has always had an extraordinary imagination that started when her grandfather would tell her stories of princesses in parallel universes that looked just like her. She also had an ordinary life, that is until Grant came, and then so did Thomas. But Thomas and Grant are one in the same. Thomas came from a parallel universe to take her back with him so she could pretend to be the princess of that world while the army there tried to free her from her captors who had taken to cause riot in their world. She must pretend to be the princess, her analog, or doppelganger, to keep their nations at peace. This book reminds me of A Wrinkle In Time. They are closely like each other because the both are kind of futuristic and fantasy based. These books closely compare to each other. What makes this book unique is it talks about parallel universes and a opposite but the same world of Earth. I didn’t know that the chapters that are italicized are really Sasha seeing through her analogs eyes. I would rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars rating. It’s awesome

Spark by Brigid Kemmerer

12977172Recommended by Kenneth H.

Everyone is special in some kind of way, some more than others especially if you can control one of the four elements. Its about a boy named Gabriel and how he can control fire and having a hard time hiding it from the world. When his three brothers basically bath in their element. He starts to get accused of arson for something he didn’t do. Having a hard time in math class makes him make new friends, Books that are in the same genre Elemental by Antony John. Whats makes this book unique is that it puts the characters in high school problems and real life situations. The police are there, people are there so they have to watch themselves. Enjoy the book. My rating for this book is a 5/5 because it always had my attention.

The maze runner by james dashner

The_Maze_Runner_coverRecommended by kenna b

A bunch of boys stuck in a maze for years. Then another boy comes. And he is different from the others. After him came a girl. And nearly everything changed. Thomas woke up in the maze with a bunch of boys surrounding him.there’s something special about him. Then things start getting even more strange when a girl comes up. Their different from the others. then suddenly they start finding a way out. This reminds me of the 4th book of percy jackson. It’s full of action and is like the maze runner. You have to find a way out of something. And it’s risky. Be patient when it starts out slow. it’s gets good. 5 stars for this book because it’s awesome and great.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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I wonder why the doctor would not tell the prince that cinder is lunar, and the lost princess? The book is mainly about a girl that has a whole lot of secrets, she did not know about herself Intill her secrets revill her truthful self. To tell you the truth there really wasn’t any book that I could think of that has this kind of info in it. The thing that makes cinder stand out is, how mysterious it is. You would not expect a book about secrets that are getting solved very slowly. I was reading to fast and that’s when I realized I needed to come back a little slow, so I could understand the story better. I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars. You should read this book if you like mystery and secrets.