One of Us Is Lying | book review

Five teens, who couldn’t be more different from one another, wind up together in detention: Nate, the drug dealer who’s on probation; Bronwyn, the future valedictorian; Cooper, Bayview High’s star baseball pitcher; Addie, the popular girl with the popular boyfriend; and Simon, the creator of Bayview’s notorious gossip app, where he spills the secrets of all his classmates, sometimes . . .

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes | book review

For the 10th annual Hunger Games, the Capitol is shaking things up. They need more viewers, and to do that, new ideas. Twenty-four of the wealthiest seniors attending the Academy will be, for the first time, mentors to the twenty-four tributes. Eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow, though not rich anymore but pretending to be, scores a . . .

I Re-Read ‘The Hunger Games’ Books 10 Years Later

I was only fourteen years old when I first read The Hunger Games. I had recently discovered a love for young adult fiction. And at that time, YA dystopias were all the rage. So of course I devoured as many as I could get my hands on: the Divergent series, The Maze Runner books...and The Hunger Games trilogy. Though I loved Divergent, and there's a special place . . .

House of Salt and Sorrows

The Thaumas sisters live in a manor by the sea with their father and step-mother. There were 12 girls in all, but now only 8 remain. Ever since their mother died, tragedy seems to strike the family every year. People say the family is cursed. And now that another sister has died, Annaleigh, now second-eldest of the girls, begins seeing her dead sisters’ ghosts. She begins to . . .