A blog full of reviews from VCL's Head of Teen Services Katrina Hohlfeld & Teen Guest Authors. Check back for new reviews on all things YA! Want more? Check out Katrina's lists for summer reading recommendations.
If you happen to love the complex and somewhat nefarious Loki like I do, this is the next read for you! Full of just as many plot twists as Loki himself, this novel takes us back to the trials and triumphs of a teenage Loki. Look at that grin! Odin has been pitting Thor and Loki against each other as per usual, but things on Asgard get shaken up when a mysterious prophecy is revealed... After a few disastrous events and one exile, Loki finds himself sent to 19th century Londo
To be totally honest, I only picked this one up because it was getting so much attention. But wow...I'm glad I did. Here are the main things I liked about it: 1) imperfect main character working to find her truth 2) vibrant and intriguing cast of secondary characters 3) phenomenal use of language & metaphor 4) unexpected plot twists 5) a sensitive approach to mental health issues 6) a conclusion full of hope If any or all of those reasons seem appealing to you, then The Last
Reading this graphic novel by wonder-duo Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks is like wandering through the most fantastic and fun corn maze imaginable. *snuggles up with a cup of tea and pumpkin cookies* We meet Deja and Josiah on their last shift at the Pumpkin Patch, where they've worked together for years. The mission? Getting Josiah to finally speak to the girl he's been crushing on for years (and eat all the snacks)! The two friends weave their way around the Pumpkin Pat