Book Reviews

Reviewed by B. Ullsvik, January 2021

Katherine Nichols is a single mom. She works at a law firm. Katherine is a very very smart person. She is amazing at math, and understanding complex ideas. While seeing her mother, Kat meets a girl named Eve. After a long talk, they both decide that Eve should come to work with Katherine at the firm. After a long… Read more

Reviewed by M. Koopmans, December 2020

The Selection by Kiera Cass is a young adult romance/dystopian novel about America Singer. The book takes place after World War IV in which a whole new country was formed called Illéa which stretches across North America. Within this new country there are 35 provinces which are much like Districts in the… Read more

Reviewed by R. Yelk, November 2020

Up until recently, Dr. Julia Cates was one of the preeminent child psychiatrists in the country, but a scandal shattered her confidence, ruined her career, and made her a media target. When she gets a desperate call from her sister, Ellie, a police chief in their small western Washington hometown, she jumps at… Read more

Reviewed by M. Koopmans, October 2020

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is a young adult fiction novel. This dystopian novel takes place in the 300s of the New Era in the kingdom of Norta. In this world people are segregated by the color of their blood, Red or Silver. Reds are common folk and slaves to the Silvers who are considered to be gods with their… Read more

Reviewed by B. Ullsvik, October 2020

Vincent, Sylvie, Sam, and Jules have always been in competition with each other. Since they work at the same law firm together, it would make sense that they don’t like each other. They live a life of extreme luxury, but that kind of lifestyle always comes at a cost. The team is invited to participate in an escape… Read more

Reviewed by H. Walters, September 2020

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan is the second book in the Heroes of Olympus series. In this book, Percy, Hazel, and Frank have to finish a dangerous quest. Percy has amnesia and the only thing he remembers is the name, “Annabeth”. Throughout the book, Percy, Hazel, and Frank grow close and reveal… Read more

Reviewed by A. Klink, September 2020

Spontaneous opens by introducing high school senior, Mara Carlyle, who is just trying to graduate senior year, when suddenly in Mara’s Pre-Calculus class, Katelyn Ogden blows up. Katelyn is the first, but she won't be the last teenager to blow up without warning or explanation. As the seniors continue to pop like… Read more

Reviewed by A. Klink, September 2020

This book takes place in the time of the early 1940s, where the reader is met with 4 women who all have different backgrounds. Helen, a retired school teacher looking for something to keep her occupied in the absence of her parents, Ginny, a housewife searching for her voice and independence, Jean, a 18 year old… Read more

Reviewed by H. Walters, September 2020

The book, “The Lost Hero”, by Rick Riordan, is about Jason, Piper, and Leo, 3 demigods, going on a quest to save the goddess, Hera. They go through many challenges personally and together. “The Lost Hero” includes Greek and Roman mythology. “The Lost Hero” is the first book in the Heroes of Olympus series, but it… Read more

Reviewed by A. Klink, August 2020

The book The Hate U Give, written by Angie Thomas is a very inspiring book that can end up changing outlooks on life. It is set during the present time in Garden Heights, an area of Jackson Mississippi. 

The book starts out with introducing Starr, a high schooler who lives in Garden Heights. Starr… Read more