Young Adult

Three (Article 5 #3) by Kristen Simmons

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Three is the conclusion of the young adult dystopian trilogy Article 5, written by Kristen Simmons. It was preceded by Article 5 and Breaking Point, two strong novels that left readers expecting a lot from the trilogy’s conclusion. Three definitely lives up to those expectations. In this trilogy, the United States is recovering after a devastating civil war. Insurgents all ... Read More »

The Rook (The Chequy Files #1) by Daniel O’Malley

Once again, I was perusing the fantasy section when, out the corner of my eye, I spotted a weird little book. On the cover I saw no swarthy ax wielding barbarians or calligraphic titles but a simple red, black, and white color scheme. The Rook, by Daniel O’Malley, written in bold, white Arial font, was the title of this oddly ... Read More »

Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

Allegiant is the conclusion to Veronica Roth’s highly popular Divergent series. And ohhh boy, was I excited about it. I read a good amount of young adult books, and this series was one of my absolute favorites. I had just finished rereading the first two and was completely pumped to read what I was sure would be a great conclusion to ... Read More »

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess is the third book in Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices trilogy, which is a prequel to The Mortal Instruments series (originally a trilogy, Clare has signed for an additional three titles). Clockwork Princess follows Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince. Tessa Gray is an American girl lured to London by the dark magical forces of Mortmain. She escapes their ... Read More »

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third book in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, was released in 1999, with a movie based on the book following in 2004. Because of the huge international nature of the series, there is not just one publisher for this book. In the UK, you can get your copy from Bloomsbury. US readers will ... Read More »

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

Cinder, Marissa Meyer’s debut, is a science fiction romance that is both clearly inspired by the tale of Cinderella and clearly for teenage readers. In this future world, androids are as common as pets, while cyborgs are ostracized and loathed. The descendants of the humans who colonized the Moon have evolved into Lunars with their own culture, their own leadership, ... Read More »

Breaking Point (Article 5 #2) by Kristen Simmons

Breaking Point is the second installment in a young adult trilogy that started with Article 5 by Kristen Simmons. The final book has not yet been scheduled for release. The United States as we know it has not survived a brutal civil war followed by widespread economic turmoil. For some Americans, the answer to deep factionalism is to unite the ... Read More »

Across the Universe (Across the Universe #1) by Beth Revis

Across the Universe is the debut book by Beth Revis. A sequel, A Million Suns, followed in 2012, and the trilogy finished with Shades of Earth in early 2013. Hundreds of years in the future, the spaceship Godspeed is en route to a new planet awaiting human colonization. At its launch, 100 military, medical, and scientific personnel are cryogenically frozen. ... Read More »

Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Insurgent is the second book in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth. The trilogy will complete with an as-yet-untitled third book in fall 2013, followed by a movie of the first book, Divergent, due out in 2014. The world as we know it is gone, replaced by a strictly caste-based society in the ruins of Chicago. Tris Prior was born ... Read More »

Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Divergent is the debut book of Veronica Roth and the first book in a trilogy. A movie version of the book is tentatively scheduled for a 2014 release. The sequel, Insurgent, was released in 2012 with the untitled conclusion to the trilogy scheduled for a late 2013 release. Beatrice “Tris” Prior lives in a futuristic world where society has been ... Read More »