Category Archives: Staff Picks

The Servant: Not Your Average Young Adult Read

admin    September 10, 2013

If you’re a fan of historical or realistic fiction, then “The Servant” by Fatima Sharafeddine should be next on your to-read list! Imagine being forced to drop out of school, leave your family, and work in a foreign city at the age of 15. For Faten, this suddenly becomes her reality. Forced by her father to leave her Lebanese village… Read more »

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

jstalker    July 23, 2013

In June of 2012, author Robin LaFevers joined us in The Vault for a fun Skype visit to discuss her new book Grave Mercy.  Now, a year later, the anxiously awaited sequel Dark Triumph has been released and…. It. is. amazing! This time we follow Sybella, a trained assassin with a dark past.  She is sent on a mission to the… Read more »

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

admin    June 14, 2013

One of our staff’s absolute favorite new books.  Miss Amanda and Miss Rebekah are both raving about this one.  Check out our reviews below, and then put it on hold: I was reading this slowly, a page or two a day because I already loved it on page one and I knew I would fly through if I read more…. Read more »

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

admin    April 15, 2013

There are some things you can’t leave behind… A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their… Read more »

Requiem by Lauren Oliver

admin    April 1, 2013

The finale of Lauren Oliver’s trilogy is finally here and it is a fitting end to an amazing journey.  Oliver has an amazing way with words and makes dystopian literature feel fresh again.   She asks some intriguing questions… What if love was a disease? What if you were forced to undergo a cure? What if you resisted? “We wanted… Read more »