City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Tracy says:
A spellbinding, addictive fantasy that steps outside the usual tropes and settings to create something truly memorable. Weaving in fascinating details of Islamic history and folklore, The City of Brass is a fast-paced, opulent roller-coaster ride drenched in intrigue, hidden dangers, and compelling world building. I hung on every word and can’t wait to see what comes next for this fascinatingly complex cast of characters.

Mrs. Miracle

Cheryl says:
A great, feel-good holiday movie (and book) by my favorite author. Mrs. Miracle really does work miracles.

Let the Right One In

Raychel says:
If you’re looking for a foreign horror film, try Let the Right One In (based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist) is a new take on the vampire genre and follows a bullied 12-year-old boy named Oskar who befriends a pale young girl named Eli who shows up in their Swedish village. If this sounds familiar, there was also a late-2010 American film called Let Me In starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Grace Moretz.

Warcross by Marie Lu

Tracy says:
I legit read this book in a matter of hours. It has a little of everything, from suspense and masterful world building to forbidden romance and a character you can’t help but root for. Best of all, it’s all so much fun.

Ready Player One fans: YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK NOW!

 

**Also recommended by Shelby (Lebanon Junction)

 

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Tracy says:
Starts off with a quiet, heart-pounding tension and doesn’t let go till the end. The two narrators are the perfect voices to tell a story about dying too young—and knowing it’s coming. I didn’t want to put this book down. Yes, the title tells us how it will all end (maybe… probably!), but the journey and the question of how they would die and how these two would connect along the way kept me completely hooked.

Also selected by Alexis (Teen Programmer, Mt. Washington)