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)

Colony

Tracy says:
I have a weakness for a good sci-fi, alien invasion show—and Colony delivers on all fronts. There’s loads of mystery and tension, along with a fascinating undercurrent of family secrets, betrayals, mixed loyalties, and political and moral gray areas. Plus, there’s Josh Holloway of Lost fame. But a word of warning: Unfortunately, this show was canceled after the third season. If you’re the type that will be forever haunted by a cliffhanger ending, you might want to stop watching after season 2.

Deadwood

Tracy says:
With the long-promised movie finally released a decade after the series ended, I’ve embarked on my third binge-watch of Deadwood. This convention-defying, profanity-laced Western takes place in the Black Hills of Dakota Territory, beginning in 1876. Real historical figures—Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, notorious brothel-owner Al Swearengen—are skillfully intertwined with fictional characters to bring the past alive. The episodes are bawdy and violent, but also really, really smart and addictive. It’s how I’d imagine Shakespeare would portray the Old West: complex, highly articulate villains; tragically flawed, conflicted heroes; and plots filled with machinations, betrayals, and bloodshed.