Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella

Becky Brandon has recently discovered that she is pregnant and she is more than overjoyed. In her world, life is perfect- with her new job at “The Look,” an amazing husband, and lots of friends. Finally she lands an appointment with the famous Venetia Carter- celebrity obstetrician. Unfortunately, excellent takes a turn for the worst as Becky finds out that Venetia is her husbands ex-girlfriend, and she still has feelings for him. A book of secrets, regrets, and suspicion, it is sure to draw you in immediately.

—A.M. (age 16)

Saffron Skies by Leslie Lokko

This book portrays the lives of many different characters who are all linked from their conflicts, relationships, and careers. With a wealthy father, Amber Sall has faced more struggles than she can handle, while her half sister, Paola, is living the dream life. These two girls battle it out indirectly for years until final they meet face to face when connections start to unfold. A book full of love, hate, and deep conflict, I highly recommend it.

—A.M. (age 16)

The Artic Incident by Eoin Colfer

The second book in the Artemis Fowl series depicts an evil pixie genius plotting against the police force and almost winning.

—N.D. (age 13)

The Wishlist by Eoin Colfer

The story about how a girl dies and didn’t quite make it to heaven.  She was given a chance to redeem herself by helping an elderly man she hurt, complete his bucket list.

—N.D. (age 13)

The Davinci Code by Dan Brown

A tale in which the main character, Robert Langdon, is dragged in on a chase to find the infamous Holy Grail.

—N.D. (age 13)

The Reckoning by Kelly Armstrong

The sequel to the book ” The Awakening”.  Chloe and her gang find a safe house and are being judged by their power from others who are helping them.  They get captured and from the inside of the enemy base, destroy it.

Series: Darkest Powers #3

—N.D. (age 13)

The Awakening by Kelly Armstrong

The sequel to the book “The Summoning”, Chloe is on the run from people who want to use her power for evil.  She is on the run from an under achieving sorcerer, an over achieving witch, and a werewolf with a temper the size of the Great Wall.  Series:  Darkest Powers #2

—N.D. (age 13)

The Summoning by Kelly Armstrong

The book was about a teenage girl who was lead to believe that she had Schizophrenia.  She had the ability to communicate and raise the dead.  The more common name is necromancer. Series: Darkest Powers #1

—N.D. (age 13)

Only The Good Spy Young By: Ally Carter

Cammie is now a Junior at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. However, this school holds a secret that only the students and teachers know. The girls studying there are studying to become international spies. When school starts back up for the year, Mr. Joe Solomon, a teacher, is not there. Cammie has heard rumors that Joe Solomon has become part of “the Circle.” The Circle is a group of young teens and young adults that want to overtake the US Presidential Race. As Cammie gains more information about the Circle, she learns that her father was killed by a member of the Circle. As she gains even more information from her father’s old journals, she learns that Joe Solomon killed her father. Now Cammie has only one question on her mind: Did Joe Solomon REALLY kill my father?

—K.D. (age 14)

Peak By: Roland Smith

Peak Marcello was a normal teenager until he got arrested for climbing a skyscraper. Peak was always a great mountain climber, but there were no mountains in NYC, so he resorted to skyscrapers. His father, who never contacted him, appeared for his court hearing, and the decision and Peak’s “punishment” was that he would move in with his father in Thailand until the media died down. Peak reluctantly flew to Thailand and got to his hotel room only to be given climbing equipment by his father. He was told that he was going to be given a mountain climber’s dream: being allowed to climb MT. EVEREST!! When he got to Base Camp, there were hundreds of tents including the tents of his father’s climbing expedition’s climbers. He later finds out that a film crew is expected to arrive. The film crew is going to be filming the youngest climber ever to climb Everest: Peak. Peak’s father wants to get his son to the top of the mountain before he turns 15 so he could be the youngest climber. However, Peak doesn’t think this would be such a good idea. There is only one question on his mind: Am I climbing Everest for my self pride or am I climbing to bring publicity to my dad’s company?

—K.D. (age 14)