Lost Carnival

Before he met Batman, Dick Grayson discovered the power of young love–and its staggering cost–at the magical Lost Carnival. Haly’s traveling circus no longer has the allure of its glamorous past, but it still has one main attraction: the Flying Graysons, a family of trapeze artists featuring a teenage Dick Grayson. The only problem is…

Gotham High

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex and Eliza and The Witches of East End comes a reimagining of Gotham for a new generation of readers. Before they became Batman, Catwoman, and The Joker, Bruce, Selina, and Jack were high schoolers who would do whatever it took–even destroy the ones they love–to satisfy their own motives. After being…

Book Review: Hope and Other Punchlines

Abbi Hope Goldstein is like every other teenager, with a few smallish exceptions: her famous alter ego, Baby Hope, is the subject of internet memes, she has asthma, and sometimes people spontaneously burst into tears when they recognize her. Abbi has lived almost her entire life in the shadow of the terrorist attacks of September…

Book Review: The Oracle Code

The #1 New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp (This Is Where It Ends) and artist Manuel Preitano unveil a graphic novel that explores the dark corridors of Barbara Gordon’s first mystery: herself. After a gunshot leaves her paralyzed, Barbara Gordon enters the Arkham Center for Independence, where Gotham’s teens undergo physical and mental rehabilitation. Now using…

Book Review: Yes No Maybe So

This is a teen Rom-Com type book with an unusually meaningful plot. Jamie and Maya start out canvassing for a political race mostly for something to do. I thought this would sort of a light novel full of funny situations and teen shenanigans. Instead, I found it to be realistic and relevant to our current…

Book Review: Keystone

This story should be a classified dystopia, but we’re on our way to it being our legit reality.You’ve heard of “influencers,” well, imagine being accountable to your investors, every minute of every day of your life. Yeah. Ella’s Mom and Dad are full-time influencers after giving up acting for this new, more profitable career. They…

Book Review: Tweet Cute

This contemporary YA novel is also told in alternating points of view. It seems to be a 2020 trend. Anyway, I’m all there for it. This cute story has the two main characters in a Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks You’ve Got Mail type situation. The twist is that their parents each own a competing burger joint…

Book Review: The Night Country

Shop your local indie bookstore Here we are back in The Hinterland universe. Little mouse Scratch scratch Hasten to your home Lock and latch, do up the catch And pray that you’re alone… The Night Country Delightfully ominous, the prose creeps up on you until you aren’t sure whether to be proud of Alice or scared for…