7 New Middle Grade and YA Books I Want to Read This Fall

These are the new fall releases at the top of school librarian and GeekMom Jackie's To Read pile.

<em>Drift</em>: A Unique Summer Read

The new YA novel makes you paint an entirely new universe in your mind; one that has battles, magic, and love, all on the back of a giant turtle.

<em>This One Summer</em>: Beauty In Realism

This One Summer is a new graphic novel by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki. It is a YA book that transcends the genre into where most adult novelists wish they could go: honest and nuanced characters in that familiar world ...

Green Tara: Sci-Fi Eco Adventure

Ecology gets a space-adventure for young adults in a new book by K.H. Brower. Green Tara: A Bosque Family Adventure is set in a future where Earth can no longer sustain life.. Can one girl change that and bring ...

Excerpt and Giveaway: Win a Copy of <em>Dark Talisman</em>

If you live in the United States or Canada, you could win one of five copies of the YA fantasy Dark Talisman by Steven M. Booth.

Killer of Enemies: Kick-Butt Heroine

Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac is about Lozen, a young warrior trying to keep her family alive in a post-apocalyptic world where electricity no longer works and monsters and myths once again roam the earth. ...

Six Reasons Geeks Should Be Reading Tamora Pierce

If you haven't read Tamora Pierce's books, here are six reasons you should start.

Hammer of Witches

Hammer of Witches by Shana Mlawski is all about stories: fairy tales, religious texts, and history. She takes what we know of Columbus' voyage to America and uses it as the backdrop about a boy learning the power ...