“My Heart And Other Blackholes” by Jasmine Warga

Two teens, two tragedies, and one suicide pact. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Freshman Fifteens author Jasmine Warga is a startling debut that's unafraid of tackling deep topics like depression. Despite the dark subject matter, Warga crafts her novel in such a way that it is extremely readable and at times funny. The protagonist is a …

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“Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is "X Men" meet "Cinderella." Silver bloods have god-like powers. Red bloods are normal. The main character Mare discovers she has powers too--even though she is Red. The book jacket describes this happening during a "a twist of fate." That twist of fate was extremely dramatic. In the course of twenty four hours Mare goes …

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