Welcome to Kelli's recommendations! Kelli, has been bookselling for about a year, but has been an avid reader since birth. Kelli can be easily recognized by her ever changing color of hair, it's been turquoise, blue, purple, orange, and currently it's red. Kelli likes to read most genres, however has a passion for fantasy and sci-fi. She doesn't really have a favorite author or book either, but the closest would have would be Jasper Fforde. She has read everything he has ever written and would recommend him till she is blue in the face! Lastly, if you'd ever like to know what she recommends in the store, look for the very doodled on shelf-talkers! She loves to make them eye catching so they are always a little over the top!
Check out what Kelli has been reading below!
Addie and her sister Lexa have lost so much to the Spill Zone, their parents, their home, Lexa's voice. But Addie needs the Spill Zone, as it’s how she supports herself and her sister. When Addie is offered the chance of a life time, she'll have to go deep in the Zone and gets more than she bargained for. This fast-paced graphic novel is both haunting and captivating. Westerfeld's story and Puvilland's art create a sinister atmosphere that will capture your attention and not let go.
Lady Constellation is the engaging and enigmatic creator of the fabulously popular Fan fiction, Monstrous Sea. Eliza Mirk is a grumbly socially outcast teen who can't wait for high school to be over. What do these two ladies have in common? They are the same person! Eliza keeps her two lives separate, but what happens when the line starts to blur and her well built walls come crumbling down? This book is a beautifully written tribute to the kids who are passionate dreamers but maybe wary of the monsters that hide in plain sight. Fans of Rainbow Rowell and John Green will love this book!
Chris Knight was just barely out of his teens when he drove his car into the woods and disappeared for 27 years. All that time he lived on his own with no help or contact from the outside world. He had no protest agenda, no quest for the spiritual - he simply wanted to exist without human contact. It wasn't until he was caught for burglary that anyone really believed that he actually existed. This incredible story delves into the story of one man's determination to be alone. Knight’s story will resonate with those of us who crave our solitude and fascinate those who could never dream of not speaking to another person for years on end.
Three sisters, three dark powers, only one can be queen. Each girl has her own secrets that can be used against her. This novel rocked my world. Excellently told with twisting plots, devious schemes, and heartbreaking love. Blake's novel is one of the best YA novels I've read in a long time. Her characters are dynamic and strong. Her world is wild and vibrant. Give this novel a chance, you won't regret it!
Beautiful magic, an ancient curse, and dangerous love affair--what more could a novel need? This book will enchant you with its deliciously descriptive prose and its plot will keep you turning pages deep into the night. This novel has such broad appeal for all fantasy readers I can't stop recommending it! This unique read sets a standard for what YA novels should be.
Dark, different, and fantastically written, Brian Allen Carr's Sip is an adventure. This book is as refreshing as it is lyrical. Carr introduces a simple concept that causes the downfall of his world. People are Shadow Addicts. By drinking your shadow or the shadows of others you become something else, something twisted and dark. Carr's work is an exploration of the devastating effects of addiction, while he does not offer a solution or forgiveness, he lets the characters live their lives as they please. This book will not disappoint.
Dark, thought-provoking, and wildly original. This was a novel I could not put down. The speculative story follows an alternate reality where slavery has not been made illegal in the US. A blackmailed slave turned bounty hunter goes on a mission to infiltrate a slave smuggling ring but gets more than he bargained for when his operation goes wrong. This is a book you won't want to miss.
Meet Jennifer Strange! Orphan, problem solver, and temporary boss at Kazam! It is up to Jen and her band of misfits to find the last dragonslayer of prophecy and to figure out how to stop magic from leaving the world. Jasper Fforde is delightful and so witty. All ages will root for Jen to triumph.
A yound shape shifter with a murky past, teams up with the city's not-so-evil super villian to take down the institution. Incredibly charming and original, Nimona has great art and an even better message: be kind to everyone you meet, we are all fighting battles not everyone can see.
A beautiful circus arrives in a field outside of town as if by magic. It only opens at night leaving people amazed by the incredible feats being performed there. But not all is as it seems. The dazzing characters and descriptions will leave you breathless and begging for more. Don't miss out! Get your tickets to the night circus!
Words have a magical ability to bring people together in the most breathtaking of ways and Cath Crowley's novel highlights the powerful connections we make to other people through books. When Rachel Sweetie left her home town, she was broken hearted because her confession of love for her best friend Henry went unacknowledged. She returns home even worse off, struggling to find her way after her brother has passed away. When the two former friends cross paths, it will take the all the words in Henry's failing bookshop to help heal their old wounds as well as their relationship. This incredibly genuine read is perfect for those looking for the perfect heart warmer.
The once famous Telemachus family struggles to stay afloat in their hometown of Chicago after they were outed as "frauds" on national TV. When Uncle Frankie gets in deep with the Mob, and newly powerful nephew, Matty, is discovered by a government agent, and it’s up to the family to create a patched-together con to save the day. Told from the perspective of multiple family members, readers will grasp the frustration of living with a crazy dysfunctional family, most of whom also happen to be psychics. Funny and dark, this tale of comedic woe is sure to delight!
In M.T. Anderson's newest novel, aliens have landed on earth but it’s not an invasion. It’s worse, a corporate takeover. The aliens begin bulldozing the world's economy and soon there are no jobs, no access to healthcare, and no hope. Sound familiar? Anderson pulls no punches, expertly tackling some of today's biggest issues with simple and effective prose. This book is as timely and timeless as his other award-winning works.
A young woman must navigate a treacherous high school environment full of hardened gangs, a murderous administration, and a fiendish drug king pin. This epic opera is darker and heavier than anything you could possibly imagine. Peppered with blistering themes, realistic prose, and polarizing emotional turmoil, this novel hits you like a cheap shot to the gut; it'll knock you down a peg and rob you of the ability to breathe. Kung Fu High School is the wake-up call you didn't know you needed until you read it.