The sword of summer
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: Sword of Summer
Allee's Rating: ★★★

Review:
Magnus Chase is a story of a simple boy from Boston. He's lived through a troubled past and is now faced with an interesting future. Perfect for those who look for a good laugh. The story is packed with humor. It's also about bravery and loyalty.
Thou shalt not road tripThou Shalt Not Road Trip by Antony John
Lydia's Rating: ★★★

Review:
Young adult Luke has written a best seller on his life journey named "Hallelujah." Now Luke is going on a cross country book tour escorted by his older brother Matt. Unbeknownst to Luke, Matt invites his girlfriend and Luke's ex-crush. While on this eye-opening journey Luke misses book signings and questions what faith really means to him. Using excerpts from what would be "Hallelujah" Antony John is also able to make a connection of the "old language" that is used in the Bible.
Secret originsStory Thieves: Secret Origins by James Riley
Michaiah's Rating: ★★★

Review:
After their last adventure ended, Owen and his half-fictional friend Bethany have sworn not to jump into any more books. Books though... Not portals. Jupiter City is a comic book world once filled with brightly costumed superheroes. But now, the Dark has taken over the city with his shadows. Most of the heroes have either been mind-controlled or have disappeared completely. The only hero left who could have defeated the Dark is Doc Twilight, but he's been imprisoned. Owen and Bethany will need help from old friends to defeat the Dark. But will they actually defeat the Dark? Or will the Dark defeat them?
This book is really good! Once you start it, you won't want to put it down! It has an amazing story line and it definitely keeps you guessing throughout the book. This is the third book in the Story Thieves series. So if you liked the first two books, you'll like this one as well!
Red : the true story of Red Riding HoodRed: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Leisl Shurtliff
Michaiah's Rating: ★★★

Review:
Red isn't afraid of anything, except magic. So when Red's Granny falls ill, Red must find a cure - even if it has to be a magical one. So with the help from an annoying blond-haired girl named Goldie, Red embarks on a journey to find a cure for her Granny. A journey that will take her through dwarven caves, to a haunted well, and an enchanted castle. Along the journey, Red and Goldie are followed by a wolf and a huntsman - two enemies each seeking help to defeat each other. But one just might have the solution that Red is looking for. 
This book is really intriguing! It has some humor in it, but it also has you so you don't want to put it down! This author is really talented - she's really good at twisting fairy tales, and all of her books relate to each other. This is an amazing book, and I would recommend it to anyone. 
Puella magi madoka magica. Vol. 3Puella Magi Madoka Magica Vol. 3 by Magica Quartet
Teodora's Rating: ★★★

Review:
In this final volume, Madoka learns what Magical Girls are really fighting against and what would happen to her if she accepted Kyubey's contract. Meanwhile, Homura, another Magical Girl, prepares to fight a witch that will kill her if she continues fighting alone. Her reserved nature and commitment to stop Madoka from becoming a Magical Girl is revealed. When Madoka comes to Homura on the battle field however, she will be surprised at what this girl who is destined to be the world's greatest Magical Girl will do.
After three volumes, I've finished this dark Magical Girl series. My final impression: it is just not meant for me. I'm sure that others can enjoy this series for its grim yet spelling themes. This series is also a popular anime by the same name. I felt, however, that the series was too short. The series did not give me enough time to envelop myself in this world of Magical Girls. I did enjoy the ending. It was bittersweet and a bit unpredictable. The art continued being great with an amazing fight scene. I did have a problem with one chapter that continued to go through numerous time lines. Writing paradoxes like the ones in manga are indeed confusing and, at the start, so was this one. Overall, I am glad that I picked up this series and experienced what it had to offer.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Vol.  2Puella Magi Madoka Magica Vol. 2 by Magica Quartet
Teodora's Rating: ★★★

Review:
In this second volume of the popular magical girl manga series, Madoka's friend, Sayaka decides to make a contract to become a magical girl in order to save the boy she loves. With Madoka tagging along, Sayaka begins a new life as a magical girl. But, her life is falling apart. A new magical girl threatens her over valuable territory and Sayaka is running out of time to confess her feelings to her crush. As Sayaka becomes more recluse from her friends and life, Madoka begins to consider if becoming a magical girl is worth it, and secrets about the cat, Kyubey, begin to break to the surface.
The second volume, I felt, was more enticing than the first. Sayaka's mental transformation was darkly written and I loved it. Her relationship with the boy she loves in an emotional ride. Also, Kyubey starts to get more of a backstory. The art is very nice, however sometimes the transitions from page to page were a tad choppy. I would recommend reading the rest of this series or just picking the first volume up.
ProdigyProdigy by Marie Lu
Allee's Rating: ★★★

Review:
This book is about a future United States that is warring with itself. Day and June are tasked with assassinating the new Elector of the Republic, and are part of a grand scheme to take it over and restore peace with the hope of returning the United States to its former glory. But is June, originally born and raised in the Republic, ready to kill? Loyalties will be tested.