Children of IcarusChildren of Icarus by Caighlan Smith
Teodora's Rating: ★★★

Review:
Every year, children from the ages ten to sixteen are chosen to become angels. Their task is simple: enter the temple dedicated to Icarus. A dream for many, but a lie for all. There are no angels, only monsters. When a girl enters the maze with her best friend, Clara, she learns just how cruel the labyrinth is. Will she, and her new acquaintances in the deadly maze, ever find the end and return home safe?
Children of Icarus could've been a really good book if it weren't for one fatal flaw: the main character. She is so dull that she is hardly given a backstory and lacks any name. This is a bold play from the typical main characters as she seems like a background character more than anything. This is the first book in a trilogy; so I am hoping for some redemption for this poor character. More mystery prepares the next books for one high-paced adventure and even prepares the main character for change. Every time the author describes the interactions between the characters and the monsters of the labyrinth, I could not dare to put the book down. I'm looking forward to future books in this series and would recommend it to people who enjoyed The Maze Runner series.
The helpThe Help by Kathryn Stockett
Lydia's Rating: ★★★

Review:
Through the eyes of 3 women in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi you are able to see and feel what is is like to be in a southern town during segregation. Abileen and Minny, two black maids, tell the tale of fear and depression for what their lives are and what they could become. Skeeter Phelan learns that although she has had a hard life, she is white and better off than black people, but she can't leave it at that. Skeeter has an idea, write a book telling what it is like to live as a black maid, but will it become a success or fail even before it starts?
This book is worth at least one read through if not more!
The hobbit, or, There and back againThe Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Kai's Rating: ★★★

Review:
The Hobbit is a great book about an ordinary and rich hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo goes on an adventure to help the Dwarfs take back their home.
I really liked this book because it was a great page turner and was very exciting. There was a lot of fantasy involved and I think that people who love to read adventure and fantasy stories will love to read this book.
The hobbit, or, There and back againThe Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Michaiah's Rating: ★★★

Review:
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, non-adventurous life, living in The Shire. Then Gandalf the wizard and thirteen dwarves show up on his doorstep and tell him they want him to accompany them on a dangerous adventure to reclaim the hoard of treasure stolen from them by the evil dragon Smaug. Bilbo reluctantly joins them on their quest, encountering trolls, goblins, elves, giant spiders, and deep within a cave, a creature known as Gollum protects a special ring. 
This is an amazing book! It has a really good story line and it can make you laugh (and possibly cry). There aren't a lot of details that Tolkien threw in there that you have to get through. It's a great book and I think anyone would enjoy it! 
A world without youA World Without You by Beth Revis
Teodora's Rating: ★★★

Review:
Bo has a secret. He is a hero learning how to control his time-traveling powers at an academy meant for kids just like him. But it's all in his mind. When his girlfriend at the academy with the "power" to turn invisible commits suicide, Bo believes that she is only stuck in time and he can save her. Bo's world quickly falls apart as he begins to understand reality and break away from the fantasy in his mind. 
A summary can not do A World Without You justice. The entire time reading it, I was delightfully surprised by just how vivid and convincing Bo's mind really was even though I, the reader, knew it was all a lie. For example, Bo describes the time stream as being a collection of strings, a tapestry of fate, with frayed ends leading to numerous futures. Such colorful writing that really exemplifies 'show, don't tell' is just one of the reason's why Beth Revis's book is a must-read. Bo's sister, Phoebe, gives her point-of-view in various chapters; a clever plot device to bring readers in touch with reality including her own story with all its troubles. Filled with so many great characters, beautiful writing, and a most intriguing concept, I was sucked into this book. The ending, though I won't spoil anything, managed to make me feel sad, yet smile. Would recommend to all; especially those who are interested in the inner workings of the mind. 
The stolen chaptersStory Thieves: The Stolen Chapters by James Riley
Michaiah's Rating: ★★★

Review:
Owen Conners and fictional magician Kiel Gnomenfoot wake up in a burning library with absolutely no memory as to how they got there. Then they're told by a weird guy in a question mark mask and a Sherlock Holmes hat, that Bethany , their half fictional friend, is in great danger, and if they don't figure out where they are, where she is, and why, she'll drown. Unfortunately they can't figure out why Kiel has lost his magic, why the police are after Owen, and why they can't remember what happened before they woke up. Can Owen and Kiel save Bethany and escape? Or will it be too late by the time they get to her?
This is a really great book! There are so many twist and turns, you won't want to put it down! Since their memories were erased, the books starts several chapters in, so that kind of gives the story it's own original twist, which admittedly, I found confusing at first but once you read the first chapter it all makes sense. The author is really talented and knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat! This is the second book in the Story Thieves series, so if you've read it's prequel and you liked it, you'll fall in love with this book as well! 
Magi. 3 : the labyrinth of magicMagi Volume 3 by Shinobu Ohtaka
Teodora's Rating: ★★★

Review:
After being found by the desert-faring Kouga tribe, Aladdin begins to learn about the legendary bird-like Rukhs that he can see when others can't and what they symbolize. Adjusting to the tribal life for only a short time, Aladdin and the rest of the Kouga tribe are offered the chance to join the Kou Empire to achieve peace. An offer that seems so fair, yet may lead to bloodshed when the wrong people get involved.
Magi Volume 3 created a more serious atmosphere to the series with the corruption of the general of the Kou Empire's army. The lesson of solving problems with words is very prevalent. It was exciting to discover more about the Magi of this world and especially be given a more formal introduction of a Magi by the name of Judar. I'm already looking forward to his role in this wonderful manga series.