Best reads for the spring

The Demon King is Cinda Chima's tale of murder, magic and mystery as it follows Princess Raisa and Hans 'Cuffs' Alister.

by Kenzie Moore and Faith Kelly | Contributing Writers


The Demon King by Cinda Chima

Fans of the Warrior Heir series, rejoice! If you haven’t heard the good news yet, author Cinda Chima has crafted yet another literary masterpiece. It’s filled with magic, political intrigue, action, and yes, romance. What book wouldn’t be complete without it? The Demon King is first edition of Chima’s Seven Realms Novels, and its certain to enchant its readers.

The book follows Princess Raisa of the Fells, and former streetlord, Hans ‘Cuffs’ Alister, as they encounter shady sorcerers, fierce Clan warriors, and plenty of danger. Raisa and Hans couldn’t be any more different, but after a slew of gruesome and mysterious murders rock the capitol of Fellsmarch, the two are brought together in surprising ways.

The Demon King will keep you on the edge of your seat as you turn the pages for more. The mystery and suspense is a killer! So check out The Demon King if you’re craving a good read, and discover the truth for yourself!


The Sky Is Everwhere by Jandy Nelson

The Sky is Everywhere is a fresh take on a common love story.



Nelson’s “The Sky Is Everywhere” is both fresh and compelling. She keeps passion and survival alive, both breathing in sync as if literally created as one. She ties themes of love, forgiveness, grief, and anticipation into a love story more complex than most authors dare to attempt.

Jessi Heinshorn says that “The Sky Is Everywhere” is her favorite book. She adored the young girls “emotional poetry,” making the plot seem realistic, as if the reader could personally relate. She also liked that “Jandy Nelson left details vague – letting your imagination run.”


The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater


The Scorpio Races is a fast, compelling novel that intertwines man and animal in a race to survive.

Maggie Stiefvater creates a plot where man and animal switch places; now man has to learn to be tame and deliberate in order to have control of the wild “capiall usices”. The new Celtic water horses threaten the very balance of fiction. “The Scorpio Races” deals with legends, superstitions, and myths; yet Stiefvater makes it her own as she throws in danger and exhilaration. Changing from the “Shiver” series of werewolves and young adult fantasy, galloping into “The Scorpio Races” with pounding hooves.

Readers are plunged into sentence after sentence with no time to breathe. Your mind keeps running even when the plot calms down. You are still in awe of the past events to even think of trying to calm down your breathing. Love and life collide with suspense as they run the race that only the smartest and the fastest survive.

“Some race to win. Others race to survive”. -The Scorpio Races




Tiger's Curse is the story of Kelsey Heyes, 17, as she takes on the adventure of a lifetime- working at the circus.

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

Here’s a riddle for you. What do you get when you cross an epic love story like Twilight with Indiana Jones? Then answer; a tale of adventure and romance in Colleen Houck’s Tiger’s Curse.

Tiger’s Curse is the first installation in the new young-adult series, The Tiger Saga, and is certain to enthrall you from the very start. In the book, you meet 17-year-old Kelsey Heyes–orphan, future college freshmen, job seeker. But what started out as a summer job at the local circus turns into an exciting and breath-taking journey halfway around the world in the attempt to break a 300-year-old curse–in India. Oh, and did I mention that there’s a white tiger named Ren who accompanies Kelsey on her trip?

Tiger’s Curse has a way of making the reader feel as though they themselves are traversing steaming jungles and meeting Indian legends face-to-face. Colleen Houck’s novel brings with it a taste of the exotic that is not to be missed.


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