Best of 2017

The Dark Prophecy – Rick Riordan - With the first of the oracles, the Grove of Dodona, restored, Apollo finally has a prophecy (though one in limerick form that apparently bodes ill), and with the newly returned Leo and Calypso along for the quest, Apollo heads west to Indianapolis to find the second oracle, Trophonius and face the next Emperor, Commodus. But his demigod master Meg betrayed him to Nero and has been ordered to find and capture Apollo before he can free the next oracle - and Meg can make Apollo do anything, even kill himself.…
Geekerella – Ashley Poston - Geekerella so accurately captures the essence of fandom in a tale that is truly heartwarming. Danielle Wittimer is an avid fan of the Starfield TV series, and is less than impressed when teen heartthrob and soap opera star Darien Freeman is cast for the lead role of Prince Carmindor in an upcoming movie adaptation.…
The Last Magician – Lisa Maxwell - The Last Magician opens in New York, at the turn of the 20th century, where a heist is in progress. In this city, those with the ability to wield magic - the Mageus - hide their talents to escape persecution from the Order who hunts them for having 'wild' magic.…
Now I Rise – Kiersten White - Lada has returned to Wallachia with a small group of loyal men in hope of retaking her birthright. After several unsuccessful attempts to gain allies among men who see her as merely a girl playing soldier, she reaches out to her brother Radu, still with Mehmed in Edirne, recognizing that it is his skill in diplomacy that she requires.…
When Dimple Met Rishi – Sandhya Menon - This is a perfect laugh-out-loud book. It was an absolute delight to read. The entire book is so cute - and more than a little relatable in some places. There was not one moment in the book when I was not thoroughly entertained. A perfect summer read!…
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee - Set in the early 1700s, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is narrated from the POV of Henry "Monty" Montague, the wayward son of an English earl. Along with his best friend Percy, and (much to his annoyance) sister Felicity, Monty is off on the traditional Grand Tour with full expectations of drinking and gambling his way through Europe.…
Flame in the Mist – Renee Ahdieh - Mariko is the sole survivor of an attack on her convoy taking her to the Imperial City to be married to the second son of the Emperor. Believing that her attackers are the Black Clan, she decides to find out why they attacked her and who paid them to do so by infiltrating the Black Clan disguised as a boy.…