Amanda Recommends: The Mapmaker’s Apprentice and The Apothecary’s Poison by C.J. Archer
The Mapmaker’s Apprentice: This book follows the Watchmaker’s Daughter. We learn more about the London guilds and their efforts to thwart craftsmen who are magical. The search for Chronos also continues and we learn more about Matt and India’s past. A good second book in the Glass and Steele series.
The Apothecary’s Poison: The third book in the Glass & Steele series has another good mystery with twists and turns to keep your attention, while progressing the relationship between India and Matt. It ends with an exciting cliffhanger, so I am eager to continue reading/listening to this series of books.
Kelly Recommends: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and Before She was Found by Heather Gudenkauf
Eleanor Oliphant: A story about a socially awkward young woman who finds herself and what it looks like to have real friendship and acceptance. A little slow to start but a good story. Main character is very endearing.
Before She was Found: This was a page turner-a story about a young girl who gets attacked. Is it an urban legend or someone real? Story was good but the end was disappointing.
Rachel P Recommends: Guts by Raina Telgemeier and On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
Guts: Coming out this September, I had a chance to read an early copy. Telgemeier tackles stomachaches, middle school relationships, and mental health with aplomb. Don’t miss this graphic novel, especially if you are (or know) a middle schooler!
On a Sunbeam: A former webcomic compiled into a graphic novel, tells the story of a young girl at a boarding school in space; a crew of restoration specialists rebuilding planet’s pasts; and a world that has closed its borders. Worlds intertwine in this beautiful, poignant story of love and choice.
Madeline Recommends: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton and Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane
The Seven Deaths: This Agatha Christie meets Black Mirror thriller will make you wonder how a universe of stories can exist in one 24-hour period or week. Or eternity.
Don’t You Forget About Me: Cute, cute, cute! Watching Georgina rediscover Lucas, her high school love, at an up-and-coming bar, was the perfect summer read.