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The Top 10 Most Anticipated YA Books of 2017

The Top 10 Most Anticipated YA Books of 2017

Bella Angell, Staff Writer
May 10, 2017 • 110 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

There were many great Young-Adult books released in 2016, but even more are being released in 2017! They range from LGBTQ+ contemporaries to sci-fi and fantasy. These books are released throughout the whole year so you can always be reading one while you wait for the next! (Note: Some of these are stand-alone...

A Misfortunate Excursion

A Misfortunate Excursion

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
October 14, 2016 • 175 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Foamy green sloshed across the deck, propelled by the boat’s precarious tilting against the waves.  Rain pelted down as if eager to aid in the vessel’s destruction.  The wooden planks creaked worryingly, and even as Alonzo was darting from the hold to toss more cargo down below, he hesitated slightly,...

Ransom Riggs Event in Decatur

Ransom Riggs Event in Decatur

Bella Angell, Staff Writer
November 17, 2015 • 395 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

Ransom Riggs, the well-known author of the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series, included Atlanta, Georgia on his five city book release event to announce the most recent addition to his wildly popular series, Library of Souls. Previous books include Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Chi...

Ash on the Clockface

Ash on the Clockface

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor
October 12, 2015 • 293 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

“This darkness is beautiful, in an odd way.  Is it not?” came a voice. “Father, it is not darkness; it is the very fabric of absence.  Not even darkness lies out there,” came another. “Hrmph.  Beauty exists beyond the bounds of any matter.  How much longer now?” They cast the...

A Spark to a Blind Eye

A Spark to a Blind Eye

Bim Peacock, Photo Editor
May 8, 2015 • 314 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Forever stalks the night across these barren fields of dust.  Its step falls with reigning control as warden of all that ever breathed, all that ever sought to strike out and grasp reality, to grasp the shadows themselves and exist.  From the darkness we’re born, in the darkness we die, and within...

Only the Brave Die

Only the Brave Die

Bim Peacock, Photo Editor
December 9, 2014 • 383 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Over the hills flows the lonely song of the wind on the dunes, whistling, breathing, crying across the sand.  Swirling its dead streamers high into the air, a lifeless partner in a wretched waltz.  Forever will the wind be caught mid-dance.  Forever will the wind twirl on the high.  Forever will the...

Jack of the Lantern

Jack of the Lantern

Bim Peacock, Photo Editor
October 31, 2014 • 481 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Sticks and stones. Skulls and bones.  Of honor and bravery, no legends are told. Sneers and Cackles. Wails and shackles.  Of blood and madness, birth stories of old.             Across a midnight forest dashed a pair of panicked feet. Faster. FASTER! thought their bearer, heart po...

Uglies by Scott Westerfield Book Review

Uglies by Scott Westerfield Book Review

Noelle Walker, Staff Writer
January 23, 2014 • 5,040 views
Filed under Showcase

Imagine someone living in a world where they are raised to believe they are ugly. And they continue to believe it until they turn 16—in which they then go through an operation to become ‘pretty’. Tally Youngblood does. Ever since Tally could remember, she had been raised to think that everyone...

The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll: The Search for Dare Wright

The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll: The Search for Dare Wright

Natalie Wilson, Staff Writer
November 15, 2013 • 2,713 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

The life of Dare Wright did not quite fit the stereotype of adolescent euphoria developed for children’s story writers. In fact, it was far from. She did not have a perfect, fit-for-the-movies relationship with her parents, she did not have friends knocking at her door every evening, and she certainly...

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