Tag: AML Award Winner

City of Brick and Shadow by Tim Wirkus

City of Brick and Shadow by Tim Wirkus

Already struggling to keep their tiny congregation afloat, two Mormon missionaries stationed in the dangerous Latin American neighborhood of Vila Barbosa suspect the worst when Marco Aurelio, a man they recently baptized, disappears from a crowded street market. When the neighborhood’s corrupt police force shows no interest, Elder Toronto and Elder Schwartz decide to investigate Marco Aurelio’s disappearance themselves. Breaking mission rule after mission rule, […]

December 19, 2014 / 0 Comments
Atlantia by Ally Condie

Atlantia by Ally Condie

Can you hear Atlantia breathing? For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamed of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all Rio’s hopes for the future are shattered when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected choice, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and […]

October 28, 2014 / 2 Comments
Death Coming Up the Hill by Chris Crowe

Death Coming Up the Hill by Chris Crowe

YA Historical. 208 pages. Print, e-Book. It’s 1968, and war is not foreign to seventeen-year-old Ashe. His dogmatic, racist father married his passionate peace-activist mother when she became pregnant with him, and ever since, the couple, like the situation in Vietnam, has been engaged in a “senseless war that could have been prevented.” When his high school history teacher dares to teach the political realities […]

October 8, 2014 / 0 Comments
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry

There’s a murderer on the loose—but that doesn’t stop the girls of St. Etheldreda’s from attempting to hide the death of their headmistress in this rollicking farce. Set in 1890 England, the students of St. Etheldreda’s School for Girls face a bothersome dilemma. Their irascible headmistress, Mrs. Plackett, and her surly brother, Mr. Godding, have been most inconveniently poisoned at Sunday dinner. Pocked Louise suspects […]

September 25, 2014 / 2 Comments