Title – The Tyrant’s Daughter (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)
Author – J. C. Carleson (Website, Goodreads)
Published – February 11th 2014
Genre – Young Adult Fiction
Summary – Fifteen-year-old Laila, “king” brother, and mother are whisked away to hiding in America when Laila’s father, a ruler in the middle east, is assassinated. While her mother makes plans and deals with CIA agents and rebels to regain the throne, Laila has to adjust to America’s school and culture. When Laila discovers, via unfiltered internet, that her father may have been a dictator, she wonders how she can fix the wrongdoings her family has done.
Title – All The Bright Places (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)
Author – Jennifer Niven (Website, Goodreads)
Published – January 6th 2015
Classification – Young Adult
Summary – When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom… Soon it’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself. And it’s only with Finch that Violet forgets to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.