January 18th Meeting

Hello again everyone,

It’s been a hectic week, but I do have 4 new reviews from our Printz readers! We got four books read that we’d like to recommend.

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

A wonderfully nostalgic retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The book follows Harper, a teenage girl who was dragged into a fairy tale world, and Rhen, a prince who must fall in love in order to break the curse.


Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

An interesting murder mystery with well developed characters and world. 


Voices: the Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliot

This book follows Joan of Arc through her life and death. The book has wonderfully flowing poetry and is emotionally gripping as Joan struggles to prove her worth.


White Rose by Kip Wilson

A non-fiction book written in poetry follows the story of Sophie, a German university student who rebelled against the Nazi regime. A fast-paced page-turner.



Books in verse seem to be growing in popularity; we saw more of them towards the end of 2018 and started 2019 off with two. We are also only 4 days away from the 2018 Printz award winners being announced and our club seeing how our picks measured up against the Printz Committee.

Our next meeting is February 8th and we’ll be back then with more reviews and recommendations.

Happy Reading!


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