Rec: Exile by Kevin Emerson


Title: Exile

Author: Kevin Emerson

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Release Date: April 29th, 2o14

Summer was the manager of last year’s hottest band, until they got a record contract and she got dumped by both the band and its lead singer. Now she’s got a new band and a new boy but both become a challenge when they learn his father was a rock star who died tragically and left some hidden songs behind.

Why I Would Recommend It:

Readers who are into the music scene will appreciate the scene setting and references Emerson works into the story. Summer has a strong voice and it’s nice to see a teen girl character with a talent for business. While I think this series probably could have been one book I doubt most readers will care in the end.

Who I Would Recommend it To:

Exile has good potential with both avid and reluctant readers, especially for those into the music scene. Pass it along to readers of Wise Young Fool or The Disenchantments.

*Digital ARC Provided by the publisher.

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Pop Culture Reader’s Advisory: Teen Wolf Guest Post

Today’s Pop Culture RA post is by guest poster Sarah Wethern. You can find Sarah at her blog YA Librarian Tales or @whtabtpineapple on Twitter.


Angst, complicated romance, tormented characters, werewolves, hunters, and Darachs (oh my!) are only a few of the reasons that make MTV’s TV show, Teen Wolf, so popular. Cliff-hanger ending episodes, unexpected deaths, fabulous, supportive friendships, and a roller coaster of teen hormones keep this show hopping. Here are a few book suggestions to give to Teen Wolf fans (and not all of them are supernatural so there really is something for everybody).


The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews


Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater


Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales


The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han


Nightshade by Andrea Cremer


Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause


Swim the Fly by Don Calame


Lexapros and Cons by Aaron Karo


Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn


The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting


Clarity by Kim Harrington


Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith


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