Ranger’s Apprentice (series) – Read It and Rate It

Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan Adventure Fantasy Mystery Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This series follows the adventures of Will, an orphan who is chosen as an apprentice Ranger, one of the skilled archers, trackers, and warriors of the King of Araluen. Will strives to keep the Kingdom safe from intruders. This book is an exceptional start to a thrilling series with vivid imagery, compelling character development, and impressive storytelling. … Read more

Pie in the Sky – Read It and Rate It

Pie in the Sky by Remi Lai Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) An adjusting eleven-year-old boy, Jingwen struggles to get used to his new home in Australia and deal with his annoying little brother Yanghao. Still trying to deal with the loss of his dad, Jingwen finds a way to cope by baking cakes with his father, just like his father used to make with him. With a heartfelt … Read more

Iron Widow – Read It and Rate It

Iron Widow Iron Widow #1 by Xiran Jay Zhao Dystopian Fantasy LGBTQ+ Romance Science Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) 18-year-old Zetian’s sister has just been killed during one of the fights against the plague of aliens that lurk outside the Great Wall. Her sister, like many others, was a concubine to a male mech pilot and her consciousness was sacrificed for the sake of the male pilot. Zetian vows to seek … Read more

Lock and Key – Read It and Rate It

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen Romance Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Ruby Cooper has just been hauled off to live with her sister, Cora and her husband Jamie after 10 years of not a peep from her. All she did was live in a house by herself since her mom had left her, but she was doing fine! Even though the yellow house was infested with bugs and the water didn’t … Read more

Bad Romance – Read It and Rate It

Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios Realistic Fiction Romance Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This is personally my favorite book ever, and talks about how Grace always wants out of her small town and away from her controlling stepdad and mom who force her to clean. Gavin, a local rock star, seems like he can give her that. When they finally get together, though, he seems extremely toxic and Grace feels … Read more

Wildfire – Read It and Rate It

Wildfire Maple Hills series, book #2 by Hannah Grace Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) In this book, Russ and Aurora have a great one-night stand after meeting at a party, but Aurora suddenly leaves after because she is used to not wanting much from men based on the strained relationship she has with her father. Then when they both get to camp, they realize they are both counselors and first start … Read more

Icebreaker – Read It and Rate It

Icebreaker Maple Hills series, book #1 by Hanna Grace Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) In this book Anastasia Allen and Nathan Hawkins are forced to share an ice rink when one of the two melts thanks to a prank. Soon they meet again at a party and both Stassie and Nate’s best friends start dating, leading Anastasia and Nate to be closer as well. Anastasia pretends to hate Nate after … Read more

It’s Like This, Cat – Read It and Rate It

It’s Like This, Cat by Emily Neville Adventure Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Dave and his father don’t get along. At all. In fact, one of the only reasons that they keep their arguments to a smaller level (that still ends with Dave storming out of the house and running to a different house, Kate’s) is the fact that his mother gets asthma anytime she hears a more violent … Read more

Dog Who Could Fly – Read It and Rate It

The Dog Who Could Fly: The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew at His Side by Damien Lewis Adventure Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * (Amazing!) In the winter of 1939-40, a French pilot and his Czech gunner are shot down over the German front lines while trying to gather photos for reconnaissance. Robert needs to find shelter, and fast: Pierre’s leg is bleeding and he … Read more

Do-Over – Read It and Rate It

The Do-Over by Lynn Painter Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Emilie Hornby, a teenage high schooler, lives through a repeating time loop nightmare that occurs on Valentine’s Day. After a stressful day at school watching her boyfriend Josh cheat on her, she escapes to her grandmother’s house for some comfort and consolation. She passes out on the couch for the night, but when she wakes up, she’s back in … Read more

CLOSING NOTICE: The Huntley Area Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The exterior book drop will close at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 26. The library will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.