February Book Recommendations By Kailey Nicholas

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Thomas, a teenage boy wakes up in an elevator surrounded by survival supplies with no memory of his past. He finds himself a resident in a community of only boys who have built a village in what is considered The Glade. which is protected by the maze walls. The community sends out its strongest and fittest runners every morning to map the maze and find a way out. When a girl shows up with a note saying she is the last one, the boys begin to panic. Shortly after the girl’s arrival, the doors to the maze close every night, keeping the glade safe from the monsters outside remain open. Thomas and his newfound friends have to find a way out of this dystopia before the creatures called grievers who live in the maze to find their way inside the glade. 

Small Favors by Erin Craig

Ellerie Downing lives a quiet life in the small town of Amity Falls, bordered by a nearly impenetrable forest. Visitors are few and far between, but when a group searching for supplies goes missing people start to get scared. As fall turns to winter, people find a tribe of devilish and magical creatures who promise to fulfill their deepest desires with no limits except a small favor. Their true intentions become much more apparent as the monsters take advantage of their deepest desires. Ellie finds herself in a race against time before the descent of Amity Falls into the clutches of monsters.

Last Night at The Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Last Night at the Telegraph Club takes place in 1954 China Town, San Francisco, where the Red Scare is running wild. Lily Hu and Kathleen Miller meet at the Telegraph Club, a Lesbian club in a time when these things were unacceptable. San Francisco is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, including Chinese Americans like seventeen-year-old Lily Hu. Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love flourish and grow. 

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Great Circle starts in the mid-20th century, where the main character, Marian Graves, goes missing on her attempted flight to travel the world. The story, then, jumps back in time, to 1914, where Marian and her brother, Jamie Graves, are raised by their uncle in Montana. After encountering a pair of pilots passing through the middle of nowhere, Marian starts her lifelong love for flight. At fourteen, she drops out of school and finds a wealthy man who provides a plane-an arrangement that will follow her around for the rest of her life. 

A century later, Hadley Baxter is cast to play Marian in a film focused on her disappearance. Hadley, disgusted with the confinements of Hollywood, is excited to recreate herself after a romantic film that changed her life.

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