If you loved Dusti Bowling's Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus, you will love 24 Hours in Nowhere. Gus wants to get out of the backwards town of Nowhere and to go pretty much anywhere else. In Nowhere he is bullied for being short and wimpy and he thinks no one appreciates his quick wit or his always growing vocabulary. But when he is forced to go into an abandoned mine to find a treasure and get a bike back for the girl he likes, he finds out that Nowhere may not be as lonely as he thought. I love Dusti Bowling's characters and the way she reveals their inner strength.
Young Adult (Mature Audiences)
In Kingdom of Ash, Sarah J. Maas did such an incredible job wrapping up her Throne of Glass series, as soon as I finished it I had to go back and read the whole series from the beginning. The whole thing is brilliant. My only disappointment is that it is now over. But at least I can still go back and read them again.