Reviews by Tag: alternate history

Teen Review
Majesty by Katharine McGee

Majesty

By Katharine McGee
4
Rated by
Anna S.
May 21, 2022

The sequel to American Royals is truly magnificent. The royal family has lost so much this year. The county has lost a King, but Beatrice, Samantha, and Jefferson have lost their father. Beatrice is finding her place as the soon to be Queen. Some of the duties and opportunities the past Kings have completed are now being taken away from her because she is an unmarried Queen. She again has to choose her duty or her heart. Samantha is still sorting out her life after high school and trying to find love.

Teen Review
American Royals by Katharine McGee

American Royals

By Katharine McGee
5
Rated by
Anna S.
May 21, 2022

The American Royal family. Such a huge responsibility and pressure. Beatrice, the heir of the throne, has to find a man she might have to think about marrying. Samantha, the sister of Beatrice, doesn’t see herself as worthy to be part of the royal family. Samantha is trying to get attention by doing all the wrong things in the eyes of the royals. Jefferson, Samantha’s twin, is dealing with a breakup and sorting out his feelings when he falls for someone unexpected but near.

Teen Review
American Royals by Katharine McGee

American Royals

By Katharine McGee
5
Rated by
Jillian K.
Apr 2, 2022

Beatrice, Samantha, and Jefferson Washington are all the children of King George and their family is the current rulers of America. America was kept as a monarchy rather than turned into a democracy, and Beatrice is to be the new queen when she succeeds her father. Their stories become wrapped up when Samantha and Beatrice want the same man, Samantha’s best friend, Nina, falls in love with her twin Jefferson, and Jefferson’s ex-girlfriend, Daphne, is still obsessed with Jefferson.

Teen Review
Live in Infamy by Caroline Tung Richmon

Live in Infamy

By Caroline Tung Richmond
3
Rated by
Jillian K.
Apr 2, 2022

In an alternate reality where the Axis powers won World War Two, current day United States has been taken over by Japanese forces and Europe by the Nazis. Ren Cabot is living in what would be California with only his father, bitter that the government killed his mother after she committed treason. The government is controlling of its people, and is only benefiting those in power, so there are many groups trying to undermine them. Mr.

Teen Review
Cover photo of the book American Royals

American Royals

By Katherine McGee
3
Rated by
Brooke G.
Jan 28, 2021

American Royals explores the idea of a monarchy in America. Beatrice, the perfect eldest daughter, is in line for the throne. Her parents are pressuring her to get married, but want her to pick from a small list of potential suitors. Samantha the next oldest. She and her twin Jeff love to party, but Sam endures the wrath of the press while her brother is adored. Nina is Samantha’s best friend and often feels overshadowed. She’s secretly in love with Jeff.

Teen Review

Fallout

By Todd Strasser
5
Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
Jul 10, 2017

In the summer of 1962, the possibility of nuclear war is all anyone talks about. But Scott’s dad is the only one in the neighborhood who actually prepares for the worst. As the neighbors scoff, he builds a bomb shelter to hold his family and stocks it with just enough supplies to keep the four of them alive for two critical weeks. In the middle of the night in late October, when the unthinkable happens, those same neighbors force their way into the shelter before Scott’s dad can shut the door.

Staff Review

Fallout

By Todd Strasser
0
Rated by Peggy H.
Sep 30, 2014

It's 1962 and the world is watching as President Kennedy and Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev face off. Tensions are rising day by day, the Cuban Missile Crisis is reaching its peak. Scott's father has built an underground bomb shelter and the family is the brunt of the neighbor's jokes. That is until the air raid sirens go off and suddenly only Scott's family has somewhere safe to go. Just as Scott's dad is about to close and lock the heavy steel door, some of the neighbors grab it and try to open it back up; they are desperate to survive.

Staff Review

The Story of Owen

By E. K. Johnston
5
Rated by Octavia V.
Apr 29, 2014

After famed dragon slayer, Lottie Thorskard, is injured on the job she takes early retirement and moves to the small town of Trondheim to escape her notoriety and the big city. She brings her partner Hannah, and nephew Owen, whose father is out fighting the carbon eating dragons that have plagued Canada since the dawn of time.

Staff Review

The Lost Sun

By Tessa Gratton
5
Rated by Bethany T.
Oct 18, 2013

Soren Bearskin has grown up in a United States colonized by the Vikings rather than the Puritans, a country where trolls hide in the mountains and Norse gods walk the land, where children learn how to sword-fight in school and every year the land is renewed by the god of light, Baldur, as he is resurrected from his winter death.  Except this year, Baldur fails to appear.  A search is begun, a boon is offered by Odin to whomever can return his missing sun, and Astrid Glyn, the daughter of the most famous seer in New Asgard, convinces Soren that it is their fate to find Baldur.  Together, the

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