Running Out of Lies

A Mystery
By Brian Beneventi

Running Out of Lies: A Mystery by Brian Beneventi brings us a coming-of-age story wrapped up in a five-year-old mystery. Shane’s father disappeared some five years ago, just not returning home one evening. Everyone, the police included, believed his father probably was having an affair...

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Reflection

The Paul Mann Story
By Titan Frey

In Reflection: The Paul Mann Story by Titan Frey, Paul Mann, a 104-year-old man in a nursing home gets a visit from his son Mike and his ten-year-old grandson Marlin. Marlin discovers that his grandfather has kept a journal since he was a boy and...

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Roam

By Erik Therme

Roam by Erik Therme is a young adult novel that explores the themes of young adult angst, social awkwardness and the ever-present threat of violence and danger. Sarah is celebrating her twenty-first birthday with her boyfriend Matt. It was supposed to be the perfect day...

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Raising Arthur

By Will Sherwood

Arthur Strohmeier shares his childhood in the beautifully written book, Raising Arthur by Will Sherwood. This is a tale of a young boy born to German immigrant parents at a time when it was not easy to be of German descent. His father was already...

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Rise of Howlers

By Bob Bannon

Rise of Howlers by Bob Bannon is a dystopian young adult novel set on the high seas. Around ten years previously a massive meteor shower struck the earth and, along with almost wiping out civilization, much of the earth’s land mass was forever altered and...

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Rayven Choi

Chapter 1: Koreamerica
By Shequeta Smith

Rayven Choi: Chapter 1: Koreamerica by Shequeta Smith centers around the main protagonist the book is named after. The very first scene shows us that Rayven Choi is not kidding around when she shoots a man almost point blank. But who was he? At a...

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Ruthless Magic

Conspiracy of Magic #1
By Megan Crewe

Finn Lockwood comes from an influential family, but has always dreamed of doing something meaningful on his own. His magical talent is mediocre at best, but he knows he can be of use if he is only given the chance. Hopeful and hardworking to a...

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Running Away to Home

By Reni Bumpas

In Running Away to Home: A Young Adult Novel by Reni Bumpas, I believe the title says it all. Adolescents have been on similar quests for generations and not all are fortunate enough to find their way. When Maggie makes the decision to flee from...

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Riven

My Myth Trilogy Volume 1
By Jane Alvey Harris

Emily has been in charge of her siblings Aidan, Jacob and Claire ever since their mom got sick and decided to stay in her room indefinitely. Although Emily seems to have things under control in their household, there are aspects in her life which she...

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Rock Candy Mountain

A Memoir: A young boy's adventure in the rough and tumble times of Eastern Kentucky in the early 1900's
By Earl Davis

Rock Candy Mountain by Earl Davis is quite a different type of memoir in that it focuses on just a short period of the author’s life, up until the age of fourteen, with most of the story revolving around a two-year period from the age...