Lila grew up dyslexic making reading hard and not particularly fun growing up. As Lila improved her reading she found a love for Children's literature. Outside of Kepler's, Lila pursues reviewing books professionally and writing her own novels. Some of her favorite authors are Rick Riordan, Adriana Mather, and Michelle Hodkin.

Favorite Genres: 
Children's Lit
Young Adult
Book Recommendations: 
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Cat & Cat Adventures: The Quest for Snacks Cover Image
By Susie Yi, Susie Yi (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063083806
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: HarperAlley - September 7th, 2021

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Down Comes the Night: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250623638
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Wednesday Books - March 2nd, 2021

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765387561
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

Addie LaRue has lived many lives in the past 300 years. Fleeing from an arranged marriage, Addie has one goal: To find her place in the world, leave her mark, and be remembered. 

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is a beautiful tale of hope, hardship, and darkness. This is the book the world needs right now.~ Lila  

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A Golden Fury: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250220400
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Wednesday Books - October 13th, 2020

Historical fiction meets alchemy and the Philosopher's stone.

Thea decides to create the Philosopher’s stone on her own after her mother goes mad to cure her mother and prove she deserves the title of alchemist just as much as her famous mother.

But Thea’s plans go awry when a wealthy man catches news of this kidnapping her and her in order to force her to make the stone for him but the stones' magic turns out to be more than anyone could handle.

Samantha’s Debut novel is a fantastic stand alone and one of my favorite books of 2020! ~ Lila

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Where Dreams Descend: A Novel (Kingdom of Cards #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250204370
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Wednesday Books - June 8th, 2021

Dive straight into carnival Spectaculore - Where legends are born and dreams become a reality!

Kallia is running from her past trying to make a life for herself in the magic industry where women aren’t welcome to steal the stage but Kallia couldn’t care less.

The biggest magic trick since Caraval! ~ Lila 

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The Betrothed Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062291646
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: HarperTeen - June 1st, 2021

Kiera Cass has dazzled us yet again with a brand new royal romance!

Hollis Brite has won the King’s heart, but has someone else won hers?

Adventure and action, parties and secrets, loyalty and betrayal. This is Kiera’s best book yet! ~ Lila 

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Ruby Red (The Ruby Red Trilogy #1) Cover Image
By Kerstin Gier, Anthea Bell (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780312551513
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Square Fish - May 22nd, 2012

Time travel with a hate to love romance.

Gwyneth’s family always thought her cousin had inherited the time travel gene - that is until Gwen travels back in time, not Charlotte.

Time travelers like Gwen and her male counterpart, Gideon, are reliant on a secret society in order to not be flung through time at random. The order of Count Saint-Germain says they want to help the gene carriers but they may have other motives.

One of my favorite books of all time!  ~ Lila

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The Siren Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062392008
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: HarperTeen - May 2nd, 2017

Take everything you know about sirens and throw it into the toilet!

In this YA Romance, Kiera Cass takes a whole new outlook on the lore of sirens.

Kahlen is a siren who pledged her life to the ocean after she almost drowned in the 50s with the agreement that after 100 years of service to the ocean she would return as a human and able to live out her life… but almost 60 years later, everything changes when she meets Akinli, a young human boy. --Lila

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Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 1 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316360166
Availability: Backordered
Published: Yen Press - June 28th, 2016

Fruits Basket is a classic manga that everyone should read!

Tohru’s mother dies in a car accident leaving her homeless. She finds herself right in the middle of a centuries old curse surrounding the Soma family. --Lila

But can the curse be broken? Find out in 12 compelling volumes of Fruits Basket, just in time for the anime reboot!

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Wicked Saints: A Novel (Something Dark and Holy #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250195678
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Wednesday Books - April 7th, 2020

A girl with the power of the gods, a prince with a price on his head, and a monster with the power to destroy both of their countries.

A chilling read for any fantasy reader and one of my absolute favorite books of 2019! --Lila

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Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524741853
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Penguin Books - February 26th, 2019

A compilation of short stories to inspire hope. There is a short story for everyone in this one including stories about LGBT+, Imigration, racism, and many more. --Lila

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Killing November Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525579113
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Ember - February 25th, 2020

Spies meet assassins meet boarding school. Adriana's work is a must read for fans of mystery/thrillers and historical fiction. --Lila

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House of Salt and Sorrows Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984831958
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Ember - August 4th, 2020

An enchanting retelling of the twelve dancing princesses with an Edgar Allen Poe inspiration. --Lila