Dystopian · Rereads · review · young adult

Reread | The Scorch Trials

“The flare always wins in the end. You lose any chance of being rational, having common sense, having compassion. You lose your humanity.” Blurb: “Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch.” Brief Note: I… Continue reading Reread | The Scorch Trials

Dystopian · Rereads · review · young adult

Reread | The Maze Runner

“If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.” Blurb: “Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive. Everything is going to change. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.” Brief… Continue reading Reread | The Maze Runner

fantasy · review · young adult

Ash Princess – Laura Sebastian

“You’re a lamb in the lion’s den, child. You’re surviving. Isn’t that enough?” Blurb: “Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia's family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess--a title of shame to… Continue reading Ash Princess – Laura Sebastian

adult fiction · Dystopian · review · Uncategorized

Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

"These three words were always the last thing an Oasis player saw before leaving the real world and entering the virtual one: Ready Player One." Blurb: "In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the… Continue reading Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

contemporary · lgbt · review · young adult

Leah On The OffBeat – Becky Albertalli

“I should have told him a year ago. I don’t think it would have been a big deal then, but now it feels insurmountable. It’s like I missed a beat somewhere, and now the whole song’s tempo.” Blurb: “When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic.… Continue reading Leah On The OffBeat – Becky Albertalli

fantasy · review

The Book of Dust – Phillip Pullman

“He was liked when noticed, but not noticed much, and that did him no harm either.” Blurb: “Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage)… Continue reading The Book of Dust – Phillip Pullman

Dystopian · review · young adult

All Rights Reserved – Gregory Scott Katsoulis

“I made the sign of the zippered lips, and I silently vowed I would never speak again.”   Blurb: “In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silent.” *This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review* Trigger Warnings:… Continue reading All Rights Reserved – Gregory Scott Katsoulis

review · young adult

The Extinction Trials – S.M.Wilson

“She’d come for the food, but it wasn’t the rewards that called to her now. It was a chance to see a different land and its awe-inspiring creatures.” Blurb: “Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival. Welcome to the Extinction Trials.In Stormchaser and Lincoln's ruined world, the only way to survive is to risk everything. To face a contest… Continue reading The Extinction Trials – S.M.Wilson

contemporary · Historical Fiction · review

How To Stop Time – Matt Haig

“All we can ever be is faithful to our memories or reality, rather than the reality itself, which is something closely related but never exactly the same.” Blurb: “Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England… Continue reading How To Stop Time – Matt Haig

poetry · review

The Princess Saves Herself In This One – Amanda Lovelace

"Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we're off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales." Blurb: “A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life… Continue reading The Princess Saves Herself In This One – Amanda Lovelace