Review

The Hate U Give

Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right. The Hate U Give is an extremely powerful and important novel that is inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Now more than ever, we need books like this so we can make sure that Khalil, and… Read More The Hate U Give

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Dreamfall

Dreamfall is an original and unique story that is relatively difficult to get into in terms of keeping track of the cast of characters, but once you begin reading it’s captivating and impossible to put down. Dreamfall follows seven teenagers who have signed up for an experimental procedure to help cure their insomnia. But when… Read More Dreamfall

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Long May She Reign

Long May She Reign is an engaging and well-written fantasy, but, plotwise, there isn’t anything about it to differentiate it from all the other YA fantasies that have been published. 17-year-old Freya was never meant to be queen. Twenty-third in line to the throne, she has always been content staying in her laboratory and conducting… Read More Long May She Reign

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Carve the Mark

Veronica Roth’s Divergent has always brought up contradictory feelings within me: Roth’s world-building was severely lacking, yet the book itself was action-packed and impossible to put down. Interestingly enough, I feel completely the opposite about Carve the Mark: the world is intriguing (albeit a bit unoriginal), but the pacing is excruciatingly slow. On the planet… Read More Carve the Mark

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The Female of the Species

“You see it in all animals – the female of the species is more deadly than the male.” “Except humans.” I really enjoyed Mindy McGinnis’ debut Not a Drop to Drink and was ecstatic to hear she was going to write a new contemporary novel. The Female of the Species is an extremely thought-provoking book… Read More The Female of the Species

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Girl Against the Universe

Sometimes terrible things happen and it’s no one’s fault. Sometimes we do the best we can and still have bad outcomes. I read Paula Stokes’ first two novels, The Art of Lainey and Liars Inc and enjoyed them, but I have to say that, in my opinion, Girl Against the Universe is Stokes’ best book… Read More Girl Against the Universe

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