Sometimes it may look like someone is doing something bad, or evil, but when you look more closely at the situation, you realize that whatever’s happening may not be so bad or evil after all. It may be warranted. Maybe even good. I’ve said before that Amanda Panitch one of my favorite YA mystery authors… Read More Never Missing, Never Found
If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone? My Sister’s Keeper is one of the most philosophical, thought-provoking books I have ever read. While the ending is less than satisfactory, the characterization… Read More My Sister’s Keeper
Ever since I read Dangerous Girls, I have been on a mission to find a book that measures up to its unpredictability and clever plotting. While Damage Done isn’t quite as mind blowing as Dangerous Girls, it comes extremely close. When Ryan enters the band room, he kills eleven of his fellow classmates before finally… Read More Damage Done
Numbers do not feel. Do not bleed or weep or hope. They do not know bravery or sacrifice. Love or allegiance. At the very apex of callousness, you will find only ones and zeros. That was… There aren’t really words adequate enough to describe exactly what reading Illuminae is like. It’s completely unique and original… Read More Am I Not Merciful?
Just remember that human beings have always managed to find the greatest strength within themselves during the darkest hours. When faced with the worst horrors the world has to offer, a person either cracks and succumbs to the ugliness, or they salvage the inner core of who they are and fight to right wrongs. In… Read More The Shadow of Blackbirds
I am quite unsure about how I feel about Nova Ren Suma’s The Walls Around Us. On one hand, the writing is exquisite and lyrical, but on the other hand I felt there was very little plotwork actually being done throughout the novel. This is a story about two very different girls. There’s Violet, who… Read More The Walls Around Us