Tragedy can give the pot a good shake, not only causing the good bits in us to float to the surface, but the nasty bits, too. Maybe it’s better to skim off the nasty parts and let them go. I read Stacey Lee’s Under a Painted Sky and found it extremely entertaining and well-written, so… Read More Outrun the Moon
Leigh Bardugo has done it again. Admittedly, I may not have been completely swept off my feet with her Shadow and Bone trilogy, but Six of Crows sealed the deal for me. The story brims with action, excitement, and urgency, keeping you glued to the pages until the very end. When Kaz Brekker, Ketterdam’s most… Read More Six of Crows
Walk on Earth a Stranger is an entertaining and action-packed story, but I can’t say it brings anything especially unique or new to the collection of YA westerns already published. When Lee Westfall’s parents are murdered, she is forced to disguise herself as a boy and travel from her small Alabaman hometown all the way… Read More Walk on Earth a Stranger
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?
After the brilliance of Glow and Spark, I had my expectations pretty high for the series conclusion Flame. Unfortunately, however, I think I simply set my expectations a bit too high because, as much as I enjoyed Flame, it just didn’t live up to the quality of the first two books in the series. The… Read More Flame
Some say that dystopian YA stories are filled with constant, mindless action scenes. And, to an extent, I agree. Yet, Glow managed to prove me wrong because it is anything but a mindless, action-packed story. It is intense, scary, and eerily plausible. This is the kind of book I want to give to everyone who… Read More Glow