Review

Flame

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

Review

Glow

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

Review

Survival: Hawaiian Style

Wow! To be completely honest, I sincerely did not know what to expect from author Austin Aslan’s debut novel The Islands at the End of the World. But I am coming away sincerely impressed and slightly even terrified with this stunningly original debut. Right before my eyes, my beautiful islands are changing forever. And so… Read More Survival: Hawaiian Style

Review

Ashfall

Reminiscent of Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer and Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne (both of which I really enjoyed), Mike Mullin’s debut novel Ashfall was both a fascinating and frighteningly realistic post-apocalyptic tale. Ashfall follows 15-year-old Alex, whose family decides to go on a weekend away in Illinois. Alex decides to stay… Read More Ashfall

Review

Stolen

You saw me before I saw you. In the airport, that day in August, you had that look in your eyes, as though you wanted something from me, as though you’d wanted it for a long time. I’m honestly not sure what to think of this. One part of me absolutely adored it, but the… Read More Stolen