There is no lack of post-apocalyptic novels in the young adult genre; as authors have written everything from super-volcanic explosions (Ashfall) to a meteor crashing into the moon (Life as We Knew It). Yet none is more intriguing or engrossing than debut author Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed Monument 14, the first in a trilogy with large… Read More "Monument 14"
The Darkest Minds tend to hide behind the most unlikely faces. I love dystopian novels; but compared to some other fabulous novels such as The Hunger Games or The Giver, but I felt that The Darkest Minds didn’t meet up to the standards of either of those two fabulous novels unfortunately. Six years ago, there… Read More "The Darkest Minds"
“If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much like when Christopher Columbus landed in America. And look how well that turned out for the Native Americans.” Stephen Hawking The 5th Wave is a solid addition to the young adult genre. It is filled with constant, non-stop action and a dash of… Read More "The Fifth Wave"
I truly enjoyed Angelfall; it was a thrilling, fast paced story. Yet, I find myself questioning whether it deserves the massive amount of hype it has. Set in my hometown, suburban San Fransisco, Angelfall takes place 6 weeks after angels destroy human civilization. Our protagonist, 17-year-old Penryn, is devastated after watching the angels capture her… Read More "Angelfall"
Unraveling is Elizabeth Norris’ debut novel and venture into the YA genre, and while certainly not perfect, I found myself on the edge of my seat here. 16-year-old Janelle Tenner shouldn’t be alive. She died in a car crash, but somehow she is still alive, and she knows it’s thanks to a mysterious stranger named… Read More "Unraveling"
Oxygen is essential for most living things. For 2.5 billion years, it was the most abundant chemical on Earth. Until the Switch. Imagine living in a world where the only way to get air is to buy it under extremely high prices; a world where air is so limited that only the upper class citizens… Read More "Breathe"