The Future Will Be BS-Free by Will McIntosh (DRC): Lie Detectors, Genius Kids, and a Corrupt Government

3 stars Sam and his friends, after having their high school for the gifted shut down, have been working on a tiny, undetectable, utterly reliable lie detector. They're in it for the money--all of them except Theo, that is. Theo wants to create a better world, a BS-free one where honesty will thrive. But Theo … Continue reading The Future Will Be BS-Free by Will McIntosh (DRC): Lie Detectors, Genius Kids, and a Corrupt Government

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Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie (DRC): Angry Cyborg Girls Here to Kick Chassis

3 stars (but only because I'm honestly undecided and have no idea what my feelings really are about this book) Aisha Un-Haad and Key Tanaka's lives collide after they both convert to become Scela, mechanically enhanced soldiers sworn to protect and serve the governing body of the Fleet--the starships their people call home. Aisha converts … Continue reading Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie (DRC): Angry Cyborg Girls Here to Kick Chassis

I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall: Another Survival Story

3 stars Jess hasn't seen her off-the-grid dad in over a decade. But after a car crash kills her mother and leaves Jess injured, she's forced to live with him in the remote Canadian wilderness. But when her dad's past pays a visit, Jess is left stranded with a burned cabin and a murdered father.She … Continue reading I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall: Another Survival Story

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart: A Fierce, Feminist Fantasy That Fights Oppression

4.5 stars Sisters Serina and Nomi have very different fates: one in the palace, one in prison. Serina has been groomed her whole life to be a Grace, someone to stand by the heir to the throne as the shining, subjugated example of a perfect woman, while Nomi, her rebellious younger sister, has been groomed … Continue reading Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart: A Fierce, Feminist Fantasy That Fights Oppression

Sanctuary by Caryn Lix (DRC): Corporations, Creepy Aliens, and Captive Guards

4 stars Prison-guard-in-training Kenzie's dedication to the most powerful corporation in the solar system, Omnistellar Concepts, will falter, despite her life of training to become one of their elite guards. She would sacrifice anything to propel herself forward, but a routine drill goes sideways and she is taken hostage by rioting prisoners. At first, she’s … Continue reading Sanctuary by Caryn Lix (DRC): Corporations, Creepy Aliens, and Captive Guards

Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis (DRC): An Addictive Read with a Refreshingly Honest Narrator

4 stars Tiffany Sly just lost her mom to cancer, and now she finds out she has to leave her hometown of Chicago to live with the biological dad she’s never known, which is the icing on sixteen-year-old Tiffany's cake. Not. Anthony Stone is a rich man with four other daughters—and a bunch of rules … Continue reading Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis (DRC): An Addictive Read with a Refreshingly Honest Narrator

Your Destination Is on the Left by Lauren Spieller Blog Tour

Your destination is most certainly not on the left. Why? Because you're exactly where you need to be! Congrats, you've arrived at your destination: my stop on the blog tour for Lauren Spieller's wonderful debut, Your Destination Is on the Left! Make sure to park your RV, clean it of bugs, and get rid of … Continue reading Your Destination Is on the Left by Lauren Spieller Blog Tour

Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen (DRC): When The Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gets Going

4.5 stars It didn't take long for Emmett Atwater to learn that Babel’s competition was full of broken promises, none darker or more damaging than the last one. Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis survivors must rally and forge their own path through a new world, trying to extract enough nyxia to satisfy … Continue reading Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen (DRC): When The Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gets Going

Waffles (the Dog), Weddings, and Wonderful Books: Save the Date by Morgan Matson Blog Tour (+Giveaway!)

Looking for cute dogs named after food items, ghosts in the ceiling, or awesome family dynamics? Well, you've come to the right place! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Morgan Matson's Save the Date! Matson's a pretty well known author, but if you think you've seen all there is to see from … Continue reading Waffles (the Dog), Weddings, and Wonderful Books: Save the Date by Morgan Matson Blog Tour (+Giveaway!)