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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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

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

People Like Us by Dana Mele: Mean Girls–but More Murderous and Queer

3.5 stars Kay Donovan's past is behind her as she's reinvented herself at her new private school as a star soccer player and one of the popular girls. At least, that's until a girl's body is found in the lake, and her carefully constructed life begins to topple when Kay begins to get involved, both … Continue reading People Like Us by Dana Mele: Mean Girls–but More Murderous and Queer

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

Always Never Yours by Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberly

4.5 stars All of Megan Harper's exes find their one true love right after dating her. It's not a curse, or anything, it's just the way things are, and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theatre, and fulfilling her dream school’s acting requirement … Continue reading Always Never Yours by Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberly

A Fierce Tale of Magic, Family, and Power: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

4.5 stars Orïsha used to hum with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie Adebola’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. A ruthless king ordered all the maji to be killed, leaving Zélie and her people missing both loved ones and hope. But when the change to bring … Continue reading A Fierce Tale of Magic, Family, and Power: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Art of Escaping by Erin Callahan (DRC): Teenage Houdini? Heck yeah!

3 stars Mattie has a hidden obsession with escapology, and she's scared of letting anyone know. When Mattie finally seeks out Miyu, the reclusive daughter to a world-renowned escape artist, she begins to secretly transform herself into an escapologist and performance artist. When popular athelte Will discovers Mattie's secret at an underground venue, Mattie's scared … Continue reading The Art of Escaping by Erin Callahan (DRC): Teenage Houdini? Heck yeah!