Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (DRC): Slavery, Imperialism, and Rebellion

4 stars Theodosia's mother, the queen, was murdered before her eyes when her country was invaded. Now, she is trying to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser as the ridiculed "Ash Princess," pretending to be naïve in order to stay alive. When Theo's last hope of rescue is killed by her own hand, … Continue reading Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (DRC): Slavery, Imperialism, and Rebellion

DRC: A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole

5 stars Octavia's dream is to follow her parents' footsteps in becoming one of the esteemed whitecoats--the highest rank of scientists on the planet of Faloiv. She would be able to study the jungle's exotic plants and animals that are protected through the Council of N'Terra. When the opportunity for an internship opens, Octavia is … Continue reading DRC: A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole