I read Contagion last year (spoilers ahead for Contagion, book 1, of course!) and enjoyed it, but frankly, I don’t think I appreciated this series enough back then. I think Contagion and the sequel Immunity bring something special to YA’s science fiction table. I’d categorize it as crossover fiction, branching YA and adult well. I … Continue reading Immunity by Erin Bowman: An Underappreciated Sci-Fi Thriller Duology
A little birdie dropped this post off, and wow, I'm excited to share it! I know we've been getting a lot of bird books recently (crows! ravens! idk eagles!) but this is one you definitely do not want to miss out on. Kalyn Josephson's The Storm Crow features magical elemental crows, invading empires, and dangerous … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Kalyn Josephson on The Storm Crow (+INTL Giveaway)
A gutting and honest portrayal of abuse and toxic friendship, Sarah Lyu’s debut The Best Lies is a psychological thriller with an alternating timeline and strong storyline of growth. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when reading this, but it absolutely sucked me in. As in, I was completely engrossed in the toxic friendship … Continue reading The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu: A Gutting Portrayal of Toxic Friendship in a Psychological Thriller
I had been really excited for this book. It sounded fantastic—a girl who loves filmmaking, cute romance, teenage dating! I was really excited. And then I started reading, and there were some things that I was so-so about. So I put it down for about two months, and picked it back up again closer to … Continue reading This Is Not a Love Scene by S.C. Meagale: Had Potential, but Ended Up Being Hurtful
Sometimes I run out of ideas for possible recommendation posts. I mean, there are only so many contemporary romances I can recommend until people get sick of them. So, today I thought I’d leave my recommendations truly in fate’s hand by using a Random Noun Generator to choose 10 recommendation topics for me to go … Continue reading Book Recs Based off of a . . . Random Noun Generator?!
3 stars Robin of Locksley is dead. Marian, his intended, is lost without him and grieving at the news. Yet, she is jolted out of her grief upon the discovery that her maid’s brother, Will, is being hunted by the law. Determined to do what Robin would want, Marian goes out to the woods to … Continue reading Sherwood by Meagan Spooner: A Slower, Gender-Bent Robin Hood Retelling feat. a Surprising Romance
I am absolutely overjoyed to have Lillie Vale on my blog today, talking about her debut Small Town Hearts! I've been following this book for years now, and it's finally here and published and (almost) in my hands (I need to stop by my P.O. box, haha!) and I'm so happy everyone can experience the … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Lillie Vale on Small Town Hearts
I've had this grouping of book recs typed up for a while, and in the wake of the whole US College Bribery scandal happening, I thought it would be a great moment to finally post this list of books! (What better time than now?) If you've ever been stressed about college apps and paying for … Continue reading Stressed About College? These Book Recs Are For You!
4.5 stars Jason, Lingyi, and their friends might have scared Jin Corp away from Taipei, but now Jin has his sights set on Shanghai. When Lingyi's friend Jany, an engineer of a new, better filtration system, dies by Jin's hand in order for Jin Corp to sell the filters only to the wealthiest of citizens, … Continue reading Ruse by Cindy Pon: A Thrilling, Heist-Filled Sequel to Want (Want Spoilers Ahead!)
5 stars, all the love... In the former United States, sixteen-year-old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. His ability to control technology thrusts him into the magical elite. As the son of undocumented immigrants, Noam has spent his … Continue reading The Fever King by Victoria Lee: A Highly-Entertaining FantaSci Novel feat. SO MANY CHARACTERS I LOVE