This post isn't as gory as it looks, I swear. Although you may be taken aback with horror after finding out just how many bloody books there are. Blood has quickly become one of those uber popular books (along with royalty words and stars and all sorts of vauge-ish concepts and objects). And I'm pretty … Continue reading Blood and…: Common Title Phrases #1
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
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
Today's post is something light fun and very reader-oriented, because I want to know What are some of the weirdest things you've ever used for a bookmark? This is about those moments in need when you've left the house and started a book and am a decent way through it and drat! You don't have … Continue reading Unconventional Bookmarks: How Far Will You Go?
Alright, look. You know the sayings about kids being overly honest or whatever? Well, this is an instance where I'm calling you adults out. #sorrynotsorry Even though I'm a teen, not technically a "kid," teen books still falls under #kidlit so teenagers must still qualify as kids. Semantics. Anyways, sometimes things in the book community are … Continue reading Things that Are Iffy to Me in the Book Community (From a Teen’s Perspective)
Ohhh yeah. This is it, kids. It's time to combine two of my favorite things: books and Broadway musical soundtracks. I love listening to Broadway musicals (I've never gotten the chance to watch one, on tour or in NYC) and the thing I really like about their soundtracks is how cohesive a lot of them … Continue reading Book Recs Based Off Of Broadway Musicals!
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
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
I have to confess, I'm kinda really terrible at keeping up with book tags. All these lovely people tag me in cool things and I'm like OMG THAT SOUNDS AWESOME and then I check my schedule and realize that the next two months are packed with blog posts. Yay. But, hey! Better late than never, right? … Continue reading I Have Not Failed Thus Far: Awards & Tags
Was this clickbait? Eh, kind of yes. BUT SERIOUSLY. These are authors that just exist to torture us all with books that kill off animals make us cry have a cliffhanger that just UGH make us rage sink your ship make us want to throw something kill/hurt/harm/put characters through an emotional wringer or a combination … Continue reading Top 6 Authors I Kinda Sorta Hate…