The popularity of post-apocalyptic fiction is an interesting facet of the current literary landscape. Why this? Why now? Some aspects of it are self-explanatory. It’s the perfect way to set the adolescents in a YA novel free from adult/parental restraints, in a kind of modern desert island scenario. In a time when desert islands are […]Read more "“Some Fine Day” by Kat Ross"
Tardy Bells and Witches’ Spells: Womby’s School for Wayward Witches #1 Sarina Dorie Clarissa Lawrence is your typical nerdy teenager who loves magic in all its forms. But her mother has decided that it’s dangerous for her to believe in it and confiscates all her Harry Potter books, her Lord of the Rings books, and […]Read more "“Tardy Bells and Witches’ Spells” by Sarina Dorie"
Dragon Born Aaron Hodges Enala doesn’t know why, but five years earlier her parents took her away from the city of Chole and have been raising her in Dragon Country ever since, her only friend a Golden dragon named Nerissa. But when an unauthorized adventure goes wrong, Enala decides to make a break for it […]Read more "“Dragon Born” by Aaron Hodges"
The Flame of Battle Pauline Creeden and Melinda R. Cordell Dyrfinna loves battle, commanding, and dragons. But her dreams of becoming a dragonrider or getting her own command may be in jeopardy because she can’t control her magic–or her temper. After a tragic accident, will her friends and family ever forgive her? This is a […]Read more "“The Flame of Battle” by Melinda R. Cordell and Pauline Creeden"
Skip Perrin Briar Jera just wants to see the world. Sometimes you should be careful what you wish for. Soon she’s on the run and skipping around not just in space, but in time. And she may be called upon to save the fabric of the universe itself… “Skip” is a sort of mashup of […]Read more "“Skip” by Perrin Briar"
Joan the Made Kristen Pham As part of my participation in various giveaways, I’ve been reading and reviewing some of the more interesting books. Here’s my review of “Joan the Made.” How do you run a successful rebellion? That’s the question that Joan Fasces, a clone of the original Joan of Arc, has to answer […]Read more "“Joan the Made” by Kristen Pham"
Shadows of Lela Tessonja Odette Who doesn’t love unicorns? I certainly spent a lot of time fantasizing about unicorns at a certain age, which has not entirely passed, as evident by the fact that I snapped up this book as soon as I saw the cover. “Shadows of Lela” is a fun, unicorn-intense story with […]Read more "“Shadows of Lela” by Tessonja Odette"
Winds of Fate Mercedes Lackey Back in the heady days of 2016, when some of us thought there might be a chance of electing a woman as president of the US (and yes, it matters that it is the president of the US and not some other country; lovely as it is that countries like […]Read more "“Winds of Fate” by Mercedes Lackey"
When Time is a River Susan Clayton-Goldner In “When Time Is A River,” teenager Brandy wants to be an actress more than anything. But her dream may have been dashed before it was even formed: she has a noticeable scar on her cheek from a childhood accident. Now she’s going through plastic surgeries and trying […]Read more "“When Time is a River” by Susan Clayton-Goldner"
“The Bucket List” is like “Twilight,” except backwards. Misfit college student Leah Clarke falls wildly in love with Damon, a gorgeous, charming neighbor who overcomes his scruples and returns her affection, showering her with love, devotion, and a luxurious, jet-setting lifestyle. Only instead of being immortal, he has a terminal illness. This is a daring […]Read more "“The Bucket List” by Emily Ruben"