Skyhunter by Marie Lu (Book Review)

YA Dystopian ◆ The Karensa Federation has conquered a dozen countries, leaving Mara as one of the last free nations in the world. Refugees flee to its borders to escape a fate worse than death—transformation into mutant war beasts known as Ghosts, creatures the Federation then sends to attack Mara. The legendary Strikers, Mara’s elite fighting force, are trained to stop them. But as the number of Ghosts grows and Karensa closes in, defeat seems inevitable. Still, one Striker refuses to give up hope. Robbed of her voice and home, Talin Kanami knows firsthand the brutality of the Federation. Their cruelty forced her and her mother to seek asylum in a country that considers their people repugnant. She finds comfort only with a handful of fellow Strikers who have pledged their lives to one another and who are determined to push Karensa back at all costs. But when a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front, Talin senses there’s more to him than meets the eye. Is he a spy from the Federation? Or could he be the weapon that will save them all?...

All Our Worst Ideas by Vicky Skinner (Book Review)

YA Contemporary Romance ◆ When Amy, on her way to becoming valedictorian of her graduating class and getting accepted to her dream school, gets dumped by her long-term boyfriend, she takes a job at a record store to ease the pain. She needs a distraction, badly. Oliver, Amy’s record store co-worker, isn’t so sure about Amy―his complete opposite―but what he is sure of is his decision not to go to college. He just can’t figure out how to tell his mother. As they work late-night shifts at the record store, Amy and Oliver become friends and then confidantes and then something more, but when Amy has a hard time letting go of what she thought was her perfect future with her ex, she risks losing the future she didn’t even know she wanted with Oliver...

Providence by Max Barry (Book Review)

Book Blurb: From the ingenious author of Jennifer Government and Lexicon: a brilliant work of science fiction that tells the intimate tale of four people facing their most desperate hour—alone, together, at the edge of the universe. The video changed everything. Before that, we could believe that we were safe. Special. Chosen. We thought the... Continue Reading →

Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan (Blog Tour ▪ Review)

If you've seen my tweet, I proclaimed that Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan FINALLY drew up my enjoyment for fantasy fiction to the surface. Some time within last year I seemed to have lost my liking for it and couldn't bring myself to feel enraptured by the genre. Until now.

Strange Fruit, Vol 1 : Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History by Joel C. Gill (Graphic Novel Review)

Graphic Novel | Non-fiction • 'Strange Fruit, Volume I' is a collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books.

Among the stories included are: Henry "Box" Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia...

Art Starts with a Line: A creative and interactive guide to the art of line drawing by Erin McManness (Short Review)

Art & Craft ▪ An interactive guide to line drawing designed to both inspire and teach artists how to approach this simple, yet dynamic, art form.

Book Review: The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette

Three years ago, a spaceship landed in an open field in the quiet mill town of Sorrow Falls, Massachusetts. It never opened its doors, and for all that time, the townspeople have wondered why the ship landed there, and what—or who—could be inside...

Alien Bounty Hunter #1 by Adrian Wassel (Graphic Novel Review)

Ben Madsen is a bounty hunter. Yeah…he knows how that sounds. But Ben likes his job—until the bondsman convinces him to take a bounty he doesn’t want, to get the kind of paycheck he needs. When

The Royal Art of Poison by Eleanor Herman (Book Review)

The story of poison is the story of power. For centuries, royal families have feared the gut-roiling, vomit-inducing agony of a little something added to their food or wine by an enemy. To avoid poison, they depended on tasters, unicorn horns, and antidotes tested on condemned prisoners. Servants licked the royal family’s spoons, tried on their underpants and tested their chamber pots.

Failsafe by Anela Deen (Book Review)

Failsafe by Anela Dunn is a high-stakes, stirring YA Sci-Fi, with a side of humor to lighten the tense atmosphere. It delves into what...

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