4 stars · Dystopian · Science Fiction/ Steampunk · Young Adult

Review: Scythe by Neal Shustermann

Published Nov 22nd, 2016; 435 pages

(The sequel was just published Jan 9, 2018. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m super excited!)

I loved this book! Taking place in the future where the world’s problems are solved, including death, scythes were formed to keep overpopulation at bay. But while corruption in the world is no longer an issue, factions of belief have started to rise in the scythedom.  Continue reading “Review: Scythe by Neal Shustermann”

4 stars · Contemporary · Young Adult

Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

I first watched the Netflix show and was blown away. It felt so very real, and I knew I had to experience the book.

This is about a girl who commits suicide, and leaves tapes for those who affected her to hear her premeditated plans after she’s gone. Many people don’t like it, and I understand why. Continue reading “Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher”

3 stars · Young Adult

Mini Review: Forbidden 1 & 2 by Kimberley Griffiths Litle

Book 1: Forbidden; 397 pages; YA historical fiction

Jayden is betrothed to the future tribe leader, but isn’t looking forward to her upcoming marriage. When she meets a traveling stranger and starts to have feelings for him, all sorts of trouble breaks loose. Continue reading “Mini Review: Forbidden 1 & 2 by Kimberley Griffiths Litle”

4 stars · Nonfiction

Nonfiction: Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

while this book definitely had some great tips, and there are many pages I marked for future reference, it still wasn’t quite what I was looking for.

I’m finding that there is currently very little information about the middle ground of zero waste, and how to transition certain things. There’s the basics, like using reusable grocery and produce bags, recycling, and trying to avoid single use plastic, to the other drastic end of containing all your trash ina tiny mason jar.

This book definitely had much more useful middle ground transition tips than I’ve found elsewhere, but if anyone else knows any other great resources I’m all ears.

4 stars · Fantasy · Young Adult

Mini Review: City of Glass (#3) by Cassandra Clare

published 2009; 541 pages

Plot Summary from Goodreads:

“To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters – never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.” Continue reading “Mini Review: City of Glass (#3) by Cassandra Clare”

3 stars · Dystopian · Fantasy · Young Adult

Mini Review: Fireblood by Elly Blake

Published Sept 12th, 2017; 416 pages

This is book 2 in the Frostblood series.

Summary from Goodreads:

“Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby’s powers and past…
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4 stars · Fantasy · Science Fiction/ Steampunk · Young Adult

Review: Warcross by Marie Lu

Published Sept 12th, 2017; 353 pages

Summary from Goodreads:

“For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.”

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