Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman (2016)
YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Dystopia
“Thou shalt kill.
A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.”
Do you ever get so excited about a new book that you keep putting off reading it until you can find a perfect day with nothing but free time so that you can read this (hopefully) amazing book completely uninterrupted by anything other than maybe food, the occasional desperate bathroom break, and sleep (although you’ll push your body to its limits to stay up until you’ve finished the whole book)?? Continue reading
I’m excited to have been included on this blog tour for BLACK DAWN. A copy of the book was provided and I was so ready to dive in and read this intriguing fantasy. I hoped to be surprised, captivated, and thrilled with the story and, well, you’ll just have to read my review to find out if this book lived up to its epic promises.
Scroll down to find out more about the book, my review, read a selection of exclusive excerpts, and enter to win a free signed copy! Continue reading
Credit to Lia @ Lost in a Story for putting this together and to Stephanie @ Teacher of YA for introducing me to Down the TBR Hole!
It’s not an unfamiliar feeling to suddenly realize that you’ve got more books on your ‘To Be Read’ list than you could possibly read in your lifetime. Continue reading
As I’ve been sorting through my very overstuffed bookshelves I’ve stacked piles of books to part with. I don’t have the space and these are all books I doubt I’ll read again anyway. But then it got me thinking…what makes these different from the books I could never fathom letting go? So, I decided it might be fun to figure out what I don’t like to read in books. So I’ve put together a list of about 10 things that are bookish turn-offs for me (in no particular order).
As I made this list I realized a) it included things that I also don’t enjoy in movies/TV and b) that I’m very judgmental towards books. Lol Continue reading
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (2015)
YA Fiction | Historical | Western
“Revenge is worth its weight in gold.
When her father is murdered for a journal revealing the location of a hidden gold mine, eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers—and justice. What she finds are untrustworthy strangers, endless dust and heat, and a surprising band of allies, among them a young Apache girl and a pair of stubborn brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, a startling truth becomes clear: some men will stop at nothing to get their hands on gold, and Kate’s quest for revenge may prove fatal.”
Blacksouls (Blackhearts #2) by Nicole Castroman (2017)
YA Fiction | Historical: Pirates
“Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean to life in this vibrant sequel to Blackhearts—the reimagined origin story of history’s most infamous pirate, Blackbeard.
Edward “Teach” Drummond is setting sail to the Caribbean as first mate on the most celebrated merchant ship in the British fleet—until he rebels against his captain. Mutiny is a capital offense and Teach knows it could cost him his life, but he believes it worth the risk in order to save his crew from the attacking Spanish ships. Continue reading