The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson (2018)
YA Fiction | Paranormal/Mythology
“Every Christmas, Wren is chased through the woods near her isolated village by her family’s enemies—the Judges—and there’s nothing that she can do to stop it. Once her people, the Augurs, controlled a powerful magic. But now that power lies with the Judges, who are set on destroying her kind for good. Continue reading
The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang (2018)
Fiction | Military Fantasy | (TV-MA)
“When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard, the most elite military school in Nikan, was even more surprising.
But surprises aren’t always good. Continue reading
Quelling (The Purification Era #2) by Angie Grigaliunas (2018)
YA Fiction | Fantasy Dystopia
“Stay low, act loyal, and don’t drawn attention.
For years, Rabreah has longed to overthrow the power-abusing Hulcondans who control her city. Yet in the wake of an unauthorized rebel attack, Lord Masrekah takes over the hunt for the “terrorists” – and it’s only a matter of time until he figures out her secret. If he hasn’t already. And while Rabreah finds relief in Sorek’s return, his easy infiltration of the enemy ushers in questions of where exactly his loyalties lie. Continue reading
Vicious (Villains #1) by V.E. Schwab (2013)
Fiction | Sci-Fi/Paranormal
“Victor and Eli started out as college roommates–brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Continue reading
Sowing (The Purification Era #1) by Angie Grigaliunas (2016)
YA Fiction | Fantasy | Dystopia
“They can take your house, your daughter, whatever they want.
For Ariliah, life under the militarized Hulcondans is one of order and safety. Despite the soldiers’ ruthless policies, she trusts their judgment. Beyond the city wall, enemies lurk – a vicious race bent on devouring humanity. And if anything ever happened to the protectors, nothing would keep them out.
For her older sister, Rabreah, every glance from a Hulcondan is a threat. Continue reading
The Martian by Andy Weir (2012)
Fiction | Sci-Fi
“Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. Continue reading
The Brink of Darkness (The Edge of Everything #2) by Jeff Giles (2018)
YA Fiction | Paranormal
“Things have changed for seventeen-year-old Zoe ever since the otherworldly events that brought her together with the mysterious bounty hunter she calls X. In order to save Zoe and her family, X has done the unthinkable – he’s given up his freedom and returned to captivity in the Lowlands. Continue reading