The Forever Song

The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) by Julie Kagawa (2014)

the forever song

YA Fiction | Paranormal | Dystopia
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“Vengeance will be hers.

Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster? With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer.

Monster.  Continue reading

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Station Eleven

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (2014)

station eleven

Fiction | Sci-Fi | Post-Apocalyptic
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

“An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.  Continue reading

Look Who’s Back

Er ist wieder da (Look Who’s Back) by Timur Vermes; Jamie Bulloch (Translator) (2012)

Look Who's Back

Fiction | Contemporary | Satire
Foreign Film/Not Rated
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed – no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman.  Continue reading

Half Bad

Half Bad (Half Bad #1) by Sally Green (2014)

Half Bad

YA Fiction | Fantasy/Magical Realism
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

Wanted by no one.
Hunted by everyone.

Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. Nathan’s only hope for survival is Continue reading

Red Rising

Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown (2014)

red rising

(YA) Fiction | Sci-Fi | Dystopia
5 stars
Blurb:

“I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.”
“I live for you,” I say sadly.
Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.”

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Continue reading

Outlander

Outlander (TV Show, 2014- )

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Adult Romance | Historical Fiction
Rated TV-MA
4 Stars

Starring: Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Tobias Menzies (Jack Randall/Frank Randall)

Blurb: “After serving as a British Army nurse in World War II, Claire Randall is enjoying a second honeymoon in Scotland with husband Frank, an MI6 officer looking forward to a new career as an Oxford historian. Suddenly, Claire is transported to 1743 and into a mysterious world where her freedom and life are threatened. To survive, she marries Jamie Fraser, a strapping Scots warrior with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humor. A passionate relationship ensues, and Claire is caught between two vastly different men in two inharmonious lives. “Outlander” is adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon.”
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The Winner’s Curse

The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski (2014)

the winner's curse

YA Fiction | Fantasy
4 Stars
Blurb:

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love…

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.  Continue reading