Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas (2014)

heir of fire

YA/NA Fiction | Fantasy
5 starsBlurb:

She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.

Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth…a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever. Continue reading

Bird Box

Bird Box by Josh Malerman (2014)

bird box

Fiction | Apocalyptic/Dystopia | Thriller
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from. Continue reading

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

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