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

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The Finisher

The Finisher (Vega Jane #1) by David Baldacci (2014)

the finisher

Middle Grade/Teen Fiction | Fantasy
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

“Welcome to Wormwood: a place where curiosity is discouraged and no one has ever left.

Until one girl, Vega Jane, discovers a map that suggests a mysterious world beyond the walls. A world with possibilities and creatures beyond her imagining.

But she will be forced to fight for her freedom. And unravelling the truth may cost Vega her life.”
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Children of Daedala

Children of Daedala (Children of Icarus #2) by Caighlan Smith (2018)
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Children of Daedala

YA Fiction | Dark Fantasy/Mythology
5 stars
Blurb:

“Six months alone in the labyrinth has made her strong. But the search for the exit means gambling on an old ‘friend’ and going against everything she’s been taught to survive. You know the labyrinth will have yet more horrors lurking in its depths. You’ve learned few people can be trusted. But freedom is tantalizingly close. Are you ready to take the risk?”
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Expected Publication Date: April 1, 2018
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Savage Souls (The Runes Universe) by S.M. Boyce (2017)

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YA/NA Fiction | Fantasy | Romance
100 Pages (eBook)
Publication Date: April 16, 2017

There are two things 18-year-old Cadence Murphy is proud of: she is an amazing Witch with the healing magic of nature, and she can run a five-minute mile. There’s just one tiny problem: an ancient darkness in her blood is messing with her healing abilities. When some very powerful, cruel men want to destroy her for it, she must tempt fate itself to stop them. Continue reading

The Disappearances

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy (2017)

the disappearances

YA Fiction | Mystery | Historical | Paranormal
5 stars
Blurb:

“What if the ordinary things in life suddenly…disappeared?

Aila Quinn’s mother, Juliet, has always been a mystery: vibrant yet guarded, she keeps her secrets beyond Aila’s reach. When Juliet dies, Aila and her younger brother Miles are sent to live in Sterling, a rural town far from home–and the place where Juliet grew up. Continue reading

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the midnight dance

The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz
YA Fiction | Fantasy | Romance | Historical
320 Pages
Published by Swoon Reads
Publication Date: October 17, 2017

When the music stops, the dance begins.

Seventeen-year-old Penny is a lead dancer at the Grande Teatro, a finishing school where she and eleven other young women are training to become the finest ballerinas in Italy. Tucked deep into the woods, Continue reading