Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Synopsis from Goodreads: In her New York Times bestselling and Morris Award-winning debut, Rachel Hartman introduces mathematical dragons in an alternative-medieval world to fantasy and science-fiction readers of all ages. Eragon-author Christopher Paolini calls them, “Some of the most interesting dragons I’ve read in fantasy.” Four decades of peace have done little to ease the… Continue reading Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Review · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Branded by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki

Synopsis from Goodreads: Fifty years ago The Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. To punish the guilty, he created the Hole, a place where sinners are branded according to their sins. Sinners are forced to live a less… Continue reading Branded by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki

Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Synopsis from Amazon: A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to… Continue reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Quotes

“There will come a time…”

“‘There will come a time,’ I said, ‘when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this’ – I gestured encompassingly – ‘will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.'”

~ Hazel, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (6%)

Review · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Synopsis from the Author’s Website: Incapable. Awkward. Artless.  That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: She wants to fail. Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen to work… Continue reading Crewel by Gennifer Albin