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Author Archives: Rebecca J. Allen
Recommended: MIRRORLAND by Carole Johnstone
I picked up this book because I’m a sucker for dark thrillers.
Dark and twisty from its opening to the end, Mirrorland is a page-turner. When Cat returns to her old family home after her twin sister’s death, she’s forced to confront painful memories she moved across the globe to suppress.
Cat’s convinced her sister El is alive. . .
Recommended: THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. Schwab
I was interested in reading THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE because I’ve loved everything I’ve read V.E./Victoria Schwab (9 books ranging from middle grade to adult), and this one does not disappoint.
It’s the story of a teenage girl in 18th century France who makes a deal with a dark god to get out of an unwanted marriage and instead live a life of freedom…
Recommended: DEV1AT3 by Jay Kristoff
Publisher’s Description of DEV1AT3 In the wake of a climactic battle in the ruined city of Babel, two former best friends suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of the same quest. Eve is torn between the memories of the girl she was, and the synthetic she’s discovered herself to be. Together with her lifelike “siblings,”Continue reading “Recommended: DEV1AT3 by Jay Kristoff”
Recommended: AURORA RISING by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Today I’m over at The Winged Pen with a review of Aurora Rising, a new young adult science fiction novel by the authors of Illuminae. Click here to see the full review!
The CYBILS Award YA Speculative Fiction Short List – A Wrap-up
Today, I’m over at The Winged Pen talking about the 7 books that made the short list for the CYBILS Award for YA Speculative Fiction. If you love young adult fantasy, sci fi, alternate history or magical realism, you’ll find some titles you want to add to your TBR! Check out the post here!
Recommended: STRONGER, FASTER, AND MORE BEAUTIFUL by Arwen Elys Dayton
Today, I’m over at the Winged Pen with my thoughts on STRONGER, FASTER, AND MORE BEAUTIFUL by Arwen Elys Dayton. This book provides a fascinating yet terrifying exploration of the future of the human body. Read more here.
Recommended: SALT by Hannah Moscowitz
Today, I’m over at The Winged Pen talking about Salt by Hannah Moscowitz. The story starts with action and pulls you into not only the thrill of the battle but also the teamwork of the siblings fighting sea monsters with knives, arrows, blowtorches and hooks. They are all lethal. Bottom line: highly recommended! Check outContinue reading “Recommended: SALT by Hannah Moscowitz”
Recommended: NOT EVEN BONES by Rebecca Schaeffer
Today, I’m over at The Winged Pen talking about Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer, a gritty, blood-drenched young adult thriller. Bottom line: highly recommended! Check out the full review here.
Recommended: HULLMETAL GIRLS by Emily Skrutzkie
Publisher’s Description Aisha Un-Haad would do anything for her family. When her brother contracts a plague, she knows her janitor’s salary isn’t enough to fund his treatment. So she volunteers to become a Scela, a mechanically enhanced soldier sworn to protect and serve the governing body of the Fleet, the collective of starships they callContinue reading “Recommended: HULLMETAL GIRLS by Emily Skrutzkie”