Yes, I know I normally post earlier than this but I have a lot of assignments to do and no time and still want to make quality content and ugh university is hard but I’m happy to be here. I have a break in 2 weeks, and I will blogify then 🙂 🙂
Title: Talking to My Daughter About the Economy Continue reading “Talking To My Daughter About the Economy// I’m an economist now I’ve read this, right?”
I’m convinced that Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner are two of the few people who make me amenable to sci-fi. It’s been over two years since I reviewed their last co-written novel, Their Fractured Light. Unearthed has many things similar to their previous trilogy: dual narration between a boy and girl, the worlds of space to explore, and great mystery (or perhaps even conspiracy). Unearthed is completely compelling; fast and angry and eager, just like the two characters at its’ heart. I wasn’t a huge fan of the ending and one character development thing, but apart from that, it was great. I have never watched Indiana Jones or Tomb Raider, the two comparison titles for this novel, but I loved the adventure and space setting of this novel, and the romance is a lot of fun too. Continue reading “Unearthing (mysteries and more)”
This is the best book I’ve read all year. That’s not really saying much, since I’ve only read 13 books this year. It’s the best book I’ve read in months. It’s my new favourite. I have to reread it.
Continue reading “Wide Sargasso Sea// a new favourite”
Iron Cast is, quite simply, a glorious novel. I’ve seen it recommended about the place, and knew I should read it, and I really liked it. It’s a story of magic and friendship and just so well woven together. It was a bit of a chore to read, because I was reading a light contemporary romance which was a bit ‘easier’ at the same time. This meant, however, that Iron Cast has time to, well, cast its sticky golden threads over me and pull me down, so I was completely immersed.
Continue reading “Iron Cast’s a Spell”
Note: This post written at midnight to the glorious sound of drunken parties, please excuse any incoherency. Continue reading “American Panda// great focus on belonging to two cultures, not quite executed well”
Foolish Hearts is the first book I have ever read where I finished it and then immediately started reading it again. I do not regret doing so in the least, for Foolish Hearts is a wonderful novel, made all the better by the fact that it feature lots of Shakespeare. (I especially liked this because last week I watched a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and got all nerdy about Shakespeare again). I’ve liked all of Emma Mills novels, particularly This Adventure Ends (which I should probably reread because I barely remember anything…it was about Art, I think), but Foolish Hearts is better by far.
Foolish Hearts is highly reminiscent of Franscesca Zappia—set in the Midwest, nerdy, friendship focused, just a little bit weird. It’s also thoroughly its own thing though, and I could appreciate that.
Continue reading “I have a foolish heart”
Title: City of Saints and Thieves
Author: Natalie C. Anderson
Genre: YA Contemporary (but very dark, with mystery/thriller aspects thrown in)
Themes: Refugees and refugee culture, family, violence, gang culture
Continue reading “City of Saints and Thieves//compelling East African contemporary”
Invictus is as glorious as it is shiny. Time travel novels always have the potential to fail because they are too confusing, and I’m not going to say that Graudin avoids this entirely; she does not. However, she succeeds on a higher level: her story, as well as being a hell of a lot of fun
has really excellent Indian rep possibly the best I’ve ever seen or at the very least the one I most related too in YA and yes I have read When Dimple Met Rishi but more on that later juggles the anxiety and joy that even the mere concept of time travel, let alone it’s all-pervading role in a story, can evoke. Continue reading “Invictus by Ryan Graudin”
Hi Virtually readers! Sometimes, I like to read multiple perspectives books. This one has seven different central characters, but I was so impressed with how the author handled that and the story, adding lots of interesting elements along the way. It was very entertaining– I read it all in one day. Continue reading “Seven Ways We Lie, one book”
I really like science in general, and I surprised myself by reading 3 nonfiction books about science last month. Although they weren’t YA, I really liked two of them, and I’m also trying to branch out my reading and the content on this blog. So here are some bite-sized mini reviews for you. Continue reading “Science non fiction mini reviews”