Tag: Young Adult

  • The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May

    The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May

    “At moments like this, I appreciate how the weather in Scotland is never the same, and how swiftly it changes. How the rain itself seems to breathe, soft and slow.” The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May Release Date:  June 13, 2017 Publisher: Chronicle Books Format: e-ARC Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy Ratings:    Full disclosure: I adore Scotland so that […]

  • Serpentine by Cindy Pon

    Serpentine by Cindy Pon

    Release Date: September 8, 2015 This book is set in the Kingdom of Xia and based on Chinese mythology. It follows Skybright, a teenage handmaid, who discovers she can shapeshift into a snake demon. What I liked: The Mythology: I loved the Chinese folklore details in this. It’s not something I read about often and […]

  • Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

    Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

    Release Date: September 1, 2015 This book is about 18-year-old Maddy who has lived her entire life (except for some brief time as a baby) inside because she is allergic to everything. She thinks she has come to peace with this until a boy moves next door and THINGS HAPPEN.This book was a such a […]

  • Recent Reads

    Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates This is simply required reading. Coates’s latest, about growing up black in America, is written as a letter to his son. His writing, as always, is completely absorbing and powerful. There are enough articles floating around the internet about why you should read this. (And some terrible articles […]

  • Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee

    Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee

    I read this earlier this year and have been wanting to talk about it and it’s TIME. I’m into sports, but not so into boxing. However, if zero gravity boxing existed that might change things for me. How the book describes the sport is completely amazing. I became more engrossed in these fictional matches than […]