Goldilocks

GOLDILOCKS Written by Laura Lam Published by Orbit, May 5, 2020 My star rating – 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Despite increasing restrictions on the freedoms of women on Earth, Valerie Black is spearheading the first all-female mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are just right for human habitation. The team is…

Wanderers

WANDERERS Written by Chuck Wendig Published by Del Rey, July 9th, 2019 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with…

The Grace Year

THE GRACE YEAR Written by Kim Liggett Published by Wednesday Books, October 8th, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS: Survive the year. No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden. In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad…

Top 5 Dystopian

Remember a few years back when literally every book that was released was a dystopian and then dystopians got a really bad name because of it? Yeah, good times. I was getting a little overwhelmed with the amount of dystopians being released at that time, but I wouldn’t go so far to say that I…

Morning Star

MORNING STAR (Red Rising Saga #3) Written by Pierce Brown Published by Del Rey Books, February 9, 2016 My star rating – 5 stars!!! THE SYNOPSIS: Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined…

The Giver: Graphic Novel

THE GIVER: GRAPHIC NOVEL Written by Lois Lowry, Illustrated by P. Graig Russell Published by HMH books for young readers, February 5, 2019 My star rating: 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Now in graphic novel format, Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world is…

The Echo Room

THE ECHO ROOM Written by Parker Peevyhouse Published by Tor Teen, September 11, 2018 My star rating: 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Rett wakes on the floor of a cold, dark room. He doesn’t know how he got there, only that he’s locked in. He’s not alone—a girl named Bryn is trapped in the room with…

The Final Six

THE FINAL SIX Written by Alexandra Monir Published by Harper Teen, March 6, 2018 My star rating: 2.75 stars THE SYNOPSIS: When Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, and Naomi, a science genius from California, are two of the twenty-four teens drafted into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever altered. After erratic climate…

Red Rising

RED RISING Written by Pierce Brown Published by Del Rey, January 28, 2014 My star rating: 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: 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…