Malibu Rising

MALIBU RISING Written by Taylor Jenkins Reid Published by Ballantine Books, June 1, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Malibu: August, 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel;…

She Who Became The Sun

SHE WHO BECAME THE SUN Written by Shelley Parker-Chan Published by Tor Books, July 20th, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness… In 1345, China lies under harsh Mongol rule. For the…

A Psalm For The Wild Built

A PSALM FOR THE WILD BUILT Written by Becky Chambers Published by Tor.com, July 13th, 2021 My star rating – 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: It’s been centuries since the robots of Earth gained self-awareness and laid down their tools.Centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again.Centuries since they faded…

One Last Stop

ONE LAST STOP Written by Casey McQuiston Published by St Martin’s Griffin, June 1, 2021 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go…

Sisters Of The Snake

SISTERS OF THE SNAKE Written by Sasha and Sarena Nanua Published by Harper Teen, June 15, 2021 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: A lost princess. A dark puppet master. And a race against time—before all is lost. Princess Rani longs for a chance to escape her gilded cage and prove herself. Ria…

The Radium Girls

THE RADIUM GIRLS: The dark story of America’s Shining Women Written by Kate Moore Published by Sourcebooks, May 2, 2017 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From…

For The Wolf

FOR THE WOLF Written by Hannah Whitten Published by Orbit Books, June 1, 2021 My star rating – 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The first daughter is for the Throne.The second daughter is for the Wolf. For fans of Uprooted and The Bear and the Nightingale comes a dark fantasy novel about a young woman who…

Children of Time

CHILDREN OF TIME Written by Adrian Tchaikovsky Published by Pan Macmillan, June 4, 2015 My star rating – 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: A race for survival among the stars… Humanity’s last survivors escaped earth’s ruins to find a new home. But when they find it, can their desperation overcome its dangers? WHO WILL INHERIT THIS…

The Marrow Thieves

THE MARROW THIEVES Written by Cherie Dimaline Published by Dancing Cat Books, May 22, 2017 My star rating – 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS: In a futuristic world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North…