Posted on October 7, 2016 at 04:14 PM
Passenger is the first installment in a young adult fantasy duology-to-be by Alexandra Bracken. It’s a wonderfully refreshing twist on the old, popular genres it bravely takes on. It’s fast-paced and exciting, and at the same time, smooth and syrupy sweet. Bracken does a wonderful job of blending the many aspects of her novel—adventure, first love, historical, time travel—without anyone theme overshadowing the other.
Posted on September 16, 2016 at 09:06 AM
“Why do governments torture their enemies and own citizens? asked Kia. It was too big a question, too complicated to ask now, but he asked it anyway. Torture has a long and involved history. I will say this: torture is used by governments and regimes when they become afraid of losing power, when they have lost their moral compass.”
Posted on September 7, 2016 at 12:39 PM
Perhaps one of the strangest, but most interesting novels I have ever read, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy is a tale filled with emotion. While often books full of real-life issues that take a gritty view on things do not impress me (I usually find they try too hard to be dark), this particular story reads like something that could actually happen. There are enough moments of joy to make the moments of sadness really matter. The majority of the story takes place in Kerala, India in 1969. It tells the tale of an upper class family though the eyes of several different characters, primarily two children.
Posted on September 2, 2016 at 11:25 AM
Described in one word, Vicious, by V. E. Schwab, is absolutely thrilling. It’s terrifying and brilliant and beautifully written and horrible, but above all, it’s so incredibly thrilling. The plot was fast-paced and intense, the characters intricate and amazing—the recipe for a perfectly vicious new adult fantasy read. [Discover Catalogue - Vicious] We start off with two students, Eli Cardale and Victor Vale, almost through with their senior year of college. They’re roommates, friends, but above all, rivals. For them, everything is a competition—who has the best grades, who can win over Angie, the bright, pretty engineering student—the list goes on. Right now Eli is winning in all of those categories, and that plants the seeds of resentment, jealousy, and bitterness in their relationship that will seem to drive Victor throughout the novel.