Genre: Social Issues

Book Review: Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

Book Review: Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.” Every Exquisite Thing was a different kind of read for me, as I usually don’t read contemporary novels. What drove me to picking it, was that it’s written by Matthew Quick, who wrote Silver Linings Playbook. I’ve been wanting to read that book for ages now, and love […]

Book Review: Light (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Light (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

“I suppose we’ll behave like a bunch of holier-than-thou hypocrites. Because the alternative is to look at ourselves in the mirror and know that we are capable of dark and terrible things.” Light, the final novel in Michael Grant’s Gone series neatly wraps up all loose ends, had loads of actions, and left me feeling satisfied. At the […]

Book Review: The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay

Book Review: The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay

I received Kirsty McKay’s The Assassin Game as an ARC from the publisher. Reading the synopsis, I couldn’t help thinking that this sounded like a good story about teen assassins. It’s not. In fact it’s not anything I thought it would be, but I still enjoyed it. Instead of teen assassins, I got teens playing a game […]

Book Review: Fear (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Fear (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

“In the land of the blind, a one-eyed man is king.” Fear picks up four months after Plague. Sam, Edilio, Dekka, and others are living out at the lake while Caine and Albert rule Perdido Beach. It’s been an entire year since all of the adults disappeared, and the survivors are trying to move on from the […]

Book Review: Plague (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Plague (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Eight months since all the adults disappeared from Perdito Beach, the survivors discover a new horror. A plague has come to town, and is wiping out the kids in the way that hunger and lies have failed to do. In Author Michael Grant’s fourth installment of his best-selling Gone series Sam, Astrid, Caine, Diana, and […]

Book Review: The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude

Book Review: The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude

I’ve never read anything that took place in the Ozarks, so this murder mystery seemed like it would be worth checking out. Sarah Jude weaves together many different elements in her new novel The May Queen Murders, including horror, and suspense. The protagonist of the story is Ivy Templeton, a sixteen-year-old girl who discovers she and her […]

Book Review: Burning by Danielle Rollins

Book Review: Burning by Danielle Rollins

Burning by Danielle Rollins takes place in the Brunesfield Correctional Facility, which houses dangerous girls who aren’t sentenced to prison. Angela Davis is one of those girls, except she’s scheduled to get out in three months. Until Brunesfield receives a new occupant. One with strange and deadly abilities. The race is on to see if Angela […]

Book Review: Half Lost (Half Bad Trilogy) by Sally Green

Book Review: Half Lost (Half Bad Trilogy) by Sally Green

After waiting for what seemed like forever, Sally Green’s conclusion to her popular Half Bad trilogy was released in stores. Of course I ran straight after work to pick up my copy, and was lucky enough to get one fresh off the Barnes & Noble shipment cart. With fevered hands I turned the pages once I got […]

Book Review: Lies (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Lies (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

The kids in Michael Grant’s Gone series have been stranded inside the FAYZ for seven months, and the longer they go without adult supervision, the more off the rails things go. They’re almost out of food, the dead walk the earth, and Zil and his cronies are bringing their race war between the “normals” and the “freaks” to […]

Book Review: Hunger (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Hunger (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

“Superpowers, don’t always make you a superhero.” Hunger, the second novel in Michael Grant’s Gone series takes the series to a horrifying turn. It’s been three months since the events in the first novel. The food has nearly run out. Everyone is starving, but still looking to Sam to save the day. When the pressure becomes too much, […]