After jumping through the vertex after realizing the comet was a hologram, Alex is alone and without her anxiety medication in a foreign and futuristic world. But with truth becoming irrelevant, Alex struggles with finding her place in the world and spreading the fact that Earth was still alive.
Why this book?: I loved Consider, for it’s anxiety representation and the plot. I was VERY excited for this one, and jumped for the ARC.
I would like to thank the people at Jolly Fish Press for allowing me to have an ARC of this book via Netgalley.
During her 12th birthday party, Farah finds a game she presumes is her birthday gift. When she starts playing it with her friends, it sucks her younger brother Ahmed into it, forcing Farah and her friends into the Gaunlet to play the challenges set up by the Architect.
Why this book?: Okay, one, hijaabi main character on the cover. Two, the author is amazing. Three, the story sounds amazing. Doesn’t it sound like Jumanji??
After breaking up with her girlfriend of three years, and dropping out of college, Chris’s life is a complete mess. Her parents keep pressuring her to go to school again, when all Chris wants to do is figure out her life herself. But then the new girl starts at work, and Chris thinks that their quick friendship could be something more.
Why this book?: I think the e-book was on sale, and Taryn from Novel Paradise is always raving about it on Twitter. I finally got a chance to start it!!
As pollution in Taipei, Taiwan gets worse, Zhou and his friends decide that something must be done. The rich buy suits, to live longer lives, while the poor die from diseases on the street, or from the poison in the air. Zhou becomes one of the elite, infiltrating their ranks in hopes to stop the worsening situation.
Why this book?: Diverse dystopia set in Taiwan? Yes, please!!
I would like to thank the people at Simon Pulse for sending me an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Kell is an Antari, a magician that can travel between parallel worlds. Kell also has a smuggling problem, despite the fact that carrying objects from one world to another is considered illegal. When in White London on an official trip, Kell is approached by a frantic woman, and is handed an object that he soon realizes he cannot give up, lest it fell into the wrong hands.
Why this book?: I’ve already had the joy of reading A Darker Shade of Magic once, but when the third, and final, book, A Conjuring of Light, was released, I decided I needed the full affect, and reread the first two before finishing the series.