Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, published 2011. 80’s nostagia + video game nerdiness = the comments section of youtube.
But what is the turtle standing on? “Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s… Continue reading Book Review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I love Maggie Stiefvater. “Here is a thing everyone wants: a miracle. Here is a thing everyone fears: what it takes to get one. Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged… Continue reading Book Review: All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Aww this is so cute. “Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares! Amelia Fang would much rather hang out with her pet pumpkin Squashy and her friends Florence the yeti (DON’T CALL HER BEAST!) and Grimaldi the reaper than dance at her parents’… Continue reading Book Review: Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball by Laura Ellen Anderson
Oooo a book about time travelling, tea drinking, endearingly weird historians? Sign me up! “History is just one damned thing after another.” Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary’s, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don’t do ‘time-travel’ – they ‘investigate major historical events in contemporary time’. Maintaining the appearance… Continue reading Book Review: Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor
This is one of those books that I’ve had on my TBR pile for a long ass time and haven’t read. Now I have! “To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, and then Dorothy must die… But… Continue reading Book Review: The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die 2)
THUG. Oi. There are no words. “Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil… Continue reading Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas