Empire of Storms ~ S. J. Maas

Rating: 5/5 This was by far my favorite in the series. Aelin is such a badass, and the entire cast of characters stole my heart one at a time and then broke it. There was a lot of heartache involved in reading this story, as it feels like one tragedy after another befalls our band … Continue reading Empire of Storms ~ S. J. Maas

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The Waning Age ~ S.E. Grove

Rating: 4/5 This book reminded me of the books I was drawn into as a kid, but more mature. I remember being enveloped in the concept of the book, and enthralled with the characters. This is a feeling I haven't felt often lately, but this book definitely fulfilled those needs. Grove is masterful in finding … Continue reading The Waning Age ~ S.E. Grove

Parable of the Sower ~ Octavia Butler

Rating: 4/5 It's 2025 where Lauren Olamina's journals begin to show The United States devolving into chaos and reactivity. Resources are scarce, and the government is not helping with any sense of security. Lauren's family unit is still strong, and her father places an emphasis on self-reliance and community. Lauren's worried for her future, and … Continue reading Parable of the Sower ~ Octavia Butler

Lumberjanes Vol 1 ~ Noelle Stevenson

Rating: 4/5 This is a quirky science fiction style graphic novel series featuring girl scout campers known as Lumberjanes. Stevenson is the author of Nimona, and she really has a handle on anti-heroes, friendships, and strong female leads, which she continues to show through this series. I can't believe I haven't read these sooner, I … Continue reading Lumberjanes Vol 1 ~ Noelle Stevenson