A Girl Called Fearless is the debut novel by Catherine Linka. It looks awesome, and I’ll have a review next week. Check out the blurb; it hits shelves tomorrow.
Avie Reveare has the normal life of a privileged teen growing up in L.A., at least as normal as any girl’s life is these days. After a synthetic hormone in beef killed fifty million American women ten years ago, only young girls, old women, men, and boys are left to pick up the pieces. The death threat is past, but fathers still fear for their daughters’ safety, and the Paternalist Movement, begun to “protect” young women, is taking over the choices they make. Read more
Today, Isaac Solomon is visiting with a guest post about terrorism and social media. What do you think? What are your thoughts on social media and what’s the impact on organizing social rebellion?
“How terrorists will utilize social media in the World of Emanuel Stone in 2024.”
By Isaac Solomon
EMANUEL STONE AND THE PHOENIX SHADOW
In the dystopian world of 2024 with widespread lawlessness, social, political and economic chaos, terrorists will have ‘ramped’ up the use of social media in all its forms to further their sickening agenda. The effectiveness of mass communication for evil is documented in recent history; the Arab Spring, the UK riots and dozens of conflicts internationally are galvanized simply by the use of social media. Read more
Please give Bethany Hagen a warm welcome to the virtual offices!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Bethany Hagen] Sleepy, drinky, fangirly, karate-doing librarian.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Landry Park? Read more
One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to finish what I started. There are so many series that I have started, enjoyed, but never revisited and read subsequent volumes. It’s rather depressing, really, how far behind I’ve fallen. I loved Matched, liked Crossed, and so I decided to wrap-up Ally Condie’s Matched trilogy. After a short wait on the hold list, my borrowed copy arrived at the library. How did I like the final volume of the series? Read on to see! Read more
Independent Study: The Testing, Book 2
This series reminds me of both The Hunger Games because the dystopian leaders pit the brightest and best young adults against each other with often fatal results, and Matched, because of the narrative style. The tone can be so dry and unemotional, so it took me a while to get caught up in the story. Once I had consumed a good chunk of the book, though, I had a hard time putting it down. Read more
Contains many spoilers, so read at your own risk
This year, I am making a concerted effort to finish up series that I have started, and then allowed to wallow by the wayside. I loved Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, but due to time constraints, wasn’t able to read the follow up, Through the Ever Night. Then it was on sale for the Kindle (after I had already purchased the hardcover), and because I would be sitting on plane for a few hours, I snapped it up. Reading it made me remember why I enjoyed the first book so much. I love the characters, and enjoyed catching up with them. Aria, Perry, Roar, Cinder – I even developed a new appreciation for those that I disliked at first. Soren? Who would have possible thought I could learn to like Soren? He’s kind of the one that got this whole adventure started. While there were still times that I wanted someone to clock him, he grew as a character and turned into someone I just might be able to like. Maybe. Read more
May Contain Spoilers
I love the concept of this series. How awful would it be to live in a world where you had to pay for the very air you breathe? Oxygen is metered and taxed at exorbitant rates meant to keep the haves in power and the have nots gasping for breath. It’s hard to stage a rebellion if the ruling class can just cut off your air. Talk about taking the wind out of your sails! They will do anything to keep control of the domed city they rule, even destroy the few trees that managed to thrive in the polluted landscape outside. With no hope for change, the auxiliaries wheeze through one day after another, serving the wealthy and continuing to line their coffers with the taxes they pay to breathe. Read more
Star Cursed: The Cahill Witch Chronicles, Book Two
May Contain Spoilers
Dear god, Star Cursed broke my heart. Read more