Sci-Fi · YA

Illuminae: Artificial Intellegience

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Typically when praising an author’s creativity, the focus is on clever plot lines or stunningly imaginative world-building. This book certainly has those elements of creativity, but I can’t praise enough the genius behind Kauffman’s storytelling format. Illumnaie is an epistolary novel, told as if you were handed a… Continue reading Illuminae: Artificial Intellegience

Fantasy · Sci-Fi · YA

Strange the Dreamer: Boulevard The Changeling

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor Exploring culturally relevant themes and the classic doomed love of Romeo and Juliet, Strange the Dreamer is both enchanting and heart-wrenching. Two groups of very different people, living on top of each other and struggling to find ways to co-exist. The tale deals with complex emotions and both internal… Continue reading Strange the Dreamer: Boulevard The Changeling

retelling · Sci-Fi · YA

Cinder: Cyborg Rusty Screw

Cinder by Marissa Meyer Cinder is a classic Cinderella fairytale with a futuristic twist. In addition to serving her nasty stepmother, Cinder is a cyborg who’s more likely to leave behind a whole prosthetic foot than just a shoe. Tinkering with her cyborg parts, the family droid Iko, and anything else she can get her… Continue reading Cinder: Cyborg Rusty Screw