Sanctuary – Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher

RATING: ★★★★★TITLE: SanctuaryAUTHOR: Paola Mendoza and Abby SherRELEASE DATE: September 1, 2020SETTING: US, 2032PUBLISHER: Putnam Books, Penguin TeenGENRE(S): YA, Dystopian, Speculative Fiction My Sanctuary IG Post Thank you to the incredible authors Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher, as well as Penguin Teen, Putnam Books, and NetGalley for my advanced copy if this book in exchangeContinue reading “Sanctuary – Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher”

Darius the Great Is Not Okay (Darius the Great, #1) – Adib Khorram

RATING: ★★★★★TITLE: Darius the Great Is Not Okay (Darius the Great, #1)AUTHOR: Adib KhorramRELEASE DATE: August 28, 2018SETTING: Portland, Oregon / Yazd, IranPUBLISHER: Dial Books, Penguin TeenGENRE(S): Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Mental Health, Family and Culture BLURB: Darius doesn’t think he’ll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Darius Kellner speaks better KlingonContinue reading “Darius the Great Is Not Okay (Darius the Great, #1) – Adib Khorram”

An Ember in the Ashes

RATING: ★★★★★TITLE: An Ember in the Ashes, book 1AUTHOR: Sabaa TahirRELEASE DATE: February 9, 2016PUBLISHER: Razorbill BooksGENRE(S): young adult fantasy, romance BLURB Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor riskContinue reading “An Ember in the Ashes”