Category Archives: Books Read in 2017

All hail Notorious RBG

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon andShana Knizhnik

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 27 October 2015 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “Nearly a half-century into being a feminist and legal pioneer, something funny happened to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the octogenarian won the internet. Across America, people who weren’t even born when Ginsburg made her name are tattooing themselves with her face,…

Stay far away from Sleeper

Sleeper by MacKenzie Cadenhead

Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction Publication Date: 1 August 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “As if surviving high school wasn’t hard enough, Sarah Reyes suffers from REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, a parasomnia that causes her to physically act out her dreams. When she almost snaps her friend’s neck at a sleepover, Sarah and her…

Three cheers for One Dark Throne

One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Publication Date: 19 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out…

Just read Release

Release by Patrick Ness

Genre: Young Adult; Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 19 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Adam Thorn doesn’t know it yet, but today will change his life. Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam’s life is…

Catch it now Before She Ignites

Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows

  Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Publication Date: 12 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Mira has always been a symbol of hope for the Fallen Isles, perfect and beautiful—or at least that’s how she’s forced to appear. But when she uncovers a dangerous secret, Mira is betrayed by those closest to her and sentenced…

Get thee to a copy of Warcross immediately!

Warcross by Marie Lu

Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction; Action & Adventure Publication Date: 12 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality…

Lots of applause for Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 12 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this…

Icky, yucky, fascinating Wicked Bugs

Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 23 May 2011 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Amy Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes—creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world’s most…

Heartbreak and awe for They Both Die at the End

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

  Genre: Young Adult; Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 5 September 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to…

Impressive Brave Deeds

Brave Deeds by David Abrams

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 1 August 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “From Fobbit author David Abrams, Brave Deeds is a compelling novel of war, brotherhood, and America. Spanning eight hours, the novel follows a squad of six AWOL soldiers as they attempt to cross war-torn Baghdad on foot to attend the funeral of…