Mirage by Somaiya Daud

‘Happiness is rebellion, but it will not win the war.’ On the night of the initiation ceremony into her clan, eighteen-year-old Amani is abducted from her family to become a political decoy for the princess of the regime that has conquered her family’s world. Body doubles are used to sample food and take bullets, to... Continue Reading →

Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff

Jay Kristoff’s Lifel1k3 is a ground-shaking cross between MadMax and A.I.. From thousands upon thousands of mSv of radiation to deep-water cyber-kraken to biotech clone attack dogs, the post-apocalypse landscape of the book is wrought with all kinds of dastardly evils. Stuck in the middle are Eve and her sidekick Lemon, who spend their days... Continue Reading →

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

I’m sweating. I feel like I’m going to have a heart attack…  I’m gonna to pass out. I’m gonna throw up, piss, and shi#$ all at the same time… For anyone who has ever had a panic attack, as I have, these symptoms snowball and quickly cripple you. Moss Jefferies, the main character of Mark... Continue Reading →

Tradition by Brendan Kiely

Brendan Kiely’s Tradition is an important novel about the patterns of abuse at an elite boarding school. Two of the high school students share the narrative POV in alternating chapters. Jules is a strong young woman who has historically spoken out on progressive issues she cares about, only to have them frequently pushed back in... Continue Reading →

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