Tag Archives: Alternate world

Downside Up by Richard Scrimger (2016)

4.2 stars Fred is in six grade and is still reeling from the loss of his dog Casey. One day, as he is walking home from school, and he loses his ball under a sewer grate. What he finds going … Continue reading

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Vicarious by Paula Stokes (2016)

4.3 Stars Living in a world where futuristic technology allows you to live vicariously through another’s recorded experiences, Winter is a recorder and a daredevil. We meet her as she lives comfortably with her older “brother” Gideon, who saved her … Continue reading

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Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (2016)

Rating: 4 stars. It’s been a while since I’ve read a good dark urban fantasy, and this one definitely wet my appetite for more. In a world where monsters rule the night, Kate was brilliant character. A bit broken, strong, … Continue reading

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And I Darken by Kiersten White (2016)

Rating: 4 Stars. Lada Dragwlya is not your typical character you find in your history books. She’s not even your typical female character, as she is so much more than that. As the daughter of Vlad the Impaler, she has … Continue reading

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Bluescreen by Dan Wells (2016)

Rating: 4 Stars.  Marisa, a 17 year old hacker, lives in a futuristic world, where our brains are more closely tied to the internet than ever. She and her group of ‘Cherry Dogs’ as they call themselves, gamers and hackers … Continue reading

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Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis (2015)

Rating: 3.8 Stars Let me preface this review with my admitted subjectivity – I rarely read dog books. But, I’m a dog lover, so go figure. Its mostly because I have a very hard time reading books where dogs are … Continue reading

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The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (2014)

Rating: 4 Stars. Callum Hunt has been told by his father that he has to fail the Iron Trial, an entrance exam into a magic school, in order to keep him safe from the Magisterium. Despite Callum’s efforts, he finds … Continue reading

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