Tag Archives: character driven

Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven (2016)

Rating: 4.3 stars Jennifer Niven has been on the outskirts of my radar since “All the Bright Places” but a former student alerted me to this new piece, and it certainly impressed me. Niven has done an excellent job once … Continue reading

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Shooter by Caroline Pignat (2016)

Rating: 3.7 Stars Five students are trapped together in a bathroom during a lockdown. While they initially think that it’s a drill, as the hour progresses throughout the book, they come to understand that the danger is real. I picked … 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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Lost and Found by Katrina Leno (2016)

Rating: 4 Stars. Louis and Frances are internet friends who meet on a support group website. Louis is struggling with feeling at fault for an accident that lost his sister her legs. Frances is coming to terms with the fact … 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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