• Willful Machines By Tim Florence

    This is a spoiler free review of Willful Machines by Tim Florence, a standalone science fiction novel. I gave this book a 4/5 stars and for the most part, a really enjoyed it. Plot  “‘The real question isn’t whether 2B’s are alive,’ she said. ‘It’s whether humans are anything  more than machines.'”  Set in the near future, this book follows Lee Fisher, the closeted son of the United States President as he navigates his life at the elite boarding school Inverness Prep. His already tricky life gets a lot more complicated when Charlotte, an artificial human whose been terrorizing America begins attacks on Lee’s school. Now, Lee realizes that he is Charlotte’s next target, and the people he thought he could trust, may be working against…

  • Akarnae by Lynette Noni

    This is a spoiler free review of Akarnae by Lynette Noni. This is the first book in the Medoran Chronicles and I gave it 3.75/5 stars. This is a fantasy novel that takes place within a magical academy called Akarnae. Plot “Embrace the wonder” This novel follows Alexandra Jennings, a 16 year old student who’s about to go off to boarding school for the next eight months while her parents are away for work. After arriving at the boarding school, Alex walks through a doorway and is transported to the magical world of Medora. Her only chance of returning to her own world is with the help of Professor Marselle, the…

  • We Are The Ants By Shaun David Hutchinson

    This review will contain spoilers towards the end. I gave We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson 5/5 stars. This is a stand alone realistic fiction novel full of emotions, aliens, and beautifully lyrical writing. I just want to preface this review by saying that this book became my all time favorite novel (or at least tied for that) immediately after finishing it, I loved this book. Plot “We’re not words, Henry, we’re people. Words are how others define us, but we can define ourselves any way we choose”  This novel follows Henry Denton, a high school senior who, throughout his life, has been abducted by aliens multiple times.…

  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

    This is a spoiler free review of The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, the first book in The Hazel Wood Duology. I gave this book a 3/5 stars. The beginning of this story reads as a contemporary with an urban fantasy aspect introduced later in the story. General Thoughts “Look until the leaves turn red, Sew the worlds up with thread, If your journey’s left undone, Fear the rising of the sun.” This novel follows Alice Proserpine as she and her classmate Finch work together in order to rescue Alice’s mother after she was captured and taken to the Hinterland- A fairytale land in which Alice’s grandmother, Althea’s story is…