Review: ‘An Unkindness of Ghosts’ by Rivers Solomon

[Aster] was standing on the edge of a new world and so ready to jump. How Lucifer felt upon leaving the Heavens. He didn't fall. He dove. Rating: 5/5 paper planes Genre: Science-fiction; Afrofuturism; dystopian fictionPublication: 3 Oct 2017Pages: 351 (paperback) Synopsis: Odd-mannered, obsessive, withdrawn - botanist and healer Aster Gray has little to offer … Continue reading Review: ‘An Unkindness of Ghosts’ by Rivers Solomon

Review: ‘One Wish, One Choice’ by Abby Hope Patrick

"None of us would be here if we only thought about our reasons. We're helping you because you need it. Because at one point we've all needed help and we had each other for that. Now it's our turn to help you." Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: YA dystopian fantasyPublication: 1 Sep 2020Pages: 272 (paperback) … Continue reading Review: ‘One Wish, One Choice’ by Abby Hope Patrick

#5OnMyTBR: Pastel covers

Here are five books I want to read that have some form of pastel colour in their covers! 'Solitaire' by Alice Oseman My name is Victoria Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Pastel covers

Review: ‘The Light Between Stars’ (edited by Catherine Fitzsimmons)

If there is any theme that all of these stories have adhered to, it is the idea of the magic in the mundane. Rating: 3.75/5 paper planes Genre: Speculative fiction anthology (SFF, dystopian, alternate historical fiction) Publication: 17th July 2020 Pages: 210 (ebook) Synopsis: Charging selflessly into danger, facing the mortality of an artificially extended … Continue reading Review: ‘The Light Between Stars’ (edited by Catherine Fitzsimmons)

Review: ‘The Maiden Voyage of New York City’ by Gary Girod (ARC)

Manhattan has been under an illusion; the illusion that just because the ship has been set upright means that all its people are safe. You are not. Rating: 4.5/5 stars Genre: Dystopian sci-fi (near future) Publication date: May 15th 2020 Synopsis: New York City has been slowly drowning since the seas rose and buried the … Continue reading Review: ‘The Maiden Voyage of New York City’ by Gary Girod (ARC)

#SixforSunday: Series Endings that Broke Me (and why I should now probably avoid YA dystopian)

Today's topic: Six heartwrenching endings to a book series I'll keep this list as spoiler-free as possible! This is going to be a difficult one to compile - I don't think I've read many series with painful/bittersweet/sad endings - definitely more standalones. Perhaps when a reader has spent years getting to know and love these … Continue reading #SixforSunday: Series Endings that Broke Me (and why I should now probably avoid YA dystopian)

Review: ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ (‘Chaos Walking’, #1) by Patrick Ness

Early one morning just as the sun was rising,I heard a maiden call from the valley below.“Oh don’t deceive me, oh never leave me."I open my eyes.Don’t deceive me.Never leave me.I have to find her. Rating: 5/5 glowing paper planes Genre: YA dystopian sci-fi Synopsis: Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of … Continue reading Review: ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ (‘Chaos Walking’, #1) by Patrick Ness