book review, sci-fi

Review: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna is an original fantasy novel with rich world building and the classic hero's journey. Deka of Irfut is set to undergo her coming of age "ritual of purity" to tell if she bleeds pure (red blood) or if she has gold blood--the blood of women allegedly descended from demons.… Continue reading Review: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

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Review: Rebel Rising by Beth Revis

Rebel Rising by Beth Revis follows Jyn Erso's life and struggle from age 8 to age 26 when she officially joins the Rebel Alliance (i.e. the events shown in Rogue One.) 18 years is a lot of ground to cover, but Revis does so in an engaging way that effectively shows Jyn's character arc and how… Continue reading Review: Rebel Rising by Beth Revis

book review, historical fiction, history

Review: Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson is a YA novel detailing Philadelphia's 1793 Yellow Fever epidemic. Being in Philadelphia, I have heard about this particular epidemic...every time I walk past Washington Square Park I think about it, as well as the Revolutionary soldiers buried there. In the 18th Century, however, this space was called Potter's field.… Continue reading Review: Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

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Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston (spoiler-free review)

I was a bit apprehensive to read a YA book, being a woman of almost 30, but I did anyway because I love Ahsoka Tano and Star Wars. If you are one the fence about reading YA as an adult, please don't hesitate to buy and read this book. While the language is clean and… Continue reading Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston (spoiler-free review)