Wright, Tristina. 27 Hours. Fort Collins, CO: Entangled Publishing, 2017.
150 or so years in the future, space colonists race against time to stop a war between the human colonists and the local indigenous intelligent species, the chimera, or “gargoyles,” as they are called as a slur. There are five teen protagonists, each with their own histories, ambitions, and agendas. Continue reading
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Cumming, Alan (Author) and Grant Shaffer (Illustrator). The Adventures of Honey & Leon. New York: Random House, 2017.
Honey is a large rescue mutt and Leon is a tiny Chihuahua. They are both adorable, with fluffy fur and sweet doggy smiles. They live with their two dads in New York City. Their lives are wonderful, but the two pooches are concerned because their dads travel a lot, which means they can’t protect them. Continue reading
Newman, Lesléa (Author) and Carol Thompson (Illustrator). Daddy, Papa, and Me. New York: Tricycle Press, 2009.
Newman, Lesléa (Author) and Carol Thompson (Illustrator). Mommy, Mama, and Me. New York: Tricycle Press, 2009.
Delany, Samuel R. Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand. New York: Bantam Books, 1984.
In this extraordinary science fiction novel, Delany explores sexuality, gender, desire, and the flow and structure of information. This review contains lots of spoilers. Continue reading
Silvera, Adam. History is All You Left Me. New York: Soho Teen, 2017.
Griffin and Theo grew up together and were each other’s first kiss, first love, first everything. When Theo goes to college across the country, they decide to put their relationship on hold until Griffin can join him in a year. Griffin wasn’t expecting Theo to meet someone else, but he still held on to the hope that they would get back together. When Theo dies, Griffin’s whole world collapses and his OCD symptoms worsen. Continue reading
Skrutskie, Emily. The Abyss Surrounds Us. Woodbury, MN: Flux, 2016.
In a bizarre and dangerous future, the world has been carved up into new states and pirates roam the seas. Gigantic genetically-engineered sea monsters are raised to bond with ships and protect them from pirates. Cassandra Leung has been in training to work with Reckoners her entire life. At 17, she is finally given the job to travel with a ship and its Reckoner. But her ship is quickly attacked by pirates who kill her Reckoner and kidnap her. Continue reading