Review: “Warcross” (Warcross #1) by the awesome author Marie Lu

 

I cannot keep saying how fantastic Marie Lu and her work is, can I? I cannot tell you how talented she is as a young adult author, starting off from a dystopian adventure trilogy, to a dark fantasy trilogy, and now we begin with a cyberpunk thriller.

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Review: “American War” by Omar El Akkad

In this age of political tensions after a controversial election, it’s not hard to say America feels more divided than ever. Sometimes its endless banter, but other times it feels like the United States is on the verge of another civil war. However, everyone knows it won’t be like the last American Civil War, with technology more prevalent among citizens and climate change on the rise. For decades, writers have tackled the idea of a Second American Civil War on paper, with many making their fictional version unique in many ways.

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Want to read a new story of mine that includes conflicting doubt, confidence in one’s work and a giant space elevator in the future? Read “Ascendance” on DeviantArt right now! 🙂

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Review: “The Thousandth Floor” (The Thousandth Floor #1) by Katherine McGee

A part of me really wants to praise the hell out of this book for so many reasons, many of which are legit and other reviewers agree with. It has an incredible setting you can’t get enough of, a beautifully poignant writing niche, lovable romances and charismatic characters (who are ethnically diverse) as well as a brilliant build-up to a shocking ending. However, there are a couple of things that keep it from being a masterpiece, and one character that really irks me the more I think about him.

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Review: “I Hunt Killers” (Jasper Dent #1) by Barry Lyga

Serial killers: they’re pinnacles of murder mysteries and most of the time becoming icons in both literature and film such as Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs. When it comes to young adult fiction however, serial killer characters themselves can usually be hit or miss. it’s not that the book may be bad, but the big reveal can either be disappointing or the idea not clever enough for its own good.  Continue reading

Top 15 Worst Fictional Worlds to Live In

            Great storytelling often involves creating a fictional world for the character(s) to live in. Whether it be a simple story about life or a grand, epic adventure, fictional worlds are what can define a story and help it stand out on its own among the hundreds of millions of good stories out there. And in many instances, as I’ve pointed out in the past, fictional worlds can become so popular that they all seem too good to be in just mere pages. Continue reading