Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens Edited by Marieke Nijkamp Review: Resilient and Resounding

Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens Edited by Marieke Nijkamp Review: Resilient and Resounding

Beautiful cover, and beautiful stories to match the outside! I really enjoyed Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens. While all the authors are disabled, I’m not 100% sure their characters follow the exact disability. Either way, I love the intersections of the characters and the vast range of writing styles. They’re all written with care […]

September 18, 2018 | 3 Comments
By Aila J.
Posted in ARC Reviews, Books
The Astonishing Colour of After Review: Beautiful Exploration of Grief in Taiwan

The Astonishing Colour of After Review: Beautiful Exploration of Grief in Taiwan

Every once in a while, a book comes along and sweeps you off your feet, with its gentle exploration of grief and the beautiful story told within its pages. Exploring the life of Leigh as she bonds with her mother after she passes away from suicide, it didn’t take long for The Astonishing Colour of After to […]

September 11, 2018 | 6 Comments
After the Lights Go Out Review: When You’re the Only One Prepared for the Impending Apocalypse….

After the Lights Go Out Review: When You’re the Only One Prepared for the Impending Apocalypse….

After the Lights Go Out is a gripping survivalist story with an Australian setting, reminiscent of Tomorrow When the War Began or The Sky So Heavy. This one has an added twist of the father being a survivalist who has taken extreme measures into protecting his family and training them in the art of surviving in the wilderness on their […]

Ignite the Stars Review: Ia is a Heroine You Will Fall in Love with!

Ignite the Stars Review: Ia is a Heroine You Will Fall in Love with!

How do I even begin describing this book? Ignite the Stars was grandiose, adventurous, and triumphant. It’s a science fiction that follows the journey of Ia Cocha, a daredevil rebel who’s escaped the clutches of the Olympus Commonwealth more than once. But when she’s finally captured, at the beginning of the book, everyone is surprised […]

August 31, 2018 | 2 Comments
From Twinkle, With Love Review: From Crushes to Filmmaking, Twinkle Knows What She Wants

From Twinkle, With Love Review: From Crushes to Filmmaking, Twinkle Knows What She Wants

Sometimes you just crave a cute contemporary about crushes, love and figuring out your passion, and From Twinkle With Love definitely delivered when it came to all three aspects. As a teenager, it can be hard to figure out exactly what you want to do after you finish school, but it was inspiring to see Twinkle […]

August 24, 2018 | 2 Comments
Mirage Review: Readers Will Love This Moroccan-Inspired Fantasy Set in Space!

Mirage Review: Readers Will Love This Moroccan-Inspired Fantasy Set in Space!

Mirage: something that appears real or possible but is not in fact so. The title of MIRAGE may suggest an optical illusion of sorts, but the story in this book felt so real and touching when I read it. This Moroccan-inspired fantasy brings readers across planets and kingdoms. It touches upon colonization, oppression, and the […]

August 21, 2018 | 4 Comments