Genre: Young Adult

Among The Red Stars Review: Courageous Female Pilots Featured In A Feminist War Story

Among The Red Stars Review: Courageous Female Pilots Featured In A Feminist War Story

Triumphant, emotional, and fully exploring the courageous feats of female pilots during WWII in the Soviet Union, Among the Red Stars is a great historical read to pick up. I have to admit, some parts of the plot were bogged down by how it was executed, making the overall action scenes a bit underwhelming. Instead […]

September 19, 2017 | 2 Comments
The Ones That Disappeared Review: Child Slavery, Hope & Magical Realism

The Ones That Disappeared Review: Child Slavery, Hope & Magical Realism

The Ones That Disappeared is the exploration of three children brought into child trafficking, who are working to pay off their ‘debt’ to the Snakeskin gang. It’s an incredibly disturbing account of poverty, emotional and physical abuse, alienation and the hope they are subjected to. Being forced to work on marijuana plants in a basement, […]

September 16, 2017 | 4 Comments
Starfish Review: Beautiful, Captivating Story Of An Artist And Her Starfish Mother

Starfish Review: Beautiful, Captivating Story Of An Artist And Her Starfish Mother

This book was heart-aching at times, extremely down-to-earth, and wholeheartedly triumphant as readers stay with Kiko every moment of her growth and transformation in the end of high school and beyond. Ever since reading the synopsis of this book, I was extremely excited (and definitely not disappointed!). Starfish captures the voice of a half-Japanese, half-white […]

September 5, 2017 | 5 Comments
A Shadow’s Breath Review: Rebuilding Life After Domestic Violence

A Shadow’s Breath Review: Rebuilding Life After Domestic Violence

Alternating two points in time, the past and the present, Tessa deals with the emotional effects following domestic violence in her family. A Shadow’s Breath explores what happens after the fact – her mum is now recovering from alcoholism after getting rid of her abusive partner. A Shadow’s Breath covers the complex family issues surrounding domestic […]

September 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Rebel Seoul Review: A Sci-Fi Set In Korea That Captured My Soul

Rebel Seoul Review: A Sci-Fi Set In Korea That Captured My Soul

Only countries destroy other countries. Only selfishness breeds selfish actions. Without nationhood, there is no war. Without nationhood, there is only peace. Unity in all things; humanity above monstrous division. Step into a dazzling, yet conflicting world where war propaganda runs rampant, and the Eastern Asian countries have come together to form a Neo Alliance […]

August 29, 2017 | 2 Comments