The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes | book review

For the 10th annual Hunger Games, the Capitol is shaking things up. They need more viewers, and to do that, new ideas. Twenty-four of the wealthiest seniors attending the Academy will be, for the first time, mentors to the twenty-four tributes. Eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow, though not rich anymore but pretending to be, scores a . . .

I Re-Read ‘The Hunger Games’ Books 10 Years Later

I was only fourteen years old when I first read The Hunger Games. I had recently discovered a love for young adult fiction. And at that time, YA dystopias were all the rage. So of course I devoured as many as I could get my hands on: the Divergent series, The Maze Runner books...and The Hunger Games trilogy. Though I loved Divergent, and there's a special place . . .

House of Salt and Sorrows

The Thaumas sisters live in a manor by the sea with their father and step-mother. There were 12 girls in all, but now only 8 remain. Ever since their mother died, tragedy seems to strike the family every year. People say the family is cursed. And now that another sister has died, Annaleigh, now second-eldest of the girls, begins seeing her dead sisters’ ghosts. She begins to . . .

Aurora Burning | book review

The squad it back...for the most part. But there's no time to grieve for their losses. Aurora still doesn't know how to control her powers, but now that she knows she's the Trigger, she's going to have to learn. And fast. All while hunting for the Weapon. Ya know, to save the galaxy from the evil Ra'haam, which is about to take over the universe and all. Speaking of . . .

We Are Okay | book review

Taking only her phone, her wallet, and a photograph with her, Marin leaves sunny California behind for the frigid temperatures of New York. There, she creates a new life for herself. But though she's tried to separate herself from her old life entirely, her best friend Mabel won't let her go without an explanation. After dozens of unread texts and unanswered calls, Mabel is . . .