Deathless Divide (Dread Nation #2) by Justina Ireland

Deathless Divide was the perfect sequel to Dread Nation. PERFECT. Whereas Dread Nation (which everyone lost their minds for, myself included, because Civil War era zombies and a black female warrior lead? Oh. My. God. Yes.) sold itself on ‘combat school for Negro girls’, it really wove in a plot that expanded beyond the school […]

Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan

You would think, for a book that calls itself Rebel Girls, that there might be some actual rebellion going on in the plot. It’s not the author’s fault (I hope!). Publishers can change the title of a book to whatever they want. And sure, the idea of a good little Catholic girl rebelling in her […]

Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

After I read The Cheerleaders, I was pretty certain I’d enjoy other Kara Thomas YA mystery/thrillers, so I quickly found Little Monsters available on audiobook at my local library. I was right. I did enjoy Little Monsters a heck of a lot. Thomas has an awesome ability to realistically plot her mysteries to the point […]

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

I love the film Easy A, starring Emma Stone as a high schooler who allows boys to ruin her reputation by claiming they had sex with her in return for gift cards. So I was intrigued to read a book where slut-shaming took centre stage via revenge porn, and to add extra conflict, because it […]

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Beauty Queens was a parody/spoof/comedy book, based on the concept of a plane full of teenage beauty pageant contestants crash landing on a deserted island and how they survive that. Think of a comedy version of Lord of the Flies, but with girls. I like clever parodies, and I really enjoyed Beauty Queens. It was […]

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber

I’ve read some of Mary Webber’s previous books, so I know that I enjoy her writing when her characters aren’t full of dumb ideas and even dumber actions. Luckily, To Best The Boys stars a female scientist in the misogynistic world designed to keep her nothing more than a placid housewife, providing for and driving […]

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

There were some things I liked about this book and some things I didn’t, so I’m trying to go middle of the road and rate this a solid 3 stars. I’ll start with the things I didn’t like: Lei had super special pretty beautiful eyes that made her super special and she was treated differently […]

Girls Made of Snow and Glass

I’m so torn about how I feel about this audiobook. It was just. So. LONG. But then, every word was worth it? So how can I say, maybe it would have been better if it was split in half and delivered in two novels when I freaking hate when authors do that. But I had […]

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Dread Nation is an alternate history where in the immediate aftermath of Gettysburg, the dead rose and started eating the living. This threw the young United States into disarray, and in a panic the white folk forced Native Americans and African Americans to attend government-funded combat schools so that they would fight the shambling undead […]

Beautiful Broken Girls

Beautiful Broken Girls

Man, these girls were broken long before anyone even died. Two sisters lead a completely sheltered life and when their promiscuous cousin dies, they seemingly commit suicide by drowning in the local quarry pool shortly afterwards. The younger sister, Mina, left several notes to her ex-boyfriend explaining why they died but in a convoluted way […]