Malagash by Joey Comeau

Sunday’s father is dying of cancer. They’ve come home to Malagash, on the north shore of Nova Scotia, so he can die where he grew up. Her mother and her brother are both devastated. But devastated isn’t good enough. Devastated doesn’t fix anything. Sunday has a plan. She’s started recording everything her father says. His … Continue reading Malagash by Joey Comeau

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted is life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world'd digital confines - puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture … Continue reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Nahx Invasions #1: Zero Repeat Forever by G. S. Prendergast

4/5 stars. Dystopian, Young Adults, Aliens. He has no voice or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn't know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.  Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall. His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.  Until a human … Continue reading The Nahx Invasions #1: Zero Repeat Forever by G. S. Prendergast

Altered Saga by Jennifer Rush

3/5 stars. Contemporary, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Genetic Alterations Anna is homeschooled and lives with her father. They live and work at a small farmhouse in the country, one that is bigger than it appears from the outside. There is a lab in the basement with four genetically altered men - Sam, the leader who … Continue reading Altered Saga by Jennifer Rush

Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall

4/5 stars. Young Adult, Contemporary, Bullying, Audiobook. Sugar likes sweets and that is where her nickname comes from. She enjoys the rush from the sugar and used eating to cope, to fill some void inside of her that isn't hunger, but something else. With her diabetic mother trapped in bed because she is too heavy … Continue reading Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

4/5 stars. Contemporary, Young Adult, Mental Health. Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of the fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at the stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell … Continue reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green