“Rebellion” by Karen Sandler

Rebellion is the third book in the Tankborn trilogy, a YA dystopian series featuring diverse protagonists, cyborgs, and (you guessed it!) a rebellion.  Minor spoilers from the previous two books, but I’ll try to keep them as minimal as possible. Kayla is a GEN, or genetically engineered human.  Devak is a highborn.  The two of themRead more

New Acquisitions: 8/24/15

A few weeks ago, I took my first solo vacation with Mike.  Considering that we’ve been together more than six years now it was long overdue!  On our first night away, we went to a pub, sipped some rather nice scotch (God bless suburbia… it was ridiculously inexpensive), and then went to the bookstore, where IRead more

“The Jewel” by Amy Ewing


The Jewel is a young adult novel set in a world where the privileged social class has become so inbred that they can no longer have their own children.  However, some poor children are born with a genetic mutation that gives them the power to influence an object’s characteristics, including color and growth.  These girlsRead more

“Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins

“Mockingjay” is the third book in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy.  As with my review of  “Catching Fire,” I’m going to try to avoid as many spoilers as possible from the first two books, even at the expense of a more vague review. “Mockingjay” takes it’s name from a species of bird that exists withinRead more

“Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins

This is the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy.  I read it immediately after finishing “The Hunger Games,” because quite frankly, the first book doesn’t really end.  I’m going to do my best to review the book without providing major spoilers from the first one, even though it means that my review might beRead more