A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers – Book Review

Title: A Psalm for the Wild-Built (review copy) Series: Monk and Robot #1 Author: Becky Chambers Genre/Themes: Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction, Feel Good Fiction, Character Driven Fiction, Philosophy, Emotional Connection Blurb from NetGalley In A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Hugo Award-winner Becky Chambers's delightful new Monk & Robot series gives us hope for the future. It's … Continue reading A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers – Book Review

The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He – Book Review

Title: The Ones We’re Meant to Find (eARC) Author: Joan He Genre: YA Science Fiction, Dystopian, Family Bonds Blurb from Goodreads Two sisters. An unputdownable story. Cee woke up on the shores of an abandoned island three years ago with no idea how she got there. Now eighteen, she lives in a shack with an … Continue reading The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He – Book Review

Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift – Book Review

Title: Last One at the Party (eARC) Author: Bethany Clift Genre: Dystopian, Speculative Fiction Blurb from Goodreads THE END OF EVERYTHING WAS HER BEGINNING It's November 2023. The human race has been wiped out by the 6DM virus (Six Days Maximum - the longest you've got before your body destroys itself). The end of the … Continue reading Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift – Book Review

Unwind by Neal Shusterman – Book Review

Title: Unwind Series: Unwind #1 Author: Neal Shusterman Genre/Themes: Young Adult, Dystopia, Fantasy, Survival, Adventure Blurb from Goodreads Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth as part of his family's … Continue reading Unwind by Neal Shusterman – Book Review

The Fandom by Anna Day – Book Review

Title: The Fandom Author: Anna Day Series: The Fandom #1 Genre/Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia, Fandoms, Cosplay Blurb from Goodreads Violet's in her element. Cosplay at the ready, she can't wait to feel part of her favourite fandom: The Gallows Dance, a mega book and movie franchise that she and her friends know EVERY WORD … Continue reading The Fandom by Anna Day – Book Review

The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James – Book Review

Title: The Quiet at the End of the World Author: Lauren James Genre/Themes: Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Humanity, Apocalypse, AI Robots, Falling in Love, LGBTQ+ Blurb from Goodreads How far would you go to save those you love? Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the planet after a virus caused global infertility. Closeted … Continue reading The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James – Book Review

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro – Book Review

Title: Never Let Me Go Author: Kazuo Ishiguro Genre/Themes: Literary Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Humanity, Identity, Freedoms, Human Rights Blurb from Goodreads From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Daycomes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, … Continue reading Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro – Book Review

Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman – Book Review

Title: Dry Authors: Neal and Jarrod Shusterman Genre/Themes: Young Adult, Climate Crisis, Drought, Survival Blurb from Goodreads The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers. Until … Continue reading Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman – Book Review

The Book of M by Peng Shepherd – Book Review

Title: The Book of M Author: Peng Shepherd Genre/Themes: Dystopia, Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction, Mystery, Memory, Love, Survival, Cult Blurb from Goodreads A vivid, touching and original debut, following the effects of an extraordinary catastrophe on very ordinary people. In the middle of a market in India, a man’s shadow disappears. As rolling twenty-four-hour news … Continue reading The Book of M by Peng Shepherd – Book Review