Tag: new books

The Girl the Sea Gave Back

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The Girl the Sea Gave Back

By: Adrienne Young

Boy you’d think surviving being cast out to sea as a child would be the most dramatic thing in a girl’s life wouldn’t you?

Not poor Tova who is found and brought up by a distrustful clan of warriors who only want to use her for her ability to cast the stones and see the future when she does this for one particular idiot things only go to hell all the faster.

But at least she gets a great book cover.

Geekerella

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Geekerella

by: Ashley Poston

Grade: B

Geekerella is a Cinderella retelling featuring fandom, conventions, copious texting and the magic pumpkin actually being a Vegan food truck. The hardcover version of this book is just lovely and it’s been getting a lot of buzz from some of my favorite Youtubers so I thought I’d totally fall for the hype and give this one a chance.

Gemina

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Gemina

Authors: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Grade: C/C+

This book is the second in a series that began with Illuminae: The Illuminae Files 01 and actually concerns what’s going on at the jump station that the survivors of the first book are trying to make their way too. Basically, the same idiots who perpetrated the crimes of the first book are continuing their meticulously documented conspiracy to cover up those crimes in Gemina.

Luckily there are two snarky teens on the station to try to stop them. The boy from the wrong side of the space station and the Commander’s “spoiled” daughter up against the highly trained operatives sent to secure the station and lay a trap for the incoming ship.