Books I’m Social Distancing With Me

As I was scrolling through my Apple newsfeed, looking for something to write about for my school newspaper, I found only about 2 articles unrelated to the Coronavirus or Democratic Primaries: one about Megan and Harry and the other about Billie Eilish. Needless to say, school has been cancelled and I have been staying home …

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Thunderhead

Title: Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) Author: Neal Shusterman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: 2018 Page Count: 504 (Hardcover) Age Recommendation: 10 Final Impression: Bland. Boring. Slow. Eh. Not memorable. Enjoyable but not entertaining, Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the second …

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King’s Cage

Title: King's Cage Author: Victoria Aveyard Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 2017 Page Count: 512 (Hardcover) Age Recommendation: 14 In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl's spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion? Mare Barrow …

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The Glass Sword

Title: The Glass Sword Author: Victoria Aveyard Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 2016 Page Count: 440 (Hardcover) Age Recommendation: 14 If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different. Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that …

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Chicken Story

Guess who doesn't have a review prepared? This girl! So basically this is just a story I wrote in my Creative Writing class about chickens taking over the world I sat in the chair, a cigarette in my mouth. My legs were crossed as I leaned back into the little black chair. My blond hair was slicked back and …

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Red Queen

Title: Red Queen (Red Queen #1) Author: Victoria Aveyard Publisher: Harper Teen Publication date: 2015 Pages: 388 Age recommendation: 13-14   This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from …

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