Review: The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey

The Boy on the Bridge (The Hungry Plague #2) by M.R. Carey

The Boy on the Bridge is technically a sequel to The Girl with All the Gifts, but I think it should really have been advertised as a companion novel or a prequel. Before Melanie and the other kids were being studied, another team of scientists was trying to learn more about the zombie-inducing fungus that’s plagued the human world. This book centers around a young man, Steven Grieves, who’s an unwanted member of the team aboard Rosie, a vehicle of scientific-discover. Steven is on the autism spectrum, and he’s crazy smart. He makes many discoveries that help the human race tremendously. There are a lot of […]

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Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

I have been meaning to read The Handmaid’s Tale for about 12 years since my sister-in-law told me about it way back when we were in a book club together. Around that time I read The Girl with the Pearl Earring, and something about the title of this book made me think it was a period drama. I kept forgetting that it was one of the original dystopian novels. I am happy I finally read it, but I was kind of disappointed. Margaret Atwood created a horrifying dystopian world, and I can see why people are drawing parallels with the current American government. That part of the book […]

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Review: Hit by Delilah S. Dawson

Hit by Delilah S. Dawson

I love the premise of this plot, especially as a YA book. It makes you think about the model of debt in this country. Not everyone on the list has irresponsible debt – some people just have a small mortgage or a student loan. It definitely got me thinking about my own mortgage and how even buying a reasonably priced house is a big risk. I found this near-future story very realistic. I put off reading this book for about a month after I got it from the library. I was worried it would be too much like other teen assassin books I’ve read lately. […]

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