Review: Notes from My Captivity by Kathy Parks

Title: Notes from My CaptivityAuthor: Kathy ParksRating: ★★★Summary: Adrienne cares about three things: getting into a great college, becoming a revered journalist, and making her late father proud. So when she's offered the chance to write an article that will get her into her dream school and debunk her stepfather's belief in a legendary family [...]

Review: Call Them by Their True Names by Rebecca Solnit

Title: Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays)Author: Rebecca SolnitRating: ★★★½Summary: In this powerful and wide-ranging collection of essays, Solnit turns her attention to battles over meaning, place, language, and belonging at the heart of the defining crises of our time. She explores the way emotions shape political life, electoral politics, police [...]

Review: The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee

Title: The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2)Author: Katharine McGeeRating: ★★★Summary: New York City, 2118. Leda is haunted by memories of what happened on the worst night of her life. Watt just wants to put everything behind him…until Leda forces him to start hacking again. Rylin wins a scholarship to an upper-floor school, but being there also means seeing [...]

Review: The Regional Office Is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales

Title: The Regional Office Is Under Attack!Author: Manuel GonzalesRating: ★★★½Summary: In a world beset by amassing forces of darkness, one organization—the Regional Office—and its coterie of super-powered female assassins protects the globe from annihilation. At its helm, the mysterious Oyemi and her oracles seek out new recruits and root out evil plots. Then a prophecy [...]

Buy Borrow Bypass: Kickass Ladies Edition

Book Riot does this great feature called “Buy, Borrow, Bypass” and I like it, so I’m going to do that here. You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day Don’t recognize the name Felicia Day? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. You might be familiar with her face from such Joss Whedon-helmed projects like Buffy, Dr. [...]

Review: How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris Taylor

Title: How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise Author: Chris Taylor Rating: ★★★ Summary: Veteran journalist Chris Taylor traces the Star Wars series from the difficult birth of the original film through its sequels, the franchise's death and rebirth, the prequels, and the preparations for a [...]