Series Review: Constellations #1 and #2

Series Review: Constellations #1 and #2

TITLE: Defy the Stars (#1) / Defy the Worlds (#2)
AUTHOR: Claudia Gray
SERIES: Constellations
RELEASED: April 2017/ April 2018 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
GENRE: YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: Paperback / eBook

KEY INFO: artificial intelligence, interstellar war, space journeys, complex ethical issues, romance, switching POV in third person
REPRESENTATION:
female MC who is descended from Chilean relatives
CONTENT NOTICES:
 kidnapping, AI experiments on children, bombing of innocent civilians

#1: amazon / book depository / goodreads
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ARC Review: Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack | A Diverse Anthology which Champions Women in STEM

ARC Review: Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack | A Diverse Anthology which Champions Women in STEM

TITLE: Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack
AUTHOR: edited by Paige Daniels and Mary Fan
SERIES: Brave New Girls
RELEASED: June 2018; Brave New Girls
GENRE: MG/YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: all female protags, girls who can, anthology, supportive relationships
REPRESENTATION: 
f/f romances, trans girl, black women, asian women, tourettes, wheelchair user, girls who use assistive tech
CONTENT NOTICES: 
bullying, imprisonment, kidnapping, some stories have problematic racial rep

amazon / barnes and noblegoodreads

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ARC Review: The Boneless Mercies | Monster Slaying, Prophecies, & Badass Bands of Women

ARC Review: The Boneless Mercies | Monster Slaying, Prophecies, & Badass Bands of Women

TITLE: The Boneless Mercies
AUTHOR: April Genevieve Tucholke
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: October 2018; Simon & Schuster Children’s UK
GENRE: YA Fantasy
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: feminist retellings, Norse inspired, friendships, prophecies, slow-paced
REPRESENTATION: female MC’s
CONTENT NOTICES: 
sad deaths, murder

amazon // book depository // goodreads

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ARC Review: Sky In The Deep | A Beautiful Nordic Fantasy that Never Quite Reaches Its Peak

ARC Review: Sky In The Deep | A Beautiful Nordic Fantasy that Never Quite Reaches Its Peak

TITLE: Sky in the Deep
AUTHOR: Adrienne Young
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: April 2018; Wednesday Books
GENRE: YA Fantasy
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: first-person narration, hate-to-love romance, Nordic fantasy
REPRESENTATION:
female MC
CONTENT NOTICES:
sexual harassment & humiliation, violence, death, enslavement, prisoner of war

amazon // book depository // goodreads

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Book Review: Leia – Princess of Alderaan | My Heart is Destroyed

Book Review: Leia – Princess of Alderaan | My Heart is Destroyed

TITLE: Leia: Princess of Alderaan
AUTHOR: Claudia Gray
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: September 2017; Disney Lucasfilm Press
GENRE: YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: Library Paperback

KEY INFO: coming of age, learning political duties, friendships, family
REPRESENTATION:
female MC, aliens
CONTENT NOTICES:
n/a

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