by Leigh Bardugo
By Alys Arden
By Emily Hainsworth
Misfit teen Lola Lundy falls asleep in a storage room in her high school library and wakes up to find herself 80 years in the past. The Fall Frolic dance is going full blast in the gym, and there she makes an instant connection with the brainy and provocative Peter Hemmings, class of ’24. His face is familiar, and she realizes she’s seen his senior portrait in a ragged old yearbook in the storage room.
By the end of the dance, Lola begins to see a way out of her disastrous Twenty First Century life: She’ll make a new future for herself in the past. But major mental illness lies in Lola’s family background. Has she slipped through a crack in time, or into an elaborate, romantic hallucination based on the contents of an old yearbook?
I got on the Women Warriors book review train a little late, but in lieu of Emily’s plugging of the Defy series, by Sarah B. Larson, I thought I’d present an alternative–the Throne of Glass series, by Sarah J. Maas. Now, the two series have a lot of similarities, but we both have our favourites. Can we persuade each other that the other series is better? Let’s be honest, probably not–but we proudly present our attempt!
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
by Sarah J. Maas
By Trisha Leigh
By Sara B Larson
By Sara B. Larson
I loved the Boneseeker, the main character, Arabella, was fantastic. I was able to connect with how different she felt and Brynn really knows how to punch your feelings in the kidney. In a good way. Also, I love Sherlock retellings. Therefore, I can’t wait to read her new YA book, The Requiem Red. It sounds great and is coming out next year. Look below for the synopsis, cover, and giveaway, in that order.
A. Lynden Rolland
Kiss of Fire and Eyes of Ember
By Rebecca Ethington