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Mireille
I was homeschooled from kindergarten to grade 10, which gave me a love for reading. Growing up books were an integral part of my life, and I’ve always been able to make time to read. I’m most widely read in YA fiction, but fantasy is becoming my favorite genre. My free time not spent reading is mostly spent outdoors camping, riding a bicycle, or otherwise enjoying nature. I’m also a science nerd with a special interest in entomology.
Foundation and Empire is the second book in the Foundation series. It picks up roughly 40 years after the first book concluded and contains two more stories following the progression of the Foundation…
I was surprised to find that Green Rider is exactly the right length, despite being roughly 500 pages long. Although the beginning is a bit slow, the story quickly takes off and maintains excellent pa…
Skyhunter is a story about struggling with grief, trauma, and hopeless situations, but finding light even in dark circumstances – a story that feels relevant in our day and age. Marie Lu successfully …
Isaac Asimov was a writer of classic science fiction, and his work has greatly influenced science fiction as we know it today. The Foundation Series, of which this book is the first, is probably his b…
Tiger Queen is a retelling of the short story “The Lady, or the Tiger?” by Frank R. Stockton. You don’t need to be familiar with the original story before reading Tiger Queen – I wasn’t and looking ba…
When I heard that Dark of the West was a political fantasy heavily inspired by World War II, I picked it up immediately. And while the book wasn't perfect, the blend of mid-20th century technology and…
I’ve been hearing the idiom “don’t judge a book by its cover” ever since I was a kid. And while at first, I thought Echo North’s cover was boring, I came to realize how elegantly it portrays the story…
Lost in the Never Woods is a dark Peter Pan retelling. The story takes place in the contemporary world, but with dark elements of fairy-tale magic. Wendy Darling thought the mystery of her younger bro…
Cytonic, the third book in the Skyward series, is the most ambitious book in this series so far. In the second book, Starsight, Spensa left her home world and traveled among the stars. In Cytonic, Spe…
Brandon Sanderson delivers another fast-paced adventure in the second installment of his four-book Skyward series. Sanderson is known for his world building and his characters, and those are the stren…
The purpose of historical fiction is to awaken empathy in the reader. It’s to make historical events more than just dull facts in a history book, to make them the stories of people we care about and r…
Initially published in 1937 and awarded with a Newbery Honor in 1938, Bright Island is a classic coming-of-age story that holds up wonderfully to this day. The plot is simple enough, with no major sur…
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