Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie

Read the first chapter of Hullmetal Girls here! "The Chancellor sees us the way humans do, the way I used to see Scela. We're tools. Weapons. Things to be wielded with force." Hullmetal Girls is an ambitious science fiction novel that brings together many elements into an interesting (and frightening) future. The book gripped me with its first … Continue reading Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie

The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray by B.A. Williamson

I was hooked with the opening and continued reading with fervor. This reminded me of the film Dark City, the writings of Michel Foucault, a bit of Pleasantville - all wrapped up in a fast paced read suitable for middle grade and young adult readers. This engaging story features a dystopian society that stifles imagination and creativity, and a strong female lead that dares to be different. Continue reading