Kingdom of Needle and Bone by Mira Grant

"Of such small moments are disasters made."

Friends, it pains me to say that this was just not the book for me. This is my first Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire) read and while I absolutely adored the plot, unfortunately the writing style and narrative voice just did not work for me. This is definitely a case of right book, wrong reader.

"Many of them would continue to leave their homes even as they began feeling unwell. The virus would spread. The virus always spreads."

Lisa Morris is an 8 year old girl on vacation in Florida. She is starting to feel a little sick, but it is their last day and she doesn't want to miss out on going to the amusement park for one last time. By the time she gets home to California, she's very sick and thanks to trams, rides, and airplane rides -- so are hundreds of others. Lisa's Patient Zero of the Morris Disease outbreak and the first casualty. The world is forever changed.

8 books to read if you love The Handmaid’s Tale

I AM SO EXCITED! Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale is available tomorrow, April 25! (view trailer here) As one of my all-time favorite dystopian novels and a lover of speculative fiction and sci-fi, I wanted to put together a Recommended Reading List in celebration of season 2 - so I took to Goodreads and narrowed it down … Continue reading 8 books to read if you love The Handmaid’s Tale

The Rending and the Nest by Kaethe Schwehn

5 stars, fantastic sci-fi and speculative fiction for the adult reader.

The Rending and the Nest is one of the most compelling, unique, sad, and hopeful books that I have read. At its core this is a character-driven book set in a post-apocalyptic setting, using that setting to delve into topics of community and the human condition... when everything we knew from before is left behind, how do we persevere? Continue reading