Wilder Girls by Rory Power is about a group of girls on an island with a new parasite called The Tox. The parasite affected the males differently and instead would turn them into monsters. It follows the story of Hetty, who had one eyelid sealed shut by the Tox. During this time, they are sent supplies and are told that the cure is in developement.
The book was exciting given that it had very quick development. It’s a quick read, so I would recommend it to readers who enjoy dystopian stories with gruesome descriptions. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff follows a group of cadets from Aurora Academy who were sent on a simple supply sending mission. However, they weren’t told that this would determine the outcome of a very long war. The crew consists of Auri, a girl with supernatural powers, Tyler Jones, a star pupil of the Academy, and many other people who are considered as misfits.
This book consisted of many plot twists and was very confusing overall. I didn’t like it a lot, but I’d recommend it to anyone who is a fan of interstellar romance or someone who likes reading about aliens.
The Captive Kingdom by Jennifer A. Nielsen is the final installment of the Ascendance series. This story follows Jaron and his crew on sea, when he gets attacked be the Prozarians who are a people that were presumed to all be dead from the plague. Jaron soon found out about why they were being captured along with his long lost brother, who was also presumed to be dead.
By the time I read this book, I was a tad bit disappointed. Due to how Jaron acts, the story always follows the same route. It goes, something bad happens to Jaron, something bad happens to Imogen, Jaron pulls some slight of hand or mind trick, a miracle happens, and a good ending appears. I didn’t really like the book due to how predictable it was after reading three of the books beforehand. I would recommend this book to anyone who really loves the Ascendance series and wants closure for what happened to everyone.
The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen is the third book of the Ascendance Series, following King Jaron, the king of Carthya. Avena, Gelyn, and Medenwal are waging war against Carthya, and Jaron knew that there was a spy in his ranks. To counter this, Jaron fakes an argument with his army captain to make the other countries think that they are disorganized, then they launched an infiltration attack on Avena. Jaron was captured, and the story follows his stories in there.
There were many close calls in the book along with exciting twists and tragic deaths. I loved this series due to its captivating language as well as the close attention to detail that is written in the book. I would recommend this book to the fans of The False Prince and The Runaway King.
The Runaway King is the sequel to The False Prince, by Jennifer A. Nielsen. As a quick recap, Sage has been found out to be prince Jaron, and he is now ruling the kingdom. His entire family was poisoned by Conner and he is the only person left to be the king. As king, he is now facing war against Avenia, and opposing country, and the pirates inside.
Their country’s army isn’t large enough, so Jaron went to the pirates in hopes of recruiting them. This story unfolds spectacularly, revealing twists and turns that I didn’t think possible. Jaron is an exiting character to write about because his is incredibly reckless with crazy plans that somehow work out in his favor in a twist of fate.
I enjoyed this story a lot due to the beautiful “romance” and adventures that the characters have in there. I would recommend this book to anyone who has read and enjoyed “The False Prince” because it’s the sequel.
The False Prince, a book by Jennifer A. Nielsen, is about a boy called Sage who lives in the kingdom of Carthya. He is caught stealing and bought by a nobleman by the name of Bevin Conner along with three other orphan boys called Roden, Tobias, and Latamer. They soon realize that they are going to be forced to pretend to be the prince since all other royal family members have gone missing. They will pretend to be the prince Jaron, who had gone missing at a young age and was presumed to be dead, although no body was found.
Although I read the second book first, this book still held many surprises. It explained why so many of the characters acted they way they did. I thoroughly enjoyed it, since it had many action scenes as well as interesting twists and turns. I highly recommend this book to avid readers of fantasy.
The Debt Free Graduate by Murray Baker
This book is a book that teaches you how to leave college or university with as little of a debt as possible, because debt and interest are painful; unless people owe it to you.
This book covers scholarships, how to apply, jobs, furnishing, credit cards, and so much more. This book is immensely helpful for me because it gives me an idea of what college will actually be like. I recommend this book to people who are grade 9 and up.
The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai
Emma, Ray, and Norman are in an orphanage with a lot of other kids. They are the smartest kids there and they found the secret. This orphanage sells humans to monsters to be eaten. How will they escape?
This story was very interesting because it shows how people can read others and how many people think.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Fazbear Frights #2 by Scott Cawthon (Audiobook linked)
Fazbear Frights is a book series about Five Nights at Freddy’s or FNaF for short. The books have short horror stories linking back to the FNaf restaurant and the chain of murdered kids. At the end of the book, there will also be a mini story that talks about the stitch wraith.
As I learned, you absolutely shouldn’t read this at night because some stories tend to be scary. The book was pretty entertaining overall, but most of the stories ended in cliffhangers.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Fazbear Frights #1 by Scott Cawthon (E-book linked)
This book is filled with 3 and a sixth of a story. There are three horror stories, then a sixth of a story regarding the stitch wraith, a monster with a dark and empty robotic face under a hooded robe. The stories are about Freddy’s Pizzeria, a haunted restaurant with animatronics stuffed with dead children.
The stories are very scary, and unless you don’t have nightmares, never read this in the dark.