A Quiet Kind of Thunder Book Review

A Quiet Kind of Thunder Book Cover A Quiet Kind of Thunder
Sara Barnard
Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction
Macmillan Children's Books
January 12th 2017

Steffie doesn't talk, but she has so much to say. 
Rhys can't hear, but he can listen. 
Their love isn't a lightning strike, it's a rumbling roll of thunder. 

Steffie has been a selective mute for most of her life - she's been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He's deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she's assigned to look after him. To Rhys, it doesn't matter that Steffie doesn't talk, and as they find ways to communicate, Steffie finds that she doest have a voice, and that's she's falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.

I constantly kept hearing about this book on Twitter. I decided to pick it up and gosh it was so beautiful. Here is my review for A Quiet Kind of Thunder!

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Scythe Book Review

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Arc of a Scythe
Neal Shursterman
Young Adult, Fantasy
Simon Schuster Books
November 22nd 2016

Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

TW: Suicide, Death/Murder.

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The Quiet at the End of the World Book Review

The Quiet at the End of the World Book Cover The Quiet at the End of the World
Lauren James
Science Fiction, Young Adult
Walker Books
Marth 7th 2019

How far would you go to save those you love?

Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the planet after a virus caused global infertility. Closeted in a pocket of London and doted upon by a small, ageing community, the pair spend their days mudlarking for artefacts from history and looking for treasure in their once-opulent mansion.

Their idyllic life is torn apart when a secret is uncovered that threatens not only their family but humanity’s entire existence. Lowrie and Shen face an impossible choice: in the quiet at the end of the world, they must decide who to save and who to sacrifice . . .

The Extinction Trials Rebel Book Review

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The Extinction Trials
S.M. Wilson
Young Adult, Fantasy
Usborne Publishing
February 7th 2019

Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival. Welcome to The Extinction Trials

Storm and Lincoln's city is burning. The people are starving. The only place left to run is Piloria, the continent of monsters. It's up to Storm and Lincoln to keep their people alive as they colonize this lethal paradise. But will the biggest threat to their survival be the monsters in the jungle...or the ones inside the encampment with them?

The Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park in this wildly popular series filled with action, survival and betrayal.


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