The Diabolic Book Review

The Diabolic Book Cover The Diabolic
The Diabolic
S.J. Kincaid
Science Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy
Simon & Schuster UK
November 1st 2016
Paperback
416

Nemesis is a Diabolic. Created to protect a galactic Senator's daughter, Sidonia. The girl who has grown up by her side and who is as much as sister as a master. There's no one Nemesis wouldn't kill to keep her safe. But when the power-mad Emperor summons Sidonia to the galactic court as a hostage, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia.

She must become her.

Now one of the galaxy's most dangerous weapons is masquerading in a world of corruption and Nemesis has to hide her true abilities or risk everything. As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns that there is something stronger than her deadly force: the one thing she's been told she doesn't have - humanity. And, amidst all the danger, action and intrigue, her humanity might be the only thing that can save her, Sidonia and the entire Empire... 

They Both Die at the End Book Review

They Both Die at the End Book Cover They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera
Young Adult, Contemporary, LGTB, Fiction
Simon & Schuster
September 7th 2017 (first published September 5th 2017)
Paperback
368

On September 5th, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: they're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but for different reasons, they're both looking for a new friend on their End Day. The good news: there's an app for that. It's called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure - to live a lifetime in a single day. 

The Hate U Give Book Review

The Hate U Give Book Cover The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas
Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Walker Books
April 6th 2017 (first published February 28th 2017)
Paperback
448

"What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?"

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. 

The Chaos Of Now Book Review

The Chaos of Now Book Cover The Chaos of Now
Erin Jade Lange
Young Adult, Realitic Fiction, Contemporary
Faber Faber
October 4th 2018 (first released October 2nd 2018)
Paperback
352

When Jordan Bishop set himself on fire at Haver High school as a result of internet bullying, it triggered a nationwide crackdown. New laws empower teachers to become cyber snoops in case of abuse on social media.

For teen hacker, Eli Bennett, the laws put fundamental freedoms at risk. And he's not alone in thinking this. Approached by two mysterious hackers, Eli is recruited into a group that wants justice for Jordan the way Jordan would've wanted it.

But what starts as a bit of fun to rile the cyber snoops soon spirals out of control. Revenge on Jordan's bullies could be classed as bullying itself...

At best, Eli's school career is in jeopardy, at worst, once more lives are at risk.