A Better World

Title: A Better World Author: Markus Sakey Series: Book #2 of The Brilliance Series Publisher: Thomas and Mercer (2014) Read it! (Read Brilliance first, though) In the second installment in the trilogy, Nick Cooper is once again tasked with saving the world. This time, however, the moral dilemma he struggles with is even more complicated….

Black Moon

Title: Black Moon (audiobook) Author: Kenneth Calhoun Narrator; Neil Shah Publisher: 2014 Dreamscape Media Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Apocalyptic When the world becomes sleepless and insane, it falls to one man to dream for all. Biggs is a man who is surrounded by the chaos and fractured despair of a world filled with humanity wracked…

The Book of Ivy

Title: The Book of Ivy (audiobook) Author: Amy Engel Narrator: Taylor Meskimen Publisher: 2014 Listening Library (Audio) Genre: YA, Romance A young daughter raised to be driven by murderous hatred is forced to marry the son of mortal enemies in order to keep a historic peace. In a divided society walled off from the devastated…

Brilliance

Title: Brilliance Series: Book #1 of The Brilliance Trilogy Publisher: Thomas and Mercer (2013) Brilliance is a well-paced political thriller that reads like an action movie from cover to cover, which will appeal to many readers. Nick Cooper is an Abnormal in a nation where Normals are beginning to fear the small percentage of the…

City of Blades

Title: City of Blades Series: The Divine Cities   Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Publisher: Broadway Books, January 2016 Recommended City of Blades is the second book in The Divine Cities series by Robert Jackson Bennett, but a reader does not have to read City of Stairs first to get the full measure of the story….

The Raven Cycle Series

Title(s): The Raven Boys (2012), The Dream Thieves (2013), Blue Lily, Lily Blue (2014)(audiobook) Author: Maggie Stiefvater Narrator: Will Patton Publisher: Scholastic Audio Genre: Teen/YA speculative fiction/fantasy (literary) ♥♥♥♥♥ Great titles to add to your YA literacy booster lists This review combines the first three books of Maggie Stiefvater’s series,  The Raven Cycle. Blue Sargent,…