Review: Stars and Smoke by Marie Lu

Review: Stars and Smoke by Marie Lu

Stars and Smoke by Marie Lu is a fast-paced thriller that kept me entertained from page one. While I was hesitant about the premise of a pop star turned secret agent at first, this one ended up being a lot of fun, and the main characters have such an entertaining dynamic. Fans of the spy genre, superstar characters, and the enemies to lovers trope will not want to miss this first instalment in Marie Lu’s latest series. Continue reading

‘The Hate U Give’ Book, Angie Thomas

'The Hate U Give' Book, Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give novel is Angie Thomas’ debut book that is a gripping YA political story inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement that explores racial injustice. It centralizes around a young woman named Starr and depicts her struggles with racism and police brutality. The Hate U Give is a novel that shockingly examines the flaws in our society and will educate its readers about race and systemic racism. Continue reading

‘The Book Thief’ Book Review, Summary & Quotes

'The Book Thief' Book Review, Summary & Quotes

The Book Thief book by Markus Zusak is a historical fiction story that follows a girl who has been sent away from her family during WWII. It is a heartbreaking and beautifully written book that explores the themes of love, literacy, and power. There is also an interesting twist to the story, as Zusak uses Death as a narrator which, gives the plot an intriguing concept. Continue reading