Review: Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse

Review: Where Futures End by Parker PeevyhouseTitle: Where Futures End
Author: Parker Peevyhouse
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Publication Date: February 9, 2016

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Five teens.
Five futures.
Two worlds.
One ending.

One year from now, Dylan develops a sixth sense that allows him to glimpse another world.

Ten years from now, Brixney must get more hits on her social media feed or risk being stuck in a debtors' colony.

Thirty years from now, Epony scrubs her entire online profile from the web and goes “High Concept.”

Sixty years from now, Reef struggles to survive in a city turned virtual gameboard.

And more than a hundred years from now, Quinn uncovers the alarming secret that links them all.

Five people, divided by time, will determine the fate of us all. These are stories of a world bent on destroying itself, and of the alternate world that might be its savior--unless it's too late.

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Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse will blow your mind with the incredible stories! This fascinating and unique book contains short stories that are all connected and all set in different years in the future. The variety of settings and plots will make a science fiction fan out of anyone. Continue reading

Review: The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Review: The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-DoyleTitle: The Accident Season
Author: Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Publication Date: August 18, 2015

three-half-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Every October Cara and her family become inexplicably and unavoidably accident-prone. Some years it's bad, like the season when her father died, and some years it's just a lot of cuts and scrapes. This accident season--when Cara, her ex-stepbrother, Sam, and her best friend, Bea, are 17--is going to be a bad one. But not for the reasons they think.

Cara is about to learn that not all the scars left by the accident season are physical: There's a long-hidden family secret underneath the bumps and bruises. This is the year Cara will finally fall desperately in love, when she'll start discovering the painful truth about the adults in her life, and when she'll uncover the dark origins of the accident season--whether she’s ready or not.

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The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle is a mysterious novel with such a unique and peculiar concept. I loved the combination of many genres, including one of my favourites, magical realism! Though I enjoyed these elements, I did find part of the story to be slow, therefore making this book sort of sluggish. Continue reading

Review: Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

Review: Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie TromlyTitle: Trouble Is a Friend of Mine
Author: Stephanie Tromly
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Publication Date: August 4, 2015

three-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Preparing to survive a typical day of being Digbys friend wasn't that different from preparing to survive the apocalypse.Her first day not in school (because she cut) in her new hometown that will soon be her old hometown (because she's getting out of Dodge as fast as she can) Zoe meets Digby. Or rather, Digby decides he's going to meet Zoe and get her to help him find missing teenager. Zoe isn't sure how, but Digby—the odd and brilliant and somehow…attractive?—Digby always gets what he wants, including her help on several illegal ventures. Before she knows it, Zoe has vandalized an office complex with fake snow, pretended to buy drugs alongside a handsome football player dressed like the Hulk, had a throw-down with a possible cult, and, oh yeah, saved her new hometown (which might be worth making her permanent hometown after all.)A mystery where catching the crook isn't the only hook, a romance where the leading man is decidedly unromantic, a story about friendship where they aren't even sure they like each other—Trouble is a Friend of Mine is a YA debut you won’t soon forget. 

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Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly is a comical book filled with mystery. It contains an intelligent main character who is a very amusing narrator for the book. However, there are a few parts of the book that made me uncomfortable while reading and made me consider whether to continue reading on. Continue reading