Last year I read my first Morgan Matson book and I was completely delighted. After just one book, she became one of my auto-buy authors. And I was not disappointed by Save the Date.
It's time. Humans are ready to take their first steps on Mars. Well... almost ready. In four years, Prime Space will send its first team to Mars. For now, the team must go through the most realistic simulation they've ever experienced to prove that they're up for the task.
Seven years after Eden learned the truth about her family and her heritage, she is preparing to let her daughter in on the secret. The plan was always to tell Gabby on her eighteenth birthday - but fate has other plans. When Eden goes missing after investigating some damage at the door to Palus in Brazil, it is up to Gabby to find her mother while learning the unbelievable - that this world is not the only one.
When ROZZUM unit 7134 is activated on the island, she has no way of knowing that she does not belong there. She's been programmed to learn, so she immediately begins to learn. She learns to find shelter and how to survive in the wild. But none of the things living on the island, Roz included, expected her to thrive in the wild.
In this collection of short stories, Angela Carter takes a feminist, supernatural, slightly creepy slant on several different classic fairy- and folktales, including "Little Red Riding Hood", "Beauty and the Beast", and "Puss in Boots".
Enne Salta is a proper young lady, and nothing would make her even consider stepping foot in New Reynes. Except, perhaps, to search for her mother. Enne's search leads her not only to the City of Sin, but right into the company of street lord and con man Levi Glaisyer.
This book was beautiful, and I feel like a picture of the front cover should be included in the dictionary next to the entry for "bittersweet". This story looks not only at the Iranian diaspora and the experiences of refugees, but also at what happens to those who are left behind - or who choose to stay behind.
I have a lot of thoughts about this book. It was entertaining, and I read the entire thing in one day as I sat and waited for my bed to be delivered. I feel like there are many elements that make All That She Can See and improvement on Carrie Hope Fletcher's debut novel, On The Other Side (review here) but there are also so many other things that she did with this one that I felt like would have benefited from a stronger editorial hand.
Ally's been able to fool a lot of smart people. She's made it all the way to 5th grade without anyone (her mother, her brother, her teachers, her classmates) figuring out that she can't read. But Ally has a new teacher, and Mr. Daniels not only sees that Ally doesn't know how to read, but he just might know how to help her.
There was a lot happening in this book. There were lots of flashbacks, and we saw the story unfold from at least ten different perspectives. I loved how big the scope of the story was. I loved how carefully Celeste Ng unwrapped each layer, presenting it to the reader like a meticulously planned 6 course meal.