Spliced

This story probably isn’t meant to be an allegory to the current state of attitudes towards minorities, but once you start reading it, you can’t help but notice the parallels to modern society. The topic at hand draws inspiration from various sources – from the discrimination against people of the LGBT community (in particular against…

The Wonderling

I very luckily got a signed ARC of this book at ALA.  After reading a few real sad YA books, I was ready for some forest creature time. This story started out grim with the Wonderling not even having a name. He is called 13 at his yucky orphanage.  In this world, there are humans,…

My Brigadista Year

I enjoyed going to ALA so much this year. For one thing, it was close to home. For another, a whole weekend full of like minded book folk is like waking up in a book dystopia. Everywhere people were talking about books; it was heavenly. Despite the hours of waiting in long lines, I came…