The novel by Benjamin Alire Sáenz follows the adolescence of Aristotle Mendoza and Dante Quintana, who meet as 15-year-olds in El Paso, Texas and become practically inseparable. When faced with puberty, family troubles, danger, and grief, can their peculiar friendship endure?
It's rare for a sequel to live up to, let alone outdo its predecessor, but Pierce Brown knocked this one out of the park.
Beth was a young woman fresh out of the foster system and determined to start a new life for herself. She had a new job, a new best friend, a new lover, and happily but unexpectedly, a new child. But that was all before the Bad Thing. The thing that landed her in prison and convinced her she's a '100% bad person'. The thing she keeps trying to run from.
It's time to recap my first month here at The Hungry Little Bookworm!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a two-part play currently running in London's West End. Though I have not (yet) had the pleasure of seeing the show, I recently read the script written by Jack Thorne based on a story he created with J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany.
Though I might have liked 'Red Rising' more if I thought it made less use of genre clichés or owed less to other fiction that came before it, I still believe that Brown wove those elements together into one hell of a book.