By now you guys know that I am not a fan of contemporary YA books. I just don’t have much of an interest in modern teenagers and their teenage lives. However, I Am Thunder caught my eye because it deals with the radicalization of British teens by religious extremists. I figured it would shape up to be an important book, so I cautiously decided to give it a shot.
I'm a little late on this one, but I didn't have my laptop with me while I was away for the Christmas holiday. I also like to make these posts after the year is through -- I'm always worried I'll read an incredible book after I post my list (that would have happened this year, in fact).
I don’t often participate in memes, but I thought this was one was a great idea! It’s a mid-year look at the best books I’ve read in 2017. Some of them are new, some are older, but they’re all fantastic reads! You can see my full reviews by clicking the links.
Blackwing is a book I heard about on Twitter, a trend I’m noticing more and more for myself. I was curious about it, but not hugely compelled to seek it out. I requested a copy when I saw it go up on NetGalley, and I’m so glad I did. Blackwing was a huge surprise for me, and Ed McDonald has quickly became a new favorite author.