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Review: Company Town

Title:  Company Town Author:  Madeline Ashby Genre: Science fiction, mystery My rating: 5 of 5 stars Goodreads Summary: Meet Hwa. One of the few in her community to forego bio-engineered enhancements, she’s the last truly organic person left on the rig. But she’s an expert in the arts of self-defence, and she’s been charged with training the Family’s youngest, who has been receiving death threats – seemingly from another timeline. Meanwhile, a series of interconnected murders threatens the city’s stability – serial killer? Or something much, much worse...? I loved everything about this book! The main character reminded me of one of my best friends and I loved how complex and gritty the worldbuilding was and I ADORED how much this book features empowered women and women helping each other out. AMAZING. Plus the story was full of twists and turns and impossible to put down. Company Town is set in a future version of the earth that's a bit of a toxic wasteland, wh

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I picked up on a whim

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by  The Broke and the Bookish . This week's theme: Top Ten Books I picked up on a whim I don't often pick up books on a whim, but sometimes I'll be at the library and a random book will catch my attention. I've found some pretty awesome books this way!   Believe it or not, I grabbed this one on a whim for my birthday. The book I actually wanted was out of stock, and this one seemed cool. I'd heard nothing about it because it was before it blew up into a phenomenon, and I really enjoyed it!   My first Terry Pratchett book was The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, which I read in 5th grade and promptly forgot who the author was. I randomly grabbed this at the library years later and rediscovered how awesome Terry Pratchett is!   Somehow I lived under a rock and didn't hear anything about how awesome this book was before I picked it up. I read it a year before I starte

Hello, I'm still alive!

Hello blogosphere, It's been a crazy couple of weeks (as usual), but things are finally getting back to normal and I'll have time to actually write more than one blog post per week! I just got my first real job, which is really exciting. I'm working part time until I graduate next month, and then I'll be full time and a real adult and I'll get to do real adult sitting at home with a mug of tea and an excellent book. Or maybe a glass of wine and a really good book? Who knows? :) One thing I'm really going to miss about being a student is reading on campus...these benches were an awesome spot to relax between classes or get lost in another world. To commemorate my favorite reading spot, me pretending my graduation sash is a book :) The tricky thing has been adjusting to the additional 10-15 hours of work on top of being a student still, which is why I've been so bad about writing my blog posts. Also when I do have downtime I

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Childhood Characters to Revisit

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by  The Broke and the Bookish . This week's theme: Top Ten Childhood Characters to revisit as adults To be fair, some of these characters have  been revisited as adults but I just want to share more of their lives :)   Liesel Meminger and Max from the Book Thief. (And Rudy...*cries*) Cinder, Kai, Cress, Thorne, Scarlet, Wolfe, Winter, Jacyn, and of course, IKO. I want to hear all of their stories :)   I loved this series as a kid - magical cats, evil great aunts, a magical school, and friends that last a lifetime. I'd love to see Charlie, Tancred, Lysander, Olivia, Emma, and the rest all grown up.   It's entirely possible that by book 7 (or 8?) Artemis Fowl is already an adult and I just haven't caught up, but Artemis Fowl captured my 4th grade self's imagination and I'd love to see what adventures he finds himself in as an adult. With Holly Short, of course.