The Swan Riders by Erin Bow [ARC Review]

51p-iypzdjlTitle: The Swan Riders
Author: Erin Bow
Type: Fiction
Genre: Sci-Fi, YA
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books / Simon & Schuster
Date published: September 20, 2016
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 376
Source: Publisher

A physical ARC of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: (Note from Flavia: Please, do not read this summary unless you have already read the prequel, The Scorpion Rules, because there are major major spoilers in this summary!)

Greta Stuart has become AI. New transmitters have silvered her fingerprints. New receptors have transformed her vision. And the whole of her memory has become one book in a vast library of instant knowledge. Greta is ready to rule the world.

But the new technology is also killing her.

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The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow [Review]

28589322Title: The Scorpion Rules
Author: Erin Bow
Type: Fiction
Genre: Sci-Fi, YA
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books / Simon & Schuster
Date published: September 22, 2015, June 7, 2016 (Reprint)
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 400
Source: Personal purchase

Summary: Greta is a Duchess and a Crown Princess. She is also a Child of Peace, a hostage held by the de facto ruler of the world, the great Artificial Intelligence, Talis. This is how the game is played: if you want to rule, you must give one of your children as a hostage. Start a war and your hostage dies.

The system has worked for centuries. Parents don’t want to see their children murdered.

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Currently Reading (#3)

ezgif-3973116087It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but I feel like writing a blog post today, and I am really really excited to talk about the book I’m currently reading! It’s my first encounter with some Canadian YA! Believe it or not. I don’t think we come out with a lot of YA that really interests me. I’ve been bingeing Fantasy and Sci-Fi lately, and I think that the Canadian YA that’s been coming out has been more contemporary.

I’ve always read Fantasy and Sci-Fi more than anything else (which is something you would know simply by glancing at my bookshelves), and it is the rare occasion that I will read something contemporary. I read numerous cheap romance novels when I was in high school, and I suppose those count, but I don’t really feel entertained or intellectually stimulated by such novels anymore.

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Gone Wild by Jodi Lundgren [ARC Review]

51zmraeqzql-_sx321_bo1204203200_Title: Gone Wild
Author: Jodi Lundgren
Type: Fiction
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: James Lorimer & Co
Date published: August 1, 2016 (re-published)
Format: E-book
Page Count: 95
Source: NetGalley

An e-copy of this book was kindly provided through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

SummaryBullied in foster care and then by his adoptive mother’s boyfriend, Seth decides to head out on his own. Brooke thinks she might be pregnant and, instead of facing her controlling mother, she runs. The strangers meet in a wilderness park on Vancouver Island, where basic survival is a challenge. As they work together to find food, water, and shelter, they find the strength to take control of their own lives.

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