QualityLand by Marc-Uwe Kling

QualityLand is a futuristic country where machines have taken over a majority of jobs, there is a universal ranking system that determines your social advantages, career opportunities, possible romantic mates, and there is even TheShop – a company that knows what you want even before you do and automatically send it to you. QualityLand simultaneouslyContinue reading “QualityLand by Marc-Uwe Kling”

A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott

I remember reading that Alcott actually preferred this book over Little Women, but this story turned out to be too risque for the time it was released and Little Women took the spotlight. A Long Fatal Love Chase is certainly a much more quick and easy read than Little Women. I could have finished itContinue reading “A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott”

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

This is, in my opinion, one of the most important Young Adult books written, and I think both young adults and grown adults should read it and truly digest the messages conveyed, of which I would use these two quotes from the book to summarize: I don’t know if it’s possible to take hate awayContinue reading “Hate List by Jennifer Brown”

The Devouring trilogy by Simon Holt

When dark creeps in and eats the light / Bury your fears on Sorry Night / For in the winter’s blackest hours / Comes the feasting of the Vours / No one can see it, the life they stole / Your body’s here, but not your soul… Vours are monsters that take control of yourContinue reading “The Devouring trilogy by Simon Holt”

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

It’s not very often that I find something online where an author says exactly why they wrote something and what they wanted to convey. However, the message of being brave does come across clear in the book and movie adaptation so it’s not really a surprise. I wanted to include the above post from himContinue reading “Coraline by Neil Gaiman”

The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo

“Bad systems” create “bad situations” create “bad apples” create “bad behaviors,” even in good people … we are not slaves to the power of situational forces. But we must learn methods of resisting and opposing them. The above quote is what I believe to be the overall message of the work Zimbardo presents us with,Continue reading “The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo”

Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Going Bovine is the story of sixteen year old Cameron Smith who, after experiencing hallucinations and strange instances of losing control of his limbs, gets diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob. Specifically, the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy variant. Otherwise known as Mad Cow Disease – a fatal virus that eats holes in your brain, turning it into sponge. RightContinue reading “Going Bovine by Libba Bray”