I’m very interested in exposing the ways that women are discouraged from taking an interest in STEM fields, so Eileen Pollack’s The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club was an automatic add to my to-read list. While it wasn’t quite what I expected, it’s still a valuable resource for women like me who loved science and math but were discouraged from pursuing those subjects and, perhaps more importantly, for teachers and scientists who may not realize that their unconscious behaviors push women away.
In Love in the Time of Scandal, Caroline Linden pulls off a rare feat — making you fall for a character who was set up as a bit of an arse in an earlier book. But don’t worry! He gets redeemed and totally earns his HAE. (While some romance series don’t necessarily need to be read in order, I highly recommend at least starting with the second book in the Scandalous series, It Takes a Scandal, so you get the full backstory for this book. The whole series is excellent and you can’t go wrong starting at the beginning, either! This review will have […]
All her life, Agnieszka has known two things: that she must stay away from the Wood at all costs, and that every ten years, the Dragon emerges from his tower to select a girl to serve him for the next ten years. (He’s not the fire-breathing sort of dragon, but rather the wizard tasked with protecting their valley.) She knows all too well the horrors inflicted when the Wood claims a victim, but she’s not terribly concerned about the Dragon. After all, everyone has known all their lives that her best friend, Kasia, will become his chosen companion when they come […]
In the mood for some new adult sci-fi with a brilliant ass-kicking heroine? Of course you are! Kimberly P. Chase’s The Apollo Academy is the first book of a promising new series about Aurora Titon, an heiress who’s training to be a shuttle pilot for lunar missions. She may, in fact, be the best pilot the Academy has ever trained — assuming she survives her first semester, since someone is apparently trying to kill her.
I admit, even though I absolutely adore everything I’ve read by Courtney Milan, I had a teeny moment of hesitation about picking up Trade Me. I’m usually not interested in contemporary romance, and “New Adult” as a genre name irrationally bugs me. I’m so glad I decided to check out the first chapter when she posted it on her website, though, because I was instantly hooked. And of course the full book was amazing too. I should never have had a doubt.
Last year, when I finished reading Defy, I really hoped that it would be the start of a series because I wanted to know what happened once everyone knew Alexa’s secret. My wish came true, and Ignite is a fantastic follow-up that once again left me wanting more.
Looking for a modern-day YA paranormal book that doesn’t involve vampires and werewolves? Anomaly by Tonya Kuper has teens with the ability to bend reality and a good old-fashioned Evil Consortium vs. Tenacious Resistance power struggle, with some pretty kick-ass fight sequences.
Courtney Milan has done it again, and this may actually be my favorite book yet by her. Plenty of romance novels have funny moments, but it’s rare that I actually have to set a book down because I’m laughing so hard there are tears streaming down my face. If you’ve spent any time on ladyblogs, you’ll love it too.