Shattered Warrior – Sharon Shinn

31145130Shattered Warrior by Sharon Shinn

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Publication Date: May 16th, 2017
Publisher: First Second
Recommended Age: 13+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Romance, War, Aliens

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It is ten years after Colleen Cavanaugh’s home world was invaded by the Derichets, a tyrannical alien race bent on exploiting the planet’s mineral resources.

Most of her family died in the war, and she now lives alone in the city. Aside from her acquaintances at the factory where she toils for the Derichets, Colleen makes a single friend in Jann, a member of the violent group of rebels known as the Chromatti. One day Colleen receives shocking news: her niece Lucy is alive and in need of her help. Together, Colleen, Jann, and Lucy create their own tenuous family.

But Colleen must decide if it’s worth risking all of their survival to join a growing underground revolution against the Derichets. Continue reading

Once and for All – Sarah Dessen

32078787Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: June 6th, 2017
Publisher: Viking BFYR
Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 13+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance

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Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that’s why she’s cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm’s length. But Ambrose isn’t about to be discouraged, now that he’s met the one girl he really wants. Continue reading