Book Review: Spirit Hunters

Spirit Hunters
By Ellen Oh

My Edition:
Paperback, 279 pages
2017, Harper
ISBN: 9780062430090

Harper, forced to move from NY to DC with her family, hates the stupid old house she now lives in. It’s too hot and something about it sets her on edge. Things get worse when Michael, her four-year-old brother, starts talking about his friend Billy that Harper can’t see and acting strange. Harper has her own problems, however – she’s missing memories. She knows there was an accident at school and then something bad happened to her afterward, but she doesn’t know what and her family won’t tell her. As strange and scary things start happening around the new house, Harper begins to realize her missing memories might have something to do with what’s happening to her little brother – but she’ll have to remember if she wants to help him.

I was really hankering for some middle-grade and Spirit Hunters really hit the spot! It’s dark, genuinely creepy and touching, plus it’s written by an own voices author – everything I love in my MG!

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Book Review: Trail of Lightning

Originally posted on Geek Girl Authority

Trail of Lightning
By Rebecca Roanhorse

My Edition:
Hardcover, 287 pages
2018, Saga Press
ISBN: 9781534413498

Thank you to Saga and Wunderkind for providing me with a free copy in exchange for my honest review.

Mix a watery apocalypse with monsters and supernaturally gifted humans and add a dash of Native American folklore and a smattering of gods returned to Earth and you’ve got Trail of Lightning.

This book has everything you want from a post-apocalyptic novel: a climate crisis that wiped out most of the world’s population, a mish-mash of leftover tech and survivalist tactics, hideous monsters ravaging the remaining humans, humans developing superpowers to battle those monsters and bastard gods who have returned to Earth to mess with the survivors all blended together by an own-voices author.

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Book Review: Buffalo Soldier

Buffalo Soldier
By Maurice Broaddus

My Edition:
Paperback, 142 pages
2017, Tor
ISBN: 9780765394293

Desmond has abandoned his mission and spirited away his young charge, Lij, in order to save the boy from a lifetime of experiments. Dogged by several political and religious factions, the two cross borders from Tejas into the land of the Five Civilized Tribes and Desmond wonders if they’ll ever be safe.

Guys, I can’t think of how to blurb this book without giving a ton of stuff away, but it is friggen awesome! It combines alternate history with steampunk and sharpshooters and sorta telekinetic/psychic people who have been created by the government and oh my gourd why haven’t I seen more people talking about this novella?!

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