This is a place for book addicts like myself to feel safe and understood – and find out about some awesome (or not-so-awesome) books to feed their ever-hungry habit.
You'll find new reviews here every Wednesday ranging in genres from sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal, suspense, historical fiction, action, adventure, middlegrade and more in all age categories. Though there tends to be more YA reviewed here than other genres, this blog is in no way limited to that.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Book Spotlight: Air
On May 31, Air became available via Barnes & Noble - it's a new YA contemporary novel by Ryan Gattis.
What's it about, you ask?
When 17-year-old Grey
witnesses the tragic death of his mother in Colorado, he is shipped off
to live with his aunt in inner-city Baltimore. Grey struggles to fit in
to his new school and environment until his
new friend, Akil, introduces him to the enigmatic Kurtis, the leader of
a group that uses high-octane sports as a form of social activism. By
challenging the police with death-defying stunts and then posting videos
of them online, Kurtis, Grey, and their group
become unlikely heroes in the fight against the prejudice that
As Kurtis takes Grey
under his wing, they come up with a name, an insignia and attract more
and more followers to their extreme acts. The lines between social
activism and criminal behavior blur and their escalating
stunts become a rallying point for the underprivileged and
disenfranchised around the country, spreading like wildfire across the
Internet. How far will Grey and Kurtis go to push their message, and can
their fragile alliance withstand their growing power?
Definitely keep an eye out for Air and check it out here!!!