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Grade 8 Up–This final installment in the series is a warning of the dangers of overconsumption and conformity. Set some time in the future, after a human-made bacteria destroyed the modern world, the trilogy tells of new cities established and tightly controlled through brainwashing and a series of operations leading to a compliant society. 172 more words

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Starred Review. Grade 6 Up–Tally Youngblood lives in a futuristic society that acculturates its citizens to believe that they are ugly until age 16 when they’ll undergo an operation that will change them into pleasure-seeking “pretties.” Anticipating this happy transformation, Tally meets Shay, another female ugly, who shares her enjoyment of hoverboarding and risky pranks. 204 more words

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Authority (Southern Reach Trilogy #2), by Jeff VanderMeer

This book was much slower than Annihilation and challenged me, as the reader, to stay engaged. Despite the slowness, there were still moments of eerie allusions to something dark, foreboding, and disturbing. 242 more words


Guest Post: Review of Atlantia

Hi everyone! I’m Kathy from https://thenoveltyoflife.wordpress.com/ and I’m super excited to post on Brewing Up Books today! Nice to meet you :) Let’s get into the review: 456 more words


Excerpt from Riding Redemption

Dahlia cracked the hatch on her mech, barely even hearing the noises and chaos in the hangar bay. She wanted to kill him, to rip his helmet off and ring his cocky neck.

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Jolie Mason

#bbloggers to Reduce Aging vs. #TheFame

I am much older than the people I follow, but I don’t really care because I feel that younger people have a better understanding of how the world is evolving, and that they are ultimately shaping the path our world is taking through their interaction with devices, and blogs, so today, I am going to talk about why I am an older male blogger who writes blogs to reduce the feeling of aging. 389 more words


7x7x7x7 Writing Challenge

Kathleen, my fellow author and CP has challenged me! In this challenge you go to your seventh page of your WIP, go down seven lines and post the next seven lines and tag seven authors to do the same. 168 more words