Book Review: When Planets Fall (Stars Fall Circle Book 1) by Abby J. Reed

The planet of Scarlotti is divided by three groups, but tensions between them are high and a war is closer than ever. When Breaker gets captured by Herons and forced into fixing a starship, he agrees in order to keep his people safe and tries to keep his deal secret in order to avoid giving his chief a reason to incite war, but rescuing Malani wasn't part of his plan and her mysterious wings...
 

The Weekly Update: 3/19/17 + A Personal Note about Chronic Illness

My Weekly Update posts are always personal since I usually update you all about my life, but today's is going to be even more personal than usual. I've mentioned a few times on my blog that I have a chronic illness. I generally don't like to specify it as CFS/ME partly because, thanks to the awful name (chronic fatigue syndrome), people tend to think, "Oh, so you're tired? I'm tired too. Just...
 

Book Review: Peter Darling by Austin Chant

Growing up as a girl named Wendy, Peter never felt like himself, so he ran away to Neverland where he could be a boy but returned home when he missed his family, even though they never accepted who he was. Ten years later, he's back in Neverland, ready to lead his Lost Boys and fight some pirates, only to discover that things have changed, Neverland isn't quite what he thought, and he just may be...
 

Discussion: Disabilities Being Magically Cured in Books

We already have so little diversity in books, and we have even less diversity of the disability kind. Then, on top of that, the portrayal of disability is often riddled with problems---a big one being disabilities---whether physical or mental---being magically cured or turning out to be something paranormal. I feel like some people may not fully understand why this is so harmful though, so I...
 

Book Review: Unfolding by Jonathan Friesen

Jonah is a senior in high school, he struggles with both epilepsy and severe scoliosis, and he has feelings for his best friend, the beautiful and prophetic Stormi. But things suddenly start getting stranger and Jonah is swept away on an adventure out of town with Stormi that changes Jonah's perspective and brings to light secrets their small Oklahoma town has been...
 

Book Review: The Boy in Her Dreams (The Girl in Between Book 2) by Laekan Zea Kemp

Now that Roman has his memories back, he feels broken and guilty and struggles to come to terms with the person he was and what his life has become, and in doing so he pushes Bryn away. Meanwhile, since Bryn's KLS is getting worse, she decides to go to Germany to try a new treatment. But the two soon realize that Bryn's illness isn't quite what it seems, their meeting definitely wasn't...
 

Book Recs: 10 Lesser-Known Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books with Disabled Characters

In an effort to spread more awareness of disabilities and the books that feature them, I've decided to join the Disability Diaries event and to share with you all ten science fiction and fantasy books featuring disabled characters! I know this is similar to the list I just introduced on Monday, but I wanted a chance to actually spotlight some of the books I've read and others that sound...
 

Book Review: The Girl in Between (The Girl in Between Book 1) by Laekan Zea Kemp

Bryn has Klein-Levin Syndrome, a chronic illness that causes episodes of sleep that last anywhere from days to months, but hers is a rare case because, when she has these episodes, she goes to a strange place with an everchanging landscape, made entirely of her memories, where she's the completely alone... until the day a boy she's never met washes up on the beach. He has no memory, but she's...
 

Announcement: Introducing the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books with Disability Masterlist!

As some of you may know, for a while now I've been searching for sci-fi/fantasy books with physically disabled and chronically ill characters. And during that time, I kept trying to figure out something I could do with my blog to help bring awareness to disabilities and the books that include them in order to spread more understanding. And this was what I came up with! So I am happy to introduce...
 

Book Review: Obscura Burning by Suzanne van Rooyen

Kyle can't remember what happened the night of the fire, but, ever since then, he's been stuck alternating between two realities---one in which his boyfriend, Danny, is alive but paraplegic and their friend, Shira, is dead, the other in which Shira is alive but Danny is dead and Kyle is horribly scarred from the burns. But shifting between realities is killing Kyle, both literally and...