Book Review: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Book Review: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Edition: Amazon Kindle

Rating: ★★★★★

The Poppy War follows the journey of young Rin who has shucked the societal expectations placed on a dark-skinned, poor war-orphan, and made her way to the most elite training Academy in the Empire. It is her story on finding ways beyond human capabilities to prove her worth, and to show the world that she is not someone to be taken lightly – all while coming to terms with the reality of war.

Book Review/Reaction: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book Review/Reaction: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Edition: Walker Books Paperback (UK Edition)

Rating: ★★★★★

The Hate U Give follows the story of Starr Carter, a sixteen year old black teenager who tries to balance two separate lives and how that balance is shattered after the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend at the hands of a police officer.