The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, an adult read, brings a strange and wonderful circus to life. The drawback – the circus performers are trapped! A suspenseful and imaginative story that is colorfully written and entirely creative.
Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson, a young adult supernatural read, adds a bit of the psychological thriller mode into a city devastated by Hurricane Josephine. An enjoyable read for anyone who likes the supernatural with a twist!
The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender is another young adult supernatural story with an evil darkness that adds to the creepiness factor! An old, decrepit building, a history of asylum patients and mysterious deaths all lead to a suspenseful story!
I recommend these books to all readers of the weird and spooky!
The Extraction Series by Stephanie Diaz has reminded me of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Shadow Series. Clementine has extreme intelligence and small stature, just as Bean does. The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth also comes to mind because of the competitive nature of the societies.
In the first book, Extraction, a depressing world is brought to life where civilians are treated like slaves and livestock! In Rebellion, the second book, Clementine worries that she might be unstable, but she is still intent on stopping Charlie and his senseless treatment of their people. In the third and final book, Evolution, the world of Kiel comes full circle and I enjoyed this one most of all. The writing is more complex than the first two books in this series and Clementine gets to meet the Mardenites’ God!
The Extraction series blends a dystopian society with science fiction and creates an unusual world full of brave and interesting characters!