Flashfall – Fall into this fast-paced sci-fi dystopia

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Flashfall by Jenny Moyer

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Release Date: November 15th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia
Orion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels of Outpost Five, near the
deadly flash curtain. For generations, her people have chased cirium
—the only element that can shield humanity from the curtain’s radioactive particles.
She and her caving partner, Dram work the most treacherous tunnel, fighting
past flash bats and tunnel gulls, in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their
way into the protected city.
But when newcomers arrive at Outpost Five, Orion uncovers disturbing
revelations that make her question everything she thought she knew about life
on both sides of the cirium shield. As conditions at the outpost grow
increasingly dangerous, it’s up to Orion to forge a way past the flashfall,
beyond all boundaries, beyond the world as she knows it.

My Spoiler Free Thoughts:

First of all, this book was incredibly captivating from page one, and not once did I WANT to put the book down (but alas, exams were calling…). This sci-fi dystopian is fast-paced, with a fantastic protagonist who I found incredibly relatable, accompanied by a wide cast of side characters.

The world-building was detailed and really enhanced my reading experience, and I loved meeting (and cringing away from) all of the unique creatures that we see in the Flashfall world.

I felt really attached to the main character, Orion, from the very beginning, and my love for her only grew….Also..Damn, Dram!! I loved these two characters so much, and was constantly concerned for them.

I wanted to keep this super short and sweet, but for the love of god, if you enjoy either sci-fi or dystopian novels, pick this one up, stat. FOUR STARS


Jenny is the author of YA sci-fi/fantasy FLASHFALL, coming from Macmillan/Holt 11-15-16. She lives with her filmmaker husband and their three boys in Des Moines.
Find out more at http://www.jennymoyer.com and connect with Jenny on Twitter and Facebook.


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Behind the Pages: Book Boyfriend Merch

One of my favourite Etsy stores of ALL TIME is Behind the Pages*. Gina makes amazingly delicious bookish themed soaps and lip balms, so today I wanted to share my thoughts on her Book Boyfriend range.

*NB: the photos below are from the Behind the Pages Etsy store, as I used all of mine up and forgot to take some pics of their gorgeousness..Oops.

I cannot stop spending ALL MY MONEY on these wonderful soaps and lip balms. As someone with sensitive/easily dried out skin, I found my skin stayed really soft and supple while I was using these products.

The soap is made from goats milk soap, which means it is super great for sensitive skin, and feels beautiful to use.

My Top 2 Book Boyfriend Soaps (currently)):

  1. Rhysand: citrus and jasmine (a.k.a heaven scented). It’s black and has gold glitter and it is utter perfection!!! I will just say that you do need to hose the shower down afterward to get rid of any remaining black colour, but it’s definitely worth it. After using the Rhysand soap I kept finding pretty gold glitter all over me.. hehe, made me feel so PRETTY!!

    2. Khalid: sandalwood and sunshine scented (mmm, yum!). This delicious maroon coloured soap has crushed walnut shells in it, which feels fantastic on my skin, and has definitely helped keep it soft and supple over the past few weeks. I don’t love the scent as much as Rhysand (obviously!), but it still smells delightful.

    My Top 2 Book Boyfriend Lip Balms:

    1. Rowan: smells like pine and snow (and perfect Fae God!!!). This lip balm has a subtle, delicious scent that I adore. It’s hard to explain exactly how it smells, but its easily my fave lip balm. It glides on, lasts ages and makes my lips feel silky smooth, and I find myself taking this lip balm with me everywhere I go.

2. Gansey: lime and mint scented, and is a super cute lime green colour. The lime scent definitely takes over with this lip balm, but its another super smooth, creamy balm which I love. It stays on for ages, and it seems to have a smoother texture than some of the other balms I’ve tried.

With new Book Girlfriend themed goodies having been just released, I cannot wait to try even more of Gina’s amazing products. The easiest five star review I’ve ever had to give.