Science (or Sci-Fi) Related Books

Hi guys! As some of you may or may not know, I attend a pretty rigorous STEM high school, so along with my interest in the Liberal Arts, I also am passionate about science, too. Naturally, I love it when books have some form of science in them, whether or not that be a main character who has an interest in STEM, or if the book is sci-fi, or even if the book is non-fiction.

Today, I wanted to share with you guys some books I’ve read (or want to read) that I know have some scientific influences. I hope you enjoy!

The Martian by Andy Weir is easily the most science-influenced books I’ve ever read, so I think it deserves a place on this list. Not only is it really intriguing, but the main character is so funny and you won’t get bored, even if the science doesn’t make sense at times.

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The next book on this list is Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough. This is a non-fiction book that piqued my interest because it is really relevant to our world right now; the synopsis is below:

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things has garnered a reputation as the definitive work on eco-effectiveness since its publication in 2002. Described as an enlightening, imaginative, and accessible manifesto, Cradle to Cradle draws on William McDonough’s work in sustainable architecture and design to develop new eco-intelligent philosophy, evolving from “cradle-to-grave” industry standards to “cradle-to-cradle” practices. As relevant and important as it was fifteen years ago, McDonough and Braungart’s text marks a trail for industries looking to engage with new and innovative environmental solutions now more than ever before.”

I haven’t read it yet, but I definitely want to pick it up, especially considering current environmental issues like global warming and reusable, renewable energy sources.

A book I’ve been wanting to read for over three years now is These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. I don’t know much about it, except that it’s set in outer space, and most people really enjoy this series. Also, the cover: *hearty eyes*


The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey is one of my favorite books that I read back in middle school, and although it’s not necessarily set in stone “science fiction”, it has aliens and is an awesome apocalyptic story. I haven’t read the last book yet, but when I first them, I fell in love with everything about the books. ❤

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My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga is definitely not considered science fiction, but I wanted to include it because I love it and because the main character, Aysel, is a physics nerd. It’s not that influenced by science, but lots of her thoughts are influenced by her love for physics, which I thought was a unique trait for a YA contemporary.

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Warcross by Marie Lu is by far one of the books I’m most anticipated for, and it’s coming out pretty soon so that’s great. Most people know about it and based on the reviews I’ve heard of the ARC, it sounds AMAZING. I’m so so excited! (I think it’s supposed to science fiction-ish in the near future).

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The last book of this short list is Invictus by Ryan Graudin–a book that’s also to be released. I recently read Ryan Graudin’s Wolf by Wolf and LOVED it, so I’m excited to see what her science-fiction book will be like. (Plus it’s about history too!!)


…and, that’s it for this post! I hope you enjoyed reading it & if you have any recommendations, please let me know!

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Books I’d Love To Read in June

Hi guys!

As the school year starts to end a little (well, three weeks but still…) I want to make sure I read a bit more than usual. My goal for June is to read at least three books, which may sound little, but considering the fact that I’ve read a book a month this whole year–it’s a lot.

First, I want to finish A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas, which I actually only have 200 pages left of.

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(By the way: it’s real good. I’m loving it, obviously.)

The second book I MUST read is Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare–this is probably my most anticipated read of the year and I just. Can’t. Wait. I know it’s already been released, but I need to buy it and make sure I can read it without any distractions.

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The other books on this list I know I won’t get to ALL, but I’d love to pick them up.

One of these books is Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali–a book about a Muslim-American (like me!) This is the first book that I can think of right now that is about a Muslim American teenager, and I think it’s super important for books like this to be published considering…everything. It seems really cute but also meaningful, so I’m hoping it doesn’t disappoint!


Another is When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon–which is also a contemporary with diverse characters. I really miss reading contemporary books that are light and fun, since lately I’ve been reading only fantasy.


Finally, I want to read Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han. This is one of my favorite contemporary series ever–the cuteness, the characters, everything. I started reading it in 8th grade and I can’t wait (or can I?…) to see how everything wraps up. It’s going to be bittersweet but I know I’m going to enjoy it. :’)


I know I won’t get to all of these, but hopefully sometime during the summer I will.

Thanks for reading guys! What books are you excited about this month? Let me know–I’d love some recommendations!

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[UPDATED] YA Books of 2017

Hey everyone! I’m F I N A L L Y on winter break, so time to write some posts! As some of you may know, every year, I write a post full with books I am looking forward to for the next year. I already wrote one before, which you can access here, but that one doesn’t have many titles or publishing dates. Once again, any of the info on here is subject to change, but these should be more official.

Here it is!

*Note: these are certainly not all of the books of 2017, only ones I am interested in reading* Bold means I am really excited to read them, Italics means they are debuts.

  1. Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken — January 3rd
  2. Windwitch by Susan Dennard — January 10th
  3. Poison’s Kiss by Breanna Shields — January 10th
  4. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth — January 17th
  5. Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson — January 24th
  6. City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson — January 24th
  7. Caraval by Stephanie Garber — January 31st
  8. By Your Side by Kasie West — January 31st
  9. Lady Helen (The Dark Days Pact #2) by Alison Goodman — January 31st
  10. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones — February 7th
  11. Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin — February 21st
  12. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas — February 28th
  13. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco — March 7th
  14. Traitor to the Throne by Alywn Hamilton — March 7th
  15. The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins– March 7th
  16. Hunted by Meagan Spooner — March 14th
  17. The End of Oz by Danielle Paige — March 14th
  18. The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato — March 21st
  19. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves — March 28th
  20. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor — March 28th
  21. Spindlefire by Lexa Hillyer — April 11th
  22. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas — May 2nd
  23. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han — May 2nd
  24. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh — May 2nd
  25. It Started with Goodbye — May 9th
  26. The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye — May 16th
  27. A Million Junes by Emily Henry — May 16th
  28. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare — May 23rd
  29. Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts — June 6th
  30. Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab — June 13th
  31. Saints, Misfits, Monsters, and Mayhem by S.K. Ali — June 13th
  32. Now I Rise by Kiersten White — June 27th
  33. Because You Love To Hate Me by Ameriie — July 11th
  34. Lucky In Love by Kasie West — July 25th
  35. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell — July 28th
  36. The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski — August 1st
  37. Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic — August 15th
  38. Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody — August 15th
  39. Wonderwoman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo — August 29th
  40. Untitled (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas — September 2017
  41. Dear Martin by Nic Stone — October 17th
  42. Mirage by Somaiya Daud — November 6th
  43. The Gatlon School for Vigilantes by Marissa Meyer — November 7th
  44. Untitled (Illuminae Files #3) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman — Fall 2017
  45. Untitled (Stream Raiders #1) by Sara Raasch — Fall 2017
  46. The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle — December 26th
  47. Warcross by Marie Lu — ???
  48. Untitled (Falling Kingdoms #6) by Morgan Rhodes — ???
  49. Untitled (The Shaw Confessions #1) by Michelle Hodkin — ???
  50. Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles #1) by Jodi Meadows — ???
  51. Fall Boys & Dizzy In Paradise by Jandy Nelson — ???
  52. That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston — ???
  53. The Breathless by Tara Goedjen — ???
  54. Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski — ???
  55. Daughter of Passion and Stone by Rebecca Ross — ???

AHHH I’m finally done! This took like at least three hours so I really hope you like it!! I tried to add more debuts than usual because in 2016 I didn’t read any…Hope you guys enjoy! What books on this list are you most excited for? Did I miss any I should add?

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Rebel Belle Series Giveaway!!

Hey guys! Today I have some exciting new for you: you have the opportunity to win the entire (!!!) Rebel Belle series by Rachel Hawkins, hosted by Penguin Teen in preparation for the release of Lady Renegades! If you don’t know, I LOVE this series and I absolutely can’t wait for the last book, Lady Renegades, which comes out April 5th. You can join the giveaway below!

Click here to join the giveaway!!

RULES: this giveaway runs from today (the 7th) to March 25th. US only, unfortunately. You have FIVE entries: you can tweet about the giveaway, follow @LadyHawkins on Twitter, and add Lady Renegades to your Goodreads shelf for more entries! You can also win a Penguin Teen Tote Bag, also on the same link as this giveaway. (And don’t forget to follow my blog!)

Here are the (beautiful) covers:

If you didn’t know, this is what the first book in this series, Rebel Belle, is about:

Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper’s destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can’t get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she’s charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper’s least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David’s own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y’all beg for more.

Rebel Belle is the perfect series if you want a quick, easy fantasy with fluffy romance and lines that will make you laugh out loud. I highly highly recommend it and I hope you join this giveaway since its a great opportunity!

Also, I have some cute posters to share with you guys which I think are adorable:

Some links you might want to look at:

The Rebel Belle series page: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/129/rebel-belle

Goodreads (series page): https://www.goodreads.com/series/106669

Pre-order Lady Renegades: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/309416/lady-renegades-by-rachel-hawkins/

Sampler of Rebel Belle and Miss Mayhem: http://issuu.com/penguinteen/docs/romance_sampler__1_/109

Disclaimer: this post and giveaway are both sponsored by Penguin Teen. This did not affect or change my thoughts on these books in any way.

Have you read this series? How did you like it? Let me know! (I LOVED the first book, and although I didn’t think Miss Mayhem wasn’t as good, I still really enjoyed it.)

–Silanur ❤

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