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Sydnee Recommends: SCI-FI BOOKS

Young Adult

Shatter Me by Tahera Mafi

  • poetic writing
  • lethal touch
  • beautiful romance disguised as a dystopian

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

  • fairy tale retellings in space
  • cyborgs
  • bamf princesses

Feed by MT Anderson

  • brain bugs
  • capitalism / consumerism runs the worlds
  • its been like 4 years since i read it but i promise its good

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad

  • horror/thriller on the moon
  • evil dopplegangers
  • its terrifying

Adult (ish)

Vicious by VE Schwab (are you surprised? I’m not)

  • morally grey characters
  • hero / villain origin story
  • college friends give themselves super powers
  • litter girl that can raise the dead

Ready Player One by Earnest Cline

  • virtual reality / video game
  • 80s reference galore (the nostalgia!)
  • vr treasure hunt

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

  • classic feminist science fiction
  • dystopia (infertility)
  • seriously tho how have you never heard of this??

Graphic Novels (aka I really love Brian K. Vaughn)

Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

  • intergalactic war
  • interracial space romeo and juliet story
  • basically the whole galaxy wants to kill their kid
  • bisexual character! giant cat! spider woman bounty hunter!

Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaugh and Cliff Chiang

  • time travel
  • aliens
  • 12 year old girl gang
  • its basically stranger things

Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughn, Pia Guerra, and Jose Marzan Jr. 

  • dystopia
  • all the males on the planet die except one man and his monkey
  • bamf women everywhere rebuilding society

give me some more cute lesbians, ian jq

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Sneak peek for the last chapter of Home. 

(Also you should totally click for full res to see all the detail that took me two weeks to paint *weeps on the floor*)

A-Z Book Recommendations.

What a great idea from my friend at @macrolit :) Had to give it a go. I’ve omitted “A’s” and “The’s” from most of the titles for sake of flow.

  • A - American Gods by Neil Gaiman - A wandering modern “fantasy” that felt keenly poignant to me having grown up in the midwest. You’ll need patience for this one but this book is truly about the journey not the destination.
  • B - Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer - I’ll be honest, I never finished this series. It got a little overblown but the characters are so genuine that I held out a lot longer than I would expect of myself. This first book though is the definition of a classic middle reader. Lot of Adventure and a lovable, fierce, albeit flawed, female protagonist. 
  • C - Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess - I used to read this book every summer. It’s a rough read with some explicit violence (sexual and otherwise) but an important one I think. I recommend reading the “British” publishing which has 21 chapters (the publishers took out the last one for American audiences, because apparently we don’t like character redemption and growth *eyeroll*). The real genius of this book is the vernacular Burgess created from scratch that is truly like reading another language at first. 
  • D - Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab - Not to be cliche but I find that a lot of the titles Booklr obsesses over in the YA genre to be par-baked at best. Not the case with this series! Well developed characters that exist beyond their actions and exhibit real emotional complexity without relying on tropes and a plot that kept me turning and turning pages!

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  • Psychic: *reads my mind*
  • Me: *The Fitnessgram pacer test is a multistage aerobic capacity test that progressively gets more difficult as it continues. The 20 meter pacer test will begin in 30 seconds, line up at the start. The running speed starts slowly, but gets faster each minute after you hear this signal. A single lap should be completed each time you hear this sound. Remember to run in a straight line, and run as long as possible. The second time you fail to complete a lap before the sound, your test is over. The test will begin on the word, "start". On your mark, get ready, start.*
  • Psychic: What the fuck

Going to be at Wondercon in Anaheim this weekend! If any of you are going, swing by booth #1413 and say hi to me, edskudder, drawdoll and trevorwspencer!!!! We’re going to be selling some original and fan art prints and showing Solstice again. :) 

How do you guys like my new super-shelf? I’ve been lusting after this floating shelf since I first saw it, and now it is taking its proper place as comic book holder.

Comics everyone needs to read

When people ask me if I’m into comics I always hesitate because on one hand, yes I read a lot of comics, but on the other, no I don’t know the deep and intricate history of Earth 52 or the convoluted continuity of every Marvel superhero out there. I realize that many many people enjoy following the eight hundred iterations of Batman and knowing the original plans for the seventh reboot of Spiderman, and I am honestly impressed with their ability to follow them all, and a little scared at how efficient they are at it. The thing is, I don’t have the energy for that, and so I decided to make a list of comics I read, that are amazing, and blissfully simple to follow without any prior knowledge of the comics encyclopedia.

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I had a dream about him ;;o;;

Washington by Your Side

* George Washington × Reader
* Hamiltime
* Requested by anonymous
* Request: I’ve never requested an GW fic. Maybe one where you’re visiting during the war and everyone else is tripping because the didn’t know he had a wife.

A/N: so I was happy with this at one point. Now I’m not so sure. But here it is anyway, my first George Washington imagine! I hope it’s acceptable. So enjoy!

Word Count: 2,553

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You placed your husband’s latest letter on your desk and scrambled to find a bag and pack some clothes. It was the winter months in the first year of the war. Fighting was at a standstill and George had written, asking you to visit his camp. He was the general so you assumed he could do this if he really wanted to. No one was going to tell him otherwise.

You packed rather light, a trait you’d picked up from being married to a military officer. You sent for George’s brother to come and oversee Mount Vernon until you returned. When he arrived, you set off. It took three days after stopping for the nights. You reached the encampment and got down from your horse.

“Can I help you Miss?” A young soldier asked as he approached you. He had curls bound back in a ponytail as well as freckles across his cheeks.

“I’m here to see George.” You said trying to walk around him.

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