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#SixteensBlogAbout: Weird Research

In the world of FEAR MY MORTALITY, human beings are invincible. If they’re hurt, they heal. If they die, they regenerate within an hour – many even faster than that. The fast ones are called fast healers, and the slow ones, well, you don’t want to be one of those in a world that values regenerative strength.

Jellyfish blue by thalia dossche https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

The science behind the book isn’t as far fetched as you might think (well, sort of). Some of the┬áweirdest research I did was into jellyfish, like the immortal jellyfish that transforms itself back into a polyp if injured. And I researched magnets. I didn’t know before that heat and sound are a bit magnetic.┬áI also looked into the genetic differences between boys and girls. The male Y chromosome is fascinating, but you’ll find out why that’s important when you read the book *winks*

I also did a bunch of research into drones, since drone technology is commonplace in the world of FEAR MY MORTALITY, like this groovy little camera drone here. Not so far from our own reality.

And then there were the searches on those royalty-free stock image/footage websites. Wow. For the most part they were okay, but plug in “mortality” or “death” in footage, and some of the images had me running for the hills.

The biggest thing I wanted to achieve was to create a world that isn’t so far from our own, and what I discovered when I went looking is that some of this science isn’t that far away.

Book Reviews for Busy People: OF BREAKABLE THINGS and LEGEND

R0000776I love reading book reviews and writing them too, but I also know that most people are super busy just keeping up with everything else going on in their lives, so I like to keep my reviews short and simple.

This week, I’ve reviewed two books and I’d love it if you checked out the reviews and also checked out the books (they are AMAZING). I don’t review anything that doesn’t make it to five stars, because after all, these are going on my favorite list.R0000775


This week’s FABULOUS┬áreads are:

OF BREAKABLE THINGS by A. Lynden Rolland: review is here.

LEGEND by Marie Lu: review is here.

Have a great week!



Legend by Marie Lu


I honestly didn’t think I’d ever rank a dystopian novel as highly as The Hunger Games, but this is it.

There. I said it. Legend by Marie Lu is full of action, intrigue, and most of all, two characters I’ve fallen in love with. And set in a possible future that is really not so far away from our present. If dystopian fiction is your thing, this is a must-read. If you’ve never read a dystopian young adult, this is a great place to start, but with a warning–not all dystopians will live up to this one.

(I’m secretly glad I’m late to this series, because now I don’t have to wait to read the other two books in the series: Prodigy and Champion.)