Unbreathable

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As part of the official street team for Hafsah Laziaf’s debut, Unbreathable, it’s my job to tell you why you should read this super cool book. It was released a few days ago (the original release date was October 29, but it was moved up), and I’m really excited for a few reasons:

1. World building – Jutaire is unlike any world you’ve read about before. In Unbreathable, Laziaf has created a vivid, almost tangible world. Jutaire is a colorful, vibrant, super creepy universe that will suck you in with its acid rain and red landscape.

2. The boys – Well, okay, one boy in particular. There is a love triangle, kind of, although in my opinion the outcome is pretty obvious from the beginning. Julian is pretty darn swoonworthy.

3. Lissa – I always like a female protagonist who gets stronger and stronger as a story progresses, and Laziaf’s Lissa is no exception. Watching her get more comfortable in herself and become extra badass was definitely a highlight of this book for me.

4. It’s a space book that I actually liked – I’ve read a couple space books this year, but until Unbreathable hadn’t found any that I really liked. Space just isn’t my thing, but the world in Laziaf’s novel seemed more like a realm in a fantasy novel, so that really worked for me. Unbreathable is a worthy addition to the growing canon of YA space books.

5. The cute father/daughter relationship – I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so I’m going to leave it at that, but trust me: much cuteness is to be had.

5. Hafsah Laziaf is really cool – It freaks my out a bit that we’re the same age, since she’s so successful already with her blog and has just published her first book at 20, but oh well. I’ll get there someday. I discovered her blog, Icey Books, a couple months ago and have been an avid follower ever since. She’s also a graphic designer who’s done many blog themes and covers for YA books, including her own as well as the adorable Solving for Ex by LeighAnn Hopkins!

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So yeah. Read Unbreathable. Do it! Find it here. Happy reading!

 

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One thought on “Unbreathable

  1. Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA says:

    I’m looking forward to this one. I had already spent my book budget for the week by the time it was released last week but I’ll get it this week.

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