Tag: Science Fiction

  • In Defense of Dangerous by Shannon Hale

    In Defense of Dangerous by Shannon Hale

    I recently read and enjoyed Dangerous by Shannon Hale, which I later found out received a luke-warm reception upon its release in 2014. I rarely do this, but upon finishing the book, I logged on to Goodreads to see what other readers thought of the novel. Huge. Mistake. While I thought this novel was a […]

  • These Broken Stars is Outta This World!

    These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner Released: December 2013 Publisher: Disney Hyperion Add to Goodreads ★★★★☆ Synopsis: Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive — alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a […]

  • Book Report: Dark Parties by Sara Grant

    Dark Parties by Sara Grant Released: March 2011 Publisher: Little, Brown Books Add to Goodreads ★★☆☆☆ Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Neva has been trapped since birth. She was born and raised under the Protectosphere, in an isolated nation ruled by fear, lies, and xenophobia. A shield “protects” them from the outside world, but also locks the citizens […]

  • Book Report: Divergent by Veronica Roth

    Divergent by Veronica Roth Released: May 2011 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Add to Goodreads ★☆☆☆☆ Synopsis:In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day […]

  • Book Report: Matched by Ally Condie

    Matched by Ally Condie Released: November 2010 Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Add to Goodreads ★★★☆☆ Synopsis: Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is […]

  • Book Report: Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

    Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #1) Released: October 2006 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Add to Goodreads ★★★☆☆ Synopsis:Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out […]

  • Book Report: Shelby and Shauna Kitt and the Dimensional Holes by P.H.C. Marchesi

    Shelby and Shauna Kitt and the Dimensional Holes Released: March 2011 Publisher: Createspace Add to Goodreads ★★★☆☆ Synopsis: Shelby Kitt never gets lost. Shauna, his sister, never gets sick. As far as most people are concerned, the inseparable Kitt twins are odd 13-year-olds. No one, however – not even Shelby and Shauna – can guess […]

  • Book Report: Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

    Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel Released: October 2011 Publisher: Del Ray Add to Goodreads ★★★★☆ Synopsis: The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s […]

  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

    The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

    The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson is easily one of the most thought-provoking books I’ve read.  Ever.  It’s decades in the future in America; doctors have fallen into the habit of playing God, but their medicine has been rendered useless ever since they began pumping people full of antibiotics endorsed by major pharmaceutical […]