Category Archives: science fiction

Review: Robot God Akamatsu by James Biggie, illustrated by Frankie B. Washington

Robot God Akamatsu is the first volume of a YA graphic novel series. Back in the days of Atlantis, humanity was protected by the titular Robot God Akamatsu and the three pilots who operated the robot god from a space … Continue reading

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Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer, read by Rebecca Soler

Cinder is a retelling of the classic fairy tale, but it is not the “Cinderella” from your childhood or from the landmark animated film.  It is the first of four books in The Lunar Chroniclesseries; future volumes will deal with “Little Red Riding Hood”, … Continue reading

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Review: Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

 In Trella’s world, things are black and white. She is Inside. Outside is a mythical place that doesn’t exist, a tool used to control her and her fellow Lowers, scrubs who are jam packed into large dorms, fed slop, and … Continue reading

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Review: Arclight by Josin L. McQuein

There’s a definite trend in YA of post apoc tales that fall in various spots on the SF spectrum. Arclight is another of those, hitting all the recognizable bells and whistles along the way. Main character Marina is the sole … Continue reading

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Review: Specials by Scott Westerfeld

Specials by Scott Westerfeld continues the mutatious adventures of Tally Youngblood. First she struggled to maintain her individuality in a world that forces their population to undergo an extreme kind of plastic surgery that affects both body and brain. Then … Continue reading

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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

I doubt there is anything that makes me fall for a book faster than a damaged main character. Is Katniss damaged after her win at The Hunger Games? Oh, absolutely. The willingness to kill to survive doesn’t make it easier, … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I’m late to the bandwagon so I’ll jump to the point—The Hunger Games is one of the scariest books I’ve read. It’s not just twenty four 12 to 17 year olds battling to the death for the entertainment of the … Continue reading

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Review: Raptor by Paul Zindel

When Zack and his Native American friend Ute explore the cave where Zack’s paleontologist father was mysteriously injured, they discover a strange nest with very large eggs. Zack, thinking they might be worth a lot of money, takes an egg … Continue reading

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Dueling Reviews: Raiju: A Kaiju Hunter Novel by K.H. Koehler

Colleen says:   Kevin Takahashi is a 16-year-old refugee from San Francisco living in New York City with his dad.  San  Francisco was destroyed by a kaiju, or monster (think Godzilla).  A shark had eaten so much polluted fish that … Continue reading

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Dueling Reviews: The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

The MonsterLibrarian says:  In The Monstrumologist, twelve year old Will Henry is thrust into danger when a grave robber brings a horrifying creature to his mentor, Dr. Warthrop, in the middle of the night. Dr. Warthrop is a monstrumologist, a monster-hunting doctor, … Continue reading

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