Category Archives: Science Fiction

Book Review: ‘Crashing Eden’ by Michael Sussman

Rating: 2 The Low Down: Joss Kazdan is a seventeen-year-old angry young man. To be honest, he’s always had a bad attitude, been a troublemaker. Things got even worse when his younger brother, Eli, committed suicide. The only thing he loves more than... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: ‘The Selection’ by Kiera Cass

It is the future, and the United States no longer exists. It is time for the prince of the nation of Illéa to marry, and just like princes in the past, they have The Selection. 35 girls from all castes are chosen to participate. They all get to live... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Candidates’ by Inara Scott

Rating: 3 The Low Down: Imagine you are an average girl, not popular, not monied, not memorable. That’s just the way Dancia Lewis wants it, considering the horrible thing she is able to do. She lives with her grandmother in very modest surroundings... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Time Between Us’ by Tamara Ireland Stone #ATBF12

Rating: 4 The Low Down: Anna Greene and Bennett Cooper have met under the strangest of circumstances. It’s 1995, and on her morning run at a nearby track, Anna sees someone in the stands. Watching her. He smiles at her like he knows her. When she... Read More | Share it now!

Quick and Dirty Reviews for May 2012: Books Rating 4/5 Stars

Abandon by Meg Cabot Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Romance Ages: 14 and up Published: April 26, 2011 by Point This book was previously reviewed. Please click here to read the post. Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana: What to Name Your... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Discovery of Socket Greeny’ by Tony Bertauski

Like many sixteen-year-old boys, Socket Greeny plays video games with his friends. It’s no game, though, when his best friend, Streeter, hacks into another realm of a virtual-reality game and takes Socket and their other best friend, Chute, along... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Pandemonium’ by Lauren Oliver

**SPOILER ALERT: Certain elements not revealed in the review of the first book, Delirium, may be revealed here.** Book two in the Delirium series starts with Lena awakening to a new world. Her life in Portland is over, Alex is gone, and her new family... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Divergent’ by Veronica Roth

A semi-dystopian tale, Divergent delivers excitement, danger and attraction. In their sixteenth year, each child takes an aptitude test to determine which faction best suits them. Each of these groups fosters a certain virtue and every unit balances... Read More | Share it now!

Quick and Dirty Reviews for March 2012: Books Rating 4/5 Stars

Here are the three books I read in March that rate 4 Stars. There were none rating 5 Stars. The Host by Stephenie Meyer (SciFi/Fantasy): Stephenie Meyer was supersmart to write a new book of a different genre during the time she was penning the... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Delirium’ by Lauren Oliver

Half-way through reading, I realized that this is book you’d get if The Hunger Games, Witch and Wizard and The Host had a baby together. A beautiful, thrilling baby. There’s heavy-handed government, electric fences and lack of individual control.... Read More | Share it now!