Genre: Science Fiction

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Review: Wither, Lauren DeStefano

Review: Wither, Lauren DeStefano

Overview To have such a rigid setting, Lauren DeStefano did a spectacular job at creating the world that exists years into the future. The best Dystopian settings are the ones that are plausible and the perfect test tube baby is a possibility in the future. Her characters are so well… Read more »

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Review: XVI, Julia Karr

Review: XVI, Julia Karr

Overview After spending some time reading this book, I was disappointed in the writing style and abandoned the selection. As a dystopian world, I didn’t feel like I was being introduced into the world at all and there was a LOT of jargon and situations that left me confused and… Read more »

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Review: Crystal Venom, Steve Wheeler

Review: Crystal Venom, Steve Wheeler

In Burnt Ice, the veteran crew of the Basalt were sent to investigate a far-away planet where they uncover a few different strange, new and rather dangerous life forms. They are effectively abandoned there by the Games Board but become instant celebrities once they limp their way back into the Sphere. Now, after a… Read more »

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Review: Skylark, Meagan Spooner

Review: Skylark, Meagan Spooner

About once a year I hear about a book and for some reason I decide I most desperately have to read it and I build it up into the most awesomest book ever.  Then I read the book and am thoroughly and incredibly disappointed with it.  Last year it was… Read more »

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Review: The Glimpse, Claire Merle

Review: The Glimpse, Claire Merle

This is the story of Ana who lives in the not to distant future where scientists and governments test for mental illnesses from birth and then segregates society into the “pures” who live in idyllic gated communities and the “crazies” everyone else who has predictors for mental illness, ranging from… Read more »

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Review: The Rise of Nine, Pittacus Lore

Review: The Rise of Nine, Pittacus Lore

We will not conquer our obstacles by running away from them. Speed does not matter, just that we do not stop. This series is really a lot of fun and the third instalment of the Lorien Legacies is filled with action and character development.  In The Rise of Nine the… Read more »

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Review: Kissing Shakespeare, Pamela Mingle

Review: Kissing Shakespeare, Pamela Mingle

“As much as it hurts to admit it, I knew he was right. I would love him with all my heart, but in the end, it wouldn’t be enough. I’d long for everything I couldn’t  have, and that would kill the love between us. Not right away, but someday.”   I… Read more »

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Review: Cinder, Marissa Meyer

Review: Cinder, Marissa Meyer

“Was it all in my head? A Lunar trick?” Her stomach twisted. “No.” She shook her head, fervently. How to explain that she hadn’t had the gift before? That she couldn’t have used it against him? “I would never lie—” The words faded. She had lied. Everything he knew about… Read more »

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Review: A Million Suns, Beth Revis

Review: A Million Suns, Beth Revis

And here we are, in the middle, surrounded by a sea of stars. A million suns. Any of them could hold a planet. Any of them could hold a home. But all of them are out of reach. I was really surprised to discover that Across the Universe had a… Read more »

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Review: Pandemonium, Lauren Oliver

Review: Pandemonium, Lauren Oliver

In approved places, every story serves a purpose. But forbidden books are so much more. Some of them are webs; you can feel your way along their threads, but just barely, into strange and dark corners. Some of them are balloons bobbing up through the sky: totally self-contained, and unreachable,… Read more »

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