Book Review: Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems, Marjorie Maddox

Book Review: Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems, Marjorie Maddox   Poetry/Nonfiction: Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems, Marjorie Maddox   Inside Out is absolutely delightful. I truly wish that someone had written this book 40 years ago when I was in junior high school. Of course, Marjorie Maddox was not […]

Blog Tour: Space Academy, Hannah Hopkins

Book Review: Space Academy, Hannah Hopkins   YA Science Fiction: Space Academy, Hannah Hopkins   Being an American, my familiarity with British education systems is quite limited. I assume that Hogwarts has some basis in fact. I’ve no idea what basis beyond the presence of young British students. Something, though. I’m pretty sure the sorting […]

Book Review: Children of Virtue and Vengeance, Tomi Adeyemi

Book Review: Children of Virtue and Vengeance, Tomi Adeyemi YA Fantasy: Children of Virtue and Vengeance, Tomi Adeyemi   Last year we reviewed Children of Blood and Bone, the first book in this fantasy series by Tomi Adeyeme. The sequel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, takes the characters on a far different journey.   It’s […]

Book Review: Catfishing on the Catnet, Naomi Kritzer

Book Review: Catfishing on the Catnet, Naomi Kritzer Young Adult: Catfishing on the Catnet, Naomi Kritzer   Steph is used to starting over. Her mother has been on the run from Steph’s abusive father for as long as Steph can remember. She’s been to five high schools…and she’s still just starting her junior year. So […]

Book Review: Immunity, Erin Bowman

Book Review: Immunity, Contagion Book 2, Erin Bowman Science Fiction: Immunity, Contagion Book 2, Erin Bowman At the end of Contagion, Thea, Coen, and Nova have escaped the plague-ridden nightmare of Achlys, only to be captured by a ship determined to weaponize the plague. Since Thea and Coen are carriers, or hosts, to the plague, […]

Book Review: Contagion, Erin Bowman

Book Review: Contagion, Erin Bowman Science Fiction: Contagion, Erin Bowman Thea is an intern, assisting a scientist in a routine expedition. Nova is a pilot, eager to prove herself worthy of a full time job with the corporation. Toby is a computer expert, Cleaver works security. They are forced to abandon the planet they are […]

Book Review: Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Book Review: Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Fiction: Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff wrote the international bestselling young adult series, The Illuminae Files. Now they have collaborated on what appears to be the start of a new series, Aurora Cycle. In Aurora Rising, Tyler Jones is […]

Book Review: Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik

Book Review: Spinning Silver: A Novel, Naomi Novik Fantasy: Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik I didn’t particularly like Prince Casimir. He’d come to stay at my father’s house once, and I’d been beneath his notice, so he hadn’t been on his best behavior….He was nearly my father’s age, and a man who lived almost entirely on […]

Book Review: Zeroboxer, Fonda Lee

Book Review: Zeroboxer, Fonda Lee Carr “The Raptor” Luka is a young and rising star in the violent sport of “zeroboxing,” a zero gravity form of cage fighting popular on Earth, Luna, and Mars. Luka is everything a marketer could want. Blessed with good looks, character, personality, a rags-to-riches life story, incredible talent and a […]