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 […]

Book Review: Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor

Book Review: Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor Fantasy: Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor   “My name is Sunny Nwazue and I confuse people.”   That may be one of the best lines I’ll ever read introducing a character. Sunny is many things. An American girl growing up in Nigeria, the daughter of two Igbo parents. An albino. And as […]

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi   Fantasy: Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi Zelie’s mother was killed because she had magic. Many people were killed during The Raid, when magic disappeared from the world and those who once had used it were targeted by the king. Since that fateful night all those […]

Booklist: Books about Books for Shared Reading with Children

Books about Books for Shared Reading with Children   Books were an everyday part of my boys’ life from the time that they were very little. Instead of wanting to sleep with a plush toy, they all opted to sleep with their current favorite book at night. And of course, they all tried the flashlight […]