Book Review: Saving Mars by Cidney Swanson

Title: Saving Mars Author: Cidney Swanson Series: Saving Mars Series Publisher: Williams Press  Release Date: August 5, 2012 Website: Book Summary: When the food supply of Mars’ human settlement is decimated, seventeen-year-old Jessamyn Jaarda, the best pilot Mars Colonial has ever seen, flies to Earth to raid for food. Earth-Mars relations couldn’t be worse, and […]

Book Review: Tandem by Anna Jarzab

Title:  Tandem Author:  Anna Jarzab Series:  Many Worlds Publisher:  Delacorte Press Release Date:  10/8/13 Website: Book Summary: Everything repeats. You. Your best friend. Every person you know. Many worlds, many lives–infinite possibilities. Welcome to the multiverse. Sixteen-year-old Sasha Lawson has only ever known one small, ordinary life. When she was young, she loved her grandfather’s […]

Book Review: Dangerous by Shannon Hale

Title:  Dangerous Author:  Shannon Hale Publisher:  Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books Release Date:  3/4/14 Website: Book Summary: How far would you go to save the world? When Maisie Danger Brown nabbed a spot at a NASA-like summer boot camp, she never expected to uncover a conspiracy that would change her life forever. And she definitely […]

Book Review: Mars, Inc. by Ben Bova

Title:  Mars, Inc.: The Billionaire’s Club Author:  Ben Bova Publisher:  Baen Release Date: December 3, 2013 Website: Book Summary: How do you get to the Red Planet?  Not via a benighted government program trapped in red tape and bound by budget constrictions, that’s for sure.  No, what it will take is a helping of adventure, […]

Book Review: A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier

Title:  A Death-Struck Year Author:  Makiia Lucier Publisher:  HMH Books for Young Readers Release Date:  March 4, 2014 Website: Book Summary: In the grip of the deadly 1918 flu pandemic, not even the strong survive. The Spanish influenza is devastating the East Coast–but Cleo Berry knows it is a world away from the safety […]

Book Review: Closed Hearts by Susan Kaye Quinn

 Title:  Closed Hearts Author:  Susan Kaye Quinn Series:  Mindjack Trilogy Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Website: Book Summary: Eight months ago, Kira Moore revealed to the mindreading world that mindjackers like herself were hidden in their midst. Now she wonders if telling the truth was the right choice after all. As wild rumors spread, […]

Book Review: Broken by CJ Lyons

Title:  Broken Author:  CJ Lyons Series:  None Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire Release Date:  Nov 5 2013 Website: Book Summary: All She wants is a normal life. Diagnosed with a rare and untreatable heart condition, Scarlet has come to terms with the fact that she’s going to die. Literally of a broken heart. It could be […]

Book Review: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

Title:  Gregor the Overlander Author:  Suzanne Collins Series:  The Underland Chronicles Publisher:  Scholastic Release Date:  August 1, 2004 Website: Book Summary: When 11-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient […]

Book Review: A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

Title: A Long Long Sleep Author:  Anna Sheehan Series:  None Publisher:  Candlewick Release Date:  January 22, 2013 Website: Book Summary: Rosalinda Fitzroy has been asleep for sixty-two years when she is woken by a kiss. Locked away in the chemically induced slumber of a stasis tube in a forgotten subbasement, sixteen-year-old Rose slept straight […]

Book Review: Aberrant by Ruth Silver

  Title:  Aberrant Author:  Ruth Silver Series:  Aberrant Publisher:  Patchwork Press Release Date: 4/28/13 Website: Book Summary: In the future dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without […]