Genre: Young Adult

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The Obsidian Blade (Klaatu Diskos) Review

The Obsidian Blade (Klaatu Diskos) Review

The Obsidian Blade is about a young boy named Tucker who is surprised when his father disappears off of their roof. Tucker soon learns about Diskos, portals from the future which are a kind of sightseeing technology for future people to view important events in the past. For most of… Read more »

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Creators Review

Creators Review

Creators is a prequel to Contributor in which Liang Zhang must struggle with his company’s failure to provide enough food for the world. He must make tough decisions that ultimately ends with the creation of the Zhang dome. This is a short, quick read that really shows the turmoil the… Read more »

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Banded Review

Banded Review

Banded is a book about a dystopian society were citizens are divided and segregated by the government according to their aptitude. They are given permanent bands on their arms which deduct points anytime they cross the government. If they reach 0, the bands kill the wearer. Kalenna is sorted into… Read more »

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Deception Peak Review

Deception Peak Review

Deception Peak is a fantasy about a boy named Ian and his father Alex who stumble into a magical realm via a portal opened from their computer. Once there, they learn of a world terrorized by a dragon and populated by a group of Dragon worshippers, and another group (Kaemperns)… Read more »

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Infiltrator (Contributor #2) Review

Infiltrator (Contributor #2) Review

In this sequel to Contributor, Dara must cement her position as assistant to Andersen, while simultaneously trying to uncover any information to help the Free Thinkers. I really enjoyed this and felt it was a solid book with great pacing, world building, and character development. Dara is really pushed to… Read more »

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The Contributor Review

The Contributor Review

Contributor is about a girl named Dara who lives in a dome entirely run by Magnum. As long as citizens contribute by working for Magnum, their basic needs are met. Dara is finally given an opportunity to compete for a chance to be assistant to the head of engineering. Along… Read more »

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The Offering Review

The Offering Review

The Offering is the third and final book in the Pledge series. In it, the country stands on the brink of war as Charlie tries to keep peace with her neighbor and continue battling Sabara. After really enjoying the first and second book, I was really looking forward to this… Read more »

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Last Chance for ELECTED Kickstarter

Last Chance for ELECTED Kickstarter

The kickstarter project for the dystopia ELECTED ends Tuesday. This is the last time ELECTED will be available in hardcover form, and it is a chance to get an advanced copy of SUSPECTED, the second book in the series. Here is the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/elected-a-young-adult-dystopian-novel-by-author-ro

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The Essence Review

The Essence Review

The Essence is the followup to the Pledge. In the novel, Charlie must learn how to be queen, cope with challenges to her rule, deal with constant assassination attempts, and all the while fighting Sabara for control of her body. I give it 5 stars because I couldn’t put it… Read more »

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The Believers Review (Breeders #2)

The Believers Review (Breeders #2)

The Believers is the second book in the Breeders series, about a family surviving in a post-apocalyptic world where women are very rarely born and society has broken down. In this second novel, Riley, Clay, and crew set off to rescue Riley’s auntie. Along the way, they stop and are… Read more »

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The Royal Ranger Review

I listened to the Audible version of the Royal Ranger, the 12th book in the Ranger’s Apprentice series. First off, a quick note about the narrator. He is a very skilled narrator, and one with a British accent which went perfectly with this novel. The only downside was he occasionally… Read more »

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Of Sun and Saltwater Review

Of Sun and Saltwater Review

The sequel to Of Sea and Stone features Aemi coming to grips with her new life in Primus. She sets out on a quest to learn more about her father and why he was framed for treason, all the while dodging attempts on her life. Meanwhile, the Dron aren’t taking… Read more »

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The Six Days

The Six Days

Interview with Author Anna Caryolyn McCormally Can you talk a little about what the book is about? The Six Days is about a boy named Jamie and his best friend, Nia. When Jamie‚Äôs little brother is kidnapped, he and Nia are sucked into the complicated political intrigue of Emanu–a magical… Read more »

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Earthman Jack vs. The Ghost Planet Review

Earthman Jack vs. The Ghost Planet Review

This book is about Jack, a teenage misfit who just happens to come across a really attractive alien princess while the Earth is being destroyed. Together they flee and set off on a galactic adventure to save the universe. This book really reminded me a lot of the Hitchhiker’s Guide… Read more »

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Half Way Home Review

Half Way Home Review

This is a short sci-fi story about a colony on a distant planet. AI-controlled ships are sent out to distant planets where they begin transforming the worlds and growing human colonists from embryos. However, if a planet is not deemed sustainable then the embryos and all equipment is destroyed. This… Read more »

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