Mila 2.0 is a YA science fiction novel by Debra Driza that tells the story of Mila, a girl living with her mom in a small town in Minnesota. Mila can’t remember her past, but soon discovers her true identity. She’s a weapon, and several people want to control her. As she runs from enemies, she begins to […]Read more "Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza"
Divergent the Movie: A Review There are a lot of YA dystopian novels out on the market and I enjoy finding a story that rises above the fray. Divergent, the first of Veronica Roth’s dystopian series, was delight to read and I was excited to watch the book made into a movie and released last month. The […]Read more "Divergent the Movie: A Review"
I read The Adoration of Jenna Fox and enjoyed the book Mary Pearson released confronting the issues of humanity, synthetic human parts, and what constitutes a human being. The Fox Inheritance is the sequel that brings back Jenna Fox’s two friends, who were killed with her in an automobile accident at the age of sixteen. […]Read more "The Fox Inheritance by Mary Pearson"
When it comes to YA science fiction, space opera is not a prominent subgenre. Think of Star Wars, Star Trek, and the like, and I bet you can count the number of YA space operas with your fingers. So I was pleasantly surprised to find Garth Nix’s A Confusion of Princes. A Confusion of Princes is an epic […]Read more "A Confusion of Princes"
I’ve been a fan of science fiction and fantasy ever since I was introduced to the genre in my teenage years as a reluctant reader. Although I read more widely now, my favorite reads are still in science fiction and fantasy. Fantasy gets a lot of coverage and one unfortunate neglect is in the science […]Read more "Science Fiction Book Review: The Rithmatist"
Every year, the Boston Book Festival brings together authors, writers, and readers into Copley Square for a three day bookworm extravaganza. I attended last year for the first time and was excited to go again. This year a couple of authors I like, Marissa Meyer, Cinder and Scarlet, and Maggie Stiefvater, Raven Boys and Shiver, appeared. They were […]Read more "Maggie, Marissa, and the Toothpaste Conundrum: Notes from the YA: Legends Revisited Panel"