Book Review: Pretties

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld 2005. 348 pages. Series: Uglies, Book 2 Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars   Summary:  Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Pale Highway

Pale Highway by Nicholas Conley 2015.  400 pages.  Genre: Science Fiction Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Gabriel Schist is spending his remaining years at Bright New Day, a nursing home. He once won the Nobel Prize for inventing a vaccine for AIDS. But now, he has Alzheimer’s, and his mind is slowly... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Uglies

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 2005. 425 pages. Series: Uglies, Book 1 Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult Final Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars   Summary:  Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. In just a few weeks she'll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Echo V3: The Dialectic of Agony

The Dialectic of Agony by Kent Wayne 2017. 401 pages. Series: Echo, Volume 3 Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Speculative Fiction Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary:  While Crusader Kischan Atriya fights to keep his life and sanity, his mentor Chrysalis Verus undertakes a perilous journey across the wilds of Echo. Their separate paths... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Echo V.2, The Taste of Ashes

Echo: Volume 2, The Taste of Ashes by Kent Wayne 2016 298 pages. Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian   Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary:  Most of us change gradually—over the course of decades. For Crusader Atriya, it will happen in a single, agonizing day. On the edge of a decaying cityscape, Atriya struggles to... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Echo V.1, Approaching Shatter

Echo: Volume 1, Approaching Shatter by Kent Wayne 2015 206 pages. Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Summary:  In the late 21st century, humanity left Earth due to multiple resource shortcomings aggravated by an acceleration in climate change. They settled Echo, a planet that was nearly a carbon copy of... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Intraterrestrial

Intraterrestrial by Nicholas Conley 2018. 254 pages.  Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Adam Helios is a bully magnet without many friends. When he starts hearing a voice that claims to come from the stars, he fears he’s losing his mind, so he withdraws even further. On the way... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Way of the Wolf

Way of the Wolf by E. E. Knight 2001. 400 pages. Series: The Vampire Earth, Book 1 Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Speculative, Dystopian My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary: Louisiana, 2065. A lot has changed in the 43rd year of the Kurian Order. Possessed of an unnatural and legendary hunger, the bloodthirsty... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Giver

The Giver by Lois Lowry 1993. 240 pages. Series: Giver Quartet, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult, Utopian and Dystopian fiction, Sci-Fi My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Summary: Life in the community where Jonas lies is idyllic.  Designated birthmothers produce new children, who are assigned to appropriate family units; one male, one female, to... Continue Reading →

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