Category: Science Fiction

Every Day by David Levithan

It’s entirely possible I’m reading too many books aimed at younger audiences (see this recent post), because I didn’t care for this one.  By the end, I appreciated what Levithan was trying to do, and I also appreciated the creative, complex concept of the book.  But because I didn’t like the main character, I couldn’t…

Review of The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

There’s been a lot of hype around this book, considering it’s not even out until August 20.  I’ve heard Shannon referred to as “the next J.K. Rowling” and the book as “the next Hunger Games.”  I can’t say that either of those are even close.  But I will say this: for a 21-year-old literature student’s…

Review of Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Life After Life is one of those books that’s hard to review.  It’s a challenging read and it’s got glowing critical reviews.  I’m a big fan of Kate Atkinson, so I expected to like it, and I did.  Be warned though, it’s quite a departure from her other books.  This is a book that combines…

Review of Redshirts by John Scalzi

If you like Star Trek, you’ll appreciate Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas.  It’s a lot like the movie Galaxy Quest — it makes fun of the genre, but in a way that clearly honors it as well.  If you don’t know what the term “redshirts” means, this probably isn’t the book for you. Redshirts…