Science Fiction

Review: Turnabout by Margaret Peterson Haddix

by Second Mate Embry July 19, 2014
Review: Turnabout by Margaret Peterson Haddix

by Second Mate Embry, guest reviewer Title: Turnabout Author Margaret Peterson Haddix Page Count: 223 Format: Hardcover Grade Reading Level: Ages 12+ Summary: Amelia Hazelwood, Annabeth Flick, and 40 or more others from Riverside nursing home are selected at the old age of 100 to live forever. In a doctor’s experiment called Project Turnabout. The […]

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Review: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

by First Mate Keira July 15, 2014
Review: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: Ender’s Game Author: Orson Scott Card Narrators: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison Format: Unabridged Audio Book # CDs + Minutes: 9 CDs (11 hours, 11 minutes) Grade Reading Level: 9th Grade Summary: In a near-future society, the human race is in a war against the buggers, a hostile alien race, […]

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Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

by Second Mate Embry June 28, 2014
Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Reviewed by Second Mate Embry Title: Catching Fire Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Hardcover Pages: 400 Grade Reading Level: 6-8 Grade Summary: Katniss and Peeta arrive back from the 74th Hunger Games as victors. Katniss thought all she wanted was to go home, but things aren’t the same. Gale is ignoring her and Peeta is trying […]

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Review: Across the Universe (Across the Universe, Book 1) by Beth Revis

by First Mate Keira April 27, 2014
Review: Across the Universe (Across the Universe, Book 1) by Beth Revis

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: Across the Universe (Across the Universe, Book 1) Author: Beth Revis Format: Hardback Page Count: 416 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 14 and up Summary: Godspeed is a spaceship that was sent into space by a group on earth, hoping to find a new earth planet. Amy joined her […]

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Review: Open Minds (Mindjack, Book 1) by Susan Kaye Quinn

by First Mate Keira April 25, 2014
Review: Open Minds (Mindjack, Book 1) by Susan Kaye Quinn

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: Open Minds Author: Susan Kaye Quinn Format: Digital ebook Page Count: 338 pages Grade Reading Level: Grade 7+ Summary: Kira Moore is an outcast in a future where mind-reading and telepathy are traits everyone can do… everyone except her. This makes her a zero and zeroes can’t be trusted. […]

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Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

by Second Mate Embry April 15, 2014
Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

by Second Mate Embry, guest reviewer Title: Mockingjay Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Hardcover Page Count: 400 pages Grade Reading Level: Grade 7+ Summary: After Katniss’s survival of the Quarter Quell, she is whisked of to underground (literally and figuratively) District 13. Over the course of the book Katniss is preparing for when she can go […]

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