Category Archives: Fiction

Recommended debut Sci-Fi novel: “Lightless” by C. A. Higgins

I enjoyed the multiple mysteries presented in this combo Hard Sci-Fi/Soft Sci-Fi tale: Who is Ivan and is he really a bad guy? What did Mattie do to the Ananke’s computers? What is the real identity of space terrorist Mallt-y-Nos … Continue reading

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Ian Caldwell’s “The Fifth Gospel” — an excellent and riveting thriller

“The Fifth Gospel” by Ian Caldewell; pub date March 3, 2015 ; ISBN 9781451694147 I haven’t read a religious thriller that interested me this much since Stephen Bransford’s “High Places” back in 1991 — I enjoy books that teach me something … Continue reading

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“Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters” — another excellent YA adventure from Shannon Hale

“Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters” by Shannon Hale; pub date Feb 24, 2015; ISBN 9781619634855; Grade Level: 4-8 Going by all the books I’ve previously read by Shannon Hale, including the two previous Princess Academy books (“Princess Academy” and “Palace … Continue reading

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Chi’s Sweet Home series – a gentle introduction to manga for adolescents or manga newbies

      I saw this as a recommended title on a YA list, ordered issues 1-3 from the library, and agree with others that this is a cute series that would be a great way to introduce the manga style to a YA or mange … Continue reading

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Discover WyrmeWeald – a Dragon Trilogy worth getting lost in

Well-known for their popular YA “Edge Chronicle” series, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddel have created a teen (and I would include adults) trilogy that’s worth reading by building a fascinating and believable dragon-focused ecosystem — a world that revolves around Dragons (or as they’re known … Continue reading

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Ben H. Winters’ “The Last Policeman”…what would YOU do?

The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters; published May 13, 2013 [9781594746741] What would you do if you knew that the Earth had less than six months until it was either completely or mostly destroyed by an asteroid? Would you stay … Continue reading

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Lynnwood by Thomas Brown – great horror story

 A tourist driving through the village of Lynnwood would see a typical charming bucolic British village kind of like one would find while watching a Miss Marple mystery. People might even like to go mushrooming in the forest that oversees the homes…but I … Continue reading

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