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Cinder by Marissa Meyer– Review by Pranathi, Teen Blogger

Posted on 10-Mar-16 11:30
What if I told you that humanity was dying of a deadly virus and your race was the only one able to save the world? You would save the world and be forever remembered as a hero wouldn’t you? But here’s the catch, if you save everyone else you lose your connections to the people you love most and are thrown in jail for being of your kind. Would you save the world and meet your inevitable doom or would you watch everyone around you, the people you hate and love, fall? Cinder by Marissa Meyer takes an unusual but deeply intriguing twist on the classic Cinderella story, pulling the reader into the action and making them feel deeply for each and every one of the characters on a personal level. Unlike any other Cinderella twist I’ve read before, Cinder takes place in a dystopian future where the universe consists of humans, Lunars, cyborgs and androids. Humanity is reaching its end faster every day due to an unknown contagious virus and the Earth is on the brink of war with an alien race called the Lunars. Just as the situation reaches the point...
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Black Hole Sun by David McInnis Gill - Review by Saul, Teen Blogger

Posted on 30-Jul-15 13:10
Setting a book in a sci-fi world can be difficult, especially when looking at how to be consistent with the science and technology. This is even more difficult when trying to set a story on Mars, a planet we know a fair amount about. Black Hole Sun does an excellent job of this however, becoming an interesting and action packed novel without any of the problems that often plague the genre (such as suddenly having a gadget for every situation or being inconsistent with the science throughout the novel). The author does a great job, creating an amazing world and filling it with powerful, realistic characters...
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Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card - Review by Ashlee, Staff Blogger

Posted on 19-Sep-14 13:11
One of my favourite novels is Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, so I eagerly picked up his Pathfinder hoping for the same kind of experience as I had with Ender’s Game. However, I ended up having mixed feelings about Pathfinder: enjoying some moments but disliking others.
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Never Let Me Go – Review by Margaret, Teen Blogger

Posted on 06-Aug-14 12:56
Never Let Me Go is a 2005 adult futuristic science fiction novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. If you are into science fiction and dystopian literature, this book is for you. Investigating themes of the human condition, free will, and communication between youth, this book will make you empathize with characters in such a way that very few novels can do with such success.
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S.J. Kincaid - Interview by Julia, Teen Blogger

Posted on 05-Dec-13 15:54
My new obsession and favourite book series is S.J. Kincaid’s, The Insignia Series! I only picked up Insignia because it was on my Battle of the Books list but, of course, I had to just fall deeply and madly in love with it. I ended up fangirling to my friends every lunch hour, and sometimes during class, for a week. I made fan art, jewelry, and goofy little writing projects. I really loved this book because of how much it reminded me of the Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. But Insignia sings it’s own unique song. It plays on the sweet genre on sci-fi and fantasy and it has over 300 sweet measures (pages) of pure awesomeness. Today, I feel very lucky to be able to share an interview that I did with S.J. Kincaid...
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