Reviews by Category: Science Fiction

Teen Review
Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

Iron Widow

By Xiran Jay Zhao
5
Rated by
Anonymous
May 23, 2022

This book is definitely in my top 10 books of this year. I loved the portrayal of lgbtq+ themes with fantasy. It also has a mythological aspect to it. It’s honestly refreshing to see a book that has lgbtq+ as a subplot and focuses more on fantasy. Most lgbtq+ book are more slice of life or coming of age, although those are fun to read from time to time. Overall I loved this book.

Teen Review
 The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Midnight Library

By Matt Haig
3
Rated by
Mariam S.
May 21, 2022

In The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, Nora Seed is full of regrets. She regrets that she didn’t join a band with her brother, and she regrets that she didn’t get married to Dan. She regrets that she didn’t take good enough care of her cat, and she regrets that she never became a glaciologist. After an especially difficult day, she decides that the harm done to the people in her life if she died is less than the harm that would occur to them if she continued living.

Teen Review
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

By Ray Bradbury
3
Rated by
Eva K.
May 21, 2022

Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian reality novel. This book was a confusing read for me since all of the topics and themes in the book were hard to understand. It was a difficult book to understand because several of the vocabulary words that were used in the novel were confusing and I had to look them up frequently. Overall it’s a good read for someone who likes dystopian fiction and is trying to explore new genres.

Teen Review
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Project Hail Mary

By Andy Weir
3
Rated by
Mariam S.
May 16, 2022

In the sci-fi novel Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, former high school science teacher Ryland Grace wakes in a strange hospital, fresh from a coma and bleary with various medical drugs. Once he recovers a little, he notices several strange things: first, his companions in the odd medical wing are dead and he’s devastated. But he can’t really recall how he knows them, or why they’re here. He can’t remember much at all, really - not even his own name.

Teen Review
Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Vicious

By V.E. Schwab
4
Rated by
Anonymous
May 13, 2022

Vicious is an incredible read that grips the reader all throughout. Each character is flawed, if not evil. The book takes you on a journey where you cannot side with either of the characters since you know deep down that they both are not good people. This story of two best friends turned enemies is heartbreaking as it represents the fragility of relationships and how wanting to get to the top may leave you miserable. Vicious mainly follows Victor Vale and how he sets out to seek revenge.

Teen Review
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

By Ray Bradbury
5
Rated by
Anonymous
May 12, 2022

Fahrenheit 451 teaches its readers of the importance of intellectual and critical thinking. It's set in a society that has banned books as they are believed to brainwash its subjects. The book rejects superficial thinking and advocates for gaining knowledge. Fahrenheit 451 is heavy on figurative language which allows the reader to ponder and interpret the text in their own way.

Teen Review
Cover photo of the book The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

By Suzanne Collins
4
Rated by
Saathwika
May 11, 2022

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, is a Science Fiction book.  Summary: Katnis Everdeen is a sixteen year old girl who lives in future America. Katnis goes to compete in “The Hunger Games,” along with a boy named Peeta. The two train for weeks before actually competing and risking their lives in a game.

Teen Review
Masterminds by Gordon Korman

Masterminds

By Gordon Korman
0
Rated by
Chloe H.
May 9, 2022

Eli Frieden, Amber Laska, Tori Pritel, Malik Bruder, and Hector Amani find out that they and six other kids in their perfect town of Serenity, New Mexico, are clones of criminal masterminds as part of an experiment called ‘Project Osirisʼ through a note that Eliʼs friend, Randy, left him after his parents sent him away to a boarding school. The objective is to see if people have evil in their genes or are born evil. The townʼs motto is “Honesty, harmony, and contentment”.

Teen Review
Legend by Marie Lu

Legend

By Marie Lu
4
Rated by
A_Gascich
May 3, 2022

Legend by Marie Lu is the first book in the Legend series. Set in a dystopian future United States, Legend is told from two points of view: June, a government prodigy and Day, an infamous criminal. After Day supposedly kills June’s brother, she sets out to hunt him down. When their paths cross, June’s loyalties are called into question as she discovers Day may not be as bad as her superiors say.

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