Reviews by Category: Science Fiction

Teen Review
Skyhunter by Marie Lu

Skyhunter

By Marie Lu
5
Rated by
Lisa J.
Apr 2, 2021

Mara is one of the last countries in the world that has not been conquered by the Karensa Federation. As Karensa grows ever stronger, Mara is left relying on the Strikers, a group of elite warriors who would die to protect their country, as its last line of defense. Talin, a refugee who fled to Mara after Federation soldiers destroyed her home in the country of Basea, is one of these Strikers. One day, a mysterious prisoner is dragged back to Mara from the front lines, but no information can be extracted from him and an execution is planned.

Teen Review
Abstract moody clouds surround a distant city skyline.

The Sound of Stars

By Alechia Dow
5
Rated by
Alex O.
Mar 14, 2021

I was so into this book I wanted more after I finished it. All of the plot twists and thickenings kept me intrigued and enveloped thought the novel. I really love all of the character development in the book as well, it added so much more depth than I realized looking back.

Teen Review
Book Title: War Girls, Book Cover: A black teenage girl stands in a smoky futuristic landscape wearing a robotized armor.

War Girls

By Tochi Onyebuchi
4
Rated by
Palak P.
Mar 9, 2021

War Girls is about 2 sisters living in a war-torn world. Their lives have been affected by violence and all they want to do is find a peaceful future together.

I couldn't finish the book because the writing style didn't engage me as much, but I would still recommend the book. 

Teen Review
Cover photo of the book Sky Without Stars

Sky Without Stars

By Jessica Brody
4
Rated by
Brooke G.
Jan 10, 2021

The best way I can describe this book is as sci-fi Les Misérables. Chantine, a thief and con-woman best compared to Éponine, lives in the Frets (slums) of Lattere, but wants nothing more than to leave. To everyone but her family she is known as Théo. Marcellus (most like Marius) is the grandson of General Bonnefaçon, the most powerful man on the planet. His father was a traitor and member of the Vangarde, a rebel group thought to be resurfacing.

Teen Review
Cover photo of the book Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

By Ray Bradbury
5
Rated by
Eric S.
Jan 8, 2021

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a wonderful futuristic sci-fi story about a fascist world full of censorship and where happiness is valued over thinking and free will. The book offers an insight on what our world might become, and even though the book was published in 1953, the problems that it presents are even more present today.

Teen Review
Cover photo of the book Miles Morales

Miles Morales Spider-Man

By Jason Reynolds
3
Rated by
Afraah H.
Dec 9, 2020

Miles Morales Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds is a fiction novel with a boy named Miles who is Spider-Man. He mourns over the recent death of his uncle, but when he goes to school, he feels his spidey senses go off. He doesn’t know why, but something is off in his very normal school. He has a crush on a girl named Alicia, but he is always distracted or can’t talk to her because he is awkward.

Teen Review
Cover photo of the book Oryx and Crake

Oryx and Crake

By Margaret Atwood
3
Rated by
Jordyn G.
Dec 8, 2020

Oryx and Crake ​is a dystopian novel written by Margaret Atwood, the writer of ​The Handmaid’s Tale. ​Set in the post-apocalyptic future, this book follows Snowman, the last remaining human, as he navigates surviving in a world with few supplies and genetically mutated animals trying to kill him. The only ones to keep him company are a new breed of people called the Crakers, who are the creation of Snowman’s old friend Crake.

Teen Review
Cover photo of the book Scythe

Scythe

By Neal Shusterman
4
Rated by
Delaney M.
Nov 16, 2020

Scythe​ is the first book in ​Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe series. It is young adult dystopian fiction and the story follows Citra and Rowan, two teenagers living in a futuristic world in which humanity has conquered death. Citra and Rowan’s Earth is ruled by the benevolent Thunderhead, an evolved form of the Internet that has eradicated all of the problems that once tormented humanity (war, sickness, hunger, etc.). Even death is impossible thanks to revival centers that cover the planet.

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