Reviews by Tag: science fiction

Teen Review

The Giver

By Lois Lowry
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Jan 5, 2022

The Giver, by Louis Lowry, is a Science Fiction book. Jonas, who lives in a futuristic society, is selected to be the new receiver of memory. In his community, there are strict rules. For example, one being the precision of language. Therefore, the people in the community do not know colors, feelings, and holidays. Jonas, when selected to be the new receiver of memory, has to hold the painful experiences that occurred in their past. Will Jonas be able to handle the pain and continue living in his community?

Teen Review
The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Darkest Star

By Jennifer L. Armentrout
4
Rated by
Taylor E.
Oct 21, 2021

The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout is a fast-paced sci-fi novel with a lot of mystery. One night, Evie Dasher is trapped at a Luxen club during a government raid. There, she meets Luc, the arrogant teenage club owner. As Evie gets caught up in Luc’s world, her whole world turns upside down. This book was fantastic! I really liked Evie as a character; she felt relatable. The mystery of Evie’s past and its relation to the present was the best part of the story, but the tension between Luc and Evie was very entertaining.

Teen Review
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game

By Orson Scott Card
4
Rated by
David M.
Oct 21, 2021

Ender’s Game follows a brilliant 6-year-old kid named Andrew “Ender” Wiggin. Set in the future, humans are fighting a war with an alien race called “buggers”. The humans win the war, but are fearful of another attack, and so they train gifted children in a satellite called the “Battle School” to become future commanders against the buggers. Ender is born as a third child in a world where only two children are allowed due to the giftedness of his siblings, Peter a sociopath and Valentine, a caring sister.

Teen Review
Dune by Frank Herbert

Dune

By Frank Herbert
5
Rated by
Zach D.
Oct 21, 2021

The story of Dune begins with Paul Atriedes, son of the Duke Leto. Leto is assigned to govern over the hostile desert world of Arrakis, the only source of melange. This “spice” is highly coveted, as consumption of it can cause, most notably, heightened mental abilities and limited foresight. However, the Duke’s acclimation of the planet was planned so that the Atriedes family might be left vulnerable. Paul must learn to navigate the new worlds of Arrakis and interplanetary politics, or his family will not survive.

Teen Review
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Four Dead Queens

By Astrid Scholte
4
Rated by
Cheryl W.
Jun 27, 2021

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte is captivating, dynamic, and contains numerous twists and turns. This fantasy fiction book consists of murder mystery and hints of romance and sci-fi. Perplexing characters with complex motives and a fascinating fantasy world elevated this book to another level. The novel is centered around Keralie Corrington, a seventeen-year-old girl  who steals, lies, and deceives for a living. Mackiel, her childhood friend and employer tasks her with stealing a case.

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 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.

Staff Review

Illuminae

By Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
5
Rated by Diane H.
Feb 8, 2016

Illuminae is one of the most enjoyable books I’ve come across recently. I don’t know what it would be like to read the book, but the audio was marvelous to listen to. The different voices encapsulate the personalities and essences of the different characters, making the story richer and adding depth. 

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