An engrossing space opera that is a high octane fight for survival set in space with vibes from Firely and a bit of Undercover Boss. Buckle in and get ready for an adventure!
Read the first chapter of Hullmetal Girls here! "The Chancellor sees us the way humans do, the way I used to see Scela. We're tools. Weapons. Things to be wielded with force." Hullmetal Girls is an ambitious science fiction novel that brings together many elements into an interesting (and frightening) future. The book gripped me with its first … Continue reading Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie
Lorna Love has died and gone to heaven... or rather HVN, a spaceship infested with hamsters (do not feed them, ever) among the stars. The Things We Learn When We're Dead is a unique and refreshing fast paced, character-driven book that is about life, memory, and perception. Continue reading
Set billions of years in the future, the last of humanity races against the Big Crunch (think of the big bang in reverse where the universe shrinks back up) in huge space ships called lifeboats to hopefully outrace the Big Crunch and recolonize, saving the human race. Continue reading
I was hooked with the opening and continued reading with fervor. This reminded me of the film Dark City, the writings of Michel Foucault, a bit of Pleasantville - all wrapped up in a fast paced read suitable for middle grade and young adult readers. This engaging story features a dystopian society that stifles imagination and creativity, and a strong female lead that dares to be different. Continue reading