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Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain
3.79
really liked it
A delightful bit of pulp fun. Such a pleasure to read after slogging through a few urban fantasies that took themselves too seriously and "cerebral" S ...more
May 19, 2012
May 18, 2012
 
H.I.V.E. Higher Institute of Villainous Education (H.I.V.E., #1)
4.06
it was ok
I admit it. I'm picky. I'm particularly picky when it comes to depictions of villains and superheroes. And the books on villainy tend to leave me sore ...more
Dec 28, 2012
May 22, 2012
 
Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1)
3.87
liked it
**spoiler alert** This appears to be a love it or hate it sort of book. Most of this is predicated on whether the reader in question is open to readin ...more
May 08, 2012
Sep 16, 2011
 
Ready Player One
4.31
it was ok
To be absolutely fair, if what you're looking for is absolute geek boy nerd fluff and 80s nostalgia, this might be a lovely little bit of reading to f ...more
Jan 22, 2013
Aug 25, 2011
 
Mind-Call
4.42
it was amazing
The first of three loosely connected books in the Mind-Call trilogy, this is the oddest and hardest to find of the three. It's also a fascinating read ...more
Aug 21, 2015
Feb 03, 2009
 
Mars Evacuees (Mars Evacuees #1)
4.01
it was amazing
First posted on Views from the Tesseract: https://shanshad1.wordpress.com/2015/...

Alice Dare is going to Mars. She’s not entirely sure she wants to go
...more
Nov 17, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
 
Genius Squad (Genius, #2)
3.87
it was ok
The first book had a number of flaws, but was intriguing enough to pull me through and make me curious about the sequel. I got through this book basic ...more
Jul 25, 2009
Jul 21, 2009
 
Cakes in Space
4.01
it was amazing
Review first posted at Views from the Tesseract: https://shanshad1.wordpress.com/2015/...

You know, if someone had told me that I’d fall head over heel
...more
Jul 25, 2015
Jul 25, 2015
 
The Dead Gentleman
3.69
really liked it
A middle grade steampunk time-travel adventure! I read Cody's Powerless a few years ago and loved it. He hasn't lost his touch, that much is evident. ...more
Feb 08, 2012
Oct 04, 2011
 
Curse of the Iris (The Jupiter Pirates, #2)
4.11
it was amazing
Review originally posted at Views from the Tesseract: http://shanshad1.wordpress.com/2014/0...
When you really love the first book in a series, there’s
...more
May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014
 
The Fourteenth Goldfish
3.87
really liked it
Review originally published at: Views from the Tesseract
http://shanshad1.wordpress.com/2014/0...
Back a while ago I mentioned that the kind of science
...more
Sep 09, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
 
Sky Jumpers (Sky Jumpers, #1)
3.97
really liked it
Review Originally Published at: Views From the Tesseract http://shanshad1.wordpress.com/

Note: An advanced reader copy was provided by the publisher.

Fu
...more
Jul 17, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
 
The Prince Who Fell from the Sky
3.80
really liked it
Humanity's end days have come and gone. The animals have taken over (particularly the wolves). A complex society of thinking creatures appears to have ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
 
Space Case (Moon Base Alpha #1)
4.26
really liked it
Review first posted on Views from the Tesseract: http://shanshad1.wordpress.com/2014/1...

What’s interesting about the idea of genre is that it isn’t a
...more
Jul 31, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
 
Hunt for the Hydra (The Jupiter Pirates, #1)
3.71
it was amazing
Arrrrr! Combine high seas style piracy with interplanetary science fiction and you get this lively space adventure of intrigue, daring and danger.

Summ
...more
Dec 31, 2013
Dec 30, 2013
 
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
4.03
it was ok
eh. Give me House of Stairs by William Sleator any day. That was a great book along these lines, but with a better payoff. Or Lord of the Flies which ...more
Sep 2010
Nov 04, 2009
 
The Rendering
3.67
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Found this to be a rather fun read of kids battling an evil mad scientist type. Telling the story as though they were blog posts rec ...more
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
 
MiNRS
3.88
it was amazing
Review Originally posted at Views from the Tesseract: https://shanshad1.wordpress.com/2015/...

Christopher Nichols lives on Persus, the newest planetoi
...more
Apr 24, 2015
Apr 24, 2015
 
The Restoration Game
3.59
it was ok
Meh. Might have helped if the back cover copy didn't imply this was about a computer game. Because it's really not about online gaming. I'm still not ...more
May 17, 2012
May 18, 2012
 
Crash Landing (Hyperspace High, #1)
4.26
really liked it
Note: Originally published @ Views From the Tesseract: http://shanshad1.wordpress.com/2013/0...
An advanced reader copy was provided by the publisher.

M
...more
Aug 20, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
 
Time Jump  (Sci Hi #3)
4.67
really liked it
Originally posted at Views from the Tesseract: http://shanshad1.wordpress.com/2014/1...

Think school is boring? Not for these futuristic kids! Here at
...more
Oct 26, 2014
Oct 19, 2014
 
The Dragon and the Stars
3.59
really liked it
Better than average collection of short stories around a cultural theme. I can't say the whole of it was excellent--there were a few stories that left ...more
Sep 20, 2010
Sep 15, 2010
 
Ripple Effect (Sci Hi #2)
4.67
really liked it
Your school days were never like this! Science, science fiction and adventure combine in this second story from the Sci Hi series. This time our intre ...more
May 13, 2014
May 13, 2014
 
The Vindico (The Vindico, #1)
3.88
it was ok
I'll be the first to admit that I like a good superhero/super villain yarn. I'm rather tickled by stories taken out of graphic novel format and placed ...more
Aug 07, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
 
Fires of Invention (Mysteries of Cove, #1)
4.18
really liked it
Review originally posted at Views From the Tesseract: https://shanshad1.wordpress.com/2015/...
Folks, there are books, that even if you can't judge the
...more
Jun 25, 2015
Jun 13, 2015
 
All Clear (All Clear, #2)
4.05
really liked it
I think it's rather appropriate that I finished this on Veteran's day. Overall, an amazing duology set mostly during WWII in England where our time tr ...more
Nov 11, 2010
Nov 06, 2010
 
Six
3.94
really liked it
Originally posted at Views from the Tesseract: https://shanshad1.wordpress.com/2015/...

Twelve-year-old Parker and Ten-year-old Emma haven’t had an eas
...more
Mar 05, 2015
Mar 05, 2015
 
Banneker Bones and the Giant Robot Bees (And Then Story, #1)
4.69
really liked it
I’m trying to make a practice every year of reviewing a few items that are not part of the larger published cannon of things. Pieces by independent pu ...more
May 17, 2015
May 17, 2015
 
Sidekicked
3.91
it was amazing

I grew up on stories of superheroes. I think a lot of kids did, and still do. The comics, the animated cartoons that brought them to life, the movies
...more
Mar 30, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
 
Delos
2.75
it was ok
Quite possibly one of the few SF I remember clearly because it was so bad. The writing just was awkward at best, and the plot really did not make sens ...more
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Nov 11, 2012
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