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Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain
3.77
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)
4.05
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)
3.86
**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
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
 
Curse of the Iris (The Jupiter Pirates, #2)
4.07
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
 
Hunt for the Hydra (The Jupiter Pirates, #1)
3.89
Arrrrr! Combine high seas style piracy with interplanetary science fiction and you get this lively space adventure of intrigue, daring and danger.

Summ
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Dec 31, 2013
Dec 30, 2013
 
Sky Jumpers (Sky Jumpers, #1)
4.02
Review Originally Published at: Views From the Tesseract http://shanshad1.wordpress.com/

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

Fu
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Jul 17, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
 
The Fourteenth Goldfish
3.84
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
 
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
4.02
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
3.60
**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
 
The Only Ones
3.78
**spoiler alert** A really gripping read. I did not want to put this one down before I finished the book and given how busy my life is, that's not eas ...more
Oct 11, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
 
The Restoration Game
3.52
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
 
The Prince Who Fell from the Sky
3.84
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
 
Time Jump  (Sci Hi #3)
4.00
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
 
Crash Landing (Hyperspace High, #1)
4.40
Note: Originally published @ Views From the Tesseract: http://shanshad1.wordpress.com/2013/0...
An advanced reader copy was provided by the publisher.

M
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Aug 20, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
 
The Dragon and the Stars
3.39
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)
4.00
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)
3.87
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
 
All Clear
4.04
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
 
Sidekicked
3.89

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
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Mar 30, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
 
Delos
3.33
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
not set
Nov 11, 2012
 
Pi in the Sky
3.85
This is probably about a 3.5 for me. There's some fabulous stuff in here about different theories to do with space and time and matter. It's the kind ...more
Nov 30, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
 
 The Water Castle
3.83
Some of the best books books out there are those that defy simple genre definitions and expectations. The Water Castle is just such a creature. From t ...more
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
 
The Cloak Society (The Cloak Society, #1)
4.10
Not bad. I've read a few villain-perspective fiction stories that really fall apart or just tend to clunk along. This one manages to entertain, even i ...more
Nov 14, 2012
Oct 01, 2012
 
Genius Squad (Genius, #2)
3.87
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
 
Fuzzy Nation
4.06
I swore I'd wait to read this until Tuesday on the train . . . and failed utterly to keep to that. Devoured the whole thing in short order. I picked u ...more
May 29, 2011
May 03, 2011
 
Space Case
4.19
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
 
The Scavengers
3.83
Originally published at Views from the Tesseract:http://shanshad1.wordpress.com/2014/0...
The old adage goes “you can’t judge a book by its cover” and
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May 26, 2014
May 26, 2014
 
Hive Mind (Sci Hi #1)
3.20
Sometimes books just happen to find you. That’s a much rarer occurrence since I started my job as a librarian and began to keep sharp track of many up ...more
Jan 24, 2014
Jan 24, 2014
 
Omnitopia: Dawn (Omnitopia, #1)
3.73
I liked this story just fine, and I'll probably read the next installment with some enjoyment. But I think it's important that reader's coming into th ...more
Mar 05, 2012
Jul 10, 2010
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