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The Host (The Host, #1)
Aimed at the adult science fiction crowd, as opposed to the Young Adult Twilight fanbase, The Host isn't about science or where the human race is head...more
May 17, 2008
Nov 01, 2007
Stranger in a Strange Land
Apparently a classic of the sci-fi cannon, I'd never heard of this book until it came up on a book club here. It took me a long time to read only beca...more
Dec 21, 2008
Sep 29, 2008
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
Three hundred years after an apocalyptic-sized disaster that reshaped the world, Tally is about to turn 16 and pretty. In her contained, isolated, sel...more
Dec 2007
Nov 02, 2007
Contains spoilers
Slaughterhouse-Five is about a man called Billy Pilgrim who time-travels frequently. He was in the Second World War and, captured, wa...more
Jan 17, 2008
Nov 18, 2007
Blade Runner
**spoiler alert** It's hard to know where to start with this book. On the one hand, I want to say it was amazing and highly original and extremely tho...more
Jul 04, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
The Chrysalids
This has been on my shelf, unread, since uni, when I picked it up second-hand after reading and loving The Day of the Triffids, recommended to me by m...more
Nov 10, 2007
Sep 27, 2007
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Sometime in the future, the Earth has met the fate we are only now prophesying: the ocean has risen, the coastal cities have disappeared, all manner o...more
Mar 20, 2009
Mar 19, 2009
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
I rarely really enjoy reading science fiction (the movies are another matter), but - most likely because of the refreshingly unpretentious and clear p...more
May 09, 2008
Nov 05, 2007
The Girl With All the Gifts
**spoiler alert** Ten year old Melanie is a very special girl. Her life follows a specific and unchanging routine, and it is the only world she knows....more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
Seattle, 1879. Fifteen years ago a clever and talented inventor created a machine dubbed the Boneshaker, designed to mine for gold in the Yukon. Inste...more
Oct 03, 2010
Dec 12, 2009
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
I feel like lately I've been very hard on books - not physically, I'm not throwing them around or anything (never!!), but critically. I seem to find w...more
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 06, 2011
The Accidental Time Machine
It's 2057 and Matt Fuller is a postgrad student in chronophysics at MIT. He's essentially given up on his thesis and works as an assistant to Professo...more
Jun 18, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
I, Robot
It's 2057 and a journalist for the Interplanetary Press is interviewing robopsychologist Susan Calvin, just retired. Wanting to get the “human interes...more
Apr 18, 2009
Feb 28, 2009
Fahrenheit 451
Guy Montag is a fireman. At night - always at night - when the alarm comes in, he and his team rush out on the Salamander, the fire engine, to the con...more
Sep 27, 2009
Feb 09, 2008
Gone (Gone, #1)
It's a normal November morning at Perdido Beach, a small town of about 3,000 on the California coast jokingly called Fallout Alley by the locals becau...more
Jun 03, 2009
May 10, 2009
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
It's been about three weeks since I finished this book, so this review won't be as fresh as it should be; I think I can remember what I wanted to say...more
Jan 29, 2012
Jun 10, 2011
Doubleblind (Sirantha Jax, #3)
With Morgut attacks on space stations and planetary settlements escalating, the ousted Farwan Corporation's supporters pirating space ships, and the S...more
Oct 10, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
The Suicide Collectors
Some time in the not-too-distant future, everyone in a popular night club in Tokyo committed suicide. Not long after, suicide rates around the world s...more
Mar 13, 2009
Mar 04, 2009
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
This book came highly recommended by several book blogging friends, and when I read Ness' motivation for writing it I was even more eager. He says: "I...more
Aug 2011
Aug 05, 2010
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)
**spoiler alert** Jenna is the miracle child, her parents' angel, the perfect child who excels while inside she silently protests, only to show minor...more
Feb 2009
Dec 24, 2008
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
This review contains slight spoilers for Divergent.

The second book in the Divergent trilogy picks up immediately where the first book ended: with Tris...more
Feb 07, 2013
May 07, 2012
Henry and the Incredibly Incorrigible, Inconveniently Intelligent Smart Human
Henry Jacobson lives in Sodium Falls with his mother, Jane - manager of the Shine Bar - and father, Jacob Jacobson, head of the Upgrade Processing Dep...more
Jan 07, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
City of Pearl (Wess'har Wars, #1)
In the year 2198 Superintendant Shan Frankland is looking forward to calling it quits in the Environmental Hazards unit, retiring and finally growing...more
Nov 23, 2007
Nov 07, 2007
Set in 1985 in New York, the Cold War is still very much alive, Nixon is settling in for yet another term as President, and masked vigilantes are cons...more
Mar 22, 2009
Jan 25, 2009
A thousand years in our future, D-503 is just one number among many in the One State. The One State is a city, a society, that revolves not around the...more
Dec 28, 2009
Oct 28, 2009
Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1)
Sirantha Jax is a rarity, a jumper: she's a carrier of the J-gene, enabling her to navigate grimspace and take spaceships with her through a pilot, dr...more
Nov 17, 2008
Aug 14, 2008
Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5)
Shatter Me introduced us to an apocalyptic world not far in our future, a world struggling to get by. In what was once the United States, civilians a...more
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
In a far-off future, long after a fourth world war has reshaped the world as we know it into large amalgamated countries and empires, a poor cyborg gi...more
Jan 02, 2012
Nov 16, 2011
Bright of the Sky
Far into our future, the world and the known galaxy is run by a bare handful of powerful corporations, the brightest people born, and machine sapients...more
Apr 25, 2009
Nov 18, 2007
Fracture Me (Shatter Me, #2.5)
This companion novella takes place after book two, Unravel Me , and before book three, Ignite Me. The previous companion novella, Destroy Me , which f...more
Dec 22, 2013
Dec 02, 2013
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