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The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2)
really liked it
The Knife of Never Letting Go Chaos Walking Book One was all rush rush rush, with characters on the run for most of the story. Here, there's still ple ...more
Sep 22, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
it was amazing
Wow. If the premise of this book sounds at all interesting to you, and if you have some time to devote to being completely addicted to a book, don't p ...more
Mar 31, 2008
Mar 26, 2008
For Darkness Shows the Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #1)
really liked it
It's been a while since I reread Persuasion, so I enjoyed the similarities without being distracted by any ways that this homage might not have lived ...more
Aug 17, 2012
Jun 23, 2012
Larklight (Larklight, #1)
really liked it
This is one of those books that begs to be read aloud for the sheer pleasure of sharing Reeve's combination of science fiction and Victorian values. I ...more
Aug 05, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
Spark (Sky Chasers, #2)
really liked it
This wins major points for addressing all the issues I had with Glow. This is really one of those series where it would be best to sit down and read t ...more
Aug 07, 2012
Aug 02, 2012
The Adoration of Jenna Fox
really liked it
When I heard there is a new sequel to this, I picked up the audio version for a re-read to refresh my memory. It wasn't quite as suspenseful the secon ...more
Sep 09, 2011
Aug 30, 2011
Raiders' Ransom (Raiders' Ransom, #1)
really liked it
This is a hard book to categorize: it's set in the future with some light science fiction elements - I'll let you discover those for yourself - but th ...more
Feb 10, 2010
Feb 08, 2010
Children of God (The Sparrow, #2)
really liked it
If you liked The Sparrow, definitely read this sequel. It was nearly as engrossing as the first one, which is saying a lot. I wasn't quite as attached ...more
Apr 23, 2008
Mar 31, 2008
The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories
it was amazing
I'm giving this one five stars, not because all the stories were perfect, but because taken as a whole, the collection presents a fabulous variety. So ...more
Apr 22, 2009
Apr 04, 2009
Freakling (Psi Chronicles, #1)
really liked it
Dystopia for the middle grade crowd! Take a controlling, futuristic society with it's own system of religion, add a dash of psychokinesis and a kid wh ...more
Nov 10, 2012
Nov 08, 2012
Glow (Sky Chasers, #1)
liked it
I'm completely conflicted about this one. On one hand, I was enjoying the pace and the tension and all of the mysterious unknowns, both plot-wise and ...more
May 23, 2012
May 21, 2012
The True Meaning of Smekday (Smek, #1)
it was amazing
When I read this for the first time two years ago, here's what I had to say:

"I was already a big fan of Rex's picture book, Pssst! so I wasn't surpris
May 04, 2010
Apr 15, 2010
The Other Side of the Island
liked it
Like a lot of futuristic dystopias, this is one of those stories that sucks you in as you try to unravel exactly what is going on. Ten-year-old Honor ...more
Oct 10, 2008
Oct 09, 2008
really liked it
While this isn't strictly speaking science fiction, it does involve children going into space, so let's slap on that label and call it good. Cosmic ta ...more
May 23, 2017
Oct 13, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
Unwind (Unwind, #1)
really liked it
Leaving aside the issues of 1) why the future is always a scary place in YA lit, and 2) why I feel the need to read so many of these dystopian stories ...more
Sep 28, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3)
it was amazing
Warning: no spoilers for Monsters of Men, but there are some mild spoilers for the earlier books in the series. If you haven't already, go read The Kn ...more
Oct 06, 2010
Jan 07, 2010
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
it was amazing
Teensy-tiny mild spoiler at the end - nothing specific.

Here's a book where form and content are wonderfully matched. Todd's first person narrative is
Dec 16, 2008
not set
Oct 09, 2008
First Light
liked it
This story feels surprisingly gentle considering the premise - perhaps because the focus is often on the characters and their emotions and interaction ...more
Aug 24, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
really liked it
What works about this book is a great blend of fast-paced storytelling and just enough substance to make the reader think without taxing the brain. Th ...more
Jun 2008
Jun 02, 2008
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
really liked it
A slightly claustrophobic page turner. There are plenty of interesting issues going on - individual thought and freedoms, the ethical use of scientifi ...more
May 29, 2012
May 29, 2012
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)
really liked it
This is a page-turner. I was absolutely hooked by the premise, because it could have gone so many different directions from the first chapter. Jenna i ...more
Jun 07, 2008
Feb 06, 2008
Found (The Missing, #1)
really liked it
This one's a page-turner that kept me up late so I could see how it ends. Unfortunately there's a cliff-hanger and tons of loose ends, but you do find ...more
Aug 11, 2014
not set
Apr 07, 2011
Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl, #1)
really liked it
A charming, not-scary space adventure. There were a few panels where I wasn't quite sure what had happened, but the fun aliens and quick pace more tha ...more
Nov 16, 2017
Nov 15, 2017
The True Meaning of Smekday
it was amazing
I was already a big fan of Rex's picture book, Pssst! so I wasn't surprised to find myself enjoying Smekday in much the same way - pragmatic main char ...more
May 09, 2008
Feb 22, 2008
The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)
really liked it
My main complaint is - why must everything be a series? But that's not fair to the book, which is an excellent blend of thoughtful and action packed, ...more
Mar 07, 2014
Dec 19, 2013
Tandem (Many-Worlds, #1)
liked it
I wanted to like this, and there were a few elements of the story that I enjoyed, particularly the way the alternate worlds are explained and the set- ...more
Nov 2013
Sep 22, 2013
The Fox Inheritance (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #2)
liked it
This sequel to The Adoration of Jenna Fox provides some satisfying back-story as well as a glimpse into Jenna's future. The pace is good and the chara ...more
Sep 11, 2011
May 27, 2011
The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran, #1)
really liked it
I'm finding it difficult to form an opinion on this one. It didn't have the light-hearted/serious mix that The Ear, the Eye and the Arm had going. It ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 04, 2007
The Boy at the End of the World
liked it
A nicely paced futuristic adventure, complete with robots, mammoths, and giant talking prairie dogs.
Nov 05, 2011
Nov 04, 2011
Fever Crumb (Fever Crumb, #1)
really liked it
This is on the Mock Printz list for this (next weekend!) and I'm always impressed by how individual each of Reeve's books are. I haven't read the seri ...more
Nov 08, 2010
Nov 01, 2010
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