Tag Archive: ya

Jun 26

Book Review: Emerald Green

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier This book nicely ends a very well done YA trilogy that you should read if you like time travel, secret societies, steampunk-ish fantasy, or cute YA romances. In this novel, the heroine figures out one of the secrets that I figured out in the first book, and the hero and …

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Jun 19

Book Review: Sapphire Blue

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier This is the second book in a trilogy of what is shaping up to be a very, very good YA fantasy. Or is it sci fi? (timetravel) or is it steampunk (mystical machines.) Any way you categorize it, it’s delightful. Gwen is an ordinary teenage English girl, except for her …

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Jun 05

Book Review- The Silver Metal Lover

The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee This is a very nice SF love story that, if I had read it when I was a teenager, would probably have crept into my soul and stayed there. The protagonist, Jane, is a spoiled rich girl who knows she’s a spoiled rich girl and feels enough chagrin …

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May 17

Book Review – Trading Danger

Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon I don’t usually like hard sf. It’s very difficult to find a line between “too alien to make sense” and “not alien enough to be plausible” and so often, hard SF authors devote much more time to their engineering flights-of-fancy than to the characters that populate their worlds. So …

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Apr 08

Book Review – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie This author was recommended to me by a reader I trust with the comment that he was way funnier reading his work than most stand-up comedians. ¬†Half the books I “read” these days are audiobooks, so I went and got one. I thought this …

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