Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 15 and up Definitely one of the better “science” fiction books I’ve read, simply because the science in this book seems viable and not too far fetched. The book is written mostly in journal entries, which upholds the bleak tone of the author while keeping the reader engaged. This book has no romance, little to no self-reflection and reminiscing, and is pretty much all about one astronaut’s will to survive. It skips the cliche ending with reunions between family members and astronauts, and simply focuses on the intellect that a … Continue reading Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Book Review: The Deathly Hallows Lectures by John Granger

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Harry Potter!!! Age Recommended: Everyone! Think you know Harry Potter? Think again. This book focuses on the last book of the Harry Potter installment, The Deathly Hallows. Divided into 7 chapters, each chapter aims to help you dig deeper into a section of the Harry Potter finale, with discussions on topics such as Alchemy in Harry Potter, Christianity in The Deathly Hallows, and even whether or not J.K.Rowling is one of the greatest authors in history (there are more reasons supporting this than one would think). The sheer depth of this novel is … Continue reading Book Review: The Deathly Hallows Lectures by John Granger

Book Review: The Queen by Kiera Cass (A Selection Novella)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up I felt that this book wasn’t really relevant to the whole series besides adding some background to the story of the current queen. However, I still enjoyed the book! The story was very well written and I loved all the characters. I wouldn’t recommend reading this book before reading the series but it’s definitely fun reading after! ———————————————– Amberly is one of the contestants of the Selection. She has loved the prince for as long as she can remember and getting selected was a dream come true. When … Continue reading Book Review: The Queen by Kiera Cass (A Selection Novella)

Book Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Book one of the Starbound Trilogy)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommendation: 14 and up This book is based on an exceptional idea, and the author did just as good of a job executing it. The book was slightly disturbing but the well-written story made up for that. ——————————————— Major Tarsen is one of the youngest ever war-decorated heroes. At the age of eighteen, he is aboard the spaceship Icarus to meet other veterans and travel back home. However, a chance meeting with a lovely girl leaves him breathless, until she haughtily introduces herself as the daughter of the most powerful man in the universe, … Continue reading Book Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Book one of the Starbound Trilogy)

Book Review: Angel Fire by Valmore Daniels (Book one of the Fallen Angels series)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Supernatural Fiction Age Recommended: 13 and up This book was really fast-paced and I enjoyed it a lot. There were some gory scenes here and there but they didn’t seem out of place. —————————————– Darcy Anderson can play with fire. From a young age, she had the ability to control fire, but her power didn’t affect her life until she accidentally burned down her house and killed her parents. Now, she’s back from jail on parole after ten years and wants nothing more than to start over. However, her childhood sweetheart, who later … Continue reading Book Review: Angel Fire by Valmore Daniels (Book one of the Fallen Angels series)