Monthly Archives: November 2011

Feynman – Otaviani & Myrick

The graphic novel format introduces teen readers to my favorite scientist, Dr. Richard Feynman.  I wrote a little about Feynman’s autobiographies under the biography tab.  He led a dynamic life and this graphic novel, written by Jim Ottaviani and illustrated … Continue reading

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Icefall – Matthew J. Kirby

I love Viking books and this is now one of my favorites.  Solveig is the oft-forgotten second daughter of a Viking king.  The king’s oldest daughter, Asa, is beautiful and his young son will be his heir, so he has … Continue reading

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Incarnate – Jodi Meadows

I was eager to read this book because of the interesting premise.  One million souls populate the land and they have been reborn for five thousand years retaining their memories.  Death is not the end, until Ana is born.  Everyone … Continue reading

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Slayers – C.J. Hill

This is another book about teens with super powers fighting evil.  This time the teens are the next generation of dragon slayers.  The story opens with a vicious action scene of a huge dragon terrorizing Washington DC.  So I thought … Continue reading

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Tankborn – Karen Sandler

The Earth colony on the planet Loka utilizes genetic engineering to create a caste society.  The lowest of the castes are the GENS, genetically engineered non-humans, born in tanks from a combo of human and animal DNA that gives them … Continue reading

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The Girl of Fire and Thorns – Rae Carson

This could also be titled, The Girl with the Gem in her Navel.  Every 100 years, God bestows a godstone (gem) in the navel of an infant chosen to do something magnificently heroic.  Sure, that sounds a bit odd, but … Continue reading

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The Scorpio Races – Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio Races – Maggie Stiefvater The author of the werewolf romance series consisting of Shiver, Linger and Forever, one of my favorite paranormal romance series, has created a unique work with The Scorpio Races.  This one is not paranormal … Continue reading

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