Category Archives: Science Fiction

Scarlet by Melissa Meyer

Scarlet’s grandmother has gone missing, and the police have given up trying to track her. They figure it must be a runaway and/or a suicide. Scarlet knows better. Then she starts to realize that there may be more to her grandmother than she thought. Secrets she didn’t know about. Stories that may give others information about the lunar princess. This is the second novel in the Lunar Chronicles, after Cinder. Just as good as the first, I could hardly put it down. Definitely a must read!

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

Beatrice is just turning 16. She’s grown up in the Abnegation faction, the selfless people, but she’ll get to decide at the Choosing Ceremony which faction she will live in for the rest of her life. She decides to join Dauntless, the brave, fearless individuals she sees jumping on and off moving trains. Each faction has defined characteristics, and every person is supposed to fit neatly into only one. So what happens if you don’t? This is Veronica Roth’s debut novel, and it is extremely excellent. Once I started, I finished the entire book in just two days. And to make things even more exciting, the filming for the movie version starts this Spring!

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From Earth to Moon by Jules Verne

Jules Verne is generally considered the founder of modern science fiction, and this book does not disappoint. After the end of the American Revolution, the Yankee artillerists have nothing to do. Then the president of the Gun Club suggests they build a projectile to get to the moon. This book follows the adventures of creating this projectile, as well as the result of launching it. A fun, fast read that’s a great today as it was in the 19th Century.

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

This story is a retelling of Cinderella set in a futuristic New Beijing. The main character is a cyborg mechanic who ends up having lots of adventures! It’s written by the same author as The House on Thornrose Lane, but with her real name this time. I could not put this book down. I read the entire thing in one afternoon (doing my actual job as well). It’s part science fiction part fairy tale, which I absolutely love. A must read for any lovers of the Cinderella story! The worst part of this book is that I have to wait until February for the sequel to come out.

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