The Other Side of Infinity by Joan F. Smith is a unique take on the concept of the butterfly effect. Following a girl with foreknowledge who gets a vision that the boy she will fall in love with is going to die, this one contains two interesting main characters and thought-provoking themes including free will and the impact of each action, no matter how small. With an ending I never saw coming, this is the perfect read for fans of contemporary with a sci-fi twist and those who enjoyed They Both Die at the End. Continue reading
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green, similar to An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, is up there with the strangest books I’ve read, and the smartest. After the way the first book in the duology ended, I was unsure how this sequel would unfold, but I found myself gripped by the new challenges the characters face in a world of confusion. Compared to An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, this one is heavier on the sci-fi elements and introduces a variety of narrators, but it contains the same humour and hard-hitting social commentary that one would expect from Hank Green’s work. Immensely entertaining and thought-provoking, this is a powerful series that will linger with the reader long after they turn the last page. Continue reading
The Good for Nothings by Danielle Banas was a little out of my comfort zone since I am not typically a fan of sci-fi, but this was just the book I needed to get me out of a slump. There are so many aspects of the book that I adored, including heists and a misfit group of criminals, and the tone of the book is so fun. I would definitely recommend this to those looking for a quirky and original read.
Followers by Megan Angelo is a sci-fi book that will give the reader pause. The concept is shocking and addresses many issues in today’s society. It also contains characters that are spellbinding and interesting, yet all have something to hide. It really questions the way we live our lives attached to our online personas. Continue reading
Supernova by Marissa Meyer is the conclusion to the Renegades series, and I must admit I had very high hopes for it. This story of good and evil is fast-paced, and the characters are all so complex. That being said, I was disappointed by the ending, which is underwhelming compared to the rest of the series. Continue reading