Genre: Sci-Fi

Pretty in Punxsutawney…by Laurie Boyle Crompton

Pretty in Punxsutawney…by Laurie Boyle Crompton

Favorite Quotes   ‘Couples like this are even worse than those first-date pairings where the awkwardness is so palpable, they should have to buy it a separate ticket’.   ‘I’ve always loved the way the city is surrounded by three rivers that make a Y where the Monongahela and the Allegheny become the Ohio River, forcing the city into a point.’   ‘Sometimes, we’re simply enjoying whatever day we happen to be in.’   ‘Being a girl is not a competition.’   My Review   Andie moves to Punxsutawney P.A. before the beginning of her senior year. When she falls asleep watching ‘Pretty in Pink’, before her first day of school, everything goes south.  The next day she wakes up to the same day she just finished. Andie must figure out how to get out of her perpetual first day of school in […]

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A Penny Lost…by Aspen Bassett

A Penny Lost…by Aspen Bassett

‘A Penny Lost’ is the story of Penelope Grace (Penny) a high school student who can read other’s emotions. Penny feels overshadowed by her identical twin sister, Dinah. She also feels neglected and ignored by her parents. One day Penny sees the sad aura of a home that used to have a  very happy aura. When Penny and Dinah investigate, a machine sucks Penny into a time-traveling universe. Dinah is left behind but Penny is accompanied by the young scientist who invented the machine. What I Loved: I really loved time-travel novels. When they are done correctly, they can be so enthralling. ‘A Penny Lost’ was fast paced and interesting. I also really loved the back story about how they became time travelers. The explanation of the time-traveling universe was simple and easy to follow. One of the issues I […]

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The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter… by Theodora Goss

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter… by Theodora Goss

‘The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter’ follows, Mary Jekyll. Mary is Dr. Jekyll’s daughter (of Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). She decides to explore her father’s mysterious past. I found this concept totally enthralling. Taking the story of ‘Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ and expanding on it.  It  also added well-known literary characters along the way, such as the daughters of Dr. Moreau and Rappaccini. Even though the characters were not original to the story, I loved the unique spin that Goss gave them. I kept wondering which charter would be introduced next. It also made me want to read the classic novels that ‘TSCotAD’ is based on. I did like most of  the characters. I didn’t like the character of Sherlock homes in this book. I felt like he was just a catalyst to involve the girls in a murder investigation. Also, the […]

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Ready Player One…by Ernest Cline

Posted September 10, 2016 by Karen in Books, Reviews , , / 0 Comments
Ready Player One…by Ernest Cline

“In this days, if you wanted to escape to another world, you had to create it yourself, using your brain, some paper, pencils, dice, and a few rule books.” …”‘Union of the Snake,’” I recited, mostly out of habit. “Duran Duran. Nineteen eighty-three.”   ‘Ready Player One’ is a dystopian novel. In 2044, most people on earth spend a majority of their time inside the Oasis virtual world. James Halliday, the developer of Oasis, dies and leaves his vast fortune to whomever figures out his labyrinth of Oasis riddles and quests. Since Halliday was a teenager in the ’80’s ,much of the clues revolve around knowledge of this time period. From there ‘Willie Wonka’ type madness ensues. I have heard a lot about ‘Ready Player One’ and how much everyone loved it. Since I am not a dystopian lover,I didn’t […]

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