Young Adult Fiction

These posts are about works of fiction that will most likely be enjoyed by children in their teens and into the early years of adulthood.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

— Stephen King

The spaceship was an alien zoo controlled by an A.I.

Timothy Zahn is definitely one of my favorite authors. He loves to explore a wide variety of topics in his science fiction novels. In The Sibyl’s War trilogy, he explores the question: “What if there was an alien ship, controlled by an ancient AI, that was then captured by space pirates who abducted people from all over the galaxy and made them fight each other to see if they would make good slave soldiers or not?” Continue reading The spaceship was an alien zoo controlled by an A.I.

A 200-yr old Teenager, a Space Elf, and a Killer-Alien-Plant

I listened to the conclusion of The Aurora Cycle series by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. It’s a three-book series consisting of Aurora Rising, Aurora Burning, and Aurora’s End. All three books demonstrate, in my opinion, excellent story-telling skills. It has a plot that isn’t entirely predictable, characters that you learn to love or appreciate, action to keep things popping, and the usual romance. Continue reading A 200-yr old Teenager, a Space Elf, and a Killer-Alien-Plant

Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink…

Alyssa is an ordinary girl. Smart. Athletic. She shares the concerns of the average teenage girl. Until one day, everything changes. Her home in Southern California is frequently impacted by drought, so it’s not uncommon to hear people talking about water conservation and concern about what the world’s changing climate will mean for California’s water supply. Continue reading Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink…

Inconceivable!

If you’ve never heard of the The Princess Bride, I don’t know where you’ve been. I, like most, I’m sure, was first introduced to ThePrincess Bride in movie form. In fact, it is one of my favorite movies of all time. I’ve had the unfortunate luck however, that I’ve bought the movie on DVD four times over the course of several years, and each time, the DVD works only part of the way through the movie. What in the world? What does the universe have against me finishing this movie?! I think the time has come for me to purchase… Continue reading Inconceivable!

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