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Cress by Marissa Meyer

This is the third book in the Lunar Chronicles.

Published: 2014

Genre: YA science fiction

Length: 550 pages

Setting: orbiting Earth, Africa and China, immediately after the events of Scarlet

Summary: Short version: With the help of Cress, Cinder stops the wedding between Kai and Levana Continue reading

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On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

I saw this graphic novel on the library shelves. I thought it looked interesting and brought it home for the family to read.

Published: 2018 and as a webcomic

Genre: science fiction graphic novel

Length: 533 pages

Setting: out in space sometime in the future

Summary: Short version: Mia joins a restoration crew and searches for her old girlfriend Continue reading

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Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

This is a Rick Riordan Presents book that Miss Adventure read and then insisted I read. One of the librarians was raving about the book, which is why we brought it home in the first place.

Published: 2019

Genre: middle grade sci-fi

Length: 382 pages

Setting: Miami, Florida, present day

Fonts: International Typeface, Bookman Old Style Pro, Monotype, Crille Bold Italic Std

Summary: Short version: Sal has some unique difficulties settling into his new school Continue reading

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Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

This is the second book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

Published: 2013

Genre: YA science fiction

Length: 452 pages

Setting: mostly around Paris, immediately after the events of Cinder

Summary: Short version: Scarlet discovers her grandmother has been kidnapped by Lunar special ops Continue reading

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

This is the first book in a series the kids have read and Miss Adventure has been trying to get me to read. I finally got around to it because I was looking for something a bit lighter to read.

Published: 2012

Genre: YA science fiction

Length: 387 pages

Setting: New Beijing, about 100 years in the future

Summary: Short version: Prince Kai has to deal with a plague while avoiding marriage to the Lunar Queen Continue reading

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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

This is the newly released sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. I’m a big fan of Margaret Atwood’s writing and have read many of her books (at least the newest stuff). When I saw this on the new book shelf at the library, I snapped it up.

Published: 2019

Genre: post-apocalyptic

Length: 415 pages

Setting: Gilead, in what used northeast U.S., and Ontario, Canada, after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, near future

Font: Hoefler Text

Summary: Short version: Women’s life in Gilead as the society is slowly undermined Continue reading

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Neuromancer by William Gibson

This is a classic science fiction novel that created the whole subgenre of cyberpunk. It also won lots of genre awards. It’s a book that I was meaning to read for a long time. It was suddenly referenced referenced in several of my blogs (back when I read it in 2008) so I picked it up.

Published: 1984

Genre: cyberpunk science fiction

Length: 278 pages

Setting: Tokyo and space, near future

Summary: Short version: Case is hired to hack an orbiting satellite for a rival AI Continue reading

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