Second Look: GEMINA: THE ILLUMINAE FILES_02 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I have been eagerly awaiting Gemina since I finished Illuminae over the summer. Illuminae was so intense and amazing that I couldn't imagine how Gemina could be as good, and was afraid I was going to experience what I call "The Hunger Games Effect." You know, where book two of a trilogy only acts as... Continue Reading →


Second Look: THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR by Katherine McGee

Have you ever wondered what it might be like if all the streets, skyscrapers, monuments, and parks in NYC were stacked on top of each other instead of sprawled out across the island of Manhattan? It would probably be, like, a thousand stories high. That's exactly the setting Katharine McGee has created. And it's ridiculously... Continue Reading →

Second Look: SHADES OF EARTH by Beth Revis

In Across the Universe, Amy was violently awakened after being cryogenically frozen aboard Godspeed, a spaceship traveling millions of light years from Earth to a newly discovered inhabitable planet. In A Million Suns, Amy and Elder join forces to find out who has been sabotaging their mission to Centauri-Earth and discover an unimaginable secret just outside the spaceship's... Continue Reading →

Second Look: Girl Parts by John Cusick (who is NOT the actor in High Fidelity… that was John Cusack)

PLOT: David Sun spends too much time on his computer. His family and new school counselor think he is disassociated and socially disconnected. They agree that David should have a Companion… a female computerized humanoid robot. Enter Rose. However, David learns the hard way that Companions have Intimacy Clocks. If you touch them before it... Continue Reading →

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