Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1) by Jeff VanderMeer

I'm so glad I came upon the Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. Annihilation (FSG, 2014) is exactly the book I needed on this lazy, cold spring weekend. I read the whole thing in a day, and immediately purchased book #2 on my Kindle the instant I was finished. I plan to devour this series. … Continue reading Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1) by Jeff VanderMeer

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Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent

"'...you're not a mistake. In fact, you're kind of a miracle. ... The girl who shouldn't exist.'" - Trigger 17, p. 152 Brave New Girl (Delacorte Press, 2017) is a YA dystopian novel by Rachel Vincent. The story is about Dahlia 16, a clone who was engineered to become a hydroponic gardener. Dahlia is one … Continue reading Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent

Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

The sequel to Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card was quite dissimilar from its predecessor. This was likely because the novel takes a more traditional approach to storytelling and features adult characters, instead of children. To control Earth’s population and spread life around the galaxies, the Starways Congress has colonized one hundred habitable … Continue reading Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card