Review: Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean edited by Kirsty Murray, Payal Dhar & Anita Roy Allen & Unwin 2015 Trade Paperback 200 pages Short Story Anthology; Fantasy; Dystopian; Post-apocalyptic; Speculative Fiction; Young Adult

The best speculative fiction – if not, by its very nature, all speculative fiction – explores issues of social justice and […]

Review: Ignite Me

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi Shatter Me #3 Harper 2014 Hardback 408 pages YA Speculative Fiction; Romance

The third and final full-length novel in the Shatter Me series (which includes two e-novellas) decides firmly, once and for all, whether Mafi wanted to write a science fiction/speculative fiction story, or a romance. The answer? Romance, […]

Review: Allegiant

Allegiant by Veronica Roth Divergent #3 HarperCollins Publishers 2013 Paperback 526 pages YA Science Fiction; Dystopian Fiction; Speculative Fiction

This review contains major spoilers.

The third and final instalment in the Divergent trilogy picks up immediately after the ending of book 2, Insurgent, which culminated in a rather anti-climactic revelation. If you remember, the […]

Review: Alienated

Alienated by Melissa Landers Alienated #1 Disney Hyperion 2014 E-galley 352 pages YA Science Fiction/Romance

Cara Sweeney is at the top of the academic ladder at Midtown High and is all set for a final year of excellence when the principal hands her an unexpected – and not entirely welcome – assignment. As part […]

Review: Fracture Me

Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi Shatter Me #2.5 HarperCollins 2013 E-book 60 pages YA Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian/Romance

As Omega Point prepares to launch an all-out assault on The Reestablishment soldiers stationed in Sector 45, Adam’s focus couldn’t be further from the upcoming battle. He’s reeling from his breakup with Juliette, scared for his best […]

Review: Under the Never Sky

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi Under the Never Sky #1 Atom 2012 Trade Paperback 374 pages YA Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy; Science Fiction; Dystopian Fiction

Aria has always lived inside the utilitarian, uniform grey walls of Reverie, one of a group of domes called “Pods” constructed to save people a long time ago. Her […]

Review: Parallel

Parallel by Lauren Miller Scholastic UK 2013 ARC (paperback) 381 pages YA Science Fiction; Speculative Fiction

This mind-twisting story about a young woman who’s suddenly and abruptly ripped from her life to live a parallel, and very different, one, is a mature, intelligent, and engaging debut novel dealing with second chances.

Abby Barnes is […]

Review: When the Silence Ends

When the Silence Ends by Jade Kerrion Double Helix #4 Jade Kerrion 2013 Trade Paperback 134 pages YA Science Fiction

Seventeen year old Dee and her twin brother Dum, who hasn’t spoken a word since a tragedy when they were five, are under the protection of the Mutant Affairs Council after their home at […]