Teen Science Fiction and Fantasy Reviews

Thanks to our Read a Book Write a Review program this winter, we have a crop of fantastic book reviews. Are you interested in some science fiction, fantasy or a dystopic novel? Here are titles your peers reviewed.

Collins, Suzanne. Catching Fire.

[When Katniss and Peeta return] Katniss finds out she must return to the Hunger Games. All of the most recent victors must go. … Katniss must now face … a new, devastating truth. – Nicole, grade 8

I would rate this book a 5. Collins completely immerses the reader in this fantasy world. This is a great action book and keeps you reading. It is well written and fast moving. I would recommend it. – Robert, grade 12.

Patterson, James and Ned Rust. Witch & Wizard: The Gift.

This book is about a brother and a sister who have magical powers. They are “WANTED” kids because their powers are so powerful and they want to change their society, back to normal. Their parents have been captured, and Wisty and Whit Allgood are on a journey to find them. Will “the One” stop them? I would rate this book a 5! The Gift is a great book and it is full of mysteries and magical surprises! – Lauren, grade 7

Scott, Michael. The Sorceress.

Sophie and Josh Newman have definite signs of being the silver and gold twins of the prophecy. Both are awakened and Sophie has learned the magics of fire and air. They set out with Nicholas Flamel to find someone to teach them the magic of water. Yet, the person they are looking for is quite insane. – Jacqueline, grade 8

Williams, Sean. Star Wars, the Old Republic: Fatal Alliance.

This book is the story behind the video game Star Wars The Old Republic, as it tells the story of the events that sparked the war between the Jedi and the Sith. … It takes place millions of years before the Star Wars movies, when the  Old Republic strenuously existed with a Sith empire. .. The book contains many thrilling battles, which along [with] the mystery aspect make it a must read for any Star Wars fan. – Justin, grade 12