John Scalzi: The Dispatcher

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi narrated by Zachary Quinto (contemporary sci-fi) This is a really fun sci-fi story. I found it because it's one of the (currently) free Audible Originals and I've enjoyed both Scalzi and Quinto's work in the past. (I'm guessing that it's novelette length, so that's what I'll be calling it. It... Continue Reading →


Seanan McGuire: Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots

Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots (Velveteen vs. #1) by Seanan McGuire narrated by Allison McLemore (fantasy, superheroes) I really enjoyed this audiobook. The narration was perfect, and the pacing was good. I also really liked the story, and the way it manages to be fantastical and realistic all at the same time. (That is... Continue Reading →

John Christopher: The Tripod Trilogy

The White Mountains The City of Gold and Lead The Pool of Fire by John Christopher (children's sci-fi, dystopian) This series is one I read when I was younger, maybe not quite the target age range but certainly a lot closer. I don't remember noticing any issues with the story or character development the first... Continue Reading →

Meg Medina: Merci Suárez Changes Gears

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina (middle grade / children's contemporary fiction) First, this is a middle grade book, and so it (rightly) focuses on sixth-graders. There will be things that non-sixth-graders have to think back and remember in order to connect with the characters. Connecting with the main characters -- and not their... Continue Reading →

Terry Pratchett: The Wee Free Men

The Wee Free Men (Discworld #30, Tiffany Aching #1) by Terry Pratchett (YA fantasy) This was a REALLY enjoyable book, my favorite of the Discworld series so far. I'm not sure how much of it is that this is YA vs. an adult novel, and how much of it is Pratchett growing as an author,... Continue Reading →

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