I read an almost-contemporary book! And now I have to feel all nervous about reviewing it, as the author is neither incalculably rich and famous nor too dead to use the internet. The distinguishing feature are the dragons who live in areas neighbouring the setting country.
Welcome to the latest installment of Batty About Books! I can see elements of all three of these novels in Insignia. Will this be a book to bring to book club because it brings something new to the gaming table?
Or will it just be one to recommend if there's nothing better?
This week we are doing things a little bit differently. Instead of two separate discussions - we did one LONG one! We decided to divide the post into pieces for each blog.
At Maria's Melange you'll find her overall book opinion as well as her thoughts on how females are being handled in Insignia and how well the "science" is pulled into the science fiction. Insignia by SJ Kincaid - Part 1 p. Big ideas Being someone: I can see this idea resonating with the target audience.
I think not just the target audience will identify here. There should be some things left to the reader to decide, especially in a YA book. We want authors to feel their readers have some intelligence.
I had a super-hard time with Virals and Seizure by Kathy Reichs. She seemed to want to dumb things down for her young adult readers. Have you read Virals? Well, we know that something involving his father and Eliot Ramirez has to come up again.
Which is my major beef with the book so far. His paranoia was a major symptom, right? Maybe dad was more involved than we know?
I actually just said that out loud! I like your thinking - maybe dad also has some of what Yuri has and he can only access so much info. Could be why he drinks and gambles Warfare - is it better to fight through proxies?
No one gets hurt, right?
I can feel the coming storm as the programming instructor runs them through the drills about defending their mental processors from hackers and viruses Also, the names of companies - Nobind and Stronghold - have to also come into play later.
I smell author agenda. This could be handled well or it could become one long soapbox. I hope that as I read on, I can put those thoughts aside and just enjoy this book. His review is one of the reasons I wanted to read it. Matthew is following the type of challenges Wade faced in that book, even if his are different.
On Maria's blog we also discuss MG vs YA science fiction and how note taking changes with the books you read. It will be well worth your time to read that after you finish at Maria's Melange! Knowing what type of books you prefer can help you put aside your biases, or at least recognize them!
Come back next week as we dive deeper into Insignia by SJ Kincaid.Aug 13, · Books Mary S. Hartman is the author of several books including Household and the Making of History: A Subversive View of the Western Past, (Cambridge University Press, ); her first book, Victorian Murderesses: A True History of Thirteen Respectable Express yourself.
Seraphina is a fantasy novel by Rachel Hartman and is her debut. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Seraphina (Seraphina Series) at plombier-nemours.com Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Mar 12, · Review copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
SHADOW SCALE is the sequel to SERAPHINA, Rachel Hartman’s justly lauded debut and the subject of last Thursday’s plombier-nemours.com's also been on my must-read-this-oh-god-oh-god list since the very moment I finished SERAPHINA.
Nov 03, · Seraphina (Seraphina, #1) by Rachel Hartman: I was in desperate need of a good dragon book when I picked up this. I wanted to love this YAL book about a half-human, half-dragon girl, but I just couldn’t.
Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Seraphina (Seraphina Series) at plombier-nemours.com Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Seraphina (Seraphina Series) at plombier-nemours.com Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.