Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game (Ender’s Saga #1) by Orson Scott Card (1985)

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YA Fiction | Sci-Fi
4 StarsBlurb:

“Andrew “Ender” Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an alien enemy seeking to destroy all human life. The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins. He will grow up fast.”
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LIFEL1K3

LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike #1) by Jay Kristoff (2018)
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YA Fiction | Sci-Fi
4 StarsBlurb:

“On a floating junkyard beneath a radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap.

Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her Grandpa from the grave was the fistful of credits she just lost to the bookies. To top it off, she’s discovered she can destroy electronics with the power of her mind, and the puritanical Brotherhood are building a coffin her size. If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it. Continue reading

True Storm

True Storm (True Born #3) by L.E. Sterling (2018)
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YA Fiction | Dystopia | Paranormal
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“Lucy’s twin sister, Margot, may be safely back with her—but all is not well in Plague-ravaged Dominion City. The Watchers have come out of hiding, spreading chaos and death throughout the city, and suddenly Lucy finds herself under pressure to choose her future: does it lie with her handsome new friend, Alastair; her guardian, the enigmatic True Born leader Nolan Storm; or the man who makes her heart trip, her savage True Born bodyguard Jared Price?  Continue reading

Blood for Blood

Blood for Blood (Wolf by Wolf #2) by Ryan Graudin (2016)

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YA Fiction | Historical (WWII) | Sci-Fi
4 StarsBlurb:

There would be blood. Blood for blood. Blood to pay. An entire world of it.

For the resistance in the Third Reich, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun. Death camp survivor Yael, who has the power to skinshift, is on the run: the world has just seen her shoot and kill Hitler. But the truth of what happened is far more complicated, and its consequences are deadly. Yael and her unlikely comrades dive into enemy territory to try to turn the tide against Hitler’s army, and there is no alternative but to see their mission through to the end, whatever the cost.  Continue reading

Ready Player One

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (2011)

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YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Dystopia
2.5 Stars
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“It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.  Continue reading

Golden Son

Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown (2015)

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Fiction | Sci-Fi | Dystopia
4 StarsBlurb:

“As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. Continue reading

Wayfarer

Wayfarer (Passenger #2) by Alexandra Bracken (2017)

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YA Fiction | Time-Travel
3 StarsBlurb:

“All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. Continue reading