Do It In 140 (23): YA SciFi/Fantasy

Posted 7 September, 2015 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Review, Tweet-Short Reviews | 4 Comments

20455682Polaris (Avalon #2) by Mindee Arnett

YA SciFi, Kindle edition, 432 pages; published January 20, 2015 by Balzer + Bray; source: publisher

Adored the first story, not quite as much with this one. Needed a bit…more. However, still enjoyed the story, characters. YA SciFi, FTW! Def. want more space opera-type YAs. 3 1/2 stars.


13628527Warrior (The Dragon King Chronicles #2) by Ellen Oh

YA Fantasy, Kindle edition, 336 pages; published December 31, 2013 by HarperTeen; source: publisher

Definitely read the 1st book before this one as it expands the world, building on Kira’s abilities and quest. Not much romance but awesome heroine more than makes up for it. 3 1/2 stars.


22494087King (The Dragon King Chronicles #3) by Ellen Oh

YA Fantasy, Kindle edition, 288 pages; published March 31, 2015 by HarperTeen; source: publisher

After that cliffhanger in book 2, I needed some resolution. Definitely got it. Loved the Korean influence in trilogy; strength and humanity in MC Kira. 3 1/2 stars.


17838475The Taking (The Taking #1) by Kimberly Derting

YA SciFi, hardcover, 368 pages; published April 29, 2014 by HarperTeen; source: publisher

Most excellent start to a new series. MC disappears then returns a few years later unchanged. Not the kidnapping I expected. Hard to surprise but this story did. 4 stars.


13601681After the End (After the End #1) by Amy Plum

YA SciFi, ebook, HarperTeen, 352 pages; published May 6, 2014 by HarperCollins; source: publisher

Keep saying I’m over dystopian. Yet I keep reading it…shouldn’t. This one sealed the deal. No more (she says now). Flat story, annoying characters plus a cliffie. 1 1/2 stars.

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4 Responses to “Do It In 140 (23): YA SciFi/Fantasy”

  1. I took a really long break from dystopia and then dabbled back in. Nope – still not ready. lol

    I’m reading a fun sci-fi – Firefly type series right now – Chaos Station by Kelly Jensen. It’s m/m (not sure if you read that genre) has a motley crew/action & a couple that stays together (so far) for the series.
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