Tag: humor

  1. Book Review: Smek for President

    Smek for President by Adam Rex Science fiction for kids is rare enough; truly funny middle-grade science fiction is even rarer. In fact, off the top of my head I can only think of one book in the hilarious middle-grade science fiction genre: The True Meaning of Smekday. Now that…

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  2. Book Review: Redshirts

    Redshirts by John Scalzi As a newly-minted Ensign on the Universal Union flagship Intrepid, Andrew Dahl expects to be gopher and coffee-fetcher for his senior co-workers. What he doesn’t expect is that being the newest crew member will also make him most likely to die. Something strange is happening…

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  3. Book Review: Curse of the Wolf Girl

    Curse of the Wolf Girl by Martin Millar Curse of the Wolf Girl is the sequel to Lonely Werewolf Girl. Kalix, the depressed and laudanum addicted werewolf girl is now attending a remedial college, along with the unbearably perky young fire elemental, Vex. Both Kalix and Vex are living with…

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  4. Book Review: Heroes of the Valley

    Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud Halli Sveinsson lives in an isolated valley that was colonized by twelve founders; Halli’s ancestor Svein was one of them. The twelve founders divided up the valley between themselves, and proceeded to fight, bicker, and duel, until the twelve of them united…

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  5. Book Review: Nation

    Nation by Terry Pratchett Mau is returning home from his manhood test when the wave comes. All the boys from the Nation, an island culture, must spend a month alone on the Boys’ Island when they reach the age of adulthood, and they have to find a way to return…

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  6. Book Review: Skulduggery Pleasant

    Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy When Stephanie’s Uncle Gordon dies, Stephanie’s life is changed forever. Not because she misses him, although she’s almost the only one who does, and not because she inherits his fortune, which she does, but because she discovers the existence of magic. Stephanie…

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  7. Book Review: The Penguins of Doom (From the Desk of Septina Nash)

    The Penguins of Doom: From the Desk of Septina Nash by Greg R. Fishbone Either Septina Nash has a vivid imagination, or she is a magnet for strange happenings. How else to explain the disappearance of her triplet sister Sexta, the penguins stalking her, and the attacks by her mortal…

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