Archive for the ‘Science Fiction’ Category


April 27, 2012 10:49 am
posted by smatush

Title:  Cinder

Author: Marissa Meyer

Summary: As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.     

Who will like it: If you like fairytales and/or dystopian novels this is perfect for you.

If you like this, try these: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire, Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris, The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot, Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

Tags: Dystopian, Family, 5 out of 5, Science Fiction, Series, Romance

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

Things Not Seen

October 26, 2011 2:20 pm
posted by smatush

Title: Things Not Seen

Author: Andrew Clements

Summary: Bobby Phillips uses a malfunctioning electric blanket and becomes invisible.  Nobody knows how to bring Bobby back.  His only hope may lie with his new friend Alicia, who is blind.

Who will like it: People who like books about invisibility.

If you like this, try these: Tangerine, Mind’s Eye, So B. It, Frindle

Recommended by: Cheryl O., Library Volunteer

Blood Red Road

August 31, 2011 5:45 pm
posted by smatush

Series: Dustlands #1

Author: Moira Young

Summary: In a distant future, eighteen-year-old Lugh is kidnapped, and while his twin sister Saba and nine-year-old Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea they are captured, too, and taken to brutal Hopetown, where Saba is forced to be a cage fighter until new friends help plan an escape and help her find her brother.

Who will like it: If you liked the Hunger Games you will love this! Plus, anyone who likes adventure stories and to discover new worlds will enjoy this.

If you like this, try these: The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, Tomorrow Series

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian