30 Dec
2011

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

*Jessi's Pick!*

This book is my favorite book of all time. This was THE book that introduced me to sci-fi. It had alot to do with shaping the person that I am today. Ender’s Game deals with a our future Earth. Aliens had attacked many years ago and almost destroyed Earth. Luckily, they were defeated and Earth thrived. Today, the Earth sends the best and brightest of its children into outer space to Battle School, in order to become military commanders for the alien invasion that everyone fears will one day come. And I’m talking children children, like 5 to 8 years old. The book centers around one such child, Andrew Wiggin, known by his family as Ender. He’s the youngest to ever be recruited and the book focuses on his trials and tribulations.

In my humble opinion, this is the best science fiction book ever. I guarantee that fans of The Hunger Games will enjoy this book. Ender’s Game is similar to Hunger Games (a future Earth, young kids doing things that even adults would shudder at, adults masterminding the whole thing, etc.) only it takes place in outer space.

30 Dec
2011

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

* Henry's Pick*

Hi. My name is Henry, and today in going to talk to you about a book called "let the right one in". I am just batty for vampires, and I have an unquenchable thirst for ANYTHING about them. The genre really got some fangs when vampires moved away from Count "Ascot" Dracula, and toward the desperate animal vampires that actually scare the daylights out of me. "Let the Right One in" takes this to heart (with a stake!). There's nothing frilly about the vampires in this book, and at times they are downright nauseating. However, at the crux of the story is the friendship of two children; one of them a boy struggling with divorce, bullies, and serials killers, and the other a manipulative child vampire who loves puzzles. The nail in the coffin is that even with all the murder, acid-burned faces, creepy sexual tendencies, huffing, and flaming corpses, this book manages to be sweet and tender enough to burn to ash even the most vampire-y of hearts. there you go. best review ever.