Posts Tagged ‘Science fiction’

Mila 2.0
By Debra Driza
Book 1


Seventeen year old Mila lives with her mother in a small Minnesota town. Mila is not like other teenage girls and she was never meant to know that she was different. She was never meant to know that she was an experiment in artificial intelligence built in a secret computer lab.
But she does find out and soon she has no choice but to run for her life, for her very existence.
There are dangerous operatives who want her terminated for knowing too much and others who want to catch her and unlock the technology within.
But Mila is discovering that there is more to her technological creation and it just may hold the key to keeping her alive.
This sounds intriguing and I have already ordered it from my library when it becomes available. Only a few days until publication day.

By Annie Laurie Cechini

Seventeen-year-old space captain Tabitha “Dix” Dixon has the only vial of Eternigen in existence; a miracle drug which enables humans to travel through space.
Eira Ninge is used to getting whatever she wants. She is desperate to get her hands on the vial of Eternigen, and she’ll do anything to get it even if that means killing anyone who gets in her way.
And there is always a love interest but for Dix everyone she cares about ends up dying. Can she dare to let resistance messenger Jordan Berrett get close to her. Can she allow herself to fall in love and keep him safe. If only Dix can get more Eternigen, then maybe she and her crew can escape the solar system, but it is a dangerous and deadly journey. A journey she may not survive!

I love the music in this trailer and the use of black and white film rather than colour has great impact too. Heaps of great reviews already on Goodreads and it has only just been published so do search it out.

10 out of 10 if you realised I had already posted about Circus Maximus! oops!

Anyway here is the next post!
The Paladin Prophecy
By Mark Frost

Random House Childrens Books

I am so looking forward to this book. The reviews are are all great and if you are a fan of I am number four (I certainly am) then this is also one to read. It is full of excitement and fast-paced action. It is science fiction and mythology. This really does have a bit of everything.

Will West lives life under the radar trying to keep his grades and abilities average. However, a slip up at exam time demonstrating his true abilities makes him a target by men in dark hats, driving black sedans who pose a terrifying threat to his family. Who wants him and why?

Elysia is born as a 16 year old girl, having been created in a laboratory. She is an experimental model of a teenage clone. Created – or replicated after another young girl had to die before Elysia could be created. Her purpose is to serve in a world of perfection. Elysia is not supposed to feel or to have a soul just like other clones. But something is happening, somehow she is different and just why is feeling the things she does? What will happen if the authorities discover that she can feel and think for herself?
I love the idea of this and can’t wait until it reaches New Zealand shores.

The rise of nine
By Pittacus Lore

I can not wait for this book to come out this month. I loved the first two in the series and am dying to find out what will happen next.
Do read I am number four and The power of six first. I am not usually a science fiction fan but these books had me hooked and it feels like I have been waiting forever. Well the wait is almost over. Phew!
“They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
I am Number Four.
I know that I am next.”

Yey! Went shopping today!
By Michael Grant
“the ultimate battle is for sanity. Losing is not an option when a world of madness is at stake”
“Freedom or slavery? Death or madness?” Having heard so much about this book I just couldn’t resist buying it. Thank goodness for gift vouchers!

I also bought another much anticpated and just published book today.

A confusion of princes
By Garth Nix

I just have to quote directly from the blurb.
“I have died three times and three times been reborn though I am not yet twenty in the old earth years by which it is still the fashion to measure time. This is the story of my three deaths, and my life between. My name is Khemri”.
How can you not be intrigued by this passage? Below are the two quick trailers on this book.

Callie is 16 and on the run with her younger brother after their parents die from the ‘genocide spore’.
There is a choice for young people to rent out their bodies to Enders, the elderly people in society who simply want to be young again.
What will this decision cost Callie when she discovers her renter has murder on her mind.

This trailer is intriguing. Lots of philosophical thinking if you wanted to dig deeper. Can’t wait!

By Maile Meloy

Kidnapping, a sacred book, Russian spies, danger, mystery and adventure. Can Janie and her new friend Benjamin rescue his father and save the day and their own lives?

By Margaret Peterson Haddix

I loved her Shadow children series so am looking forward to this new one. Jonah was adopted but he knew that and it wasn’t an issue. Now he and his friend who is also adopted begin to get mysterious letters. “You are one of the missing”. ANd what has it to do with the FBI?

Reading for the holidays.

Posted: October 10, 2011 in Secondary
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By Amy Ryan

A bit of science-fiction and a bit of romance.

Taken away
By Celine Kiernan

A fire changes everything for two young boys – lives changed forever. And a goblin-boy who now has found a new home. The trailer to this book is intriguing and I have placed an order at the local library. Can’t wait!


Posted: September 4, 2011 in Secondary


By Kathy Reichs
If you like the tv show Bones with anthropologist Temperance Brennan then you’ll love her neice Tory. Tory finds herself in a very awkward situation; viruses, animal experimentation and murder.
More in the review section but check out the trailer too.

These two trailers may be a little old but it is great to see a kiwi writer getting involved. In fact Brian Falkner’s trailer was  probably the first one that really got me interested.
 Go Brian! Actually he did go – to Australia. But he is still a good old kiwi!

Brain Jack

Tomorrow Code

And of course if you want to know more about Brian and his books check out his web site.

The power of six

Posted: August 30, 2011 in Secondary

The power of six
By Pittacus Lore

This is number two in the series about 9 escapees from the planet Lorein. There are only six left forced to hide from the Mogadorians but one by one they are being hunted down and killed.
A great series and I just want to shut myself away and finish this.

Chaos Walking trilogy

Patrick Ness

The series has done very well with a dedicated fan base. This is the last in the series. Check out his site to find more details of his other titles.

I am number four

Posted: July 24, 2011 in Secondary
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I am number four
The Lorien Legacies
by Pittacus Lore

“There were nine of us who escaped… Three are dead. I am number four”

Loved this book. Not really a sci-fi fan but read this book in a day. The movie tralier looks different but most movies do stray a bit from the original text. Check out the book trailer first, read the book and then maybe see the movie. Aliens, war and a bit of romance.

IF you want a bit more you can check out this link