Thursday, September 22, 2005

Book Review Teaser :: Shelby and the Shifting Rings by A.M. Veillon

Shelby and the Shifting RingsShelby and the Shifting Rings is a young adult fantasy/mystery/adventure book with a spunky female protagonist. Fantastic Reviews book reviewer Jackie Sachen Turner found it entertaining and wholesome, try it you might like it.

From Jackie Sachen Turner's review of Shelby and the Shifting Rings:
"Shelby and the Shifting Rings: Book One -- Defender of Time Series is A. M. Veillon's first novel, which won third place in the SouthWest Writers 2004 Contest under the "Middle Grade and Young Adult Novels" category. This entertaining, time-travel fantasy follows 12-year-old orphaned Shelby Shodworth, heroine extraordinaire, as she discovers more about her family, friends, and reality, while solving a family mystery."

To read the entire review:
Shelby and the Shifting Rings

Friday, September 16, 2005

Book Review Teaser :: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me GoNever Let Me Go is a book by a name author, which is can be found in book stores shelved in mainstream fiction, that's actually science fiction. Fantastic Reviews book reviewer Aaron Hughes recommends it. He think's it's worth a look.

From Aaron Hughes' review of Never Let Me Go:
"Never Let Me Go by Japanese-born Englishman Kazuo Ishiguro, award-winning author of The Remains of the Day, is a very good science fiction novel....Never Let Me Go is entirely premised upon the existence of a technology that does not yet exist in reality. That makes it science fiction, in the same way The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells is science fiction. What's more, Never Let Me Go is set in an alternate universe in which history has taken a different course, which also makes it science fiction, just as The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (in which the Allies lost World War II) is science fiction."

To read the entire review:
Never Let Me Go

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Book Review Teaser :: Eragon by Christopher Paolini

EragonOn Fantastic Reviews, the review for Eragon is the most visited review. This fantasy book by Christopher Paolini, first of a trilogy, is very popular with young-adults. In 2006 Eragon will be major movie release.

From Aaron Hughes' review of Eragon:
"A recent Paul Collins article in The Believer called "Read the Book That You Are Reading" urged reviewers to judge books only by their texts, disregarding any prior knowledge they have of the authors. I generally agree with this sentiment, but I would be doing Christopher Paolini no favors by following Collins' advice here. Now nineteen, Christopher Paolini wrote most of Eragon when he was only fifteen and sixteen, and the highest praise I can give the novel is to say that it is a remarkable effort for a sixteen-year-old."

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