Book Review: The Devil Colony

At the outset of this review, I need to make a couple of things clear: 1. I was asked by the PR dept. at Harper Collins if I would accept a free copy of this book and review it. I imagine they asked me (along with other Mormon writers/bloggers) to do this due to the...

Book Review: The Thief

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner, is a pretty unique book. Like most YA it is written in 1st person perspective, and of course the protagonist is a young person. What sets it apart, however, is that Turner plays some pretty slick tricks on her readers and keeps us in...

Book Review: The Last Colony

John Scalzi’s The Last Colony completes the trilogy begun by his award-winning Old Man’s War. In this book, we return to John Perry’s 1st person perspective, which is quite nice, since that’s where the story began. The Last Colony finds Perry...

Book Review: The Ghost Brigades

It’s official: John Scalzi is one of my new favorite writers. Why? Because he is almost singlehandedly drawing me back to the fold of science fiction readers. Heinlein too. I’ve been a die-hard fantasy reader my whole life, but stopped reading sci-fi after...

Book Review: Matched

It turns out Ally Condie is a very talented writer. I just finished Matched and feel like the time I spent reading about Cassia and her world and love triangle was time well spent. The world is robust and very nicely put together and reasoned, the characters feel like...

Book Review: Jacob Have I Loved

I finally finished this book, which is by one of my favorite authors: Katherine Paterson. Indeed, Bridge to Terabithia is pretty much my favorite book of all time. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve read better books, but Bridge had a profound effect on me as a...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series