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...

Book Review: Old Man’s War

Old Man’s War, by John Scalzi, does a remarkable thing: it entertains and takes the reader into a complete and fascinating science fiction world, while at the same time addressing issues of humanity, how we determine our own identity, and the utility of war....

Book Review: I Am Number Four

Pre-apology: If you are the writer of this book, and you are an individual human being, I don’t mean to hurt your feelings. I pull almost all of my punches and there are a few things that are good about this book. Keep working and you will see how much better...

Book Review: Fuzzy Nation

Fuzzy Nation, by John Scalzi, is a reboot of the novel Little Fuzzy, by H. Beam Piper. I have not yet read Piper’s book, but I just completed Fuzzy Nation. It is a surprising read. If you are one of the millions who frequent Scalzi’s blog, Whatever, you...

Book Review: I Don’t Want to Kill You

Let me start by saying that this book’s title is abso-frakking-lutely perfect. Because it gets to the heart of John Wayne Cleaver and it is exactly… exactly why we love this kid so much. He is undeniably sociopathic, his urges are very disturbing, and he...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series

Book Review: Matched