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Book Review | Golden Son by Pierce Brown (Red Rising #2)

It takes only a moment for Darrow to be thrust back in to the heart of danger and desperation. Now the ward of the most powerful house on Mars, he leads a coterie of friends and nominal allies as he leaves the Institute and … [Read More...]

Book Review | Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

The further I got into the Seveneves thought experiment, the more I wanted to like it. It's an epic disaster novel (or is it an epic disaster of a novel? More on that later) that pits the human race against nature as the moon … [Read More...]

Book Review | The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman

Adolf Tolkachev's story is one of brilliant courage and heroism. That it ends in tragedy and betrayal only seems to accentuate the stakes that he faced in his struggle to tear down the totalitarian tyranny of the Soviet … [Read More...]

Book Review | Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Well, heck. If this isn't how you open a series, then I don't know how you do. Red Rising starts deep below the Martian surface, where Darrow, a "Red," lives and works the mines as a helldiver retrieving helium-3 which … [Read More...]

Avast, Earthlings; Aliens Want Your Energy | The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Dystopian literature and movies have recently had a surge of popularity in recent years, particularly in the young adult genre. With today's fears of an unstable future, it may not be a surprise that fiction portraying a … [Read More...]

Books to movies in 2016…some hits and some misses

Buzzfeed recently listed out 19 books that will become movies this year. Some are hits, while others are misses, and lots are proof that there's no accounting for taste. A few hits: I've previously read a couple of … [Read More...]

Book Review | Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

At this point, Words of Radiance has been out for a year and a half, and I suspect most of Sanderson's fans have read it. I've bumped into them at cons, book stores, signings, and, frankly, almost every other place where you … [Read More...]

Book Review | David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

In persuading me to read David Copperfield by Charles Dickens this recent autumn, a friend described that book thus: "It's basically David Copperfield's whole life story. That's it. Just his whole life." Some one thousand … [Read More...]

Book Review | If a Pirate I Must Be: The True Story of Black Bart, “King of the Caribbean Pirates” by Richard Sanders

Shiver me timbers! Thar be a book worth the read! Arrr! I had only a small idea what to expect when I picked up If a Pirate I Must Be: The True Story of Black Bart, "King of the Caribbean Pirates" by Richard Sanders. A … [Read More...]

Book Review | Jerusalem: The Biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Oh, Jerusalem. There is no other place on Earth quite as tragic, drenched in both blood and history. And it makes for reading that cannot be put down. Here's the short version of why you should read Simon Sebag … [Read More...]

Other Recent Updates on Attack of the Books!

Adult Fiction

Review | The Emoticon Generation by Guy Hasson
Review | The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
2015 Hugo Nominee: Championship B’tok by Edward M. Lerner
25 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time…Maybe
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Charley in the Wind by David Farland: Heartbreaking But Compelling

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Young Adult Fiction

Review | Divergent by Veronica Roth
Review | The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #1) by Rick Riordan
Review | Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
Review | Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Review | Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Review | Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

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Utah (local) Authors

Review | Heaven Is Here by Stephanie Nielson
Review | On My Way to Paradise by Dave Wolverton
Review | Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson [Blog Tour]
Science Fiction as the Best Social Fiction of Our Time: The Chaplain’s War by Brad Torgersen
A Rarefied View at Dawn by David Farland: Holding Up A Mirror
Review | Cry Havoc by Keith G. Seegmiller

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Non-Fiction Books

Review | Dreaming in Color: An Autobiography by Kaffe Fassett
Book Review | Mormon Rivals: The Romneys, the Huntsmans and the Pursuit of Power by Matt Canham and Thomas Burr
Review | Miles Away, Worlds Apart by Alan Sakowitz
Recommendation | Grand Strategies by Charles Hill
Book Review | Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
The Beautiful Tree by James Tooley is a Powerful Look at Education in the Poorest Neighborhoods on Earth

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Picture Books

Geisel Award Winners 2013
Review | How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague
Favorite Characters | Fancy Nancy
Review | Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? by Susan A. Shea and Tom Slaughter
Review | Say Hello! by Rachel Isadora
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