Recent Reviews and Posts

Book Review | The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

There's much to like about The Dante Club, Matthew Pearl's homage to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and J. T. Fields--some of the greatest American poets of the 19th century. It is a … [Read More...]

Book Review | From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives by Jeffrey E. Garten

In From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives, Jeffery Garten offers a brief history of globalization over the course of humanity's history. It's an enjoyable jaunt through the last … [Read More...]

Book Review | Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

If the Star Wars trilogies are concerned with the operatic drama of the Skywalker family and their close associates, then Lost Stars delivers fills in the spaces in between by providing a sampling of back story into the … [Read More...]

Book Review |Tarkin by James Luceno

I've always thought of Grand Moff Tarkin was one of the under-appreciated villains of the Star Wars saga. He was a powerful commander close to the Emperor, called Darth Vader an "old friend," and did not hesitate to destroy … [Read More...]

Book Review | Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science that Changed the Course of World War II by Jennet Conant

Tuxedo Park is about a Wall Street tycoon, a brilliant scientific mind, and an inventor of devices and instruments used by the military to defeat the forces of evil. No, he's not Tony Stark; he's Alfred Lee Loomis, and his … [Read More...]

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...]

Other Recent Updates on Attack of the Books!

Adult Fiction

Review | The Crack in Space by Philip K. Dick
Review | Patient Zero by Jim Beck
Author Guest Post | Andy Remic on his inspiration for The Iron Wolves
Review | Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card [Contributor]
Review | The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Review | Year Zero by Rob Reid

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Young Adult Fiction

Review | The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Review | Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
Book Review | Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Short Story Review | Mitosis: A Reckoners Story by Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners #1.5)
Review | Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson is an exciting twist on superheroes…and supervillains [Review]

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Utah (local) Authors

Guns and Rock n’ Roll versus Evil: Hellhound on my Trail by D.J. Butler
Review | Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
Review | The Sum of All Men by David Farland
Utah Author Spotlight | Dave Wolverton
Review | Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George
Review | Cry Havoc by Keith G. Seegmiller

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Non-Fiction Books

Review | Civilization: the West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson
Book Review | Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation by Deborah Davis [Contributor]
Book Review | Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 by Anne Applebaum
Star Wars and the Hero’s Journey
Review | Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris
Review | Dreaming in Color: An Autobiography by Kaffe Fassett

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Picture Books

Easter Picture Books
Presidential Picture Books
Review | Press Here by Herve Tullet
Review | Tea Rex by Molly Idle
Review | Crafty Chloe by Kelly DiPucchio and Heather Ross
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