Book Review | Crecheling by D.J. Butler (The Buza System #1)

With Crecheling, D.J. Butler defies YA genre stereotypes to create a dystopian future that is vibrant and dangerous, where characters act like real people, and where death and pain are real and unavoidable, even for his heroes. The result is a story that is gripping, characters that are sympathetic, and a plot that grows under […]

Review | Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Because of a foolish bargain made by her father, Nyx has since birth been betrothed to the evil and mysterious ruler of her kingdom. For as long as she can remember, she has been training to kill her soon to be husband and free her people from his terrible rule. Shortly after her marriage to the […]

Review | Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (The Reckoners #1)

As a boy, David had a terrible experience with the most powerful Epic of all: Steelheart. But through this experience, he may be the only person with a clue as to what Steelheart’s weakness is. All Epics have some sort of weakness, but Epics go to great lengths to conceal them. David hopes to join […]

Review | To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Lara Jean is a bit of a romantic; a pragmatic one though. Whenever she likes a boy with whom, for whatever reason it doesn’t work out, she writes them a love note. Lara Jean’s love notes are actually much more than just love notes, they are more of a purging of her love so she […]

Review | Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card [Contributor]

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in the Stephen Olson’s series of posts reviewing, contemplating, considering, and discussing Orson Scott Card’s award winning Ender’s Game novels. You can find his other posts on the Ender’s Game series here.   The moment I finished reading Shadow Puppets, I knew I had to find and read Shadow of the Giant as quickly […]

Review | The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Thomas is a blank slate. He remembers nothing but his name. Awakening in a pitch black room to the background noise of machinery and the smell of oil, he soon finds himself the newest in a “Lord of the Flies” like community of boys who live in what they call the “Glade” at the center […]

Review | The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

A mysterious disease is sweeping across the United States. A disease that only affects American’s tweens and teens. The outcome: death or frightening abilities that the youth cannot control. In response, the government sets up ‘rehabilitation camps’ to keep communities and America’s youth ‘safe.’ On the morning of her tenth birthday, something about Ruby has […]

Why I (Mostly) Love the Ender’s Game Series [Contributor]

Editor’s Note: Ender’s Game may be one of the most awaited film adaptations of a novel in recent years, and Stephen Olson is a huge fan of the novel, as well as its sequels.  In the coming weeks and months, Attack of the Books! will feature his reviews and guide to the universe (or Enderverse, if you will) […]

Review | Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Sophomores in 1986, Eleanor and Park is the story of two star-crossed misfits. Eleanor is an overweight red head who comes from a broken home, and Park is a Korean loner or sorts. Park unwillingly makes room for Eleanor (the new kid) to sit by him on the bus. Days and weeks pass without Eleanor […]

Review | The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Wowsa! Talk about a page-turning thriller! I just finished Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave in a little more than 24 hours. Yes, this means I have a sink full of dishes and an unmade bed. The 1st Wave = Lights Out, The 2nd Wave = Surf’s Up, The 3rd Wave = Pestilence, The 4th Wave […]