Category Archives: Book Reviews

comic review – MILES MORALES: THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN

My feelings on Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man are not exactly a secret (you can read all about it HERE). This has been one of my favorite comics for years, and ever since the introduction of Miles Morales in the aftermath of … Continue reading

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book review – MORE THAN THIS

Not to play favorites, but Patrick Ness is one of my favorite YA writers. His Chaos Walking series (The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, and Monsters of Men) is nothing short of brilliant, and one … Continue reading

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book review – THE FALLEN

Five books into The Enemy series, Charlie Higson picks up where the first book left off. The most recent entry in the series, The Fallen, takes place immediately after the first book, The Enemy. Set in London after a mysterious … Continue reading

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Charlie Higson’s THE ENEMY Series

It’s no big secret that Charlie Higson’s The Enemy series is one of my YA series. I’ve been telling everyone who will listen that these books are required reading for those looking for a YA series that isn’t afraid to … Continue reading

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Miles Morales and Ultimate Spider-Man, the Most Important Superhero of the 21st Century

I’ve been reading the adventures of Spider-Man since before I could actually read. Back when I was a kid who had not yet learned to read, I studied the pictures in issues of Amazing Spider-Man. As it turns out, I … Continue reading

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book review – GUERILLAS, Volume 2

Hands down, one of the best graphic novels of 2010 was Brahm Revel’s Guerillas. Set during the Vietnam War, Revel’s story revolves around a group of chimpanzees trained in modern combat as part of an experimental U.S. military program. These … Continue reading

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book review – THE FEAR

If you haven’t checked out Charlie Higson’s Enemy series, you’re missing out on one of the best YA series out there. Higson is best known in YA circles for his Young Bond series, which was entertaining enough in its own … Continue reading

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book review – THE DROWNED CITIES

Paolo Bacigalupi’s debut YA novel, Ship Breaker, was everything a YA book for boys should be. Bacigalupi crafted a fast-paced thriller set in a world devastated by ecological disaster, and he populated with a two-fisted male lead, Nailer. Although his … Continue reading

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book reviews – THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST and THE CURSE OF THE WENDIGO

The first installment in Rick Yancey’s series about a young boy working for a scientist who hunts monsters is an incredibly impressive novel. Set in the late 19th century, The Monstrumologist recounts the grisly exploits of twelve year-old orphan Will … Continue reading

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book review – SHIP BREAKER

After a conversation about the trouble I was having finding good books for older teenage boys, a friend sent me a link to an interview with author Paolo Bacigalupi. As soon as I was done reading the interview (which you … Continue reading

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