A nice long list of SF/F books and stories with old(er) women protagonists (or, in a few cases, prominent characters?).
I completely adored the book previous to this one, Planetfall, and it's so wonderful to see the second meet the same impossible standards. After Atlas is not a sequel so much as a companion novel, and I suspect it could be read as a standalone.
(P.S. There will be spoilers for the Divergent series by Veronica Roth in this discussion. You have officially been warned.)
Perfection is abundant in YA, or at least at first glance, it seems so. There is always the stunningly handsome love interest who is somehow smart, funny, popular, and well, perfect. There is always the "flawed" main character who can ace her classes, fight monsters, all while still getting the boyfriend at the end. Perfection has become a standard in YA, and one of my favorite book series is a major culprit.
Top Ten Tuesday is a list based meme hosted by the wonderful ladies at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's Top Ten Tuesday was open-ended, so we here at Crazy for YA decided to take it in a direction we find is rare in YA--to outer space! Because interplanetary exploration is slightly rare in YA novels these days, we may have recommended slightly fewer than 10 books this week, but all of our recommendations feature some of the most unique YA settings out there.
Author: Erica Conroy
Series: Callisto #1
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Taken" by Erica Conroy
"Taken" was a good romantic science fiction read where the 'alien's will keep you turning the pages to see what will be going to happen next. If you are looking for a read with a 'real tough female lead, humorous parts in the read that will have you laughing out loud, different cultural species, diplomatic banter wrangling, suspense and let's not leave out the love between a alien and human.' Take all of this in and you get a real adventurous sci-fi romantic read with many twist and turns. I found the characters [Viktor, S'rea, Tarn, Karo, Roger] to name a few for the most part were well developed, portrayed and even somewhat believable being very strong and opinionated which gives the reader a good well written read. Would I recommend this novel? YES especially if you are into romantic sci-fi reads.
Oh, by the way, I enjoyed the ending "Viktor's Interview" with the reporter!