Book Review: Before You Go by James Preller

Book Review: Before You Go by James Preller

Reading contemporary YA is still somewhat new to me, but I seem to be attracted to the same sort of stories based on the books I’ve selected to read so far. I’ve noticed a pattern of choosing stories that involve characters struggling with a friend’s or other loved one’s death, and James Preller’s Before You Go fits […]

Book Review: Energized by Edward M. Lerner

Book Review: Energized by Edward M. Lerner

Reviewed by James La Salandra In simplest terms, speculative fiction—of which science fiction is but one sub-category—can be defined as a genre intent on conjuring answers to “what if” questions. In Energized, physicist and computer scientist Edward M. Lerner employs his technological acumen in weaving a host of such questions into a richly thrilling fictional fabric. […]