Escapism Into Young Adult Sci-Fi

A Listmania! list by Ann M Berton (Portland, OR United States)
The list author says: "Reviews of young adult sci-fi adventure books"
Gods of Manhattan
1.  Gods of Manhattan by Scott Mebus
The list author says:
  "Interesting so far.  It really is about Greek Gods in Manhattan.  More to come. It got a little boring and wasn't holding my attention."
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Nick of Time (Nick McIver Adventures Through Time)
2.  Nick of Time (Nick McIver Adventures Through Time) by Ted Bell
The list author says:
  "This book has a lot of description that could have been left out.  However, the story is interesting what with time travel and Nazi's, interesting and brave kids, hero's all around.  It moves a little slowly but I would be tempted to get the next in the series."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Infinities (Borzoi Books)
3.  The Infinities (Borzoi Books) by John Banville
The list author says:
  "Wordy.  Great idea and for all I know might be a great book.  However, I couldn't get past the slow pace so I didn't continue."
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The Summoning (Darkest Powers)
4.  The Summoning (Darkest Powers) by Kelley Armstrong
The list author says:
  "I liked this book and would go on to read more of the "Darkest Powers" series.  It starts out with a girl who sees ghosts so is put into a group home for the mentally unstable.  As it turns out, there are "supernaturals" with different powers in the world and the girl is one of them.  She meets other kids but there is a sinister element with the adults in the home that comes into play."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (327 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

The Candy Shop War
5.  The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull
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  "Coming soon!"
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The Magic Thief
6.  The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas
The list author says:
  "The story seems interesting; another poor boy becomes wizards apprentice and then by extension, eventually a wizard. The vocabulary isn't as interesting but there is a little background with the wizard that promises more.  Part 1 in a series.  I would probably finish this book and continue this series."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)

The Bone Magician
7.  The Bone Magician by F. E. Higgins
The list author says:
  "Not as good as "Black Book of Secrets" but definitely worth reading.  Good vocab, interesting story that moves along well."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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The Shadow Thieves (The Cronus Chronicles)
8.  The Shadow Thieves (The Cronus Chronicles) by Anne Ursu
The list author says:
  "Excellent!  Can't wait to get the next one from the library.  Very well written, the story moves along.  Story involves a visit to Hades to save the children who's shadows have been stolen by the bad guy who is trying to take over "down there"."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, Book 3)
9.  City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, Book 3) by Cassandra Clare
The list author says:
  "Part of a trilogy called "Mortal Instruments".  I enjoyed this series very much.  Another one of the normal teen kid books where they discover there is much more to their world including another world and that some of the otherworlders walk amongst them and cause trouble.  Well written and fun."
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The Name of this Book Is Secret (The Secret Series)
10.  The Name of this Book Is Secret (The Secret Series) by Pseudonymous Bosch
The list author says:
  "Love the book, love the series!  The usual theme, child going about her normal life and then poof!  All is not as it seems.  Excellent evil characters and clever/funny writing.  Can't wait for the next one."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews)

The Merchant of Death (Pendragon)
11.  The Merchant of Death (Pendragon) by D. J. MacHale
The list author says:
  "I love this series! 14 year old boy finds not only does he need to save the world, he needs to save a bunch of other worlds to save the universe.  There are a lot of annoying 21st century colloquialisms in the dialogue but I tend to skip over that part.  I have enjoyed the series on cd even if the reader's voice is a little annoying."
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Review farming 1 Nov 13, 2014
Recommendation Anyone????? 20 Aug 14, 2013
Fantasy/Romance 5 Aug 14, 2013
What are some good YA Paranormal books? 0 Jul 15, 2012
More expensive than paperback??? 0 May 8, 2012
sequel to nick of time 4 May 14, 2011
city of angles by cassandra clare 1 Feb 26, 2011
Derek or Simon 10 Nov 24, 2009
Who else didn't... (Spoilers) 3 Jul 17, 2009
The merchant of death 1 May 31, 2009
Anyone know? 3 Apr 21, 2009
Kindle Edition? 1 Aug 11, 2008
 
   

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