Apollo’s Outcasts – Book Review


Title Apollo’s Outcasts

Author Allen Steele

Fiction – Young Adult (and Adult)



I’ve been a fan of Allen Steele’s writing for many years now, as I really enjoy his mix of real science and real characters. He writes near-future science fiction about things like building the first moonbase, manned Mars exploration and so on. Instead of the high-tech utopias that some series have, his books have everyday people doing everyday jobs

except those jobs are a few years in the future, and in space.

The book tells the story of sixteen-year-old Jamey Barlowe’s fight for survival and freedom together with his friends, against a corrupt and authoritarian government. It has politics, intrigue, action and a touch of romance, all together in a can’t-put-down read. Highly recommended for young adults Continue reading

Changeling – Book Review


Title – Changeling (Order of Darkness – # 1)

Author – Philippa Gregory

Fiction – Young Adult

Jody’s Pick



I had been wanting to read ‘The Changeling’ since it came out in 2012 and wasn’t disappointed.

Having read a lot of Philippa Gregory’s books I hoped it would be as good and it was. I think it’s a great book for anyone who likes Historical fiction with a little adventure and mystery.

A great book for Young Adults who it’s aimed at.

Once again Philippa Gregory has shown why people eagerly await her new books. I am looking forward to starting the second book in the series as soon as possible.