The Dark Side of Nowhere
Author: Neal Shusterman
Published: August 14, 2012
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars
Jason is having a bad day. The kind of day when you just don’t feel like yourself. Only for Jason, it’s not just a feeling. He really isn’t himself. Not anymore. Who is he? That’s the problem. Jason isn’t sure. And it’s not just him. Everyone in town is acting weird. His friends. His parents. Everyone. Billington is usually such a normal town. As Jason is about to discover, nothing will ever be normal again…
We love Shusterman here at Jessica’s Reading Room. He hooked us with Scythe and the more I’ve read, the more I love him! While most of his books come in series, he does have some standalones. This is one, and a short one at that. He seems to know exactly the right length for his books. The Toll was nice and big and I didn’t even care, this one is short and concise and I enjoyed it!
I’ll admit that the plot twist was a little obvious. However, I still liked it and the characters fit the story well. I was engaged and I couldn’t wait to see how the story concluded. I didn’t see any loose ends dangling and I was a little surprised that I liked the ending as much as I did.
Overall, I think this is a great book for teens who don’t normally like reading, but want to try it. I thought it was fun and interesting and Shusterman stays upon his high pedestal of excellence!!
Today Kim is bringing you a Sunday Series VIDEO review of the Star Trek: Day of Honor series. This series has multiple authors who wrote the novels.
Books in the Series:
Her Klingon Soul
Author: Diane Carey
To true Klingon warriors, no occasion is more sacred than the Day of Honor, when they pay homage to all that makes them
Klingon. But honor demands its price….
Worf finds his honor tested when he goes undercover to infiltrate a planetary criminal network. How can he root out the corruption on Sindikash without resorting to deceit and treachery himself?
Worf’s dilemma is shared by his son Alexander, who searches for the true meaning of honor in his own human heritage. Along with his son, Worf must confront deadly danger — and the inner struggles of his Klingon soul.
Author: L.A. Graf
All Klingons revere the Day of Honor, their most sacred holiday, but the true nature of honor can be a matter worth fighting over… Dispatched on a secret mission to investigate the raids, Commander Worf of Deep Space Nine and the crew of the Defiant find themselves trapped on a an alien world threatened by global cataclysm– trapped along with Klingons who were exiled to this world for their loyalty to Worf’s dishonored family.
Worf must find a way to save the Klingons whose honor bade them to keep their pledges to the House of Mogh despite the orders of the Emperor, and to prevent a bloody massacre that will forever stain the honor of the Klingon Empire.
Her Klingon Soul
Author: Michael Jan Friendman
Even light-years from the Klingon Empire, the Day of Honor remains an occasion of great importance. And sometimes honor is found in the most unexpected places… B’Elanna Torres has never cared for the Day of Honor. Ashamed of her Klingon heritage, she regards the holiday as an unwanted reminder of all she has struggled to repress. Besides, something awful always seems to happen to her then. Her bad luck seems to be running true to form when she and Harry Kim are captured by alien slavers. Imprisoned by the enigmatic Risatti, force to mine for deadly radioactive ore, Torres will need all of her strength and cunning to survive — and her honor as well.
Dean Wesley Smith
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Day of Honor is celebrated throughout the Klingon Empire. But every tradition had to being somewhere…
Signi Beta is an M-class planet ideal for farming. The Federation wants Signi Beta, but the Klingon Empire has the stronger claim. Captain Kirk hates to lose the planet, especially to his old adversary, Commander Kor. Their mutual antagonism turns into an uneasy alliance, however, when yet another alien fleet attacks both the Klingons and the “U.S.S. Enterprise.” Now Kirk and Kor must rely on each other’s honor — or none of them may survive to wage their war again.
Kim’s Ratings of the Series:
Ancient Blood: 4 stars
Armageddon Sky: 4 stars
Her Klingon Soul: 5 stars
Treaty’s Law: 5 stars
Kim’s review on the Day of Honor series:
Today Kim brings you a video review of Star Trek Discovery: Drastic Measures by Dayton Ward.
Star Trek Discovery: Drastic Measures
Author: Dayton Ward
Published: February 6, 2018
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 3 stars
It is 2246, ten years prior to the Battle at the Binary Stars, and an aggressive contagion is ravaging the food supplies of the remote Federation colony Tarsus IV and the eight thousand people who call it home. Distress signals have been sent, but any meaningful assistance is weeks away. Lieutenant Commander Gabriel Lorca and a small team assigned to a Starfleet monitoring outpost are caught up in the escalating crisis, and bear witness as the colony’s governor, Adrian Kodos, employs an unimaginable solution in order to prevent mass starvation.
While awaiting transfer to her next assignment, Commander Philippa Georgiou is tasked with leading to Tarsus IV a small, hastily assembled group of first responders. It’s hoped this advance party can help stabilize the situation until more aid arrives, but Georgiou and her team discover that they‘re too late—Governor Kodos has already implemented his heinous strategy for extending the colony’s besieged food stores and safeguarding the community’s long-term survival.
In the midst of their rescue mission, Georgiou and Lorca must now hunt for the architect of this horrific tragedy and the man whom history will one day brand “Kodos the Executioner”….
Kim’s Video Review: