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“A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

"A Princess of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs

“A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Title/Author: “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Genre: Science Fiction

Rating: 4 out of 5

WV Reader Review: I picked up this book after seeing the 2012 movie John Carter. I thought the movie had an interesting premise, especially since the novel is an early instance of science fiction – published in 1917. The novel was a fun adventure, with heroic and gentlemanly John Carter as the main character, and the independent, strong, exotic Dejah Thoris – a princess of Mars.

I would recommend this to anybody looking to be swept 35 million miles away on an adventure.

“Pure” by Julianna Baggott

From a 2012 Adult Summer Reading Program book review:

"Pure" by Julianna Baggott

“Pure” by Julianna Baggott

Title/Author: “Pure” by Julianna Baggott

Genre: Post-apocalyptic dystopian science fiction (young adult)

Rating: 5 out of 5

WV Reader Review: Disturbing. Frightening. Dazzling. These are all words that come to mind when I think about Pure. The stunning imagery and fascinating damaged characters kept me enthralled through every page. Read. This. Book.

“The War of the Worlds” by H.G. Wells

"The War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells

"The War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells

Title/Author: “The War of the Worlds” by H.G. Wells

Genre: Science Fiction

Rating: 5 out of 5

WV Reader Review: This book provides an interesting tale of what an alien invasion of our planet could be like, but what really makes this book great is the writing style of H.G. Wells and the time period of the book. I would recommend this to someone interested in an excellent classic science fiction novel.