⭐⭐⭐⭐ This one kept me reading non-stop this weekend. Very creepy.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ for this memoir by a young comic on the autism spectrum. Funny and touching.
I am a big fan of her earlier book Behind her Eyes. (For awhile, I thought that was the last psychological thriller I would ever have read. Apparently I was wrong about that but it still stands as a book with one amazing twist.) So it's painful to admit I didn't like this one as much. Her writing is great and there are lots of fun observations but the characters and story disappointed me. ⭐⭐⭐
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ for this fantasy story set at Yale. It seemed pretty complicated the way the different school societies used and benefited from magic. Might have to go to Yale to get it fully... But the story was good and kept me reading.
I enjoyed this story of a woman coming to understand her life and how it led her to the dangerous job of a spy for a shadowy government agency. Much of the action took place in Burkina Faso. The main character was well-developed, and the plot was gripping.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ for this SF story of an artificial intelligence which has been trained to work as a psycho-therapist, but has much greater capabilities to be exploited by several desparate groups on the brink of global annihilation. The AI herself was quite charming. The story was lacking for me.
This story of genetically designed teenage space colonists had a lot of potential, but it fell flat. Something about the way the action was described seemed more like a passive summary than an adrenaline rush. I did enjoy his earlier book Beacon 23 and don't recall a passive style there... ⭐⭐
4 stars for this teen sf story. It's set in the near future when we all connect to the feed through our implants and get bombarded by advertising and use it as a back channel to talk to people, even when we're in the same room with them.
While i was reading, I had a strong wish to hear an audiobook version instead. The teen slang was great, and it would be funny to hear.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ for this one. It's kind of an allegory/Alice in Wonderland/Kafkaesque fantasy about a man who goes for a much longer hike than he intended. Compelling writing style. A couple of great sidekicks.