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Emilia Gardner and Mike Arnold are attorneys and authors in Oregon. Books Written by the Reviewers


Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game (Ender’s Saga, #1)

by Orson Scott Card

4.29 avg rating — 813,906 ratings published 1985
Andrew “Ender” Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. The result of genetic experimentation, Ender may be the military …more


I came into Ender’s Game without any expectations. A friend handed it to me and suggested I read it. The premise is simple, and the world built is not incredibly complicated. But I think it is the simplicity of the writing that drew me along so well. There were no false starts and unnecessary decorations. The Battle Room was such a neat concept, and so well described and executed that I found myself reading the book again and again, imaging how it worked and what it would have been like to be there myself. It was hard to picture children as the combatants, but i think that is what the author intended–that we were to forget that these were children, young ones at that. I think this is a great book for anyone (especially young adults) just getting into science fiction, because it isn’t SO heavy on the science that the story gets lost. I also recommend it to adults who are on the fringe of science fiction. This is a great place to dip in your toes to test the waters.
it was amazing
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
if you look at my bookshelf, you’ll note that it is heavy on science fiction. Dead Until Dark is a far cry from what I normally read. I didn’t pick up this book on my own. My colleague (and co-writer) Emilia Gardner gave it to me, and told me to read it. She had gotten into the series, and was raving about how fun and creative it was. I was skeptical. I mean, it was a vampire romance, right? Imagine me walking down the hall with the book in hand, lip curled slightly. Or imagine the look on the face of a teenage boy who has just been handed a baby to hold for the first time.