Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

Review by Lauren Maguire

Space battles, sword fights, heroes, villains, epic quests, evil corporations, and magical fireworks: Once and Future has them all. Unknown to her, teenage Ari Helix is the forty-second reincarnation of King Arthur and, after finding Excalibur on the ruins of Old Earth, she is sought out by a backward-aging, teenage Merlin whose mission is to prepare her for the dangers to come. … More Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Review by Juhyun Tony Bae

If you like reading sci-fi/fantasy you’re probably familiar with stories that grapple with immortality—you might even find the line, “death gives life meaning,” a tad cliché. With Neal Shusterman’s Scythe traveling that heavily-trodden dystopian road, for me, the question of the novel’s success came down to the story’s handling of the ideas and its ability to pave its own path. … More Scythe by Neal Shusterman