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Melissa Marr's "Carnival of Souls" Cast a Spell On Us!

By Swapna KrishnaSeptember 24, 2012
Melissa Marr, best known for her Wicked Lovely series, is back with another YA urban fantasy series, and it’s definitely one to watch. ... More  →
Melissa Marr's

The New Star Trek Movie Will be Called Star Trek: Into Darkness

By Swapna KrishnaSeptember 13, 2012
It seems that the title of the new Star Trek movie has leaked. Through some interesting monitoring, ComingSoon.net has confirmed that someone that appears to be Paramount Pictures has registered the domain names startrekintodarkness.com and startrekintodarknessmovie.com. That's a pretty strong indication that the title of ... More  →
The New Star Trek Movie Will be Called Star Trek: Into Darkness

BOOK REVIEW: Origin by Jessica Khoury

By Swapna KrishnaSeptember 13, 2012
Pia is a sixteen-year-old girl who lives in a secret laboratory compound in the Amazon rainforest. She’s never been outside the electrified fence that surrounds her home; she was born there, but she knows she won’t die there. Why? Because Pia is immortal. She is ... More  →
BOOK REVIEW: Origin by Jessica Khoury

The Maze Runner Is Going To Be a Movie!

By Swapna KrishnaSeptember 11, 2012
Movie news always makes us Mindhutters happy, so when we heard that James Dashner's The Maze Runner was being turned into a movie, it made us pretty ecstatic. The Maze Runner is the first novel in a post-apocalyptic YA trilogy that features a teenage boy ... More  →
The Maze Runner Is Going To Be a Movie!

Finally, a Heroine We Can Relate to In The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

By Swapna KrishnaSeptember 6, 2012
Elisa is not your typical princess. She’s not particularly pretty, and she likes pastries far more than is fitting for someone of her rank. One might even dare to call her fat. Her appearance has never really bothered her though, not until she discovers she’s ... More  →
Finally, a Heroine We Can Relate to In The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

End of Summer YA Round-up

By Swapna KrishnaSeptember 5, 2012
Now that summer is coming to a close and there are things on our minds other than bright sunny days, pools, and barbecues, it's time to revisit the world of YA fiction that this last summer brought us. The good, the bad, and the great-for-a-mindless-read: it's ... More  →
End of Summer YA Round-up

BOOK REVIEW: Wake by Amanda Hocking

By Swapna KrishnaAugust 24, 2012
So… there are these girls—Penn, Thea, and Lexi. These gorgeous, almost otherworldly girls that are randomly in this little seaside town for some reason. It’s not necessarily strange that they’re there; after all, lots of visitors flock to the town for the summer months. But ... More  →
BOOK REVIEW: Wake by Amanda Hocking

Are All the Flags Still Standing on the Moon?

By Swapna KrishnaAugust 9, 2012
Yes. Next question. Oh wait, perhaps you were looking for a more in-depth answer. The fact is, up until last week, we didn't know what had happened to the flags at the Apollo landing sites. Yes, they were planted, but in relatively shallow ground. Also, needless ... More  →
Are All the Flags Still Standing on the Moon?

Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone Makes Us Blue

By Swapna KrishnaAugust 1, 2012
So, there’s this girl, Karou. She lives in Prague and is a seventeen-year-old art student. On the surface, Karou seems to be your average, blue-haired, tattooed teen. But when you take a closer look, there’s something strange about Karou. Those tattoos on her hands? She’s ... More  →
Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone Makes Us Blue

5 Bad-Ass Space Anomalies

By Swapna KrishnaJuly 31, 2012
Most everything to do with space is pretty bad-ass, so it's difficult to narrow down the coolest, weirdest, most chilling space anomalies out there. What makes a bad-ass space anomaly? Something that looks cool? Not so much. We think that what makes a space anomaly, ... More  →
5 Bad-Ass Space Anomalies
About the Author
Swapna Krishna

Swapna is a Washington, DC-based freelance editor who loves all things space and sci fi. You can find her book reviews at S. Krishna’s Books (http://www.skrishnasbooks.com) and on Twitter at @skrishna.

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