Silverwood ★★★★☆

cover59131-mediumBetsy Streeter‘s Silverwood comes out tomorrow (March 11th, 2015) and believe me, you’re going to want it on your shelf!

At age 14, Helen Silverwood, and her 9 year old brother Henry, are tired of the constant and inexplicable moving. Helen doesn’t understand her recurring dreams about the Tromindox, which, as Henry will explain, are “time traveling predators that feed exclusively on humans… they kill people and eat them.”

Got your attention now, don’t I?

When a mysterious visit is followed by the bombing of her apartment, an ancient history and Helen’s destiny come to light. She just wants a normal life but it’s all about to get very, very, complicated.

When I first discovered how many time lines there were, from all the time traveling and such, I thought it would be very difficult to follow. But Streeter was very clear about who we were following and when we were following them.

Streeter’s descriptions and non-distracting omniscience will suck you right into this science fiction/fantasy novel. Situated at the cusp of middle grade and young adult this book is great for any sci-fi fan. The twists, turns, and strategic reveals will keep you guessing about who is who and what is next.

A huge problem I tend to have with books is that I’m too well read (humble too). It unfortunately let’s me guess what’s coming next in a lot of novels. Well, that wasn’t the case here. Streeter kept me guessing the whole way through, a very difficult thing to do, I assure you. Believe me, you won’t suspect anything.


By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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