Last Updated on March 13, 2022 by ellen
If your child enjoys Young Adult fantasy or science fiction, you need to pick up a copy of Spartanica by Powers Molinar. This story is about two middle school brothers who are transported to another world. Keep reading for my thoughts.
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Spartanica by Powers Molinar
Here’s a little bit about what this book is all about.
Ty and Marcus Mitchell are average middle school brothers growing up in a suburb north of Chicago until one night when they’re hurtled through an inter-dimensional gateway to a parallel world defined by its multiple moons and planet-wide apocalypse.
As they struggle to figure out where they are and how to get home, the boys encounter refugees of “the last day” from the distant city of Atlantis and a mysterious girl called Bellana, the sole survivor and resident of the devastated metropolis of Spartanica.
Ty and Marcus soon learn they only have seven days to get home. But before they can leave, they must battle through long-extinct deadly predators, find the elusive Professor Otherblood (if he’s still alive), and rescue a new friend from certain death.
Is all of this insanity just Ty’s overactive imagination or are the brothers truly on the brink of being stranded in the brutal wasteland known as Spartanica?
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About the author
Powers Molinar writes the most excellent young adult science fiction because he wants kids to read more. He’s seen how strong reading skills help his kids in school and hopes to help spread the same to kids worldwide via his novels. Powers and his family live under the cupola near Chicago where he manages IT projects until he can write full-time.
Other books by the author
Currently, Spartanica is the only book available from Powers Molinar that I am aware of. I hope he’ll write more soon. I have seen this book referred to as book #1. But, I have never found information on other books. If you find one, let me know.
Learn more about this award-winning young adult sci-fi book by watching the book trailer. And, read my review below.
I’m a huge young adult science fiction fan. And, I loved this book. You can really get into this story because there are so many great details. It would be a great read for ages 10 to 15 depending on their reading level. Or, any adult who likes reading young adult books would enjoy it too. If you want a summer read for your child, you should pick up a copy.
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Ellen is a mom of a 25-year-old son and 30-year-old daughter. She is Grandma to one adorable toddler. In what little spare time she has, she loves to read, watch movies, and check out the latest toys and games.