Judgment on Janus by Andre Norton

Naill Renfro is a refugee who, out of desperation, sells himself into labour and winds up logging the forests of the planet Janus. Unfortunately the planet is run by a fanatic cult who treat their laborers like slaves or prisoners and ritualistically punish those who are found to have ‘sinned’. Naill discovers a jewel in…

Whisper of The Woods by D. G. Driver

A year ago I reviewed Driver’s first book in her new Young Adult series, Cry of The Sea. Juniper (June) Sawfeather is a girl of Native American descent who has environmental activists for parents who have tried to push their ideals on her. Though she respects and appreciates their concerns and the environment, she doesn’t want…

Cry of The Sea by D. G. Driver

In celebration of Earth Day (April 22) I am reviewing a Young Adults book with strong environmental themes. Cry of the Sea is about June, a young girl who’s parents are pushing her to follow their paths in environmental issues. When she and her father are first on the scene of a major oil spill…