By Stacked

I loved so much about Tankborn…I loved the plot of Tankborn. That’s a fairly simplistic statement to make, but it’s a true one. As a seasoned SF reader, I thought I knew where Sandler was heading with the story, but she surprised me multiple times. The biggest twist was something I never saw coming, but it wasn’t a cheat since I could look back and see the groundwork Sandler had laid for it the entire book.

I hope to see this one on the Cybils finalist list. Tankborn is one of the first books published by Lee and Low’s new Tu Books imprint, which aims to publish YA SFF with diverse protagonists. But make no mistake, it’s not only a great science fiction story with a person of color in the lead role, it’s a great science fiction story period.