The recommended JILLIAN VS. PARASITE PLANET by Nicole Kornher-Stace is freaking delightful

Though not due until July, Nicole Kornher-Stace’s JILLIAN VS. PARASITE PLANET is already generating excitement. You can pre-order JILLIAN VS. PARASITE PLANET via all finer booksellers or directly from Tachyon.

Cover by Scott Brown

BLOGENDORFF enjoys the book.

I didn’t know what to expect going into this book. On one hand, Nicole Kornher-Stace wrote one of my favourite novels in recent years (see Archivist Wasp), on the other hand it was aimed at middle school readers and didn’t know if it’d be too simple for me. Either way, I figured it would be a quick read and decided to give it a go (I was contacted by the publisher to read it, just so you know).

Anyway, I didn’t expect it to be so freaking delightful. It’s just such a lovely story, with such well rounded and very likeable characters, which made it easy to read and easy to enjoy.


Finally, even though this book is aimed at middle school kids, I feel like the author takes her audience seriously. I didn’t feel like too much was explained or dumbed down, it was just a well crafted narrative that happened to be about a kid. I would have loved this book at that age, and very much enjoyed it now.

Anyway, if you have a middle school kid, or if you just want to have a delightful read about a girl and a semi-autonomous nanobot system, then I recommend you pick this up.

Illustration by Scott Brown

THE LITTLE RED REVIEWER is very excited.

EPIC WIN, I scored an ARC of Nicole Kornher-Stace’s JILLIAN VS. PARASITE PLANET, which I also can’t wait to get to, because I love everything she writes.  This one doesn’t hit bookstore shelves until July so I guess I could wait a month or two to read it. My husband loves her work too, so there’s a good chance he’ll get to read this book before I do! Not fair! but, actually pretty fair.


JILLIAN VS. PARASITE PLANET by Nicole Kornher-Stace was a fun surprise, and it even came with candy! (Who doesn’t love candy?)