Author: Christian Schoon

Christian Schoon, author | In the Spotlight Interview

Christian Schoon, author | In the Spotlight Interview

In the Spotlight is a new feature here at Second Run Reviews. I’ve invited authors, publishers and editors to take part in interviews, guest posts, giveaways and anything else that they can dream up that is appropriate for a blog. Spread the word about the new In the Spotlight feature! Click to Tweet: Attention #authors! Sign up to be featured “In the Spotlight” on @2ndRunReviews http://ctt.ec/9e4bR+  The first author stepping into the spotlight is Christian Schoon. Schoon’s first novel, Zenn Scarlett, is a young adult science fiction novel set on Mars and follows a exoveterinarian, a vet who specializes in alien creatures, on adventures across the galaxy. I did find Zenn Scarlett at my local library and was able to squeeze in a review. From My Review: Schoon created a believable settlement on Mars with a diverse set of aliens and a intriguing mystery that kept me turning the pages. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on Under Nameless Stars. Read more. In the Spotlight Christian Schoon Welcome to Second Run Reviews, Christian! Thank you for being the first guest in my new feature. I appreciate you taking a leap of faith and grabbing the first spot. Now on […]

4 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on April 3, 2015
Book Review 82: Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon

Book Review 82: Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of Zenn Scarlett from our local library. I’ve heard of this series and its author since I started attending ICON a couple years ago. It didn’t take me long to become absorbed in Zenn’s world and her love of animals. Living on a colonized Mars in a cloister, Zenn is fighting for her independence, her love of animals and her desire to become an exovet, a veterinarian who specializes in alien creatures. All of this as she is starting to notice boys (no love triangle here, folks!), struggling with the whereabouts of her absent father and a colony that it struggling to survive. Zenn and her positive attitude come shining through bringing the story together with her adventures and investigations. Zenn is surrounded by some very curious creatures—some of them she cares for and others she works with, namely Hamish. I adored Hamish. He provided a bit of comic relief as he struggled to escape the hive mentality he was a part of and find a way to fit into human culture and norms with in the cloister. Zenn and her uncle handled Hamish’s hive habits well and provided […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on April 2, 2015