Books by Brian Yansky

UTOPIA, IOWA by Brian Yansky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Alas, not as much fun as it should be. (Paranormal mystery. 12-16)"
A small town's population is paranormally gifted in this new mystery. Read full book review >
HOMICIDAL ALIENS & OTHER DISAPPOINTMENTS  by Brian Yansky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Fans of the first book are a natural audience for this one, but thanks to the graceful insertion of back story in the form of a recapping prologue, this second act will attract and satisfy new readers. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
In this continuation of the story begun in Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences (2010), elements of mythology add spice to the science-fiction adventures of a group of American teens who escaped from slavery under the alien Sanginians. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Buy this for readers of Ann Halam's Siberia (2005) and J.B. Stephens's Big Empty series, boys and girls alike, although the male narration may have more appeal for the guys. (Science fiction. YA)"
The little green men have conquered the world in ten seconds, preserving as slaves those people receptive to telepathic communication. Read full book review >
WONDERS OF THE WORLD by Brian Yansky
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2007

"Instead, the author deftly and subtly portrays Eric's slow acknowledgement of the truth about his father, and provides an ending that, while still bleak, is livable. (Fiction. YA)"
Grim realism about homelessness with a touch of magical realism, told in a meaningfully spare first-person voice. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Keenly observed and continually surprising, this is a road trip well worth taking. (Fiction. YA)"
Chock full of larger-than-life, delightfully eccentric characters, Yansky's coming-of-age chronicles a young man's road trip from Iowa to Texas to seek out his biological parents. Read full book review >