Books by Jon Skovron

THIS BROKEN WONDROUS WORLD by Jon Skovron
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

" An enjoyably action-laden, sometimes bloody, globe-trotting lesson in what it means to be monster, to be man, and to be careful when serving dryads alcohol. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Advanced technology, experimental science, inspired revolution in the name of unity: sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. Read full book review >
MAN MADE BOY by Jon Skovron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2013

"A comically creepy coming-of-age road trip stitched together with action, romance, sex, combat and a couple of bootleg cocktails. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
How do you circumvent the same, boring fate as your famous monster parents? Run away from home and launch a maniacal computer virus that might possibly annihilate human- and monster-kind. Oops. Read full book review >
MISFIT by Jon Skovron
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Thoughtful, scary and captivating. (Urban fantasy. 14 & up)"
In an impeccably paced and unusually profound urban-fantasy novel, 16-year-old half-demon Catholic-school student Jael Thompson comes into her powers, explores her heritage and battles a tyrannical Hell beast. Read full book review >
STRUTS & FRETS by Jon Skovron
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

Though rehearsals haven't been smooth for Sammy Bojar's band, Tragedy of Wisdom, it appears to be his shot at becoming a legitimate musician. There's more drama than music in his life though: His grandfather suffers from increasing dementia, and Sammy has just started dating his best friend, Jen. As the band competition approaches, he finally starts changing the tempo of his life. Good character development and solid pacing keep readers involved with the narrative, which sometimes attempts to cover too much. Secondary adult characters receive more attention than Sammy's bandmates, leaving those supporting-character teens to languish somewhat. Skovron's musical influences fit nicely with the older indie teen reader, but these details will somewhat date the text. Sammy and Jen's romance nicely reflects a transitional relationship, and the author doesn't hide any of the difficulties involved in changing from friendship to dating. Deftly executed, this debut novel hits a few high notes and handily avoids falling flat. (Fiction. YA) Read full book review >