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Unwind (Unwind #1) by Neal Shusterman

unwind

4 stars

A unique, interesting YA science fiction novel. Continue reading “Unwind (Unwind #1) by Neal Shusterman”

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

wanderers

3 stars

A long, ambling science fiction tale. Continue reading “Wanderers by Chuck Wendig”

The Warehouse by Rob Hart

the warehouse

4 stars

An intriguing sci-fi/dystopia book about a company’s world domination. Continue reading “The Warehouse by Rob Hart”

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

an absolutely remarkable thing

4 stars

A fantastic first book in a new YA SciFi/Fantasy series. Continue reading “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green”

Daisy’s Run (The Clockwork Chimera #1) by Scott Baron

Daisy's Run

2 stars

A ship heading back to earth from deep space is hit by debris and damaged. The AI supercomputer running the ship is woke early to make repairs and ensure that the ship stays on course. While the crew members didn’t know each other before the journey, they were fed information about each other and their skills were updated so that they would be prepared for duty once they woke up. The crew immediately starts repairing the ship, but strange things start happening. Continue reading “Daisy’s Run (The Clockwork Chimera #1) by Scott Baron”

This Shattered World (Starbound, #2) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This Shattered World

4 stars

This is the second installment in the Starbound trilogy. This story is set on the terraformed planet Avon. The planet hasn’t developed as quickly as it should have and the colonists are struggling to survive. The colonists have started to rebel against the terraforming corporations in charge of the planet’s development. As a result, the corporations have sent soldiers to Avon to quell the uprising and install order. Lee Chase is a military Captain with a reputation for being tough and dangerous. Flynn Cormac is one of the rebel leaders trying to reach a peaceful agreement with the soldiers. Continue reading “This Shattered World (Starbound, #2) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner”

Vox by Christina Dalcher

Vox

3.5 stars

I learned that once a plan is in place, everything can happen overnight.

The premise of this book is very disturbing. Your rational mind says “this could never happen in the U.S.”. But given the current political climate, there is a tiny voice in the back of your mind that whispers “…right? I mean, it really couldn’t happen, could it?” THAT is the most disturbing thing about this book. That tiny voice that skitters around in your mind while you lay in bed at night trying to fall asleep. Continue reading “Vox by Christina Dalcher”

Tarnished City (Dark Gifts #2) by Vic James

Tarnished City

4 stars

This is the second book in the Dark Gifts trilogy. The story picks up right after the end of the first book. Lord Jardin is the interim Chancellor and begins massive crack downs on the slaves and rebels. He also begins talking about implementing new laws against skill-less and Gavar begins to worry about his daughter’s future. Luke has been convicted of murder and condemned. He is turned over to Lord Crovan and taken to his private estate for experimentation and torture. Continue reading “Tarnished City (Dark Gifts #2) by Vic James”

Empire of Silence (Sun Eater #1) by Christopher Ruocchio

empire of silence

3.5 stars

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book in a new, big epic fantasy series. This book is told from the perspective of one main character toward the end of his life, after all of the big events in his life had occurred. The story centers on Hadrian Marlowe, an elite man from the ruling class. He is the presumptive heir to his father’s lands, however his life path doesn’t quite take the route he anticipates. He flees his father’s land and winds up stranded on a strange, harsh, unsophisticated world. Continue reading “Empire of Silence (Sun Eater #1) by Christopher Ruocchio”

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