Category: Sci-Fi

Oct 26
Quanta (The Shadow Ravens #2) by Lola Dodge (review)

Quanta (The Shadow Ravens #2) by Lola Dodge (review)

This was just as good as the first book. I was slightly confused at first, because this book deals with entirely new characters. But after a while we hear a bit about Cipher and Knight again. Quanta is a really interesting character, and I was soon lost in her story. Just like the first book, I fell in love with Quanta from the first pages. Tair pulled me in quickly as well, and his sister too! The bad guys in this are really twisted and evil. Though I’m sure they don’t think of themselves that way. And I liked getting… Read more »

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Sep 28
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) by Ransom Riggs (review)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) by Ransom Riggs (review)

This sounded good, and since my friends have been raving about it, and the movie based on it is coming out this month I decided to finally read it. And it was good, but it also wasn’t… Let me explain. You know those first-in-a-series books that spend so much of the book setting up the story that it doesn’t really feel like an actual story? Yeah. That was this book. Some parts of it were interesting. Some parts dragged like crazy. Almost the entire first half of the book is about Jacob and growing up on his grandfather’s stories. And… Read more »

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Jul 28
The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1) by Genevieve Cogman (review)

The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1) by Genevieve Cogman (review)

I loved the idea of a spy network made out of librarians. And the book grabs your attention from the first pages, because Irene is in the middle of a mission to steal a book from a boys school when the book opens. There are elements of Sherlock Holmes, as well as the 007 movies in the book. Not because the book is using either as a reference exactly, but because there is a great detective in Vale. And lots of narrow escapes, assistants who are more than what they seem, double-crosses and mysteries. Besides all that, there’s also the… Read more »

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Jun 15
Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer (review)

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer (review)

I’m glad we got to learn more about Levana in this book. Some of it explains why she was such an evil person, but not all of it. She seems to have no remorse about making people do what she wants even from a young age. I loved that we got a lot of questions answered in the book. Like why and how the Lunars started making the disease and how it got to Earth. We also get to meet Winter’s parents, find out how Levana got her scars, and learn just what really happened the day Cinder supposedly died…. Read more »

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Jun 09
Lotus and Thorn by Sara Wilson Etienne (review)

Lotus and Thorn by Sara Wilson Etienne (review)

I loved how detailed the world and it’s customs was. I liked reading about how life inside the Dome was different from both the area the Citizens lived, as well as the desert area. We get to see what kind of technology was lost, as well as what was important enough to have stayed in use after 500 years. I liked how Leica grew as a character during the book. And I loved getting to know her friends in the Dome. I liked her sisters as well, but we don’t really get to interact with them a lot. There was,… Read more »

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Apr 28
Under Their Skin (Under Their Skin #1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix (review)

Under Their Skin (Under Their Skin #1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix (review)

This sounded so much better than it ended up being. Unfortunately, most of what ended up irking me I can’t explain due to the fact it’s so spoilery that it would ruin the surprise/suspense of the entire book. So let’s see… I was expecting something creepy, something completely different as the reason for why Nick and Eryn weren’t allowed to meet their stepsiblings. It was a little interesting at first, once we find out what the reason is. But then it just got uninteresting to me. There were lots of mentions about how dangerous such-and-such a thing would be, if… Read more »

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Apr 14
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer (review)

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer (review)

I loved that Scarlet calls Winter “crazy” as a nickname, and that Jacin calls her “trouble.” She is both, knows she is both, and isn’t bothered in the slightest. While Cress daydreams to psych herself up to be able to do things that scare her, Winter has visions. None of them are real, and they are caused by her refusal to use her Lunar gift. So she sees the walls of the palace bleeding, feels herself turn into “a girl of ice and snow”, and is never 100% sure if the things she is seeing are real or just figments… Read more »

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Apr 06
Flawed (Flawed #1) by Cecelia Ahern (review)

Flawed (Flawed #1) by Cecelia Ahern (review)

I didn’t realize this was a first in a series when I requested it. So when I got to the end of the book and saw it only wrapped up some of the story, and one of the major plot lines was still going, I wanted to go out and grab the next book immediately! Which is good, because it means I really liked this book. And also bad, because book 2 doesn’t come out until 2017! The world building was amazing. Though not in the ‘completely different world’ way. This world is basically our world, but with a few… Read more »

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Mar 17
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer (review)

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer (review)

I loved Cress! She was such a cute mix of naive wonder, and super hacker! She was constantly using daydreams to get her through situations that would otherwise send her screaming. Stranded in the middle of a desert with no idea where you are? No problem, she is now a brave explorer. Lots of people staring at her? She becomes a famous actress in her head. And yet, she is also a super brilliant computer wiz. Hacking into top secret places, learning access codes and other information known only to a handful of people or less. I loved how her… Read more »

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Feb 03
The Masterharper of Pern (Pern #15) by Anne McCaffrey (review)

The Masterharper of Pern (Pern #15) by Anne McCaffrey (review)

I’ve always loved Robinton, so getting a look into his life before he was the MasterHarper was fun! Petiron was an awful father, I can see better why he and Robinton don’t get on well. But his mother was such a sweet woman. She easily made my favorite character list. I also loved seeing the characters we know as old or middle-aged, as children and young adults. We get to meet Lord Groghe before he became a Lord. C’gan as a young dragonrider, Lessa as a toddler, Jerint, Shonagar, Silvina, Manora, Sebell, and a host of others I’ve already forgotten…. Read more »

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