Tag: sci fi

Oct 11
{ARC Review} Stitching Snow by @RC_Lewis @DisneyHyperion

{ARC Review} Stitching Snow by @RC_Lewis @DisneyHyperion

I have seen a few reviews of Stitching Snow that said the book was good, but not great. That the book didn’t overly impress them. I didn’t see any of these reviews until after I was done reading the book, and for that I am glad. I was really surprised. I loved Stitching Snow. I had a few minor glitches with it early on, but I soon got swept up in the story. I absolutely loved that this was a complete story. And you get a really full story packed into this novel. There is non-stop adventure, a very imaginative new world, cool characters, and lots of feeling. Not to mention to get to follow the adventure on page one and have it all wrapped up by the end of the book. Normally fantasies and epic adventures of this scale are 4 or 6 book series, so there was something so satisfying that I got to wrap everything up in this one book. Snow, or Essie as she prefers to… Read more »

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May 15
{Review+Giveaway} Bound by M.J. Stevens

{Review+Giveaway} Bound by M.J. Stevens

Bound is the first book in the Guardians Series by M.J. Stevens. The first half of my book had me flip flopping my ideas on characters and my interest level in the plot, but by the time we hit around the half way point I was so invested in the story and the action and intensity was still on the rise. So much happens in the second half of this book, it was tough for me to put it down. Sometime that I loved from the start of the Bound was the futuristic setting. It is fantasy/science fiction and the book had cool helo pads and the main hub of the city/guardian tower was well described. I imagined it all as very stark and imposing with clean lines and harsh edges. It fit well for the tone of the story. Mellea is just a girl from a not so well off family just trying to save enough money to go to university after secondary school. Her parents hit some tough… Read more »

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Nov 19
{Review+Giveaway} Deprogrammed by Nicole Sobon

{Review+Giveaway} Deprogrammed by Nicole Sobon

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour Welcome to my stop on the Deprogrammed blog tour Deprogrammed is the second book in the Program 13 series. If you are new to the series, check out my review of the first book, Program 13 HERE Title: Deprogrammed by Nicole Sobon Genre: Paranormal Publication Date: August 4th 2013 Age Group: Young Adult Series: The Emile Reed Chronicles #2 Source: ecopy from Author Summary: Every choice that you make has a consequence. When Emile Reed went back to Vesta Corp to save her loved ones, she’d been deprogrammed. Thirteen had regained control, forcing her to become a prisoner inside of her own body. She has been left to live alongside Thirteen, able to hear everything that occurs around her, but unable to react…until she sees him. He reawakens her past and gives Emile the strength she needs to overpower Thirteen. Having regained control of her body and her mind, Emile now has to face the fact that her past decisions have… Read more »

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Nov 15
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Who Saw the Deep by Christine Klocek-Lim

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Who Saw the Deep by Christine Klocek-Lim

Who Saw the Deep by Christine Klocek-Lim 148 pages Published November 8, 2013 by Evernight Publishing When Noah moves back home after grad school, he doesn’t expect a simple handyman job to turn deadly. Amelia seems like a sweet old lady with a run-down house, but appearances can be deceptive. When an alien ship lands in her woods, Noah discovers that everything he believed about Earth and human civilization is wrong. Amelia already gave her heart to one man—does she really want to let another one inside? Even though Noah is everything she ever wanted, can she really trust him? He seems like a good person, but her family’s genetic legacy is more important than romance. When all their secrets are laid bare, Noah and Amelia discover that the survival of their species may be more dependent on love than either could have imagined. Civilization endures because of anonymous acts executed by ordinary individuals. And love, especially in the face of betrayal, is worth everything.   “Noah, hold up.”     … Read more »

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Sep 24
{ARC Review+G!veaway} Winter Omens by Trisha Leigh

{ARC Review+G!veaway} Winter Omens by Trisha Leigh

You can check out the rest of the stops on the tour HERE Today for the last year tour I have reviews of book 1- Whispers in Autumn, and Book 2- Winter Omens.  I just posted my review of Whispers in Autumn, you can see it HERE Next up- my review of Winter Omens and a giveaway with 3 gift card winners 🙂 Winter Omens by Trisha Leigh Pages: 398 Expected publication Date: September 25, 2012 by CreateSpace  Age Group: YA Source: Author Series: The Last Year #2 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, ABC challenge, YA/MG fantasy challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Althea and Lucas barely escaped the Others’ clutches in the autumn, and were separated in the process. Alone and on the run from the cruel alien race determined to exterminate her, Althea struggles to adapt and survive in a world she never imagined. When a boy named Pax appears out of nowhere, he quickly recognizes Althea for what she is – a human/Other… Read more »

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Sep 24
{Book Review} Whispers in Autumn by Trisha Leigh

{Book Review} Whispers in Autumn by Trisha Leigh

You can check out the rest of the stops on the tour HERE Today for the last year tour I have reviews of book 1- Whispers in Autumn, and Book 2- Winter Omens. As well as a cool giveaway for you guys!  First up- my review of Whispers in Autumn 🙂 Whispers in Autumn by Trisha Leigh Pages: 388 Publication Date: July 24, 2012 by CreateSpace  Age Group: YA Source: Author Series: The Last Year #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, ABC challenge, YA/MG fantasy challenge Buy this Book:Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): In 2015, a race of alien Others conquered Earth. They enslaved humanity not by force, but through an aggressive mind control that turned people into contented, unquestioning robots.Except sixteen-year-old Althea isn’t content at all, and she doesn’t need the mysterious note inside her locket to tell her she’s Something Else. It also warns her to trust no one, so she hides the pieces that make her different, even though it means being alone.Then she… Read more »

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Sep 17
{Review+G!veaway} The Broken Destiny by Carlyle Labuschange

{Review+G!veaway} The Broken Destiny by Carlyle Labuschange

Today I have a review and giveaway for The Broken Destiny! Let me know what you think in the comments The Broken Destiny by Carlyle Labuschagne Paperback, 358 pages Published August 13th 2012 by SBPRA Source: Author Age Group: YA Series: The Broken #1 Challenges: ebook challenge, YA challenge, Debut Author challenge, YA/MG fantasy challenge Buy this book: Amazon Summary:  An amazing new sci-fi series begins with The Broken Destiny: Book One of The Broken Series.Ava’s People have been exiled to Planet Poseidon, where through a series of horrific events, Ava discovers that their existence has been fabricated by The Council, And She has a Destiny that could save them. Her Soul is a secret weapon that has been lost to an ancient race. To fulfill her destiny Ava needs to go through a series of “changes” that will reveal her true purpose. Throughout her journey she will become what she hates in order to save the ones she loves. And through it all she will find herself – for that… Read more »

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Apr 10
{Review+G!veaway} Here by Denise Grover Swank

{Review+G!veaway} Here by Denise Grover Swank

Here by Denise Grover SwankPages: 350Publication Date: November 11th 2011 by CreateSpaceAge Group: YASource: Blog TourSeries: On the Otherside #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, TBR pile challenge,  Dusty Reads ChallengeBuy this Book :Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Sixteen year old Julia Phillips buries herself in guilt after killing her best friend Monica in a car accident. Julia awoke in the hospital with a broken leg, a new talent for drawing and false memories of the accident, in which she dies and Monica lives. The doctors attribute this to her head injury, but no one can explain how a bracelet engraved with her name ended up at the scene of the accident. A bracelet no one has ever seen before.Classmate Evan Whittaker paid Julia no attention before the accident, let alone after. Now suddenly he’s volunteering to tutor her and offering to drive her home. She can’t ignore that his new obsession started after his two-day disappearance last week and that he wears a pendant she’s been drawing for… Read more »

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Dec 09
{Review} Battle for Cascadia by Kenneth G. Bennett

{Review} Battle for Cascadia by Kenneth G. Bennett

Battle for Cascadia by Kenneth G. Bennett Paperback, 212 pages Expected publication: December 10th 2011 by CreateSpace  Age group: Young YA Source: Blog Tour Series: Gaia Wars #2 Summary(from Goodreads) When Warren Wilkes, age 13, stumbles upon a mysterious relic deep in the Cascade Mountains (The Gaia Wars) wonder reigns. Brimming with secrets and sentient energy, the relic leads Warren to a fantastic chamber, and to shocking revelations about his identity. Now wonder has turned to dread. A forgotten terror– a demon that knows Warren better than he knows himself– has risen again and is gathering power with a singularly evil goal in mind: to capture and enslave the wild spirit of the Earth itself. Warren must fight or see all that he cherishes destroyed. Oh wow! Seriously, that is all I have been saying since I finished the book 5 minutes ago. I keep hitting the next page button on my kindle, foolishly hoping that if I hit it just one more time another chapter will pop up and I won’t be left with… Read more »

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