Tag: science fiction

May 15
{Review+Giveaway} Genesis by @BrendanReichs #ProjectNemesis #GenesisBlogTour @PenguinTeen

{Review+Giveaway} Genesis by @BrendanReichs #ProjectNemesis #GenesisBlogTour @PenguinTeen

Please Note: Genesis is the second book in a series that needs to be read in order. If you are new to the Project Nemesis series, you can check out my review of the first book HERE Genesis is the second book in the young adult science fiction series, called Project Nemesis by author Brendan Reichs. I am so in love with this series! I loved the first book Nemesis, and I think I loved Genesis even more!It is a great series for fans of science fiction, dystopians and mysteries. This is a series that needs to be read in order, so if you have not read Nemesis yet, you will want to grab a copy of that and dive in immediately. But if you read Nemesis when it first released and you are worried that you won’t remember everything that happened, don’t worry! Brendan Reichs does a fantastic job of providing enough information to bring the reader up to speed without just regurgitating the information from Nemesis. It felt… Read more »

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Feb 15
{Review} Nemesis by @BrendanReichs #ProjectNemesis #GenesisBlogTour @PenguinTeen

{Review} Nemesis by @BrendanReichs #ProjectNemesis #GenesisBlogTour @PenguinTeen

WOW, just wow! Nemesis is the first book in the young adult science fiction series, called Project Nemesis by author Brendan Reichs. I cannot stop thinking about this book! I loved so much about this novel, and even as I am typing this , I am itching to ditch my computer and grab my copy of the sequel so I can lock myself in a room and read read read. Nemesis is great for fans of science fiction, dystopians and mysteries. Let me break down what I enjoyed about Nemesis for you. One I loved the msyterious vibe that Brendan Reichs created. This is a book that doesn’t give you a lot of answers off the bat, and it even leaves you with some unanswered questions. Which made me all the more excited to start book two, Genesis. There is a lot going on in this novel. And I loved that there were really two parallel plot lines featured, which kept me constantly wondering if or when they were going… Read more »

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Feb 01
{Guest Post+Giveaway} War World by Rod C. Spence

{Guest Post+Giveaway} War World by Rod C. Spence

Today I am really excited to have Rod C. Spence, the author of War World (which comes out on Feb 5th) He is here to share 10 things we didn’t know about him, and he has an awesome giveaway down below so be sure to enter that!  10 things you didn’t know about author Rod C. Spence I had four wisdom teeth removed when I was high school junior and I looked like a green chipmunk with lockjaw. I spent two weeks recovering and it was during this period I read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings – what I else was I going to do? It gave me a love for fantasy. I just recently devoured Ready Player One for the second time on audiobook. Most of the plotting of the novel was like a journey down memory lane for me! Zork, Planetfall and other text-based games were all we had back in the 80’s and players like me dreamed of the future and the lifelike games that… Read more »

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Nov 01
{Release Day Review+Giveaway} #Otherworld by @jasonsegel & @bankstirregular @DelacortePress

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} #Otherworld by @jasonsegel & @bankstirregular @DelacortePress

Otherworld is the first book in the young adult science fiction series of the same name by author duo Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller. I know they have teamed up to write the nightmare! series, but this is the first book I have read from them. I love the concept of Otherworld because virtual reality technology is developing at an astounding rate, so it is the perfect time to visit a crazy virtual reality world and see what kind of implications that might have. And Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller took that concept and blew it out of the freakin’ water. I am chomping at the bit for the second book! Otherworld is hands down, one of the best novels I have read all year. I loved it. There are so many layers to Otherworld. First, there is the new Otherworld headset technology that was released to a couple thousand test users, which was awesome by itself. You basically got to experience a whole world where you could do anything… Read more »

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Sep 15
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Children of Refuge by Margaret Peterson Haddix @mphaddix @SimonKIDS ‏

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Children of Refuge by Margaret Peterson Haddix @mphaddix @SimonKIDS ‏

  Welcome to Day #5 of the Children of Refuge Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of The Children of Refuge (Children of Exile #2) (9/12/17), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Margaret Peterson Haddix and 10 chances to win a both books so far in the series! ——————————— Ten Terrible Titles Years ago I heard the advice that an author struggling to come up with a title for a book should read back through the entire manuscript; magically, she will find that the exact right combination of words has been hiding there all along.More recently I heard of the Terrible Titles game, where an author can scroll blindly through a manuscript, stop at random, and find comically awful title possibilities beneath the blinking cursor. As with many other seemingly contradictory “rules” about writing, I can easily believe that these two concepts could both be true. (And, really, the difference between “brilliant” and “terrible” is often the difference between working hard at something and thinking deeply about it, or… Read more »

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Apr 19
{Quiz+Excerpt+Giveaway} Defy the Stars by @ClaudiaGray @TheNovl

{Quiz+Excerpt+Giveaway} Defy the Stars by @ClaudiaGray @TheNovl

Have you guys heard about Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray. I am sure you have because this book sounds EPIC! I am so excited to partner with Little, Brown to share an awesome giveaway and all kinds of fun extras from the book with you. So, check out the first chapter from Defy the Stars, take a quiz to see “What your Place in the Future is”, and then be sure to enter the awesome giveaway below.   A post shared by BookBriefs (@bookbriefs) on Apr 19, 2017 at 7:43am PDT   Read the first chapter of Defy the Stars on Entertainment Weekly! And take this fun quiz to determine “What your Place in the Future is”  Let me know your results in the comments below.  If the quiz does not work for you on my website, you can Take the quiz! here If you want to show your planet pride, you can download any of the planets as a cell phone background! Download your smartphone planet wallpapers here (zip file) To enter, fill… Read more »

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Sep 17
{ARC Review+Giveaway} The #VaultofDreamers by @CaraghMOBrien

{ARC Review+Giveaway} The #VaultofDreamers by @CaraghMOBrien

I can’t even tell you how excited I was for The Vault of Dreamers. I think most of you know by now that I am a little bit obsessed with reality tv. It is kind of like big brother, but instead of a house it is a school for the ultra artsy people. Nothing is as it seems in the Forge school though. The students each have their own live stream and people can choose which student to watch. An interesting concept for sure, that is just the tip of the iceberg. This book just kept growing and growing and changing. I never knew what to expect. Jen from YA Romantics  described it as inception meets big brother, and I think that is the perfect way to describe it. (so credit to her for that!) It was a really interesting pairing for me, and the reality aspect mixed in with the dream harvesting. I couldn’t put this book down. We join Rosie on the day where the students with the… Read more »

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Aug 02
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Gates of Thread and Stone by @LoriMLee

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Gates of Thread and Stone by @LoriMLee

Today I have the Author of Gates of Thread and Stone here to share with us the top 5 Reasons that she loves Fantasy! 5 Reasons I Love Fantasy 1. Magic Actual, tangible magic (although books in general are magical things 😀 ). I have yet to come across a fantasy I haven’t enjoyed that didn’t somehow make magic feel shiny and new again. I love rediscovering magic in each book: its limitations, its functions, its manifestations. Every author makes it his or her own, which is some top level sorcery. 2. Unlikely creatures Everything is better with unicorns. Or dragons. Or any other world-specific creature the author brings to life. Fantasy worlds don’t just contain politics and magic. They’re also populated by curious beasties 😀 3. New worlds I’m constantly impressed with authors like G.R.R. Martin who create rich, fully realized worlds, complete with histories that inform their countries and political systems. It’s awe inspiring to fall into these worlds with entirely new continents and mythologies and customs. It’s… Read more »

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Jun 28
{ARC Review} Hungry by H.A. Swain @HeatherASwain

{ARC Review} Hungry by H.A. Swain @HeatherASwain

Hungry centers around a very unique plot line. It is a dystopian, and in some ways it is set up very similar to your typical YA dystopian. A power hungry government that demands complete control over it’s citizens, while holding onto tons of secrets of their own. But in other ways, Hungry felt very different. The descriptions of the world captivated me. H.A. Swain immerses you in a world sometime in the future that is so utterly different than the one that we know. Technology is very advanced and humans are pretty different. There are still some grandparents and parents that were around when the world started running out of food. That is how quick of a timeline we are talking about. I was confused about some of the background information, and a couple of logistics, like the whole oxygen issue if there were no plants and fauna around, but H.A. Swain quickly sweeps you into her crazy new world and you are lost in the detail and story line…. Read more »

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Oct 28
{Giveaway} Pendomus by Carissa Andrews

{Giveaway} Pendomus by Carissa Andrews

Today must be giveaway Monday, because here is the third and last giveaway of the day for you guys! Good Luck! (if you want to know the real reason behind the giveaways- I just started work last week and I went on vacation this weekend so I knew I wouldn’t be around much. And I always feel guilty when I don’t have as much time to read and review books, so I try and schedule fun giveaways for you guys to make up for it. Wow, that was a long and probably unnecessary explanation….)   Pendomus by Carissa Andrews Kindle Edition Published October 10th 2013 Age Group: Young Adult Fantasy/Science Fiction Series: Pendomus Chronicles #1 Summary: Humanity has colonized on the tidally locked planet Pendomus.  Residing between extreme heat and frigid cold is the complex known as the Helix. Within lies a highly sophisticated society functioning solely on humans fulfilling their life’s purpose as determined by their natural aptitudes and daily brain scans.  Seventeen-year-old Runa Cophem has found her calling… Read more »

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