Tag: science fiction

Sep 20
{ARC Review} Ultraviolet Catastrophe by Jamie Grey

{ARC Review} Ultraviolet Catastrophe by Jamie Grey

Title: Ultraviolet Catastrophe by Jaime Grey Length: 350 pages Expected Publication: September 24, 2013 Age Group: YA Source: eARC from Author Summary: Quantum Electrodynamics. String Theory. Schrödinger’s cat. For sixteen-year-old Lexie Kepler, they’re just confusing terms in her science textbooks, until she finds out that her parents have been drugging her to suppress her outrageous IQ. Now Branston Academy, a school run by the world’s most powerful scientists, has tracked her down and is dying for her to attend – as a research subject. She takes refuge at Quantum Technologies, a secret scientific community where her father works as a top-notch scientist, and begins her new life as girl genius at Quantum High. But the assignments at her new school make the Manhattan Project look like preschool – and Lexie barely survived freshman algebra. Her first big assignment – creating an Einstein-Rosen bridge – is also her first chance to prove she can hold her own with the rest of QT’s prodigies. But while working with the infuriatingly hot Asher… Read more »

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Sep 06
{ARC Review+Giveaway} 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil

{ARC Review+Giveaway} 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil

Welcome to my stop on the Official 3:59 blog tour Be sure to check out the rest of the tour. 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil Expected Release date: September 17, 2013 by Balzer & Bray Age Group: Young Adult Hardcover: 368 pages Source: ARC from publisher Summary from Goodreads: Josie Byrne’s life is spiraling out of control. Her parents are divorcing, her boyfriend Nick has grown distant, and her physics teacher has it in for her. When she’s betrayed by the two people she trusts most, Josie thinks things can’t get worse. Until she starts having dreams about a girl named Jo. Every night at the same time—3:59 a.m. Jo’s life is everything Josie wants: she’s popular, her parents are happily married, and Nick adores her. It all seems real, but they’re just dreams, right? Josie thinks so, until she wakes one night to a shadowy image of herself in the bedroom mirror – Jo.  Josie and Jo realize that they are doppelgängers living in parallel universes that overlap every twelve… Read more »

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Oct 14
{Excerpt=g!veaway} Bone Wire by Michael Shean

{Excerpt=g!veaway} Bone Wire by Michael Shean

Title: Bone Wires Author: Michael Shean Genre: Dark, Mystery, Science Fiction, Publisher: Curiosity Quills/Whampa, LLC Paperback/Ebook Pages: 380 (paperback) Purchase: Amazon (Kindle) | Amazon (Print) | B&N (Nook & Print) | Books-A-Million| Book Description:   In the wasteland of commercial culture that is future America, police are operated not by government but by private companies. In Seattle, that role is filled by Civil Protection, and Daniel Gray is a detective in Homicide Solutions. What used to be considered an important – even glamorous – department for public police is very different for the corporate species, and Gray finds himself stuck in a dead end job. That is, until the Spine Thief arrives. When a serial killer begins harvesting the spinal tissue of corporate employees all over the city, Detective Gray finds himself plunged into the first truly major case of his career. Caught in a dangerous mix of murder, betrayal and conflicting corporate interest, Gray will find himself not only matching wits with a diabolical murderer but grapple with his… Read more »

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Nov 17
{Giveaway+Review} Cicada by Belle Whittington (blog tour)

{Giveaway+Review} Cicada by Belle Whittington (blog tour)

Cicada by Belle Whittington Kindle Edition Published July 14th 2011 Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Challenges: none Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Summertime had always been carefree and fun for Blair Reynolds and her friends–until they came upon something that was not human. As the group of friends band together in a fight for their lives, Blair’s true love becomes something more than human…something unnatural. And their existence relies on their ability to keep a secret.                                    You can find Belle Whittington here: Amazon | Facebook | Tumblr | Barnes and Noble | Smashwords | Goodreads | Twitter This book was pretty different than what I have been reading lately. I read plenty of paranormal books, but I have not had that much experience in alien books. I have seen plenty of alien movies, but reading about aliens is just plain different. It is creepier to me for some reason. I got pretty spooked a few times while reading Cicada. And I really liked… Read more »

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Sep 17
Review-314 Crescent Manor by M. Jones

Review-314 Crescent Manor by M. Jones

314 Crescent Manor by M. Jones ebook Published May 25th 2010 by Smashwords, Inc.  Age Group: YA/Adult CrossoverSource: AuthorSummary (from Goodreads) Mark and Nathan Connor are estranged twins. There is little to connect them, save their current residence at 314 Crescent Manor, an old building situated in the centre of the city. The tenants of the Manor are never housed at random. With its large, brooding stained glass tree bearing down on them from the fifth floor to the first, it watches, and waits for one world to topple into the next. I finished this book 2 days ago, and I am still thinking about it! This book is CRAZY! Crazy doesn’t even begin to cover it actually! Holy cow, I don’t even know what else to say except- Go read this book now! So much happens and you don’t see any of it coming. I have not been this constantly surprised by a book in a long time. I just did’t want to stop reading in the middle because… Read more »

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