Tag: scifi

Oct 19
{Review+Giveaway} The Scythian Trials by Elizabeth Isaacs

{Review+Giveaway} The Scythian Trials by Elizabeth Isaacs

The Scythian Trials is a fantasy with some dystopian elements by Elizabeth Isaacs. I believe this is a standalone novel. It is set in a world where we have humans and amazonians. Humans are known as Allos and Scythians are direct descendants of the ancient Amazon women. I loved seeing the fierce Scythian warriors. That aspect of the story kind of reminded me of The Valliant by Lesley Livingston, but actual storyline of the two novels is different. The Scythian Trials was a very interesting read. One that I really enjoyed. In the The Scythian Trials, we meet Nya. I loved Nya. Like the other main characters in the book, she was such an interesting and complex character. In fact, the complexity of the characters is one of the features that made this novel stand out for me. In this world, the Scythian’s fight to become eligible to go to Carpathia to choose their mates. Everyone is very excited for the rite of pasage, but Nya is dreading it. Here Nya meets Jax. The story takes… 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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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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Aug 16
{Review+Giveaway} The Hearts we Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones @em_llojo ‏@TheNovl @LittleBrownYR ‏

{Review+Giveaway} The Hearts we Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones @em_llojo ‏@TheNovl @LittleBrownYR ‏

The Hearts we Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones was an incredible read! It was so different than a lot of the books that I normally read and it pulled off the concept so well. To say I was impressed with this book is an understatement. The Hearts we Sold is a book that I will remember for a very long time. In the Hearts we Sold Demons inhabit the world along with people. The demons claim they are independent third parties with no agenda to promote, but they are interested in making bargains with anyone that would like. They will grant a wish for a person in exchange for a body part and a number of years of service to the demon. Dee makes a deal with a demon, even though she starts out by saying she never would. In her 2 years of service she meets all kinds of other people that have also traded their hearts in exchange for their wish. I found this world to be completely fascinating…. 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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Mar 16
{Review+Giveaway} Traveler by @LE_DeLano @SwoonReads

{Review+Giveaway} Traveler by @LE_DeLano @SwoonReads

Traveler is the first book in the young adult science fiction/time travel series by the same name from author L. E. Delano. This is L. E. Delano’s first book. I really loved this story. I found it to be a really cool concept that I think will be even more fleshed out in the upcoming books. So you can imagine my surprise when I head over to goodreads and I start seeing some two star reviews. I was shocked in fact. But that just goes to show that different books will work out differently for different people. Traveler is the story of Jessa and Finn. And bear with me, because while this review is not necessarily spoilery, it does explain the concept of the book because I think the concept is so freakin’ cool!  Jessa is just this normal girl until the guy that she has been seeing in all of her dreams shows up in real life and tells her that she is in danger. And things are just… Read more »

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Jul 05
{Character Interview+Giveaway} The Prophecy of Arcadia by M.H. Soars

{Character Interview+Giveaway} The Prophecy of Arcadia by M.H. Soars

 Character Interview with Matt I’m sitting at my desk, writing on my diary, as usual, when Melanie comes barging in without bothering to knock. I know it’s her and not one of the boys by the clank-clank sound her heels make on the hardwood floor. Without turning around I ask. “What do you want, Melanie?” She ignores my question and flops on my bed. “Ugh, sometimes I hate my job.” I put the pen down and swivel on my chair to face her. It’s not like we have done much in our “jobs” yet so I don’t understand her complaint. “Please, enlighten me, sis.” “The paper is publishing their annual list of hotties and they expect me to contribute by doing an interview. Can you believe it?” I give her a blank stare. Here I’m thinking she’s referring to our jobs as Alexia’s protectors. I shake my head and turn back to what I was doing before she interrupted me. “Fine. Ignore me. But so you know, I’m supposed to… Read more »

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Jul 18
{Review+Giveaway} Program 13 by Nicole Sobon

{Review+Giveaway} Program 13 by Nicole Sobon

Welcome to my stop on the Program 13 blog tour Be sure to check out the rest of the tour Program 13 by Nicole Sobon  Publication date:  August 15th 2012 Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction – 15+ Series: Program 13 #1 Source: ecopy from author Synopsis: Two identities. One Body.17-year-old Emile Reed, may have died, but she isn’t dead. Her body now belongs to Program Thirteen, where her every thought, every movement, is controlled. Until Emile begins to find her way back inside of Thirteen’s core, where she manages to fend off Thirteen’s programming to reclaim the life that she lost. But Charles McVeigh, the owner of Vesta Corp, isn’t willing to let Thirteen go. And he will stop at nothing to reclaim control of Thirteen’s programming. Because without her, McVeigh has nothing. What makes you human? I think what I liked most about Program 13 is that it is so different than the books that I have been reading lately. I’ve been so into new adult contemporary romances that sometimes… Read more »

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