Author: Amie Kaufman


Jun 06
Bite-Sized Reviews of City of Bastards & Ice Wolves

Bite-Sized Reviews of City of Bastards & Ice Wolves

Reviews 22 ★★★★

I’ve got two bite-sized reviews for you today, both fantasies! I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! One thing that I LOVE about this series is that it isn’t told from the perspective of the “special snowflake” or the “Chosen One.” Really, when I think about it, this series would normally be told from the POV of Princess Lyriana—not only a princess, but also a powerful mage. Or even Zell, a Zitochi warrior who can fight and win pretty much any battle. But, no, the story is told through Tilla’s eyes—and there is literally nothing special about her except she happens to be the bastard daughter of the man who’s trying to overthrow the king. She gets caught up in the whirlwind of the revolution and can’t escape. Amazing things are happening all around her: powerful magic, revolutionary plotting and intrigue, massive battles, but she’s… Read more »


Mar 09
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: All-Time Favorite Review & Giveaway!

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: All-Time Favorite Review & Giveaway!

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 38 DNF

Reviewer: Official Captain of Reviews Nicole M. Hewitt Date: 03/09/2018 (four days pre-release) Timestamp: 06:30 CT All contents herein are top-secret, CLASSIFIED. Read this review at your own risk. Please disregard any sections with a strikethrough. Any inappropriate language will be blacked out. (In real life, I don’t generally swear, but let’s pretend. In my head, as I’m writing this, I’m probably just saying wimpy words like frickin’, but you can imagine they’re whatever you want.) I swear to you that this series has just gotten better and better, and this finale is ing FANTABULOUS!! If you’ve been a fan of the series up till this point, you will not be disappointed. If you’ve been holding off on starting it because you wanted to see how the series would hold up, it’s definitely time to jump in and start reading. The unique formatting of these books just ing fascinates me. I especially love… Read more »


Oct 12
Bite-Sized Reviews: Gemina and Our Chemical Hearts

Bite-Sized Reviews: Gemina and Our Chemical Hearts

Reviews 12 ★★★★★

Once again, there are so many releases this time of year that I’m resorting to bite-sized reviews for some of them. Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman Series: The Illuminae Files #2 Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on 10/18/16 Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction Pages: 608 Source: BEA My content rating: YA (Violence, Drug use, Swears are “censored”) My rating: The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Timesbestseller that critics are calling “out-of-this-world awesome.”   Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed. The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault. Hanna is the station captain’s pampered… Read more »


Feb 24
Bite-Sized Reviews – Their Fractured Light, The Distance Between Us, The Summer I Became a Nerd

Bite-Sized Reviews – Their Fractured Light, The Distance Between Us, The Summer I Became a Nerd

Reviews 30 ★★★★½

I wanted to write quick reviews of these books since they’ve been out for quite some time, but they deserve some more attention! Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! The last two books counted toward my Shelf Love Challenge! Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner Series: Starbound #3 Also in this series: These Broken Stars, This Shattered World Published by Disney-Hyperion on 12/1/15 Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 425 Source: Purchased My content rating: YA (Characters have sex, but it’s not shown; Some violence) My rating: A year ago, Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase made the now infamous Avon Broadcast, calling on the galaxy to witness for their planet, and protect them from destruction. Some say Flynn’s a madman, others whisper about conspiracies. Nobody knows the truth. A year before that, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux were rescued from a terrible shipwreck—now, they live a public life… Read more »


Oct 21
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Review

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Review

Reviews 20 ★★★★★

Reviewer: Mega-Blogger Extraordinaire Nicole Hewitt Date: 10/21/15 (the day after release) Timestamp: 06:30 CT This review is top-secret, CLASSIFIED (but go ahead and read it anyway). Any information in the review that should not be included in a final copy will be indicated with a strikethrough. Any inappropriate language will be blacked out. (In real life, I don’t swear, but to go along with the fun spirit of the book, I figured I’d play along. In my head, as I’m writing this, I’m probably just saying wimpy words like frickin’, but you can pretend they’re whatever you want.) This book is so ing AMAZING!! It’s impossible to describe with mere words, which is why I’m including some pictures. You truly have to see it to truly experience it. And this is one case where I absolutely, positively recommend getting a physical copy of the book, rather than an ebook copy. I had a NetGalley… Read more »


Dec 18
5 Star Review & Giveaway – This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

5 Star Review & Giveaway – This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 26 ★★★★★

This Shattered World is an amazing follow-up to These Broken Stars!!  In fact, I think I may have liked this second installment in the series better than the first.  I absolutely could not put this book down! One thing that I’m loving about this series is that each book really is a standalone novel.  We get the full story arc all in one book with no cliffhangers, yet we’re still left wanting more.  This Shattered World takes place on a new planet (Avon) with characters we haven’t met yet.  But we see some of the elements that were introduced in the first book.  Avon is a planet that’s undergoing terraforming by LaRoux Industries, and we also get to see part of the rebellion that was being hinted at in the first book.  Later in the book we, get even more tie-ins to book one, but I’ll talk about that in… Read more »


Jun 28
ARC Mini Review Preview – This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

ARC Mini Review Preview – This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Title:  This Shattered World Series: Starbound #2 Author: Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner Release Date: December 23, 2014 Summary from Goodreads:  The second installment in our epic Starbound trilogy introduces a new pair of star-crossed lovers on two sides of a bloody war. Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met. Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet’s rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents. Rebellion is in Flynn’s blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion. Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner…. Read more »


May 26
Review – These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Review – These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 0 ★★★★★

  I won this book back in December and have been dying to read it ever since. Don’t know why it took me so long!  This book was awesome! These Broken Stars is an amazing YA sci-fi/fantasy romance.  The story follows Lilac and Tarver as they struggle to survive after their spacecraft crashes.  They are left to make their way across a hostile planet, completely alone, searching for rescue. But the planet seems to be home to something strange, and Lilac and Tarver start to think that they might be in more danger than they ever realized. The negatives: Characters didn’t feel their ages.  I kept having to remind myself that these characters are supposed to be teenagers.  Neither of them felt or sounded like teenagers to me – which was nice in a lot of ways (I may have preferred it).  But I was surprised every time it was… Read more »