Genre: Science Fiction


Nov 08
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid – Review & Giveaway

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid – Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 12 ★★★★★

My 14-year-old son and I had the pleasure of attending a pre-pub dinner with S.J. Kincaid through Andersons Bookshop and part of the arrangement was that we got ARCs of the book so that we could read it before the dinner. I was super excited because I had missed out on this book at BEA, and I had really wanted to check it out. Turns out, it was everything I’d been hoping for! Both my son and I LOVED the book. He was in awe that he got to meet Kincaid and talk to her about it, and he asked her several pretty thoughtful questions, if I do say so myself. The event was small, which meant that he got to ask her as much as he wanted! Anyway, I’m including a few little details that I learned at the dinner in this review, so I thought I’d mention it… Read more »


Oct 20
Bite-Sized Audiobook Reviews–Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters & Abducted: Escape From Kraile

Bite-Sized Audiobook Reviews–Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters & Abducted: Escape From Kraile

Reviews 4 ★★★★½

These are two audiobooks that I received for review and listened to with my two older kids. It takes us a little while to get through these because I can only listen when the three of us are in the car together (or suffer their wrath), but these were both well worth the wait! Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction!   Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters by Margaret Dilloway Series: Momotaro #1 Published by Dreamscape Media on 4/12/16 Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Legends & Mythology Pages: 320   Audio Length: 8 hours and 12 minutes Source: AudioBook Jukebox My content rating: MG (Some MG-level violence, Slight bullying) My rating: Xander Miyamoto would rather do almost anything than listen to his sixth grade teacher, Mr. Stedman, drone on about weather disasters happening around the globe. When spring break begins at last, Xander plans to spend it playing computer games… Read more »


Oct 19
Time Traveling with a Hamster by Ross Welford – Review, Giveaway, & Welford’s Top Ten Addictions

Time Traveling with a Hamster by Ross Welford – Review, Giveaway, & Welford’s Top Ten Addictions

Author Top Ten Lists, Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 16 ★★★★

Despite the cute cover and the whimsical title, this book isn’t simply a frivolous romp through time—it has a surprising amount of heart and even heartbreak. The story tells of Al, who receives a letter from his father four years after his father’s death. The letter reveals that Al can essentially bring his father back to life by traveling back in time and preventing an accident that happened all the way back when his father was twelve years old. Of course, at first Al is skeptical, but he soon discovers that it just might be true. Unfortunately, changing the past isn’t quite as simple as it seems, and Al finds himself questioning whether or not changing the past could destroy his future.  What Fed My Addiction: Life in all its bittersweet glory. There’s a lot going on in Al’s life (pre-time travel), and not all of it is rosy. Obviously, he’s been dealing… Read more »


Oct 07
Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn – Review & Giveaway

Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn – Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 6 ★★★★½

***NOTE: Remember Yesterday is the sequel to the NYT Bestselling and RITA™ Award-winning book, Forget Tomorrow. This review may contain spoilers for the first book in the series. If you haven’t read book one, click the link to read my review of Forget Tomorrow to read about why I loved the first book and then scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter for a chance to win an annotated copy!!!*** Remember Yesterday picks up ten years after Forget Tomorrow left off and is told from Jessa’s POV. Jessa is now about the age that Callie had been when she sacrificed herself for her sister, and she’s trying to live up to that and make her life worth the sacrifice. Logan hasn’t been able to move on with his life since Callie died, either, and it seems that many of the characters in the book are living in the past… Read more »


Sep 12
The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron – An Unforgettable All-Time Favorite!

The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron – An Unforgettable All-Time Favorite!

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 22 ★★★★★

This book. I LOVED this book! I was in a serious reading funk when I started reading The Forgetting—not a slump because I had actually read a couple of really good books, but nothing that truly excited me. Nothing that gripped me from the very beginning and made me super eager to pick up my book anytime I was forced to put it down. The Forgetting was that book for me. I actually went into it with relatively low expectations because my mom read the book first and she was going to write a review for me, but she kept forgetting about it. (Literally. We laughed several times because she’d be like, “What book did I read that you wanted me to review?” and I’d laugh and say, “The Forgetting!”) But I honestly don’t know how she could forget it because I definitely couldn’t! (She later told me that she wasn’t… Read more »


Aug 24
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee – ARC Review

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee – ARC Review

Reviews 13 ★★★★

A fun guilty pleasure read with lots of drama and an interesting mystery, The Thousandth Floor had me intrigued from the start! What Fed My Addiction:  The Players: Since there were SO many characters and POV’s in this book, I’ll give you a little rundown of the major players. I really enjoyed almost all of them! Avery and Atlas: These two live on the top floor in the penthouse. Even though Avery is obviously the richest girl in the tower, and therefore has the highest social standing, I love that she isn’t a snob. She’s actually one of the warmest characters in the book, and she genuinely seems to care about her friends, whatever floor they live on. Atlas, Avery’s adopted brother, has been away for quite some time and he’s left a hole in her life that she can’t seem to fill. Leda: Leda is Avery’s best friend, but she… Read more »


Jul 16
Bite-Sized Reviews – Truly Madly Guilty, Rebel of the Sands, Ready Player One

Bite-Sized Reviews – Truly Madly Guilty, Rebel of the Sands, Ready Player One

Reviews 15 ★★★★

A few quick reviews of some of the books I’ve read this summer. Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty Published by Flatiron Books in 6/26/16 Genres: Adult, Contemporary Pages: 432 Source: BEA My content rating: Talk of sex, but nothing more My rating: Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong? Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other. Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany… Read more »


Jul 07
The Siege by Mark Alpert – Review & Giveaway

The Siege by Mark Alpert – Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 5 ★★★★

***NOTE: This review is for the second book in a series, but doesn’t really contain spoilers for the first book The Six. Click on the link to see my review of that book.*** If you’re looking for true YA sci-fi (not sci-fi light), then this series is for you! What Fed My Addiction: The sci fi. Fans of technology and sci-fi will love the different robots and gadgets in this series. I loved all of the descriptions of the different robots and how each person chose their “main” robot body and face. The physical manifestations of each of the characters were not only entertaining, they gave us insight into the characters’ personalities. It was obvious that Alpert put a lot of thought into what each character’s robot should look like and how it would represent them. All of the outrageous machines and technologies seemed a little crazy, but just like in the last… Read more »


Jun 13
The Clay Lion by Amalie Jahn – Review & Giveaway

The Clay Lion by Amalie Jahn – Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 7 ★★★★

The Clay Lion is a time travel story that focuses on the emotional repercussions. When Brooke’s beloved brother dies of a disease that could have been prevented if he’d avoided an unknown trigger, she vows to go back in time and save him. Though the government monitors time travel and doesn’t allow travelers to make changes to their timelines, Brooke is sure that she can outsmart them. She researches her brother’s disease and finds two likely causes – and then she sets off to prevent him from encountering them. However, neither her first attempt or her second attempt at saving her brother are successful (you find this out right at the very beginning of the book, so it’s not a spoiler) and Brooke finds that her actions are causing harm to herself and others around her. She has to decide if she’s willing to risk inflicting more pain or if she can learn… Read more »


May 24
The Cage and The Hunt by Megan Shepherd – Review

The Cage and The Hunt by Megan Shepherd – Review

Reviews 21 ★★★½

The Cage by Megan Shepherd Series: The Cage #1 Published by Balzer & Bray on 5/26/15 Genres: Young Adult, Sci Fi, Fantasy Pages: 405 Source: Edelweiss My content rating: YA (Nothing more than kissing) My rating: The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in this gripping new series about teens held captive in a human zoo by an otherworldly race. From Megan Shepherd, the acclaimed author of The Madman’s Daughter trilogy. When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn’t know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments—tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle, and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures—all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn’t alone. Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who seems to know too much about Cora’s past. None of… Read more »