Genre: Science Fiction


Nov 04
Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn – Review & Dunn’s Top Ten Addictions

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn – Review & Dunn’s Top Ten Addictions

Author Top Ten Lists, Reviews 16 ★★★★

Forget Tomorrow is an exhilarating new sci-fi dystopian set in a world where everyone knows the future – at least a snippet of it. Callie’s spent her life waiting to turn seventeen so she can see with absolute certainty what she’ll make of herself. This is because, in her society, when a person turns seventeen they receive a memory from their future selves – the memory that Callie’s future self believes will best guide her toward her fate. But Callie’s memory is of something she will do anything to avoid. The question is, can she thwart fate or will all of her actions inevitably end in a tragic result no matter what she does? What fed my addiction: Fate vs. free will. As you can probably guess based on the synopsis, the question of fate versus free will plays a huge role in this book. People in Callie’s society put complete faith… Read more »


Oct 26
Return Once More by Trisha Leigh – Review & Giveaway

Return Once More by Trisha Leigh – Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 28 ★★★★½

Return Once More is a YA time traveling sci-fi adventure book of the best kind! This book will get your heart beating faster and bring tears to your eyes. It’s the type of book that will get you thinking about all of the moral and practical implications of time travel (without making your head spin). What fed my addiction: Time travel! I’m a sucker for time travel stories when they’re done right. Sometimes they can get confusing or unbelievable, but that wasn’t the case here. Kaia is an apprentice Historian – tasked with searching the past to help ensure that her own society does not repeat history’s mistakes. The biggest rule of all is that they can observe but never interact. Any slight change in history could affect the world in unpredictable ways. So when Kaia discovers that someone is altering the past – and that the Historians she learns from may not… 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 »


Oct 05
The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow – Review

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow – Review

Reviews 8 ★★★★

The Scorpion Rules is the type of book that isn’t always easy, but the moral questions that it asks will really get you thinking. In this dystopian an AI named Talis has taken over the world by force – to save us from ourselves. This AI sees the destruction that war has caused to the human race and the earth and he decides that he can do better. So, basically, he takes hostages. Every ruling family of every country has to have a child who will rule after them, and that child is kept in a Precepture until they’re eighteen (at which time someone else with a child has to rule until they have one). But here’s the kicker – if the country declares war or commits acts of war for ANY reason, the child is killed. Greta and Elián’s countries are on the brink of war, and Greta knows it’s… Read more »


Sep 01
The Body Institute by Carol Riggs – Review & $25 Giveaway

The Body Institute by Carol Riggs – Review & $25 Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 17 ★★★★

The Body Institute is a truly unique sci fi dystopian YA novel. I loved the concept behind it and thought it was executed really well. This is one of those books that really makes you think – and you know how I love that! I’m not going to bother summarizing this one (you can read the blurb for that). Instead I’ll move right on to my review. What I loved: The unique concept. As soon as I read the blurb for this book, I was hooked and I was really hoping that it would live up to my expectations. Well, I’m happy to say that the concept was every bit as intriguing and unique as it sounds. Imagine if the government got so serious about healthcare that they started dictating how much you could weigh and if you went over that weight you were taxed heavily. In this dystopian world that’s exactly what’s… Read more »


Aug 14
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – Review

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – Review

Reviews 32 ★★★★½

More Happy Than Not was such an incredible surprise to me. I apparently didn’t read the blurb very carefully (or the reviews – I just saw that they were glowing and knew that the main character was gay) because I didn’t remember about The Leteo Institute before I started reading, so that bit of sci-fi element to the book (some people are calling it fantasy, but I’d say it’s more sci-fi – the idea is that scientists come up with a way to make you forget parts of your life) took me by surprise. Once you get to the point that involves that, the book takes a very interesting turn! What I LOVED: The setting. This book is set in the Bronx and has a definite inner-city feel to it. Right from the start you find out that one of the neighborhood kids was shot and fights are pretty much a… Read more »


Jul 08
The Six by Mark Alpert – Review

The Six by Mark Alpert – Review

Reviews 12 ★★★★

The Six is an interesting and exciting twist on the typical “teenagers save the world” theme – in this case, the teenagers are no longer teenagers, they’re machines. The book takes a look at real life artificial intelligence and where it could lead. What would happen if an AI decided to destroy us? What would we need to do to fight back? In this book, Adam and five other terminally ill teenagers agree to give up their dying human bodies and have their brain activity moved into a machine so that they can relate to (and possibly fight) a rogue AI and stop him from destroying the human race. Of course, defeating the AI is not so simple – and neither is getting used to being a robot. What I loved: The machines. First off, there’s Sigma, the AI that has escaped the confines of the government facility it was created in… Read more »


Apr 27
Cress by Marissa Meyer – Review

Cress by Marissa Meyer – Review

Reviews 18 ★★★★★

***NOTE: This review is for the third book in a series and may contain spoilers for Cinder or Scarlet, the first book. Click here to read my review of Cinder or here to read my review of Scarlet.*** After reading Scarlet, I had to jump right into Cress because I was so excited about the story. Well, I was not disappointed at all!! What I LOVED: Cress. Cress’s story is probably my favorite of the series so far. I just loved her mixture of intelligence and vulnerability. Cress has been hidden away her whole life, doing Levana’s bidding, just hoping that one day she will do enough to earn her life back. Of course, it doesn’t work that way, and Cress eventually realizes that she has the power to help Cinder and the ability to make a real difference against Levana. So she takes a huge chance and contacts Cinder. Unfortunately, things go very wrong and… Read more »


Apr 17
The Ark by Laura Liddell Nolen – Review & Giveaway

The Ark by Laura Liddell Nolen – Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 18 ★★★★

The Ark is an exciting new dystopian with lots of surprises. The story follows Char, who fights to be one of the few who make their way onto the Ark before the imminent destruction of Earth. The Ark is headed toward a distant planet, where the inhabitants plan to create a new civilization. But it doesn’t take long for Char to find out that a simple, peaceful future is not in the cards for her. She quickly becomes a fugitive and embroiled in multiple plots and plans that are far beyond her control. Her life is in constant danger – and through it all she wonders if she’s even worth saving. What I loved: Char. At first I was nervous that I wasn’t going to like Char. She’s one of those characters who’s a bit hard on the outside – she puts up a protective shell so that she can avoid… Read more »


Apr 13
Reunited by S.J. Pajonas – Review

Reunited by S.J. Pajonas – Review

Reviews 4 ★★★★½

***NOTE: This review is for the third book in a series and may contain spoilers for the first two books. Click here to read my review of Removed and here to read my review of Released.*** Reunited is the third book in Pajonas’s unique dystopian Nojiku series, and it is, without a doubt, the best installment so far! This book is a complete game changer for the series – Sanaa and the others have finally reached Yusei, but it’s nothing like they imagined it to be! Yusei is already inhabited, and the more Sanaa learns about the culture of the planet’s residents, the less she wants to simply integrate with them. Not only that, but Sanaa’s very life is in even more danger on Yusei because she is the rightful empress, and the ruler of the new planet would do anything to prevent her from coming to power. Sanaa starts to doubt that she will survive long enough… Read more »