Genre: Science Fiction


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 »


Apr 04
Bite-Sized Reviews – Romancing the Nerd, Tuck Everlasting, Island of the Blue Dolphins

Bite-Sized Reviews – Romancing the Nerd, Tuck Everlasting, Island of the Blue Dolphins

Reviews 12 ★★★½

A few quick reviews of some books that deserve attention. Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Romancing the Nerd by Leah Rae Miller Series: Nerd #2 Published by Entangled Teen on 4/5/16 Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Pages: 352 Source: NetGalley My content rating: YA (Nothing more than kissing) My rating: Dan Garrett has become exactly what he hates—popular. Until recently, he was just another live-action role-playing (LARP) geek on the lowest run of the social ladder. Cue a massive growth spurt and an uncanny skill at taking three-point shots in basketball and voila…Mr. Popular. It’s definitely weird. And the biggest drawback? Going from high school zero to basketball hero cost Dan the secret girl-of-his-dorky dreams. A tuba-playing nerd with an eclectic fashion sense, Zelda Potts’s “Coolness” stat is about minus forty-two. Dan turning his back on her and the rest of nerd-dom was brutal enough, but when he humiliates her at… 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 »


Nov 30
Nexis by A.L. Davroe – Review

Nexis by A.L. Davroe – Review

Reviews 10 ★★★★

Nexis is an innovative new YA sci-fi dystopian set in the post-apocalyptic future. The Aristocrats have created their own perfect society, separate from the undesirables outside the walls. Still, everyone needs a little outlet, right? That’s why they’re all so excited about Ella’s father’s virtual reality video game – a game so engrossing that he had to set a time limit so that people wouldn’t just play indefinitely and live out the rest of their lives in the game! Ella has always been resistant to the idea of Nexis because it kept her father so incredibly busy that he didn’t have time for her. But after an accident takes his life (and her legs), Nexis is the only way she can get close to him. And she starts to realize that her father meant the game for her all along … What I enjoyed: Altered. In Ella’s society, everyone is altered –… Read more »


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 »