Genre: Science Fiction


Apr 07
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer – Review

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer – Review

Reviews 45 ★★★★★

***NOTE: This review is for the second book in a series and may contain spoilers for Cinder, the first book. Click here to read my review of Cinder.*** I really enjoyed Cinder, but for some reason I wasn’t all that desperate to read the second book in this series. I don’t exactly know why except that I think I wasn’t crazy about the idea that Scarlet would focus on different characters (and a different fairy tale). Well, it turns out that I loved Scarlet even more than I did Cinder. I don’t know why I waited to read it! What I LOVED: Integration of characters. I loved the way that Meyer interwove Scarlet’s story with Cinder’s and tied everything together. I actually didn’t see the connection coming, and I loved being taken by surprise! The story switched back and forth between Cinder’s story and Scarlet’s. While Cinder was working on escaping from prison… Read more »


Feb 17
Review – Removed by S.J. Pajonas

Review – Removed by S.J. Pajonas

Reviews 24 ★★★★

Removed is an incredibly unique dystopian novel that is steeped in Japanese culture. I read a blog post where the reviewer was just raving about this series, and I just knew I needed to pick it up. I’m so glad I did!! The book takes place in a futuristic version of Earth where global warming has ravaged the world and killed off much of the population. People have been living in domes, but they have been working toward relocating to another planet to start again. The book follows Sanaa who learns that she has a unique role to play in this new colonization. What I loved: The unique setting. This book was set in a dystopian world where the environment has been compromised so greatly that the remaining world population is living in a series of connected domes to protect them from the elements. Because the Japanese had the advanced technologies… Read more »


Feb 09
Review – The 100 by Kass Morgan

Review – The 100 by Kass Morgan

Reviews 26 ★★★★

I was a little late to the CW TV show. I just basically marathoned the entire first season and half of the second season over Christmas break. And, of course, after watching the show, I was curious to read the book that had started it all. I had heard that the book and the show were quite different, so I was prepared for that going in. There’s no Finn or Raven in the books, Wells doesn’t die, and we see life on the ship through the eyes of a character named Glass, not through any of the adults’ eyes. Still, I enjoyed seeing this new perspective on The 100 and I will definitely be reading the other books in the series. What I enjoyed: Glass and Luke. I actually felt the most connected to the two characters who aren’t in the TV series at all. I really enjoyed Glass and Luke’s… Read more »


Jan 19
Review – Split Second by Kasie West

Review – Split Second by Kasie West

Reviews 28 ★★★★½

I was surprised (and actually a little worried) when I read the back of this book (which wasn’t as detailed as the actual blurb) – it sounded like it would focus on Laila instead of on Addie. But my fears were unfounded. The book actually switched back and forth between Laila’s and Addie’s POVs, so we got to learn a lot more about Laila while, at the same time, her story was entwined with Addie’s. This turned out to be perfect! What I LOVED: Laila and Connor. In this book we got to see a lot more about what makes Laila tick – why she holds herself aloof and uses boys to get what she wants without connecting with them. I thought that the relationship between Laila and Connor was well-developed. You could see a connection between them right away, even though they both shielded themselves with snarkiness and an… 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 »


Dec 11
Review – Zodiac by Romina Russell

Review – Zodiac by Romina Russell

Reviews 25 ★★★½

Zodiac was a really unique and compelling sci-fi/fantasy read. I loved the worlds that Russell created and the story was intriguing. Rhoma spent her childhood being taught by her eccentric mother how to read the stars and access the power of the psy network. When she is sixteen, her world is all but destroyed (something that she foresaw, but no one believed her). Rhoma doesn’t believe that this was an accident. She thinks that the leader of the mythical 13th House of the Zodiac – who is now believed to be no more than a fairy tale – is back and looking for revenge. Rhoma is thrust into the role of being the leader of her people, but she can’t get anyone to trust her when she tells them that all of the Zodiac is in danger. She has to prove that there is a real threat before it’s too… Read more »


Dec 01
Review – Captive by Aimee Carter

Review – Captive by Aimee Carter

Reviews 15 ★★★★

***NOTE: This review is for the second book in a series and may contain spoilers for the first book. Read my review of Pawn HERE.*** Captive picks up right where Pawn left off – Kitty has killed off Augusta and is still taking over for Lila Hart in order to help the Blackcoat Rebellion. Daxton, the Prime Minister, knows her secret, though, and she knows his – they’ve both been Masked, and are impersonating the real Daxton (who’s dead) and Lila (who’s in hiding). In this second book, Kitty has to decide if she is going to put her trust in Knox and continue to help the rebellion or try to escape with her life before it’s too late. She ends up doing something in between, with dire consequences. What I LOVED: Elsewhere. I think my favorite part of this book was getting to see Elsewhere and to learn about what really happens… Read more »


Aug 25
Review & Giveaway – Gypsy by Trisha Leigh

Review & Giveaway – Gypsy by Trisha Leigh

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 10 ★★★★

Gypsy was taken in as a baby by a secret group that shelters (and experiments on) children with abilities, who they’ve dubbed the Cavies. But while Gypsy’s friends have impressive abilities like invisibility, super speed, and the ability to set things on fire, Gypsy can only see the age at which someone will die when she touches them. This ability is not only not particularly useful, but it makes Gypsy constantly feel like she’s walking among the almost-dead. She would love nothing more than to live a normal life. But when the Cavies are “rescued” from their captors and forced out into the real world where they have to pretend to have no abilities at all, Gypsy suddenly isn’t so sure how well she can adapt to the outside world after all.To make things more complicated, just as Gypsy is settling in, someone attacks the Cavies and injects them with… Read more »


Jul 18
Review & Giveaway – Revolutionary by Krista McGee

Review & Giveaway – Revolutionary by Krista McGee

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Title:  Revolutionary Series: Anomaly #3 Author: Krista McGee Release Date: July 15, 2014 Pages: 336 Goodreads Rating: 4.19/5 Stars My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars My Content Rating: YA (Nothing more than kissing, some minor violence) Summary from Goodreads: All her life Thalli thought she was an anomaly. Now she must use her gifts to fulfill the role she was called to play: Revolutionary. Back in the underground State against her will, Thalli is no longer the anomaly she was before. She has proven herself to be a powerful leader aboveground and returns with information that Dr. Loudin needs to complete his plan of uniting the world under one leader: himself. But he, too, has information. A secret he has kept from Thalli her entire life. A secret that, once revealed, changes everything about the person Thalli thought she was. Hoping to help Thalli rise up against the Scientists, both Berk and Alex join her underground, but their presence only brings… Read more »


Jun 09
Review & Giveaway – Time Return and Time Lock by Micah Caida

Review & Giveaway – Time Return and Time Lock by Micah Caida

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Title: Time Return Series: Red Moon Trilogy #2 Author: Micah Caida Release Date: February 11, 2014 Pages: 312 Goodreads Rating: 4.67/5 Stars My Rating: 4/5 Stars My Content Rating: YA (Nothing more than kissing) Genre: YA Sci/Fi Fantasy Summary from Goodreads:  In this coming of age debut trilogy, USA Today Micah Caida turns dystopian young adult fiction on its ear with a breathtakingly fresh science fiction, fantasy story that is as much a thriller as it is a romantic tale.    Time Trap, book 2 in the Red Moon trilogy  Her Time. His Time. No Time.  Rayen promised to return, Gabby must return, and Tony can’t return. Three teenage friends are connected by a shared secret that forces a decision with consequences no one expects. When Rayen arrives on the Red Moon sphere again, she finds shocking changes. Her arrival causes more upheaval and danger for the MystiK children, creating a heart wrenching challenge for Callan who must choose between duty… Read more »