Genre: Science Fiction


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 »


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 »


May 18
Review – Time Trap by Micah Caida

Review – Time Trap by Micah Caida

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Title: Time Trap Series: Red Moon #1 Author: Micah Caida Published: January, 2013 Pages: 338 Goodreads Rating: 3.96 Stars My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars My Content Rating: YA (Nothing more than kissing, Some violence) Summary from Goodreads: Micah Caida’s stunning debut young adult book TIME TRAP is like nothing before it, according to early readers.  Time Trap, book one in the Red Moon series Her memory is blank. Her future’s in question. Her power is dangerous. Waking up in an unknown world, Rayen learns only that she’s seventeen and is hunted by a sentient beast. Terrified that she may never learn who she really is or find her way back to her home, she’s captured in a land that is at times familiar even if the people and the structures seem alien. When local law enforcement delivers her to a private school, she’s labeled as a Native American runaway, and Rayen discovers a secret with deadly repercussions. Forced into… Read more »


May 13
Review – Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Review – Cinder by Marissa Meyer

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 5 ★★★★½

  Cinder is an incredibly unique re-telling of Cinderella.  Set in a futuristic world that has been ravaged by a plague, Cinder is just trying to survive. When she meets Prince Kai, she knows that nothing can come of her attraction to him – after all, she’s a cyborg, barely tolerated by the world. But, she finds herself entangled in Prince Kai’s ongoing struggle for power with the cold and calculating Queen Levania, and Cinder discovers that she can’t hide from him anymore. The negatives: Villain isn’t well-defined.  Queen Levania (the evil Lunar queen) isn’t all that well-defined in this book.  We get glimpses of her, but we don’t know anything about what motivates her (besides power), and she’s relatively two-dimensional.  However, since this is a series, I’m hoping that we will get to see lots more of Queen Levania in future books and learn more about her.  Because of… Read more »


Apr 08
Review Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Review Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Title: Origin Series: Lux #4 Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout Release Date: August, 2013 Pages: 364 Goodreads Rating: 4.52 Stars My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars My Content Rating: Mature YA (Sex shown) Summary from Goodreads:  Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure. All Katy can do is survive. Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen? Together, they can face anything.  But the most dangerous foe… Read more »


Jan 25
Review – UnSouled by Neal Shusterman

Review – UnSouled by Neal Shusterman

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 0 ★★★★

 ***This review may contain spoilers for the first two books in the series.  You can find my review of Unwind HERE and my review of UnWholly HERE.*** This is one of my absolute favorite series!!  If you haven’t read Unwind and UnWholly, you should.  It is one of the most unique, thought-provoking dystopians out there. UnSouled picks up where UnWholly left off – Lev has just rescued Connor from the Graveyard and Risa has just escaped from Proactive Citizenry (after appearing on national TV and declaring that she is against unwinding and rewinding).  Cam is desperate to find Risa and to somehow win her love – he figures that bringing Proactive Citizenry is the best way to do that. The negatives: A bit of middle book syndrome.  While I loved this book, it did seem a bit like it was mainly just setting us up for book #4. Somehow Shusterman… Read more »