Genre: Science Fiction


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 »


Jan 09
Reviews & Giveaway – Anomaly & Luminary by Krista McGee

Reviews & Giveaway – Anomaly & Luminary by Krista McGee

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 4 ★★★★

  Title: Anomaly Series: Anomaly #1 Author: Krista McGee Release Date: July 9, 2013 Pages: 312, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 3.84 Stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG (No sexual content, murder and death discussed but nothing is graphic) Summary from Goodreads: Thalli has fifteen minutes and twenty-three seconds left to live. The toxic gas that will complete her annihilation is invading her bloodstream. But she is not afraid. Thalli is different than others in The State. She feels things. She asks questions. And in the State, this is not tolerated. The Ten scientists who survived the nuclear war that destroyed the world above believe that emotion was at the core of what went wrong—and they have genetically removed it from the citizens they have since created. Thalli has kept her malformation secret from those who have monitored her for most of her life, but when she receives an ancient piece of music to record as her community’s… Read more »


Dec 10
Review – Pawn by Aimee Carter

Review – Pawn by Aimee Carter

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Title: Pawn Series: The Blackcoat Rebellion #1 Author: Aimee Carter Publisher: Harlequin Teen Release Date: November 26, 2013 Pages: 296, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.87 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16 (Nothing more than kissing-though references are made to sex trafficking, some violence) Summary from Goodreads: For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country. If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked – surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter. There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the… Read more »


Nov 02
Review – Replica by Jenna Black

Review – Replica by Jenna Black

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: Replica Series: Replica #1 Author: Jenna Black Release Date: July 16, 2013 Pages: 368, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 3.53 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16? (References to sex-though it’s not shown, some violence) Summary from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Nadia Lake comes from a high-class Executive family in the Corporate States. Her marriage has been arranged with the most powerful family in her state, which means she lives a life of privilege but also of public scrutiny, followed everywhere by photographers, every detail of her private life tabloid fodder. But her future is assured, as long as she can maintain her flawless public image — no easy feat when your betrothed is a notorious playboy. Nathan Hayes is the heir of Paxco — controller of the former state of New York, and creator of human replication technology, science that every state and every country in the world would kill to have. Though Nadia and Nate aren’t in love,… Read more »


Oct 24
Review, Interview & Giveaway – Starstruck by Brenda Hiatt

Review, Interview & Giveaway – Starstruck by Brenda Hiatt

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 0 ★★★★

  Title: Starstruck Author: Brenda Hiatt Release Date: August, 2013 Pages: 328, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 3.7 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-13 (Nothing more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: Nerdy astronomy geek Marsha, M to her few friends, has never been anybody special. Orphaned as an infant and reluctantly raised by an overly-strict “aunt,” she’s not even sure who she is. M’s dream of someday escaping tiny Jewel, Indiana and making her mark in the world seems impossibly distant until hot new quarterback Rigel inexplicably befriends her. As Rigel turns his back on fawning cheerleaders to spend time with M, strange things start to happen: her acne clears up, her eyesight improves to the point she can ditch her thick glasses, and when they touch, sparks fly—literally! When M digs for a reason, she discovers deep secrets that will change her formerly humdrum life forever . . . and expose her to perils she never… Read more »


Oct 09
Review & Giveaway – More by T.M. Franklin

Review & Giveaway – More by T.M. Franklin

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 1 ★★★★

Title: More Series: More #1 Author: T.M. Franklin Release Date: October 4, 2012 Pages: 255, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.28 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG Summary from Goodreads: Ava Michaels used to think she was special. As a child, she fantasized about having magical powers . . . making things happen. But Ava grew up and eventually accepted the fact that her childish dreams were just that, and maybe a normal life wasn’t so bad after all. Now a young college student, Ava meets Caleb Foster, a brilliant and mysterious man who’s supposed to help her pass Physics, but in reality has another mission in mind. What he shows Ava challenges her view of the world, shaking it to its very core. Because Caleb isn’t quite what he seems. In fact, he’s not entirely human, and he’s not the only one. Together, the duo faces a threat from an ancient race bound to protect humans, but… Read more »