Review of True Calling

Review of True Calling

In this book, humanity has been decimated and the best and brightest are relocated to a new artificial planet called Novo. There they must deal with a totalitarian government that wipes their memories and controls every aspect of their life. Ariana is forced to participate in a government-sponsored matchmaking show… Read more »

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Review of Code Breakers Beta

Review of Code Breakers Beta

In the second novel of the Code Breakers series, Gerry and Petal discover their origins while working to stop another apocalypse. This novel was a lot better than the first novel…all the mysteries are answered and things start to make more sense. Two new enemies are introduced, a lot of… Read more »

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Review of Code Breakers: Alpha

Review of Code Breakers: Alpha

This book depicts a post-apocalyptic future where humankind has been devastated by war and a small remnant lives inside of a dome. The main character Gerry finds himself targeted for a death lottery and must flee for his life. The world-building in this book is very done when it comes… Read more »

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Review of For Love of Mother-Not (Pip & Flinx)

Review of For Love of Mother-Not (Pip & Flinx)

This is the first chronological novel of the Pip and Flinx series, a series about a boy with strange telepathic abilities and his pet killer snake. In this novel, scientists who created Pip want to get him back and proceed with kidnapping his adoptive mother to get to him. He… Read more »

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Review of The Light of Reason by David Litwack

Review of The Light of Reason by David Litwack

In this final book of the Seekers trilogy, Nathaniel and Orah return home to find everything changed for the worse. The vicars have taken over again and are oppressing the people, and trying to destroy the knowledge of the keep (or using it for their own evil). Nathaniel and Orah… Read more »

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Review of Non Stop by Brian Aldiss

Review of Non Stop by Brian Aldiss

In this audiobook, most of the inhabitants of a multi-generational colony ship have forgotten all of their knowledge and do not realize they are living on a ship. The main character, Roy Complain, is living among a tribe when he decides to set out and explore his world after a… Read more »

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Review of Orphans of the Sky

Review of Orphans of the Sky

In this book, generations have passed since a colony ship was launched to go to a nearby star. None of the ship’s crew remember the original purpose of the ship and have evolved a religious belief that the entire world is the ship and nothing exists outside. When one crew… Read more »

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Review of OUTSIDE

Review of OUTSIDE

In OUTSIDE, Riley lives in a walled compound in post-apocalyptic Britain. One day her sister gets murdered, and Riley sets out across the country to find the killer. One thing that I didn’t like with the novel is how it jumps between present day Riley and past girl Eleanor (who is connected… Read more »

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Review of The Crystal Run

Review of The Crystal Run

In The Crystal Run, a teen boy named Joe is transported into another world. In this world, two countries called Carcassia and Kabania were previously at war. Finally, Carcassia enacted a shield and for generations has kept the shield going to keep away Kabanians. However, three shield generators exist in… Read more »

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Review of Seeds of Foreverland

Review of Seeds of Foreverland

This short story follows the childhood of Harold, the main villain in the Annihilation of Foreverland. It is a great little novella showing the messed-up mind of a psychopath, and the back story to how the virtual world/brain technology was created. It was a good page-turner.

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Review of Foreverland is Dead

Review of Foreverland is Dead

In this Second novel of Foreverland, a bunch of girls wake up in a camp with no memory of their past, and no adults around to help them. This follows the aftermath of the destruction of Foreverland and what happened to the girls from that novel. Overall I found the… Read more »

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Review of Generate by Megan Thomason

Review of Generate by Megan Thomason

I beta-read Generate, the third book of the Daynight series. This book has a ton going on. All the characters from the previous books are back and have their own subplots. Everything is just cranked up to maximum here…tons of story, tons of action, lots of drama and peril. Kira… Read more »

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Review of Blossom and the Beast

Review of Blossom and the Beast

In this reimagining of the Beauty and the Beast tale, Blossom Frane, the son of the clan chieftan, spends her days roaming the forest and climbing to high places. One day a powerful politician passing through named Kaede sees her and offers her father an offer he can’t refuse. Forced… Read more »

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Review of the Sin Eater’s Daughter

Review of the Sin Eater’s Daughter

I listened to the audiobook of this novel. The book had some novel ideas… a girl who could not be touched due to poison in her veins, a mysterious guard from another land, a ritual of eating foods for a deceased persons’s death. However, ultimately little was done with these… Read more »

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Review of the Lightning Luminary

Review of the Lightning Luminary

In this novel, luminaries are humans with supernatural abilities and extremely long life spans. Talia is a luminary in hiding from her husband, a man whose power and invulnerability has turned him into a tyrant. While hiding, she meets and falls in love with a mere mortal, Mason. Eventually her… Read more »

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Review of Raising Caine

Review of Raising Caine

This third book is a great continuation story that seemlessly flowed from the prior story right into the action. Caine (along with Ambassador Gassbard) are put in charge of a legation to visit the Slaasriithi homeworld. On the way, their plans are interrupted by the K’tor. This book spends a… Read more »

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Review of The Farthest City

Review of The Farthest City

In this book, human society was decimated almost to extinction. Intelligent robots that the humans had created called Chines reseeded Earth and helped humanity reestablish itself, then left. Many years later, humanity is threatened by an alien enemy and sets out to find the Chines again for help. This was… Read more »

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