Category: Reviews

Review of The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth

Review of The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth

This book was about a kid living in a post-apocalyptic America who ventures into the city after his grandfather dies, and then ultimately ends up in a special orphanage that isn’t what it seems. Overall, the story had a lot of imagination and really played up to the mystery of… Read more »

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Review of Freakling by Lana Krumwiede

Review of Freakling by Lana Krumwiede

An interesting story about a society that possess telekenesis and a boy who loses his powers but must save his people from his power-hungry brother. The writing was really well done and it really immersed me in the story. Taemon’s struggles with his loss of “psi” really drove the story. … Read more »

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Review of Feed by M.T. Anderson

Review of Feed by M.T. Anderson

Feed is a dystopia about a romance near the end of America. Everyone has a “feed” in their head which is constant stream of information (like the Internet) and advertising. It is a scary and imaginative foretelling of what would happen if everything today just went to the extremes. Corporations… Read more »

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Review of Airborn

Review of Airborn

This audiobook seems to be set in an alternate steampunk timeline/universe at the start of the century where airships were the primary means of travel. It follows the adventures of Matt Cruse, cabin boy on the Airship Aurora as they have some rather unfortunate events during a voyage. I found… Read more »

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Review of Shadows on the Moon

Review of Shadows on the Moon

This was a very dark, but ultimately fulfilling audiobook about a girl who can weave illusions around herself and also do other supernatural things. In the beginning, she experiences a trama when he family is killed. Most of the novel is her dealing with the pain, learning how to survive… Read more »

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Review of Hale and Gemini

Review of Hale and Gemini

This was a great read and a real page turner. Da gets arrested and Parson sets out to help free him. Meanwhile Hale leaves and Gemini follows him, setting them up for a trying adventure on the way to Pyronia. There are a lot of major events in this book… Read more »

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Review of Truthmarked

Review of Truthmarked

This pretty much continued the story where the previous book left off with non-stop action. It’s great in almost every way. There was one character relationship that made me feel a bit uncomfortable, but it is what it is. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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Review of Beast

Review of Beast

I listened to this audiobook for almost an hour and absolutely nothing happened. It droned on and on in minute detail about muslim and persian religious practices, but the plot went nowhere and ultimately I lost interest. A very boring book.

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Review of Of Beast and Beauty Audiobook

Review of Of Beast and Beauty Audiobook

A really imaginative take on Beauty and the Beast. The book makes you constantly think about which character is the beauty and which is the beast, among two peoples with many shades of gray. There is just so much unique here… the world is set on another planet many generations… Read more »

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Review of Plus One Audiobook

Review of Plus One Audiobook

Plus One is a dystopia set in an alternate universe where society was divided into day/night (2 shifts) after the flu pandemic of the early 1900’s. The story is a bit complicated and the synopsis covers it better than I would. The story had a lot going for it and… Read more »

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Review of Code Breakers: Delta

Review of Code Breakers: Delta

This final book had a ton of action and a lot of reveal about the family and their origins, as well as Gabriel’s past. Pedal was the main character in this book and was a great choice to focus on. Gerry returns and ultimately has to put an end to… Read more »

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Review of Fatemarked

Review of Fatemarked

Fatemarked is a new epic fantasy by author David Estes. Going into this, I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. The book has some really well-developed characters, a lot of mystery, some great world-building, and a lot of action including a few battles.Throughout the book… Read more »

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Review of Code Breakers: Gamma

Review of Code Breakers: Gamma

In this third book of the series. Pedal and Gabriel set out on a quest to repair a server needed to separate Gerry’s and Pedal’s minds and to stop the The Ronin from taking over Libertas. This book was pretty much non-stop action. The author took a strategy of making… 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 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 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 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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