Category: Reviews

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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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 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 Dystopia

Review of Dystopia

Dana grew up questioning everything and ultimately the government decided to assign her to work in an incinerator plant. There she struggles to survive and ultimately find a way to fight back against her dystopian society. This was a quick, enjoyable read. I enjoyed following Dana’s story and discovery throughout… Read more »

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Review of Beacon 23

Review of Beacon 23

Beacon 23 is a novella about an ex-military man stationed on a gravity beacon that enables shipping and transit routes during a war with an alien species. The story was quite interesting and enjoyable. It dealt with war, loneliness, romance, and morality. However, it was very short, it had a… Read more »

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Review of Dark Space: Armageddon

Review of Dark Space: Armageddon

This final book in the Dark Space series is a fitting closing for the entire cast of characters, and is filled with non-stop action and reveals. There are a ton of answers here on Omnius, the Immortals, the Sythians, the history of the human race, etc. Omnius must finally answer… Read more »

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Review of The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase)

Review of The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase)

This is a fun, well written book in the same spirit as Percy Jackson. I thought some of the humor and jokes were a bit over-the-top and felt flat, compared to those in Percy Jackson series. But having a silly take on Norse mythology is always a nice change of… Read more »

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Review of VALIS

It’s a long-winded rambling of an insane person with little to not plot. Even the religious ideas are all over the place with no cohesion. There isn’t much story here, and certainly nothing of any entertainment or joy. It’s a dark journey into madness. Audiobook narration: The narrator did a… Read more »

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Review of Dark Space: Avilon

Review of Dark Space: Avilon

In this book, Destra and crew must flee Dark Space and find a place to live while the Sythians and Avilonians battle for control. Meanwhile, Ethan and crew must adjust to live in Avilon and live under the rule of Omnios. For the most part, the action here is non-stop…. Read more »

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Review of The Dragondain (Moon Realm)

Review of The Dragondain (Moon Realm)

In The Dragondain, Lily and Jasper travel back to the Moon Realm to search for their uncle and help in the war for its survival. I found this second novel to be very enrtertaining and fun. The characters are all really well done, and the plot is a real page… Read more »

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