Review of The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Review of The Rest of Us Just Live Here

This book is about a teen named Mikey who is finishing high school, spending time with his friends, and dealing with strange happenings involving an invasion of our realm by immortal beings. The book mostly covers Mikey’s life and feelings, typical teen experiences, and more. I found it very entertaining… Read more »

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Review of Audiobook The Hangman’s Daughter

Review of Audiobook The Hangman’s Daughter

In The Hangman’s Daughter, a former marine takes over a prison space ship and uses the prisoners as mercenaries. The premise is intriguing, but there isn’t much substance here. While there is a lot of action, and it is entertaining at times, most of the characters are pretty flat and… Read more »

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Review of The Flaw in All Magic

Review of The Flaw in All Magic

This is a murder mystery set in a world of magic where the main investigator is someone who can’t use magic. The premise is rather unique, and the plot moves fairly well to resolution. There is a nice relationship between Tane and his helper, and a few friendships, but ultimately… Read more »

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Review of The Fold

Review of The Fold

The Fold is a book about a DARPA project gone awry. I won’t give away the whole plot, though it should be somewhat obvious after the first chapter. I found the book very entertaining and the first part of the book went very well. Then things start slowing to a… Read more »

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Review of Children of Time

Review of Children of Time

This book is about the future descendants of mankind who flee earth in ark ships after the Earth becomes inhabitable, and likewise about a race of spiders who evolved and became sentient on a world terraformed by humans before their downfall. Now, the (presumably) last remaining ark ship finds this… Read more »

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Review of The Lamentation of the Marked

Review of The Lamentation of the Marked

Overall I did enjoy this book but it took a long time to get through. The book was just so long, and it was very, very hard to keep track of all the characters. It seemed to be missing some of the fun from the previous books. Most of the… Read more »

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Review of The Utopia Chronicles

Review of The Utopia Chronicles

This final conclusion of the Atopia series sees Robert Baxter existing and crossing between multiverses while trying to stop an evil that is destroying entire universes. The scope here is obviously quite large, covering universes and time. Bob works to solve the mystery of “the destroyer” and save the Atopia… Read more »

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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 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 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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