Category: Reviews

No Return (Torturer’s Daughter) Review

No Return (Torturer’s Daughter) Review

No Return is the third and final book in the Internal Defense series that started with The Torturer’s Daughter. In this book, the resistance is in danger of being crushed by the regime and Becca must struggle with being the leader that the resistance needs. This book really took everything… Read more »

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Ender Alive! Review

Ender Alive! Review

Ender’s Game is one of my favorite sci-fi novels so I thought I would check out the audio dramatized version called Ender’s Alive! It was very well done and a faithful representation of the story. Obviously it is abridged and entirely dialogue but still has more content than the movie… Read more »

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Earthman Jack vs. The Ghost Planet Review

Earthman Jack vs. The Ghost Planet Review

This book is about Jack, a teenage misfit who just happens to come across a really attractive alien princess while the Earth is being destroyed. Together they flee and set off on a galactic adventure to save the universe. This book really reminded me a lot of the Hitchhiker’s Guide… Read more »

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Division of the Marked Review

Division of the Marked Review

This book is a fantasy set in a world in which people are “marked” by spirits/Gods/some other power and set aside as protectors. They possess special abilities, martial arts skills, and power. We are introduced to these special people (called the Christana) through the eyes of several newly marked. We… Read more »

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Half Way Home Review

Half Way Home Review

This is a short sci-fi story about a colony on a distant planet. AI-controlled ships are sent out to distant planets where they begin transforming the worlds and growing human colonists from embryos. However, if a planet is not deemed sustainable then the embryos and all equipment is destroyed. This… Read more »

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Review of The Atlantis Gene

Review of The Atlantis Gene

I was given the opportunity to do a review of the Audible version of The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle. The book is a mystery thriller about a mysterious worldwide terrorist organization and their quest to unlock the secrets of Atlantis and to either prevent or facilitate the destruction of… Read more »

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Sand (adult dystopia) Review

Sand (adult dystopia) Review

Sand is an adult dystopian novel about the distant future, where all of the old cities are buried in sand, where survival is difficult, and where people dive under the sand to retrieve treasures from the ancient past. I was given the opportunity to review the audible version of the… Read more »

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Of Sea and Stone (ya dystopia) Review

Of Sea and Stone (ya dystopia) Review

This was a fun YA dystopia about a girl kidnapped from her seaside village and taken to live as a servant in a civilization under the sea. While there she learns more about who she is and what threats await her and this civilization. Kate Avery Ellison has an amazing… Read more »

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The Pledge (YA Dystopia) Review

The Pledge (YA Dystopia) Review

The Pledge is a really compelling book about a young girl living in a dystopian society ruled by an evil queen. To keep the populace under control, different classes of people speak different languages and nobody of a lesser class is allowed to know other languages or even make eye… Read more »

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Clan (SciFi) Review

Clan (SciFi) Review

Clan is a science fiction novel about a civilization on another planet. Originally colonized by humans studying a virus/lifeform, they were all wiped out but one. This one scientist cloned himself into thousands to make a new civilization. The one thing stressed is unity and sameness, but in reality things… Read more »

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A Monster Calls Review

A Monster Calls Review

A Monster Calls is a book about a young boy Conor who is visited in the night by a strange ancient monster. Conor is going through a rough time with his mother dying of cancer. This monster shares stories with Conor and eventually forces Conor to face an even greater… Read more »

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The Breeders Review

The Breeders Review

The Breeders is a novel about a family living in a dystopian society. The natural order has been upset…only men (or transgender) are born. Society has broken down and is a lawless mess. The government (breeders) kidnap every fertile female they can and experiment on them to try to repopulate… Read more »

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Along the Watchtower (Fantasy) Review

Along the Watchtower (Fantasy) Review

When I first sat down to read this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. A book about a wounded soldier having delusional dreams? I’m not much into military fiction and was wondering if I would like it. Well I am glad I gave the book a shot. The writing… Read more »

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Land of Masks and Moonlight Review

Land of Masks and Moonlight Review

The second book in the Glimpsing Stars series finds Vika on her way to China. Most of the story takes place within a Chinese camp where they must try to fit in and not be discovered by the authorities who have been tipped off about the New Armanian fugitives. This… Read more »

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World of Shell and Bone Review

World of Shell and Bone Review

World of Shell and Bone is a novel about a post-apocalyptic dystopian world where most of the world has been wiped out by nuclear war. A new society survives in the Americas, called New Amana, but they are subservient to the war’s victors: China. The society is led by women,… Read more »

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Aeralis (The Frost Chronicles #5) Review

Aeralis (The Frost Chronicles #5) Review

This last novel in the Frost series sees Lia into the heart of Aeralis in order to help her sister and help the revolution. Overall it was an enjoyable read, but not a page turner for me…perhaps because the story takes place mostly in Arealis and not the Frost. It… Read more »

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Brewer (The Frost Chronicles #4.1) Review

Brewer (The Frost Chronicles #4.1) Review

This tells the story of Adam Brewer. The first part talked about Adam’s origins and his family and was extremely well done and compelling. We learned where he came from, his time in Aeralis, what had happened to his father, how they became involved with the Thorns, how they met… Read more »

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Bluewing (Frost Chronicles #4) Review

Bluewing (Frost Chronicles #4) Review

In the fourth novel of the Frost Chronicles, Lia and the fugitives hide in the wilderness. Iceliss gets locked down by the Farthers, and ultimately the Thorns and Blackcoats must find a way to liberate the village before it is too late. This was another great read in the series…. Read more »

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Weavers (The Frost Chronicles #3) Review

Weavers (The Frost Chronicles #3) Review

In the third book of the Frost series, Lia and the Thorns search for a mysterious device called the PLD. The Farthers continue to oppress and restrict the village. Jonn works to unravel the mysteries of his father’s journals. A new Thorn commander comes into the area and sends Lia… Read more »

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