Category: Reviews

Review of The Fire Sermon

Review of The Fire Sermon

In the Fire Sermon, Cas is a young adult growing up in a world that is post-nuclear blast. Due to mutations, humans are only born as sets of twins, with one being in perfect condition and the other having defects. These two groups are split into Alpha and Omega, with… Read more »

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Review of Red Hope, An Adventure Thriller

Review of Red Hope, An Adventure Thriller

This book is about an alien artifact discovered on Mars, and the hastily rushed mission from Earth to investigate. This review will contain spoilers. I will say this book was entertaining, but it had quite a few issues. First, its just so implausible. Not the part about finding an artifact,… Read more »

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Review of Artemis

Review of Artemis

I picked up this audiobook as I really liked The Martian. In Artemis, the story follows small-time criminal Jazz and her life on Artemis, a city on the moon. Overall, the story was pretty entertaining. There is a lot of science and explanation just like The Martian. The plot pacing… Read more »

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Review of The Snow Owl

Review of The Snow Owl

The Snow Owl is a great end to this series, and one that I really, really enjoyed. It had a lot of great action in it. Blossom takes front and center and really does everything to get what she wants. The book ends of a great note and concludes the… Read more »

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Review of Snow Crash

Review of Snow Crash

This is a classic Sci Fi tale about the future where a virus, both physical and virtual is attacking people. A hacker named Hero and a courier named YT team up together to try to figure out what is going on. I’m sure at the time the future was very… Read more »

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Review of Semiosis

Review of Semiosis

Semiosis is a book about a group of human colonists who land on a planet to colonize that they didn’t exactly choose. They have to learn how to survive and create their peaceful utopia among a world of killer plants and elusive aliens. I will say this audiobook got off… Read more »

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Review of All These Worlds (Bobiverse 3)

Review of All These Worlds (Bobiverse 3)

For the most part, I thought this was a great conclusion to the series. It ends in a really good place and the way they tackled problems was pretty neat (especially their solution to the “others”). It wasn’t perfect though because there was a lot of slow boring stuff in… Read more »

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Review of For We Are Many

Review of For We Are Many

The sequel to BOB ramps up the action and stakes. Now there is a new threat to the galaxy that the BOBs must take on, plus their continued work to save multiple species from destruction. I though the book picked up the action well and kept a great pace. The… Read more »

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Review of The Swampling King by Ben Dobson

Review of The Swampling King by Ben Dobson

This book kept my attention and was a good page turner, but it was really, really, really long. The main characters (Zerill and Josen) are well done and very deep, but I could have used a bit more back story on both. The world building was pretty imaginative, but there… Read more »

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Review of Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Review of Renegades by Marissa Meyer

At first I didn’t think I would care about another super hero book, but Renegades is so well done, I am very glad I stuck with it. The character of Nova is very well developed and its just so amazingly entertaining to follow her as a spy and to see… Read more »

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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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