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Instigator (Contributor #3) Review

Instigator (Contributor #3) Review

Instigator is the third book in the Contributor series. The Free Thinkers are finally ready to make their move against the Creators and free the Ballasts and Cores from the Creators’ grasp. They team up with the Roots and work to subvert the Creators at every turn. This is a… Read more »

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The Moth Saga (Books 1-3) Review

The Moth Saga (Books 1-3) Review

The Moth Saga is a series about a world (Moth) that stopped spinning, with one side permanently in the sun and one in the darkness. Upon the sun-lit side resides Timandrans, and on the moon-lit side resides Elorians. In the first book, the kingdoms on Timandra are facing internal strife… Read more »

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The Obsidian Blade (Klaatu Diskos) Review

The Obsidian Blade (Klaatu Diskos) Review

The Obsidian Blade is about a young boy named Tucker who is surprised when his father disappears off of their roof. Tucker soon learns about Diskos, portals from the future which are a kind of sightseeing technology for future people to view important events in the past. For most of… Read more »

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Creators Review

Creators Review

Creators is a prequel to Contributor in which Liang Zhang must struggle with his company’s failure to provide enough food for the world. He must make tough decisions that ultimately ends with the creation of the Zhang dome. This is a short, quick read that really shows the turmoil the… Read more »

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Banded Review

Banded Review

Banded is a book about a dystopian society were citizens are divided and segregated by the government according to their aptitude. They are given permanent bands on their arms which deduct points anytime they cross the government. If they reach 0, the bands kill the wearer. Kalenna is sorted into… Read more »

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Deception Peak Review

Deception Peak Review

Deception Peak is a fantasy about a boy named Ian and his father Alex who stumble into a magical realm via a portal opened from their computer. Once there, they learn of a world terrorized by a dragon and populated by a group of Dragon worshippers, and another group (Kaemperns)… Read more »

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Infiltrator (Contributor #2) Review

Infiltrator (Contributor #2) Review

In this sequel to Contributor, Dara must cement her position as assistant to Andersen, while simultaneously trying to uncover any information to help the Free Thinkers. I really enjoyed this and felt it was a solid book with great pacing, world building, and character development. Dara is really pushed to… Read more »

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The Contributor Review

The Contributor Review

Contributor is about a girl named Dara who lives in a dome entirely run by Magnum. As long as citizens contribute by working for Magnum, their basic needs are met. Dara is finally given an opportunity to compete for a chance to be assistant to the head of engineering. Along… Read more »

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The Crane Wife Review

The Crane Wife Review

The Crane Wife is a story about George and his daughter Amanda. One night, George discovers a wounded crane in his yard that he nurses back to health. Later, he meets a mysterious woman named Kumiko, who wants his help with some artwork she is making. Eventually they fall in… Read more »

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The Offering Review

The Offering Review

The Offering is the third and final book in the Pledge series. In it, the country stands on the brink of war as Charlie tries to keep peace with her neighbor and continue battling Sabara. After really enjoying the first and second book, I was really looking forward to this… Read more »

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The Essence Review

The Essence Review

The Essence is the followup to the Pledge. In the novel, Charlie must learn how to be queen, cope with challenges to her rule, deal with constant assassination attempts, and all the while fighting Sabara for control of her body. I give it 5 stars because I couldn’t put it… Read more »

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The Royal Ranger Review

I listened to the Audible version of the Royal Ranger, the 12th book in the Ranger’s Apprentice series. First off, a quick note about the narrator. He is a very skilled narrator, and one with a British accent which went perfectly with this novel. The only downside was he occasionally… Read more »

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Of Sun and Saltwater Review

Of Sun and Saltwater Review

The sequel to Of Sea and Stone features Aemi coming to grips with her new life in Primus. She sets out on a quest to learn more about her father and why he was framed for treason, all the while dodging attempts on her life. Meanwhile, the Dron aren’t taking… Read more »

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The Daughter of the Sea and Sky Review

The Daughter of the Sea and Sky Review

In this book, a young girl named Kailani washes ashore into the Godless republic, which is a place of reason and science. Kailani’s homeland is called the Blessed lands and is a religious nation. Between the two is an ocean and a history of war. When two teens discover Kailani,… Read more »

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The Atlantis Plague Review

The Atlantis Plague Review

The Atlantis Plague is the sequel to the Atlantis Gene. In this novel, the world is being decimated by the disease unleashed by the bell. Kate works to try to find a cure before it is too late. I had the opportunity to review the Audible version of this book…. Read more »

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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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