Category: Reviews

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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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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