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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
In the second novel of the Code Breakers series, Gerry and Petal discover their origins while working to stop another apocalypse. This novel was a lot better than the first novel…all the mysteries are answered and things start to make more sense. Two new enemies are introduced, a lot of… Read more »
This book depicts a post-apocalyptic future where humankind has been devastated by war and a small remnant lives inside of a dome. The main character Gerry finds himself targeted for a death lottery and must flee for his life. The world-building in this book is very done when it comes… Read more »
This is the first chronological novel of the Pip and Flinx series, a series about a boy with strange telepathic abilities and his pet killer snake. In this novel, scientists who created Pip want to get him back and proceed with kidnapping his adoptive mother to get to him. He… Read more »
In this final book of the Seekers trilogy, Nathaniel and Orah return home to find everything changed for the worse. The vicars have taken over again and are oppressing the people, and trying to destroy the knowledge of the keep (or using it for their own evil). Nathaniel and Orah… Read more »
In this audiobook, most of the inhabitants of a multi-generational colony ship have forgotten all of their knowledge and do not realize they are living on a ship. The main character, Roy Complain, is living among a tribe when he decides to set out and explore his world after a… Read more »
In this book, generations have passed since a colony ship was launched to go to a nearby star. None of the ship’s crew remember the original purpose of the ship and have evolved a religious belief that the entire world is the ship and nothing exists outside. When one crew… Read more »
This book picks up after the prequel (Durotan) and pretty much follows the movie plot. However, there is a lot more time here to expand and explain things. The added time and back story helps to make the characters a bit deeper and the connection to them more real. However,… Read more »
In OUTSIDE, Riley lives in a walled compound in post-apocalyptic Britain. One day her sister gets murdered, and Riley sets out across the country to find the killer. One thing that I didn’t like with the novel is how it jumps between present day Riley and past girl Eleanor (who is connected… Read more »
In The Crystal Run, a teen boy named Joe is transported into another world. In this world, two countries called Carcassia and Kabania were previously at war. Finally, Carcassia enacted a shield and for generations has kept the shield going to keep away Kabanians. However, three shield generators exist in… Read more »
This short story follows the childhood of Harold, the main villain in the Annihilation of Foreverland. It is a great little novella showing the messed-up mind of a psychopath, and the back story to how the virtual world/brain technology was created. It was a good page-turner.