Posts Categorized: Science Fiction

Feb 12
Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder is part of my personal “Series Catch-Up” challenge.  As many raves as I’ve heard about this book, I was skeptical.  A cyborg?  A cyborg mechanic, no less?  I wasn’t sure if or how I would connect with this story.  And honestly, before reading Cinder, I wouldn’t have been able to give you a good definition of cyborg.  I probably would have said, “It’s something like a robot, right?”  I needn’t have worried, though, because Cinder was a 5 star… Read more »


Feb 05
Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

I finally read Under the Never Sky!  And at the time that I’m writing this review, I’ve already read Through the Ever Night, and I’ve got Into the Still Blue checked out from the library.  I’m making good progress with my Series Catch-Up! Under the Never Sky is book that had some problems, yet the plot was exciting enough for me to overlook the flaws.  Let’s start with Aria, the pod-dwelling Ms. Snooty-Pants who considers Perry, a “Savage,” beneath her… Read more »


Jan 12
Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

The Troop is not for the squeamish.  In fact, much of it is downright disgusting.  If you decide to read this book, prepare yourself for graphic, merciless descriptions of oozing sores, bloody wounds, and worms squirming into (and out of) a variety of orifices.  In case you’re wondering, yes, I’m recommending this book.  I do have to mention upfront several instances of animal torture.  It starts off somewhat mildly with the burning of ants, but it gets much, much worse… Read more »


Jan 02
Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Reading the reviews of Red Rising on Goodreads saddens me.  They are glowing.  Rapturous.  Of course, I don’t always agree with the consensus, but I usually have some inkling as to why my experience with a book was different from the majority of readers.  For example, I don’t like stalkers.  But in the case of Red Rising, I’m bewildered.  What did all these reviewers see and feel that I didn’t? On its surface, this should have been a 4 or… Read more »


Dec 15
Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars is one of those books that seemingly every blogger I know has read and loved.  This kind of praise sometimes makes me approach a book more critically.  The story didn’t bring out a major flood of emotions in me as it seemed to do with a lot of other readers, but I still found it greatly enjoyable. Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux are an unlikely pair to be stranded together on an uninhabited planet after their spacecraft… Read more »


Oct 28
Review: After Eden by Helen Douglas

Review: After Eden by Helen Douglas

I enjoy stories about time travel, but one of my big challenges can be trying to wrap my mind around the science.  Often, an author’s explanation can be so complex that I eventually give up trying to figure out whether the author has covered all the bases involving the paradoxes of time travel.  In After Eden, Helen Douglas keeps the science simple and accessible, but there were some plot points that didn’t make sense.  For just one example that happened… Read more »


Oct 11
Review: The 100 by Kass Morgan

Review: The 100 by Kass Morgan

The 100 was a pretty big disappointment.  I’m all for great cliff-hangers that leave you desperate for the next book, but this felt like a commercial or a movie trailer.  In other words, not a whole hell of a lot happened.  Yes, it’s the first in a series, but there was a lot of build-up with very little payoff.  The “cliff-hanger” ending was a huge, “Um, was that really supposed to be shocking?” moment. But this wasn’t the story’s only… Read more »


Sep 27
Fun With Limericks: Inhuman by Kat Falls

Fun With Limericks: Inhuman by Kat Falls

This is my third round of “Fun With Limericks,” a (hopefully) fun way of dealing with books I didn’t finish, or I finished, but for whatever reason, I felt I could not write a proper review.  In the first go-round, I had a little fun with The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher and A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty.  Next up was Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead. Today, I bring you a limerick for Inhuman by Kat Falls.  I actually did finish… Read more »