Posts Categorized: Science Fiction

May 02
Review: Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

Review: Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

There were so many guys in Unraveling, I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to get them straight.  Alex, Ben, Nick, Steve, Kevin, Elijah, Reid.  And those were the guys who showed up in the first few chapters!  But I buckled in, focused like a laser beam, got ’em all sorted out, and then I just enjoyed the hell out of this book. Janelle is a normal teenager until she is run down by a car and somehow brought… Read more »


Apr 25
Review: Reboot by Amy Tintera

Review: Reboot by Amy Tintera

Step right up, Wren, and take your place among my list of favorite heroines.  I suspect stoic, petite Wren, who also happens to be a total bad-ass and, ummm, DEAD, will join the list of many other readers’ favorite YA heroines, too.  Combine Wren with the more emotional but equally dead Callum, and you’ve got the makings of a fabulous, unforgettable couple.  Wren is much stronger than Callum, both physically and mentally, and her biggest challenge as Callum’s human-capturing trainer… Read more »


Apr 16
Review: The Rules by Stacey Kade

Review: The Rules by Stacey Kade

The Rules has pretty much everything this sci-fi fan could want.  A human/extra-terrestrial hybrid?  Check.  The hybrid, named Ariane, was locked in a top-secret government laboratory and subjected to inhumane experiments?  Check.  Ariane breaks out and now must attempt to blend into society to avoid detection and capture?  Check. Ariane’s attempt at a normal life begins at home with the laboratory’s security guard who helped her escape.  He poses as her father (his own daughter died of an illness, a… Read more »


Apr 08
Review: Strangelets by Michelle Gagnon

Review: Strangelets by Michelle Gagnon

My first question while reading Strangelets was: What is a Strangelet?  I knew the book featured young strangers mysteriously thrown together in an even more mysterious setting.  I thought it was a cutesy way of referring to strangers, similar to how the terms piglets and eaglets refer to a small, cute version of the adult animals.  (“Oh, wook at the cute, wittle strangelets!”)  Umm, no.  When the answer was given near the end of the book, it was far from… Read more »


Apr 01
Review: Unremembered by Jessica Brody

Review: Unremembered by Jessica Brody

I loved the concept of this book.  In an online chat with Jessica Brody, she said that she got the idea from an actual plane crash that left only one survivor.  This seems like fertile ground for an author, with some exciting options to explain how it could happen.  There could be a sole survivor crash, similar to Unremembered, except there is no doubt that the person was a passenger.  (I believe this was a Dean Koontz book from a… Read more »


Mar 21
Review: Shards & Ashes, edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong

Review: Shards & Ashes, edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong

Each story in this anthology is around 30-40 pages.  I’ll provide a synopsis, mini-review, and rating for each story.  I’ll also provide an overall rating for the book as a whole at the bottom of page. Hearken by Veronica Roth: Hearken features Darya, a musical prodigy, and her older sister, Khali.  While there is some competitiveness between the two, we feel the bond between them very quickly, and the two share some tender moments.  These prodigies are called Hearkeners, and… Read more »


Feb 20
Review: Wool by Hugh Howey

Review: Wool by Hugh Howey

“I’m coming for you. I’m coming home, and I’m coming to clean.” I got goosebumps (the good kind!) when I read those words at the end of Book 4. If you’ve read “Wool”, you know the speaker is NOT talking about vacuuming. If you haven’t read it, what are you waiting for?? I first learned of “Wool” when I read on an entertainment news site that Ridley Scott had purchased the movie rights to a self-published book by a largely… Read more »