Posts Tagged: Aliens

Aug 19
Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

This is my Twitter profile: “Anxiously awaiting an alien invasion. Or a zombie apocalypse. Either will do.”  This is on page 4 of Armada: “I had spent hundreds of hours…silently yearning for the outbreak of a zombie apocalypse.”  Zack, the MC, also expresses the desire for humanity to make contact with intelligent alien life sometime during his lifetime, which is a also a desire that I have often expressed.  So I was certain from the beginning that I would feel a… Read more »


Aug 05
Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

After finishing “The Cage“, I’m questioning whether this story is actually “otherwordly,” as described in the synopsis, because I unfortunately never really had the sense that we were dealing with aliens on some distant planet.  No, it wasn’t because the aliens intentionally created Earth-like environments in order to put their human captives at ease, as was explained numerous times in the story.  (Yeah, good luck with that.)  There was just no sense of “otherness”; it felt like this book could… Read more »


Jan 14
Review: The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

Review: The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

It is my dream that within my lifetime, we will make contact with intelligent alien life.  (Or more likely, they will make contact with us.)  Sure, I’d like for them to treat us nicely and go easy on the anal probes, but all things considered, death by alien invasion wouldn’t be a bad way to go.  I’m happy to read any author’s take on what human interaction with aliens might look like, and Michel Faber presents a story that is incredibly… Read more »


Mar 05
Review and Giveaway: Alienated by Melissa Landers

Review and Giveaway: Alienated by Melissa Landers

I labeled Alienated as a science fiction novel, but that is really stretching the meaning of the genre.  Yes, there are aliens in this book, but the science is very shallow.  What is the point of featuring aliens in a story when they look, talk, and act just like humans?  I have always had an intense interest in books and films featuring aliens, so this was a big disappointment. In Alienated, Cara’s family signs up to be part of the… 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 »


Jun 20
Review: In the After by Demitria Lunetta

Review: In the After by Demitria Lunetta

In the After doesn’t waste any time showing the evil nature of the little green men who unfortunately chose our planet to visit.  They use us for a tasty dinner, and soon, there are few survivors.  Amy is one, but her parents were not so lucky.  Amy survives on her own, studying the aliens from the safety of her electrically fenced-in home.  She learns their weaknesses, and she’s able to scavenge for food while evading capture.  She finds and rescues… Read more »


May 09
Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave starts off at an incredible pace.  I read the 70 page preview a couple of days before publication date (I didn’t want to read it any earlier than that, because I didn’t want to wait too long to read the rest), and it was amazing.  I’ve realized that in the post-apocalyptic genre, it’s the actual apocalypse that hooks me, more so than the after-effects.  In these initial pages, we relive, via Cassie’s narration, the events that occurred… 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 »