Author: Amie Kaufman

Book Review: Unearthed

Posted December 20, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: Unearthed

Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner write well together. This is my second book by them, after loving These Broken Stars. I didn’t finish that series–it’s not that I didn’t want to, I just didn’t have time, but they definitely write fun and exciting science fiction romps through space and dangerous planets. I didn’t like Unearthed as much as These Broken Stars, and I will get to the reasons why shortly. Unearthed takes place on a planet called Gaia, and here is where we run into our first problem. So I knew something was up with that right from the very more »

Book Review: : Illuminae

Posted October 22, 2015 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 7 Comments
Book Review: :  Illuminae

I flew in blind into this novel. I heard the authors, and I was sold. So I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this collaboration. When the ARC landed in my hands, I was so excited. So, what was birthed from two modern sci-fi/fantasy writers? Answer: A book that was fun, beautiful, but had some slight flaws that rubbed you the wrong way at times. Illuminae is one of the most beautiful, creative books I have come across in a while. When we read Night Film for Forgotten Friday, my most lavishing compliment was the use of current media, more »

Book Review: Illuminae

Posted October 15, 2015 by Kara in book review, Kara / 4 Comments
Book Review: Illuminae

I realize how incredibly lucky I was to be able to read an ARC of Illuminae. That said, before I get started on my review, you should know that I was only able to read it in PDF form on my laptop, and some of the fonts were small. I couldn’t zoom in, and so things like maps and tiny fonts during crucial scenes were practically impossible for me to read. I almost threw in the towel, but I wanted to read it so badly that I pushed on despite my issues. I blame the publisher for poor formatting and more »

Book Review: This Night So Dark

Posted November 9, 2014 by Kara in BEA, book review / 4 Comments
Book Review: This Night So Dark

I’m not the biggest fan of the new novella trend. Typically, I find them to be a waste of money and time. They very rarely are worth the $1-3 dollars they cost. However, I had to make an exception because 1) this one was free, and 2) I looooooooooooved Lilac, I love Tarver, I love Lilac and Tarver together. Lots of love. When I read These Broken Stars last winter, I completely fell in love with everything about the book. This is one of the few OTPs I can think of that are simply perfect together. There’s nothing I would more »

Book Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

Posted November 18, 2013 by Kara in book review, Kara / 10 Comments
Book Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

This novel was pitched to me as Titanic in space. It’s pretty close to that, actually. The Titanic in space part doesn’t last very long, and the result of the accident/iceberg is not the same, but it definitely kicks off that way. Which is another way of saying it starts with a bang. I can’t image anyone not being hooked by the opening chapters of this book. There are moments throughout the narrative that happen later on where it might get boring for some readers–not me–but I highly doubt it will be until they land on the alien planet. World-Building/Setting more »