Genre: science fiction

Book Review: A Conspiracy of Stars

Posted December 28, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: A Conspiracy of Stars

While I was reading A Conspiracy of Stars I was thinking that this was one of the most inventive and original books I have ever read. The world-building is bizarre, yet totally works, and though I don’t have all the answers, I am thrilled to find them all out in the next book. This wasn’t a perfect book, but it was mind-blowingly entertaining, and I loved every minute of it. A Conspiracy of Stars starts as Octavia and her father are driving through the compound on an alien planet, speeding through a jungle filled with exotic animal species pulled from more »

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: This Mortal Coil

Posted December 5, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: This Mortal Coil

I am so glad I downloaded This Mortal Coil. I didn’t originally, but I saw several positive reviews from folks I follow on Goodreads, and so I went back and decided to get it. That was a really great decision, because this book turned out to be one of my favorites from this year. It’s actually been a really great reading year and it’s almost over, and this may be the book that rounds out the list. At its root, This Mortal Coil is about a dangerous plague far in Earth’s future. People have technology panels built into their forearms more »

Book Review: Artemis

Posted November 30, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Book Review: Artemis

First things first, I have NOT read The Martian. It’s on my very large list of books to read, but I haven’t had the chance to get to it yet, and now after reading Artemis, let me just say I’m not going to be in a hurry. I know, I know, so many love it, but I absolutely hated the voice in this novel, and I’ve read several reviews that state it’s very similar to the voice in The Martian (and works better there), and I just don’t want to go through that again anytime soon. There are excessive exclamation more »

Blog Tour: Jane, Unlimited by Kristen Cashore (Review + Giveaway)

Posted September 20, 2017 by Kara in blog tour, book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Blog Tour: Jane, Unlimited by Kristen Cashore (Review + Giveaway)

Hey, so I was lucky enough to get myself on the Jane, Unlimited blog tour. I wasn’t a fan of Kristin Cashore before this. I mean, I’ve heard a lot about her books and I plan to read her Graceling Trilogy at some point, but I haven’t yet. Something about this book spoke to me though, and when I was invited to be on the tour (I honestly mostly hate blog tours because I always hate the book), I took the chance. So glad I did. My review follows this, and at the end of the post is a giveaway more »

Book Review: The Takedown

Posted September 13, 2017 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 0 Comments
Book Review: The Takedown

The Takedown – a novel that grabbed my attention based on the cover at my local bookstore. I loved that a PoC was on the front, I loved all the little pictures and how sci-fi it seemed right from the start. So I had to pick it up. The premise was just perfect as well: I loved that the synopses was very unapologetic and I loved that technology and safety with online data was the central theme of the novel. I hadn’t heard anything of this one before the release (which I’m not surprised from Disney) but I decided to more »