Genre: science fiction

Book Review: Warcross by Marie Lu

Posted September 7, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: Warcross by Marie Lu

I am a very, very picky reader. As the years go by and I continue to blog and read more than the average reader, I get even more picky. That’s why, when I read a book I really love that makes me forget about the world around me, I reward that book with a coveted 5 star rating. Warcross is only the second book this year to earn that rating. I know you are wanting to know what the first was, and it’s Words In Deep Blue by Cath Crowley. My full review for that book is not out yet more »

Book Review: The Salt Line

Posted September 1, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 4 Comments
Book Review: The Salt Line

I don’t give 5 stars easily, but this book deserved every one of them. It was memorable, terrifying, and one of the most tense novels I have ever read. Maybe I should give it 4.5 stars because the pacing had a few issues early on with bad placement of flashbacks, but I can’t justify it. This book was really that good. Why? ~Killer world-building. Figuratively and literally. Those ticks will kill you, but the book is about so much more than just killer ticks. It’s a rich world with depth. ~Flawed but lovable characters. I adored Marta and Wes. I more »

Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs/ARCs For The Lazy (5)

Posted August 3, 2017 by Kara in Better Late Than Never, book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs/ARCs For The Lazy (5)

Welcome to another edition of Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs/ARCs for the Lazy! Do you have review copies piling up? Do you have eARCs that you requested but never got to because you got overwhelmed by life? Or did you just bite off more than you can chew? (That’s me.) At some point I was still hoping I could review these books (even though my review wouldn’t really be of use to the publisher anymore) because it would be still useful to readers, and also to me, because the pile-up was giving me anxiety every time I thought more »

Review: Want by Cindy Pon

Posted June 8, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Review: Want by Cindy Pon

There’s something about Cindy Pon’s writing that I connect with. This is the first book by this author that I have read, but it certainly won’t be my last. Her writing is a perfect balance of characters, description, and plot. One does not dominate the other the way I find with so many other books. The setting for Want is Taipei, Taiwan, which is not a setting that is common in any genre, but especially not in young adult. Sidenote: I know YA is not a genre, but how else do you word that statement? I am loving the fact that more »

Review: Spill Zone

Posted April 28, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Review: Spill Zone

Wow. I haven’t read a graphic novel in a while, but I’m really glad I took a chance with this one. Yeah, the fact that it’s Scott Westerfeld plus an illustrator I am familiar with and does work that I like, helped, but just the same I loved this little gem. The art is just stunning. That picture doesn’t honestly do the art justice. The colors are just vibrant and the sketches are immersive, and it helps that the story is incredibly weird and well-written. Spill Zone tells the story of Addison and her sister. They live in a house more »

Book Review: Starflight

Posted March 16, 2017 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 3 Comments
Book Review: Starflight

OMG this book was soooo good. I mean, seriously. Okay, I love Alienated, the other book written by this author, but Alienated was more of a fluffy, romance kind of book that included aliens and stuffs like that. But STARFLIGHT was on a whoooole new different level. It’s way more than just romance, way more than just aliens in space. Well, okay there wasn’t any aliens. BUT it’s about people living way beyond Earth, like people living in outer space and Landers wrote is so well that it makes me feel like I’m the one who’s living in the book. more »