Genre: science fiction

Book Review: The Song Rising

Posted March 8, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: The Song Rising

It’s really hard to review middle books of a series so I’m going to keep it short and simple. If you aren’t already reading this series, what do I need to do to convince you to pick it up? I know a seven book series is a lot, but the author has already published three of those seven books so you know she’s committed, and hey, Harry Potter was a seven book series, and this series is almost that good, in my opinion. It’s completely different, of course, and the only thing it has in common with HP is the more »

Book Review: Ready Player One

Posted March 2, 2017 by Pixie in book review, Pixie / 2 Comments
Book Review: Ready Player One

Being bogged down by school work so much, when I do get around to reading for pleasure it sure feels great that I haven’t had much bad luck at least. I went into Ready Player One without much expectations, despite that I’ve had several friends over the last year read it and tell me it’s a definite must for me to get to ASAP (of which I obviously kept putting off until now). I don’t know why I kept putting it off. Maybe I was worried I wouldn’t like it as much as the others and end up being the more »

Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs For The Lazy

Posted February 23, 2017 by Kara in Better Late Than Never, book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs 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 those 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 about it. So since it was the new year, I tried my best to suck more »

Book Review: The Diabolic

Posted December 5, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Book Review: The Diabolic

I absolutely adored S.J. Kincaid’s first book, Insignia. I have not finished that series yet (I own it though), but when I heard the buzz about this book and saw it at ALA, I knew I had to pick it up. I wasn’t sure about the synopsis, actually. I am picky about which books I actually read. Heck, sometimes I pick up books due to the synopsis, and then months later, decide I don’t want to read them after all. And then sometimes I use random.org to choose which book I will read next. But with this one, I actually more »

An Adult, a Young Adult, and a Middle Grade #1

Posted December 1, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
An Adult, a Young Adult, and a Middle Grade #1

Helllllloooo. Welcome to this new thing I’m trying. I’ve been going through some major, MAJOR blogger burnout. I haven’t felt like writing reviews and I’ve only wanted to read. Book after book after book. Let’s be real. Writing reviews can be a really tedious thing if it’s not something that feels like a strength. For me, it isn’t. I’ve never felt like I was great at writing reviews at all. For a while there I felt like I was improving, but then it sort of plateaued and…yeah. So I’m going to try something new. Writing short reviews. And to keep more »

Book Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1)

Posted October 5, 2016 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 3 Comments
Book Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1)

The first thing I will say is: MANCHEE. Second thing: OMG you guys really need to read this book. It was phenomenal and I was totally awestruck by the whole idea behind this story and the writing was fantabulous. Todd, the main character, was someone that I fell in love with, or at least in like with, since the start of the page. His feelings bled out through the thin pages of this book, and I felt like I was experiencing every freaking damn emotion that played out. He was innocent, scared, rude (which was pretty endearing, to be honest) and more »