Science Fiction

A Coin for the Ferryman – Megan Edwards – ARC Review

Nobel Laureate Andrew Danicek gathers a group of elite researchers and scholars to work on a top secret project at the IDES lab in California – a time travel experiment to bring Julius Caesar from moments before his assassination into the present for four days. They plan to use this time to learn as much…

Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves – Meg Long – ARC Review

Tundar is a frozen planet with hostile terrain and wildlife, and the only remotely interesting thing that happens is the annual, very dangerous sled race. Racers compete for the chance to mine a valuable mineral and get rich, but the trail is long and treacherous. After her mothers died in the race, Sena Kohorsen vowed…

Steelstriker – Marie Lu

Once the last free nation, Mara has fallen to the forces of the Karensa Federation. The surviving Strikers are scattered and Talin taken by the Premier to be changed into their deadliest weapon, a Skyhunter. With her mother being held captive, Talin has no choice but to obey, knowing that as more time passes the…

Aurora’s End – Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman | Blogmas 2021: Day 12

Earth still stands after the intergalactic battle and the Starslayer attempting to obliterate it, thanks to Aurora stopping the superweapon. But her using her power triggered a whole other problem and has left Squad 312 scattered across space – and time. With some in the past, others in the future, and Tyler alone in the…

Honor Lost – Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre

Having discovered the true threat to the galaxy, Zara and her allies are hot on the trail of Lifekiller, a beast that can consume planets. But finding it isn’t the problem. The crew are definitely outmatched in this fight and need a better strategy before they can attempt to fight the god-king again. If that…

Honor Bound – Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre

Zara and the other Honors have survived their encounter with the Phage swarm, an alien species that devours Leviathans, but they haven’t escaped unscathed. Both Nadim and Typhon need to recover and they are running low on both supplies and weapons. With no choice, the crew head for the Sliver, a trading outpost ruled by…

The Darkness Outside Us – Eliot Schrefer – ARC Review

When a distress signal is tripped by the first settler on distant Titan, the only two remaining countries on Earth work together to assemble a rescue mission, each sending a representative. Ambrose and Kodiak wake up on the Coordinated Endeavour, knowing that they are headed to Saturn to rescue Minerva, Ambrose’s sister, but neither of…

Shards of Earth – Adrian Tchaikovsky – The Write Reads Ultimate Blog Tour

In the war, Earth was destroyed and turned inside out by an alien enemy known as the Architects. To combat this foe, man created mentally enhanced humans called Intermediaries, and they, Idris amongst them, were successful in forming a mental link and communicating with the Architects, driving them away. With the war seemingly over, Idris…

Aetherbound – E. K. Johnston – ARC Review

On an interstellar freighter like the Harland, everyone is expected to earn their oxygen and rations. When at five, Pendt is found to have the ability to manipulate genes, her mother and aunt declare it worthless. Seen as useless by the family, Pendt is relegated to menial tasks and basically starved, given just enough to…

Honor Among Thieves – Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre

Petty criminal Zara Cole ends up the target of some very powerful people after what should have been a straightforward theft, and nowhere seems to be safe. When she is unexpectedly selected for the Honors program, where a select group of 100 humans travel with Leviathans, sentient alien ships, for a year to explore the…

Victories Greater Than Death – Charlie Jane Anders – ARC Review

Sixteen year old Tina has always known that she would have to leave her life on Earth behind one day. As the human clone of Captain Thaoh Argentian, one of the best alien commanders in the galaxies, she eagerly awaits the day when the beacon in her chest will light up and the Royal Fleet…

The Infinity Courts – Akemi Dawn Bowman – ARC Review

Nami is on her way to her high school graduation party, when she is murdered. When she wakes, she finds out that she is in the afterlife, called Infinity but notices that everything does not seem quite right. Nami quickly figures out that the afterlife is controlled by Ophelia, an AI used for everyday tasks…

Mini Reviews #13 | Blogmas Day 1

Hello readers! It’s time for another round of Mini Reviews, where I talk about some of the books I don’t write full length reviews for. It’s been a while since I did one of these posts! With the hectic posting schedule I’ve had these past months, I haven’t really had the chance to share my…

Skyhunter – Marie Lu

Mara is one of the last free countries in the world as the Karensa Federation expands their borders and conquer everything in their path. Talin is a Striker, part of Mara’s elite fighting force trained to take out Ghosts, the once-human monsters that the Federation uses to attack them. An all-out invasion could happen at…

Aurora Burning – Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Still reeling from the loss of Cat on Octavia III, the remaining members of Squad 312 are in Emerald City trying to sell their ship when they are declared traitors with a massive bounty placed on them by the Aurora Legion. Their narrow escape turns into a desperate race against time as every powerful force…

Mini Reviews #12

Hello readers! It’s time for another round of Mini Reviews, where I talk about some of the books I don’t write full length reviews for. This installment, let’s chat about: The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly, Girls With Razor Hearts and Heartstopper: Volume One.

Mini Reviews #11

Hello readers! It’s time for another round of Mini Reviews, where I talk about some of the books I don’t write full length reviews for. This installment, let’s chat about: The Kingdom of Back, Girls With Sharp Sticks, Sword in the Stars and Aru Shah & the Tree of Wishes.

Wildcard – Marie Lu

With the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm being revealed, Emika and the Phoenix Riders are amongst the few not affected by it due to still using the beta lenses and they team up to stop his plans. But Tokyo is no longer safe for Emika, and with a bounty on her head, the only…

Warcross – Marie Lu

Teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down criminals who bet illegally on the virtual reality game Warcross, that has become a way of life around the world. Struggling to pay her bills, she takes a huge risk and hacks into the opening ceremony of the International Warcross Championships, hoping to snag some…

Eclipse the Skies – Maura Milan – ARC Review

With Einn’s betrayal and the revelation of his plans to destroy the universe, Ia now finds herself fighting on the side of the Commonwealth. Brinn has accepted her Tawny identity, but public opinions on refugees are still the same, and with the Refugee act abolished, violence in the streets is rising by the day, placing…

Ignite the Stars – Maura Milan

Ia Cocha is a criminal mastermind feared throughout the Commonwealth. Of course, no one realizes that Ia is actually a seventeen year old girl, and when the Commonwealth captures her, they send her to Aphelion, their elite military academy to be trained. Ia is determined to escape as soon as possible, but finds herself unexpectedly making…

Mind Games – Shana Silver – ARC Review

Arden Varga is a computer genius and a skilled hacker. At the exclusive STEM focussed high school she attends, everyone uses a technology called HiveMind, created by her father, which syncs to a persons brainwaves and allows them to upload all their memories into the cloud and access them at any time, essentially ensuring that…

Aurora Rising – Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Tyler Jones is about to graduate at the top of his class from the prestigious Aurora Academy, which grants him first pick of cadets for his team. But unable to sleep the night before the Draft, he takes off on a solo space flight and ends up answering an SOS call from the Hadfield, a…

Last of Her Name – Jessica Khoury

Stacia Androva has lived her whole life in a small village on a remote planet of the Belt. A talented mechanic, Stacia loves spaceships in particular. So when an astronika appears on Amethyne, she is eager to take a closer look. A must-read for sci-fi fans, and even if it isn’t your staple genre, this…