Science Fiction

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 in the galaxy is on their tail for one reason or the other, from Kal's sister Saedii (and an army of Unbroken warriors) to the GIA agents. But Aurora still needs to find the truth behind what happened to her on the Hadfield and how she, as the Trigger, can master her powers to use whatever weapon the Eshvaren left behind and put an end to the Ra'haam once and for all.…
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, Heartstopper: Volume One and Moment of Truth.…
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 place she is safe is with the mysterious Zero and the Blackcoats. Zero's motives are no clearer however, and Emika is still reluctant to trust him completely, especially given the betrayal she has just suffered. Hideo's algorithm is fast taking effect around the world, it's a race to figure out how to stop it before the closing ceremony of the tournament.…
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 valuable power ups she can sell, but it goes wrong and she ends up accidentally glitching herself into the game in front of countless spectators. Emika is certain she's about to be in a lot of trouble, but to her surprise, Hideo Tanaka, the creator of the game, wants to hire her to be a spy inside the tournament to catch a hacker who has been tampering with Warcross. But her search turns into something far more dangerous as she works to unravel a plot that will have major repercussions not only across the world of Warcross, but perhaps extending into the real world as well.…
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 her family at risk. Knives is now headmaster of Aphelion following Bastian's death, a position he never asked for and with war on the horizon, he finds himself caught between his duties and the weight of expectations placed on him as an office and following Ia's more unconventional tactics.…
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 acquaintances, maybe even friends at the academy.…
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 you'll never forget anything. Arden however, has hacked this system, and has a business of stealing and selling others' memories along with her friend Zoey. Everything is great until Arden realizes that her own memory has not only been hacked but thousands of her memories are missing. Sebastian Cuomo, supposedly her project partner, has lost all of his memories, and the two of them quickly figure out that this whole thing is centred around their final project - something that was apparently life-changing, and something that the hacker doesn't want to see completed.…
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 spaceship that has been lost for over 200 years.…
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 is a creative twist on Anastasia's tale.…