28 11, 2016

Review: THE DIABOLIC by S. J. Kincaid

By | Monday, November 28, 2016|9 Comments

Review: THE DIABOLIC by S. J. KincaidThe Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid
Published by Simon and Schuster on November 1st 2016
Pages: 416
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, Thrillers & Suspense, Science Fiction
ARC provided by BEA 2016, Simon & Schuster

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Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.

When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.

As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.

Believe all the hype about this book. THE DIABOLIC is a fantastic futuristic story about a Diabolic named Nemesis who was made to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. Nemesis loves Sidonia and would kill and even die to protect her. When Sidonia’s mother asks her to stand in for Sidonia and pretend […]

16 11, 2016

Review: FLASHFALL by Jenny Moyer

By | Wednesday, November 16, 2016|7 Comments

Review: FLASHFALL by Jenny MoyerFlashfall by Jenny Moyer
Series: Flashfall #1
Published by Henry Holt on November 15th 2016
Pages: 352
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Action & Adventure, General, Science Fiction
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Orion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels of Outpost Five, near the deadly flash curtain. For generations, her people have chased cirium—the only element that can shield humanity from the curtain’s radioactive particles. She and her caving partner Dram work the most treacherous tunnel, fighting past flash bats and tunnel gulls, in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their way into the protected city.
But when newcomers arrive at Outpost Five, Orion uncovers disturbing revelations that make her question everything she thought she knew about life on both sides of the cirium shield. As conditions at the outpost grow increasingly dangerous, it’s up to Orion to forge a way past the flashfall, beyond all boundaries, beyond the world as she knows it.

This book was pretty amazing. FLASHFALL did for miners, what RED RISING did for Mars. It had the same gritty feeling and strife for people mining in fear. This book is an absolutely splendid read. I was on the edge of my seat completely absorbed in this original story about a world divided […]

4 10, 2016

Review: DISRUPTION by Jessica Shirvington

By | Tuesday, October 4, 2016|4 Comments

Review: DISRUPTION by Jessica ShirvingtonDisruption by Jessica Shirvington
Series: Disruption #1
Published by Harper Paperbacks on Pages: 416
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
ARC provided by BEA 2016, HarperCollins

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The heart-stopping first chapter in bestselling author Jessica Shirvington's Disruption series.
What if a microchip could identify your perfect match? What if it could be used against you and the ones you love? Eight years ago, Mercer Corporation's M-Bands became mandatory. An evolution of the smartphone, the bracelets promised an easier life. Instead, they have come to control it.Two years ago, Maggie Stevens watched helplessly as one of the people she loved most was taken from her, shattering her world as she knew it. Now, Maggie is ready. And Quentin Mercer - heir to the M-Corp empire - has become key to Maggie's plan.But as the pieces of her dangerous design fall into place, could Quentin's involvement destroy everything she's fought for? In a world full of broken promises, the ones Maggie must keep could be the most heartbreaking.
Ages 14+

Very good, very good! Disruption hooked me right away. This story takes place in a dystopian/sci-fi world where social rating is everything. Everyone wears an M-Band that displays their social love compatibility rating for you and anyone near you to see. This book had so much I love about dystopian YA: Protagonist that […]

26 08, 2016

Review: METALTOWN by Kristen Simmons

By | Friday, August 26, 2016|20 Comments

Review: METALTOWN by Kristen SimmonsMetaltown by Kristen Simmons
Published by Tor Teen on September 20th 2016
Pages: 384
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction, General
ARC provided by BEA 2016, Macmillan

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Kristen Simmons's Metaltown, where factories rule, food is scarce, and hope is in short supply.

The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She’s no longer alone; it’s the two of them against the world. That’s something even a town this brutal can’t take away from her. Until it does.

Lena’s future depends on her family’s factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes if it means finally proving herself to her father. But when a chance encounter with Colin, a dreamer despite his circumstances, exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions, she’ll risk everything to do what’s right.
In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder. Colin sees something more. In a world of disease and war, tragedy and betrayal, allies and enemies, all three of them must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules.

An enthralling story of friendship and rebellion, Metaltown will have you believing in the power of hope.

Colin and Ty are thick as thieves. They don’t have much choice being “small-parts” factory employees. The pay is crap, the work is horrible, and they work mandatory overtime all the time to keep up with quotas. Being residents of Metaltown, they are not alone in their poverty, but Small Parts is one […]

27 07, 2016

Review: DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch

By | Wednesday, July 27, 2016|4 Comments

Review: DARK MATTER by Blake CrouchDark Matter by Blake Crouch
Published by Crown/Archetype on July 26th 2016
Pages: 352
Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, General, Thrillers, Suspense, Technological
ARC provided by BEA 2016, Crown Publishing Group

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A brilliantly plotted, relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller from the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy

"Are you happy with your life?"

Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.

Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.

Before a man Jason's never met smiles down at him and says, "Welcome back, my friend."

In this world he's woken up to, Jason's life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

Is it this world or the other that's the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could've imagined--one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.

Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human--a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we'll go to claim the lives we dream of.

I was riveted and horrified reading DARK MATTER. Not because it is a gruesome or anything, but because it challenges everything I think I know to be real. The story was mind-blowing and emotional. I have never imagined science fiction like this. This is something very new, and very intriguing. Jason is a […]

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