Posts Tagged: science fiction

REVIEW: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

REVIEW: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

DESTROY ME Tahereh Mafi GENRE: YA SF/Dystopian Published: October 2nd 2012 by Harper DESCRIPTIONPerfect for the fans of Shatter Me who are desperately awaiting the release of Unravel Me, this novella-length digital original will bridge the gap between these two novels from the perspective of the villain we all love to hate, Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45. In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . . Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of… Read more »

April 21, 2013 Uncategorized 4

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REVIEW: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

REVIEW: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

SHATTER ME Tahereh Mafi GENRE: YA SF/Dystopian Published: November 15th 2011 by Harper DESCRIPTIONJuliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what… Read more »

April 19, 2013 Uncategorized 2

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Top Ten Books Read Before I was a Book Blogger

Top Ten Books Read Before I was a Book Blogger

  Top Ten Tuesday – is an original feature – weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and exists so that everyone can share their love of lists with other bookish peeps!   For future Top Ten Tuesday topics & info on how to participate click here! Julie’s Top Ten Books Read Before she was a Book Blogger Oh, wow – you guys won’t recognize many of them, I’m sure! I was totally into hard SF for a few years before I started book blogging…but here goes… 1,2, and 3 Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, Woken Furies (The Takeshi Kovacs series, by Richard K. Morgan) – all three so these were, and still are, my favorite books both before book blogging and after.   This series is violent, it’s dirty, it’s futuristic, it’s got treason, and Envoy soldiers, and extinct Martians who resemble pterodactyls.  It’s got giant spaceships, space war, planet… Read more »

April 9, 2013 Uncategorized 9

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GIVEAWAY: Bad Ass Junco has TWO New Books

GIVEAWAY: Bad Ass Junco has TWO New Books

RANGE THE MAGPIE BRIDGE I Am Just/Not Junco J. A. Huss Published: March 27, 2013 Genre: New Adult Science FictionCheck out the tour dates here DARK, GRITTY, NEW ADULT SCIENCE FICTION RANGE INFO Two years have passed since Inanna stole Junco away from Lucan. Two years of unimaginable pain. Two years of isolation, mutilation and torture. Two years of fear and loneliness in a morph tank. And that’s not something you just get over, even if you are psycho-assassin, Junco Coot. Now Junco has to learn to live with the consequences. Her Siblings are suspicious and angry, half her team is dead, Tier is wreaking death and destruction, Lucan is holding his secrets close, and she is spiraling out of control. There is only one partnership that matters anymore – only one person she will trust and take direction from – and only one way out of the Hell she’s… Read more »

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RELEASE DAY GIVEAWAY: Disconnect by Imran Siddiq

RELEASE DAY GIVEAWAY: Disconnect by Imran Siddiq

Disconnect by Imran Siddiq Series: Divided Worlds Trilogy, #1 Publication date: February 22nd 2013 Genre: YA Sci-Fi REVIEW TOMORROW! In space, love has boundaries. Dirtying fingernails in sewers is fast approaching worthlessness for Zachary, a 16-year old Underworld scavenger. When footage of an Overworld girl, Rosa, is discovered, his intrigue heightens at why she expresses sadness with a lavish lifestyle. In meeting Rosa, Zachary is scorned by her opinion of the deprived. She pities him and provides a means for them to communicate. With time, friendship and something he’s never felt grows; love for another human. Knowing Rosa calls him when it suits her isn’t enough; he wants to meet her, but how? Relationships in Underworld are few, let alone the impossibility with those above the ceiling. Underworld will suffer when plans to conquer Jupiter’s moon, Europa move ahead. Worse is Rosa’s father, a disgraced Overworld ambassador, approving the plan…. Read more »

March 22, 2013 Uncategorized 4

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REVIEW: Altered by Jennifer Rush

REVIEW: Altered by Jennifer Rush

Altered (Altered #1) by Jennifer Rush YA/SF When you can’t trust yourself, who can you believe? Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who’s stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them. Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities. Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that… Read more »

March 12, 2013 Uncategorized 4

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DOUBLE COVER REVEAL: I Am Just Junco by J. A. Huss

DOUBLE COVER REVEAL: I Am Just Junco by J. A. Huss

RANGE I Am Not Junco, Book 4 by J. A. Huss   Release date: April 1, 2013 Cover by: James Ledger ConceptsSeries Website Two years have passed since Inanna stole Junco away from Lucan. Two years of unimaginable pain. Two years of isolation, mutilation and torture. Two years of fear and loneliness in a morph tank. And that’s not something you just get over, even if you are psycho-assassin, Junco Coot. Now Junco has to learn to live with the consequences. Her Siblings are suspicious and angry, half her team is dead, Tier is wreaking death and destruction, Lucan is holding his secrets close, and she is spiraling out of control. There is only one partnership that matters anymore – only one person she will trust and take direction from – and only one way out of the Hell she’s been sentenced to. Junco is tired of fighting and death. She’s… Read more »

March 1, 2013 Uncategorized 4

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Stacking the Shelves #3

Stacking the Shelves #3

This is my third week of Stacking the Shelves, which is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.  Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! This is a really great way to find new books and bloggers to watch and I can see myself doing this meme regularly…at least the weeks where I get new books.  If that turns out to be every week I might not have time to do anything BUT read!  This is TWO WEEKS worth of books because I didn’t do a post last week.  OK, here’s what I got: Both VAIN (TOUR stops here January 10!!!! YAY! – I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!) and… Read more »

January 5, 2013 Uncategorized 6

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REVIEWS: Lux Series by Jennifer Armentrout

REVIEWS: Lux Series by Jennifer Armentrout

What a great premise! I am a SF lover – JUNKIE, in fact, and I’m pretty much on board with trying out any book that has aliens in it. I loved Obsidian. Like a lot. I loved all the things you see being lauded about this book – Katy, the main character. How she has a book blog, her tragic past regarding her father, and her spunky, yet originally subdued, attitude. Katy is a well-developed and likable character. Next, I loved Daemon! Who doesn’t, right? He had all the bad boy attributes – cocky nature, full of himself, thinks he’s God’s gift to women, stuck-up, rude, and tough. Oh, and did I mention, gorgeous? Yes, he’s gorgeous. Daemon has a sister—-what’s her face? Oh, yeah Dee. That should tell you how much I cared about Dee. I didn’t, not even in the third book where I got the idea she… Read more »

January 2, 2013 Uncategorized 3

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