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[Arc Review] Salvage

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01 March
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I’m not sure what drew me to this book, but I’m glad that I took a chance on it. It ended up being completely different from most of the space-faring adventures I have picked up in the past. This made it unique and appealing to someone like me, who only tends to read action packed science fiction with no-nonsense heroines who kick ass. Ava is a teenage girl who has never been off her small deep space merchant ship, the Parastrata. In fact, her culture doesn’t let women off the ship very much at all. Only those who are high… Read more »

[Review] The Little Android

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26 February
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I’m both overjoyed at getting another glimpse into Marissa Meyer’s world, and full of regrets. It’s not like I didn’t know that the next characters and adaptations into her interesting science fiction world would be Rapunzel and Snow White, but it’s still disappointing that we won’t get a full functional character to go with The Little Mermaid. Still, the story is sound and it’s a good appetizer for the main course of Cress. Our main character, Star, is an android who, with a malfunctioning personality chip, falls in love with an engineer she’s required to work with. She ends up… Read more »

[Review] Daughter of Smoke & Bone

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20 February
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I know, I know, I’m just jumping on this bandwagon now. But, believe me, I was judging the books by their covers. Don’t tell me the covers aren’t lame. Closeups of girls faces with overambitious stage makeup or masquerade masks? Why? There was only one masquerade scene in the whole book. Why is that the subject for the cover? Alas, I will never understand publisher’s and the way they promote thing. The second thing that kept me away from the series was the insufferable usage of the ‘blank & blank’ seen in most book titles these days. I know it’s… Read more »

[Arc Review] Death Sworn

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05 February
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Finishing this book didn’t give me any elation. Though the first chapter was gripping and interesting, the book continued in the same vein of discovery and banter almost the entire way through. I kept giving it one more chapter to see if it impressed me, and though it picked up around chapter sixteen, it didn’t ever reach a point where I connected with the characters or their plight. For a book that is the first in a series, this is a problem. Sure, Ileni was a strong heroine with a no nonsense attitude, and in the beginning, she cares little… Read more »

[Arc Review] Panic by Lauren Oliver

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04 February
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I want to like Lauren Oliver’s books, I honestly do. They all have really interesting premises and colorful characters. Yet, somewhere between point a and point b, the ball gets dropped and I never end up enjoying the books as much as the summary would make me believe. Panic is no different. Though I wasn’t as disappointed with this one as I was with¬†Delirium. Where Delirium was romance driven, this book mainly focuses on Heather and her attempt to carve out a place for herself in the universe. Even the chapters with Dodge – ¬†while a nice break from Heather’s… Read more »

[Arc Review] Fire & Flood

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29 January
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Tella Halloway is annoying, and everything I despise in a protagonist. She’s not that bright, worried more about the shallow things in life like nail polish and fashion, and she’s stuck in the middle of nowhere with her family. Her brother is terminal, and her relationship with him is almost normal, considering. Tella immediately receives a mysterious package, with instructions on how to become a Contender in something called the Brimstone Bleed. It’s a race, you guys, across several different and grueling biomes. The winner gets a cure for the terminally ill patient of their choice. Catch? Her parents are… Read more »

[Arc Review] Tin Star

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25 January
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The beginning of Tin Star was fascinating. Tula Bane is stranded upon a remote space station by the leader of their colonizing cult, Brother Blue. She survives his brutal attack and abandonment only to find that she’s living in a universe where humans are not thought highly of. Their prejudice runs deep. She’s forced to survive by proving to everyone else on the space station that she can adapt and respect their customs while supporting herself. Her footing gathered, she lives a relatively functional existence. This changes when a new group of humans, rescued from a crash, show up on… Read more »

[Arc Review] Cruel Beauty

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21 January
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Cruel Beauty is yet another foray into the sub-genre of fairy tale retellings. Authors expound upon a set story and shape it to their desires. These stories always bring something exciting to the table, whether they’re set in the future with space travel and androids like The Lunar Chronicles or are a modern day retelling of the Persephone myth like the Everneath series. In this instance, we have a retelling of Beauty and the Beast that is set in the land of Arcadia. There is a Grecian flair attached to everything in this book. It’s interesting, considering the other Beauty… Read more »