Posts Tagged: aliens

[Review] Unknown by Wendy Higgins

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23 August
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There is something truly terrifying about an apocalypse setting that scares and fascinates me at the same time.  I think Wendy Higgins did a good job of building a truly scary world in Unknown.  I finished this book in two days.  I only put it down to sleep.  Even when I put the book down I still kept think about how frightening this book actually was.     Unknown starts out like any other contemporary love story.  A girl grows up with her brother and his best friend.  Then the brother’s best friend becomes her friend as well.  Of course,… Read more »

[ARC Review] The Cage by Megan Shepherd

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24 May
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When I finished this book the first thought I had was a feeling of accomplishment. Why? I had a really really really hard time getting into this book at first. It started with five teenagers waking up in a place and having no idea of who they were there or who put them there in the first place. I felt just as confused, as a reader,  because the book kept jumping around from so many points of view and all of them told in third person point of view. I just found it hard to keep up with and at some points,… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol

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26 February
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I started listening to this audiobook one day at work. I became so engrossed in the story that I literally could not put this book down. I came home and kept right on listening to this book instead of turning on the TV. For me, this book was so entrancing that I could not stop until I had listened to the very last sentence. Under Different Stars opens with Kricket working and living under the radar because she ran away from foster care. Then one day her life changes forever when men from another world start coming after her. They… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] Invaded by Melissa Landers

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05 February
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After the long, very much-anticipated wait, I finally got my hands on Invaded and finished it forty-eight hours.  It was worth the wait because oh wow I really liked this book and maybe a little bit more than the first book.  This book picks up right where the first book, Alienated, left off with Cara staying behind on L’eihr and Aelyx leaving to go back to Earth.  This book deals with the trials each on faces as they struggle to be apart and continue the mission to save Earth. I really that the first book was about acceptance, love and… Read more »

[Review] Koban: Mark of Koban by Stephen W. Bennett

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30 November
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The refugees left behind on Koban to die are flourishing. With the aid of their genetic enhancements and good old human known how they are settling a death world of giant insects, vicious beasts, and heavy gravity. For those left behind and their next generations of children, life is good. Back in human territory the Krall have begun their invasion which they plan will take 1,000 years to destroy the 700+ human worlds. But they fail to observe the obvious, we humans stopped fighting wars because we were too damn good at it. I love sci-fi military fiction, and this… Read more »

[Arc Review] The Taking by Kimberly Derting

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19 July
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This is my first foray into Kimberly Derting’s works. Overall, I enjoyed her writing style and pacing. While I feel I’d enjoy reading more of her books, do I want to read the Body Finder series or The Pledge? No idea. If ya’ll have any suggestions, feel free to be book pushers. The Taking focuses on Kyra Agnew, who, after having a fight with her dad over normal teenager stuff like boyfriends and college, finds herself behind the local gas station. All she remembers is a flash of light. Unfortunately for Kyra, who thinks only the evening has passed, it… Read more »

[ARC Review] Alienated

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28 January
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I started this book when I was on vacation and I ended up really liking it.  I was on a cruise boat, and I found this book provided just the right kind of vacation reading.  The story is light, full of action, and of course there is kissing.  It was one of those reads that drags you in and doesn’t let go until the end.  For me, I found Alienated by Melissa Landers quite a fascinating read. The book is set in an alternate reality where aliens have made contact with Earth.  This alien race shares DNA with humans. They even look like humans… 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 »