Posts Tagged: sci-fi

[Review] Steel World by B. V. Larson

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15 January
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Steel World is the first in the Undying Mercenaries series, and why are they called the undying mercenaries? Quite simple actually, because as long as they can be confirmed dead, and their files are on record, they can be revived / cloned / reconstructed, whatever word you choose for the process. All this is because Earth only has one trade good to sell to the galactic empire, the lives of its warriors. The universe in which Steel World takes place is interesting, and the main characters catch your attention. The story is highly believable, another race tries to prove they… Read more »

[ARC Review] This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

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01 January
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I LOVED the first book in this series, These Broken Stars. It was full of heart stopping action and swoon worthy romance. While the second book, This Shattered World, was full of action. For me, the romance part fell a little flat. I just didn’t connect with Jubilee and Flynn. I felt that it was realistic to have the two characters that are caught up in a revolution and conspiracies not to be declaring undying love after only a week. I also didn’t really care if they hooked up or not. I felt the story moved a little slower and… Read more »

[Review] Koban: Rise of the Kobani by Stephen W. Bennett

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18 December
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The first book of the Koban series caught my attention. This second installment kept it and held me tightly to the story universe as it drove deeper into the characters. This third installment has me begging for even more. This book picks up not long after the events in the second book. The Kobani with their pirated alien ships are about to introduce themselves back into the human worlds and demonstrate what they can do to win the war against the alien invaders. Along the way they face a multitude of challenges and gain some allies, both human and alien…. Read more »

[ARC Review] Strands of Sorrow by John Ringo

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11 December
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I was both excited and regretful to read this book. Excited because I have loved this series from the beginning. Regretful because this is the final installment of the Black Tide Rising Series. Over the series I have come to enjoy following the adventures of Steven “Wolf” Smith and his family as they lead the effort to restore civilization after a “zombie” apocalypse. And the family hi-jinx continue in this latest book, complete with dealing with idiots who think the rules of the pre-plague world still exist. I won’t give away any spoilers here, but I will say John Ringo… 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 »

[Review] Koban by Stephen W. Bennett

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02 November
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Well, I must say I was surprised with this book. The cover caught my eye, the blurb about it held my attention, and the story carried me away into a world several hundred years in the future where humans have colonized more than 700 worlds and are about to make contact with an alien intelligence. Too bad they aren’t friendly. This book is a good start for the series, the main characters are introduced, fleshed out, and brought to life as the story flows. The world building is solid, lots of well thought out background spread through the book without… Read more »

[Review] Kildar by John Ringo

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25 September
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As I read through Kildar I was glad to find it was far more along the lines of what I was expecting compared to the first book in the series, Ghost. Mike Harmon, aka Ghost is trying to escape his past of battling terrorists by touring the cold regions of Georgia, Ukraine, and Russia. Getting lost is a blizzard he soon finds himself in the secluded valley of the keldara. These people have odd traditions, act like they are still in the dark ages, and yet have been recognized as warriors extraordinaire in times past. I was drawn in by… Read more »

[ARC Review] Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

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23 February
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For me, Fire & Flood is actually 3.5 stars and I rounded it up to 4 stars. I liked Fire & Flood, but I am not in love with this book. I don’t want to shout from the rooftops or start buying copies for all my friends yet. I think the book has potential. The best way I can describe how I feel about Fire & Flood is for me it was like a bland date with a guy you thought would knock your socks off. In the end, you like the guy, might even go on another date, but… Read more »

[Review+Giveaway] Cress by Marissa Meyer

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18 February
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I really, really like The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.  It combines two of my favorite things which are fairy tale re-tellings and sci-fi action adventure.  The best way I can describe these books is that they are like Brothers Grimm meets Stars Wars.  With that being said, the latest installment in the series, the third book, is Cress which was just as good as the other two books in the series.  This review will be short and sweet because I don’t want to give any spoilers and I know everybody wants to the fun part: the giveaway. Cress picks… Read more »