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Jan 27
Book Review – Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)

Book Review – Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff Series: The Illuminae Files #1 Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Date Published: October 20th 2015 Genres: Action & Adventure, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Survival Stories, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 608 Audiobook Length: 11 hours 41 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Johnathon McClain, Lincoln Hoppe, Olivia Taylor Dudley Rating: Description: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the… Read more »

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Dec 12
Beyond Review

Beyond Review

Beyond by Maureen A. Miller Series: Beyond #1 Publisher: Maureen A. Miller Date Published: December 13th 2013 Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fiction Format: Audiobook Pages: 304 Audiobook Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins Audiobook Narrator: Emma Lysy Source: Provided as part of book tour Rating: Description: It is the day after Aimee Patterson’s high school graduation. College beckons, as does her dream of becoming an engineer. On an early evening walk, her cocker spaniel charges into the woods on the other side of the pond. Aimee trails after him, and in the stillness of that forest the unthinkable… Read more »

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Nov 17
Book Review – Starflight (Starflight #1)

Book Review – Starflight (Starflight #1)

Starflight by Melissa Landers Series: Starflight #1 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Date Published: February 2nd 2016 Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 368 Audiobook Length: 9 hours 44 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Amanda Dolan Rating: Description: Solara Brooks needs a fresh start, someplace where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. The outer realm may be lawless, butit’s not like the law has ever been on her side.Still, off-world travel doesn’t come cheap; Solara is left with no choice but to indenture herself in exchange for passage to the… Read more »

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Aug 19
Book Review – Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2)

Book Review – Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2)

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey Series: The 5th Wave #2 Publisher: Turtleback Books Date Published: November 3rd 2015 Genres: Action & Adventure, General, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 300 Audiobook Length: 8 hours, 13 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Ben Yannette, Phoebe Strole Rating: Description: How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity. Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls… Read more »

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Jul 08
Book Review – Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1)

Book Review – Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1)

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel Series: Themis Files #2 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Date Published: April 26th 2016 Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Technological, Thrillers Format: eBook Pages: 288 Rating: Description: A page-turning debut in the tradition of Michael Crichton, World War Z, and The Martian, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by an earthshaking mystery—and a fight to control a gargantuan power.  A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing… Read more »

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Jun 10
Book Review – Saturn Run

Book Review – Saturn Run

Saturn Run by Ctein, John Sanford Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group Date Published: October 6th 2015 Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thrillers Format: Audiobook Pages: 496 Audiobook Length: 16 hours 35 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Eric Conger Rating: Description: The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope—something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don’t decelerate. Spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: Whatever built that ship is at least one hundred years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively… Read more »

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Mar 04
Bookish Chat – Winter (Lunar Chronicles #4)

Bookish Chat – Winter (Lunar Chronicles #4)

Winter by Marissa Meyer Series: Lunar Chronicles #4 Publisher: Macmillan Date Published: November 10th 2015 Genres: Adaptations, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Science Fiction, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 832 Audiobook Length: 23 hours 30 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Rebecca Soler Rating: Description: The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood… Read more »

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Feb 26
Book Review – The Anatomist’s Wife

Book Review – The Anatomist’s Wife

The Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber Series: Lady Darby Mystery #1 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Date Published: 2012 Genres: Historical, Literary, Mystery & Detective, Science Fiction, Women Sleuths Format: Audiobook Pages: 357 Audiobook Length: 11 hours 44 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Heather Wilds Rating: Description: Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister’s estate, finding solace in her passion for painting. But when her hosts throw a house party for the cream of London society, Kiera is unable to hide from the ire of those who believe her to be as unnatural… Read more »

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Feb 08
The Sowing Review

The Sowing Review

The Sowing by K. Makansi Series: Seeds #1 Publisher: Blank Slate Communications Date Published: August 14th 2013 Genres: Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Science Fiction Format: Audiobook Pages: 290 Audiobook Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins Audiobook Narrator: Ivy Tara Blair Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom Rating: Description: Remy Alexander was born into the elite meritocracy of the Okarian Sector. From an early age, she and her friends were programmed for intellectual and physical superiority through specialized dietary regimes administered by the Okarian Agricultural Consortium. But when her older sister Tai was murdered in a brutal classroom massacre, her… Read more »

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Feb 05
The 5th Wave Book vs Movie Review

The 5th Wave Book vs Movie Review

Description: Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger  brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him. Director: J Blakeson Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, and Alex Roe Info from IMDB. As Julie has already reviewed 5th Wave on the blog, I thought I’d tackle the book vs movie review. Our book club read… Read more »

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