Action/Adventure

Aurora Burning: What an Ending! It Burns!

4/5 Stars Authors: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Publisher/Imprint: Knopf Books for Young Readers Edition: Paperback ARC, 495 Pages Hardcover Publication Date: May 05, 2020 A Spine that Shines? Fairly Well!   *I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. All quotes used in this review come from the uncorrected proof. These… Continue reading Aurora Burning: What an Ending! It Burns!

Action/Adventure

Aurora Rising: Guardians of the Galaxy + Alien Legolas + Star Wars

4/5 Stars Authors: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Publisher/Imprint: Knopf Books for Young Readers Edition: Hardcover, 470 Pages Publication Date: May 07, 2019 A Spine that Shines? Fairly Well "Who am I to deny gravity, Aurora? When you shine brighter than any constellation in the sky?"Kal, Aurora Rising Initial Thoughts & Narration Style Good morning,… Continue reading Aurora Rising: Guardians of the Galaxy + Alien Legolas + Star Wars

Fantasy

Four Dead Queens: Unexpected Fantasy/Sci-Fi Blend

4/5 Stars Author: Astrid Scholte Publisher/Imprint: G. P. Putnam's Sons Edition: Hardcover, 413 Pages Publication Date: February 26, 2019 A Spine that Shines? Fairly Well Initial Thoughts Four Dead Queens is quite an adventure! Keralie, a thief, teams up with Varin, an upstanding citizen, to prevent an assassin from murdering the four queens of Quadara.… Continue reading Four Dead Queens: Unexpected Fantasy/Sci-Fi Blend

Fantasy

Mirage: A Moroccan-Influenced Sci-Fi Debut

4/5 Stars Author: Somaiya Daud Publisher/Imprint: Flatiron Edition: Hardcover, 320 Pages Publication Date: August 28, 2018 A Spine that Shines? Quite Well! Initial Thoughts The book blurb makes Mirage sound like a tense, fascinating story. I believe it is, but not in the way that I was expecting. Mirage is a beautifully-written tale about Amani,… Continue reading Mirage: A Moroccan-Influenced Sci-Fi Debut

Action/Adventure

Star Wars: Lost Stars – Grab a Bargain Copy Now!

4.5/5 Stars! I waited way too long to read this book! Until recently, I had no idea what it was actually about. Lost Stars deals with the stories of Ciena and Thane, two friends from the planet Jelucan who become lovers, serving the Empire together as Imperial officers. But something goes wrong, and one of them joins… Continue reading Star Wars: Lost Stars – Grab a Bargain Copy Now!

Action/Adventure

The Fates Divide Review

3.5/5 Stars I wasn't a huge fan of the first book, Carve the Mark. The Fates Divide didn't really impress me, either. But I am a Divergent fan, and I know the author has some pretty fantastic ideas, so I wanted to give this sequel a chance. Here are my honest opinions. [Review may contain… Continue reading The Fates Divide Review

Action/Adventure

Unearthed Review: Follow the Clues!

4/5 Stars Wow, what a cliffhanger ending! It left me desperate to know more about the aspects that were unanswered, but I'm sure the authors plan to address those things in the sequel. This book is definitely for people who enjoy sci-fi mixed with a touch of romance. What Worked Well? Kaufman and Spooner definitely… Continue reading Unearthed Review: Follow the Clues!