Tag: science fiction book reviews

Book Review : The Fractured Dark

Book Review : The Fractured Dark

  Ever since I read The Blighted Stars—one of, if not my favorite science fiction novel ever—its sequel has been on my “to read as soon as humanly possible” list.  So as you probably guessed, I was incredibly hyped to read The Fractured Dark. Though I didn’t like the follow-up quite as much as its predecessor, it was still an incredibly fun and suspenseful read.    The novel picks up […]

Posted September 15, 2023 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Science Fiction
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Book Review : The Keeper’s Six

Book Review : The Keeper’s Six

Since I really enjoyed Kate Elliot’s last novella, Servant Mage, I was pretty excited to read The Keeper’s Six. The entire premise of an older female protagonist off to save her kidnapped son had me interested already, but throw in the fact that this story somehow involved dragons, and I was outright excited.   Unfortunately, The Keeper’s Six was just not for me. This novella was really bogged down by the […]

Posted July 20, 2023 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Science Fiction
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Book Review : Cytonic

Book Review : Cytonic

Cytonic is the follow-up to Skyward and Starsight, and like its predecessors, Cytonic follows pilot Spensa on a new journey. Unfortunately, this new adventure very much felt like filler for both the series and for Spensa, and I found myself really having to push to finish the novel. Even though Cytonic was very on brand for the series, featuring a lot of the same humor, a new group of ragtag […]

Posted December 7, 2021 in Book Reviews, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Book Review : The Rebels of Gold

Book Review : The Rebels of Gold

The Rebels of Gold, the final installment of the Loom Saga and follow up to The Dragons of Nova and The Alchemists of Loom, was my least favorite of the trilogy. I did really enjoy seeing how the series came to an end, but I found it largely unsatisfying due to counterproductive character development, disappointing “boss” fights, and loose ends.   My favorite parts of Rebels of Gold involved the perfect […]

Posted February 1, 2019 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : Glow: Book I, Potency

Book Review : Glow: Book I, Potency

I never wanted to pick Glow: Book I, Potency up to read it and it was a sheer battle of will to just get through the novel. Glow : Book I, Potency suffers from severe pacing problems, flat characters, and cringy dialogue. Though the idea of the novel itself was interesting and obviously well-researched, its execution simply couldn’t save the novel. The story follows 16-year-old Harper as a sickness, known […]

Posted January 18, 2019 in Book Reviews, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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