Honor Bound Review

Honor Bound Review | Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre

Honor Among Thieves has been one of my favourite books this year. I’m delighted to be back with my Honor Bound review today!

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Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books | Date: 2019 | Genre: Science fiction/Young Adult | Buy it here*

Plot: Zara Cole was a thief back on Earth, but she’s been recently upgraded to intergalactic fugitive. On the run after a bloody battle in a covert war that she never expected to be fighting, Zara, her co-pilot Beatriz, and their Leviathan ship Nadim barely escaped the carnage with their lives.

Now Zara and her crew of Honors need a safe haven, far from the creatures who want to annihilate them. But they’ll have to settle for the Sliver: a wild, dangerous warren of alien criminals. The secrets of the Sliver may have the power to turn the tide of the war they left behind—but in the wrong direction.

Soon Zara will have to make a choice: run from the ultimate evil—or stand and fight.

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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars Review

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars Review | Christopher Paolini

You all know that I’ve been the biggest Christopher Paolini fan for at least the last ten years. The Inheritance Cycle is usually makes it into my hand every year. I am so excited to be sharing this one with you today! Check out my To Sleep in a Sea of Stars review here!

Publisher: Tor Books | Date: 2020 | Genre: Science fiction

Plot: It was supposed to be a routine research mission on an uncolonized planet. But when xenobiologist Kira Navárez finds an alien relic beneath the surface of the world, the outcome transforms her forever and will alter the course of human history.

Her journey to discover the truth about the alien civilization will thrust her into the wonders and nightmares of first contact, epic space battles for the fate of humankind, and the farthest reaches of the galaxy

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Honor Among Thieves Review

Honor Among Thieves Review | Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre

This is one of the strongest science fiction books I’ve read! Great characters; gripping plot and a sentient spaceship with a personality of his own! Keep reading to check out my review on Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre.

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books | Date: 2018 | Genre: Science fiction/Young Adult

Plot: Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.

Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.

Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time. But nothing could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight.

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Starsight Review

Starsight Review | Brandon Sanderson

After being introduced to Brandon Sanderson’s writing with Skyward, I was looking forward to seeing where the adventure went next. So today, buckle up because we’re in for a heck of a ride – here’s my review on Starsight.

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Publisher: Gollancz | Date: 2019 | Genre: Science Fiction | Buy it here*

Plot: All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she’s a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing.

Spensa is sure there’s more to the story. And she’s sure that whatever happened to her father in his starship could happen to her. When she made it outside the protective shell of her planet, she heard the stars–and it was terrifying. Everything Spensa has been taught about her world is a lie.

But Spensa also discovered a few other things about herself–and she’ll travel to the end of the galaxy to save humankind if she needs to.

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Outre Review

Outre Review | D.J Adamson

Welcome back for another review! Outre is a short, fun read that involves mysteries and potential alien invasions. It’s not my usual kind of read, but I did enjoy it. Keep reading for my full review on Outre by D.J Adamson

Publisher: BooksGoSocial | Date: 2015 | Genre: Science Fiction

Plot: Outré is the first book in a trilogy titled Deviation. The trilogy offers different perspectives on what happened in Pinkerton, Iowa, in the year 1989. The goal of Outré is to take one event (a tornado), add another sent of events (women missing, people dead, animal mutilations, the possibility of aliens and alien abduction, others different than the norm) and come to a perspective of what could have happened.

This is Jack Cahill’s account. Fifteen-year-old Jack Cahill, along with his friends Pitts and Diddleman, are lead to believe it was not a tornado that destroyed a large area of Pinkerton but an alien abduction. Their “need to know” sets them on a quest of speculation, accusation, and investigation.

The concept for the trilogy comes from the question: Can we ever be sure that our perception of things is right?

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Skyward Review

Skyward Review | Brandon Sanderson

I’ve wanted to read Brandon Sanderson for a long time but never known where to start. When I saw that he had a new series out – science fiction rather than fantasy – I thought that was an ideal time to stop hesitating and pick up his books. Did it live up to expectations? Keep reading for my review on Skyward.

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Publisher: Gollancz | Date: 2018 | Genre: Science Fiction | Buy it here*

Plot: Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible—assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to help her. Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.

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Vox Review

Vox Review | Christina Dalcher

Vox has been a hot topic book recently and I wanted to form my own thoughts and opinions on it. Overall, it was an engaging read with a chilling premise: the type of plot that can easily become a reality. But I struggled with the characterisations and connecting to the individuals, making it harder to empathise with their plight than it should have been. Check out my full Vox review below.

Publisher: HQ (HarperCollins) | Date: 2018 | Genre Science fiction

Synopsis: Set in an America where half the population has been silenced, VOX is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.

On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial—this can’t happen here. Not in America. Not to her.

This is just the beginning.

Soon women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words a day, but now women only have one hundred to make themselves heard.

But this is not the end.

For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.

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Extinct review

Extinct Review | R.R Haywood

It’s fair to say that, despite not being certain by my initial introduction to this world, sticking with it was the best decision I could have made. After a blip in book one, this series has been full of great characters and intriguing plot – and the third in the trilogy brought it all together perfectly. Here’s my review on Extinct.

Publisher: 47North | Date: 2018 | Genre: Science Fiction

Plot: The end of the world has been avoided—for now. With Miri and her team of extracted heroes still on the run, Mother, the disgraced former head of the British Secret Service, has other ideas…

While Mother retreats to her bunker to plot her next move, Miri, Ben, Safa and Harry travel far into the future to ensure that they have prevented the apocalypse. But what they find just doesn’t make sense.

London in 2111 is on the brink of annihilation. What’s more, the timelines have been twisted. Folded in on each other. It’s hard to keep track of who is where. Or, more accurately, who is when.

The clock is ticking for them all. With nothing left to lose but life itself, our heroes must stop Mother—or die trying.

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Storm Glass Review

Storm Glass Review | Jeff Wheeler

Jeff Wheeler is an author that I see come up quite a lot. I’ve never read any of his books though, so I thought it was time to rectify that. It left me with mixed feelings but see what you think – here’s my review on Storm Glass.

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Publisher:  47North | Date: 2018 | Genre: Science Fiction

Plot: Theirs is a world of opposites. The privileged live in sky manors held aloft by a secretive magic known only as the Mysteries. Below, the earthbound poor are forced into factory work to maintain the engine of commerce. Only the wealthy can afford to learn the Mysteries, and they use their knowledge to further lock their hold on society.

Cettie Pratt is a waif doomed to the world below, until an admiral attempts to adopt her. But in her new home in the clouds, not everyone treats her as one of the family.

Sera Fitzempress is a princess born into power. She yearns to meet the orphan girl she has heard so much about, but her father deems the girl unworthy of his daughter’s curiosity.

Neither girl feels that she belongs. Each seeks to break free of imposed rules. Now, as Cettie dreams of living above and as Sera is drawn to the world below, they will follow the paths of their own choosing.

But both girls will be needed for the coming storm that threatens to overturn both their worlds.

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