3 stars · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Science Fiction · Speculative Fiction · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Wildcard

This was okay. It wasn't anything that really surprised. It entertained all right but it never managed to really get me to keep on reading. The best part about the story had been the subplot of Sasuke. That was incredibly interesting and the ending surprising. I liked that completion because it managed to surprise me… Continue reading Wildcard

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5 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Intrigue · Reviews · Speculative Fiction · Young Adult

State of Sorrow

Surprises aside, this was one of the most satisfying and incredibly entertaining series. Each character has their own characters, I have never felt that any was an extra. And each of them had their roles to play. And instead of a kingdom, we get a family dictatorship. Which was still incredibly entertaining st the end… Continue reading State of Sorrow

5 stars · Action · Alternate History · Books · Historical · Reviews · Science Fiction · Speculative Fiction · Thriller · Young Adult

Blood For Blood

This book grabbed me from the moment it began. Everything fell into place, and by the end I was never more surprised nor satisfied. Exploiting the biggest weakness of Germany at that point was that all power was concentrated on just one man. Just one man was holding the power, and if he dies the… Continue reading Blood For Blood

4 stars · 5 stars · Adventure · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Historical · Historical Fantasy · Literary · Reviews · Speculative Fiction · Young Adult

A Skinful Of Shadows

If anything, this surprised me as I began to turn the pages. The main character was someone with reason, someone with much thing going for her, and this is a tale about a girl finding her own brother. As much as it is escaping from danger, and a horrible environment. And yet, such a simple… Continue reading A Skinful Of Shadows

2 stars · Books · Reviews · Science Fiction · Speculative Fiction · Young Adult

Strange New World

Although it was about a topic that I think will be interesting, I found it rather underwhelming. For most part, it doesn't really try to make it relate to me. Although I enjoy just how and why it began. And everything behind it made a lot of sense. But I feel so disconnected from it… Continue reading Strange New World

2 stars · 3 stars · Adult · Books · Literary · Reviews · Speculative Fiction · Women's Fiction

Red Clocks

I was more confused than anything else. The writing often tried to make it look vague, while never going deep into what each character is thinking. Despite the fact that it's tackling one of the most debated topics in the world. Should women have rights over the child, or should they be reduced to having… Continue reading Red Clocks

2 stars · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews · Speculative Fiction · Young Adult

Everless

It has an interesting concept, but it just focused on all the wrong things. The story was about time as a currency, and the effects it will have on a world that still is based on a limited amount of time allocated to each person. But this focused on everything except it. Jules is one… Continue reading Everless

3 stars · 4 stars · Action · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Science Fiction · Speculative Fiction · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Defy The Worlds

In this case, I did want to see Noemi being much more challenged than she was. Although the ending ended in a way that I didn't except it to at the very least.Abel, on the other hand is a little too robotic for my liking right now. Often lacking in certain areas, and sometimes his… Continue reading Defy The Worlds

4 stars · Action · Alternate History · Books · Fiction · Historical · Intrigue · Reviews · Speculative Fiction · Uncategorized

Wolf By Wolf

Well, this is a premise which does fascinate and intrigue. I don't doubt it, since we all heard of Hitler, and his atrocities during World War II. And this explores what will have happened if it was true. And well, it didn't disappoint. The entire setting managed to capture the horror that will have occurred… Continue reading Wolf By Wolf

5 stars · Adult · Books · Literary · Magical Realism · Mystery · Paranormal · Reviews · Speculative Fiction · Thriller · Uncategorized

The 71/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

If there was anything that really screwed with my mind, in a way that I barely knew what was going on, yet I still savoured every word, this is it. It is told from seven different perspectives, but not once did I find it boring, each one holds an important key, and really twists it… Continue reading The 71/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

1 star · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Mythology · Reviews · Speculative Fiction · Uncategorized

Starlings

Well, the only reason why it didn't work for me is that none of the stories was truly making me feel something. It combines a lot of mythic elements, and a mythology. As well as religion. But I just cannot feel anything for them at all. Or the characters. Something about all the stories just… Continue reading Starlings

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Literary · Reviews · Speculative Fiction · Uncategorized

The Hawkman

Well, for a fairy tale I was lost in this. I didn't get what was about Mr Sheenan that was intriguing, or any of the characters at all. Setting it during the twentieth century, was really confusing me. There wasn't really a solid fluid character to ground me in the story, I cared for none… Continue reading The Hawkman

3 stars · Books · Future · Reviews · Science Fiction · Speculative Fiction · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Wires And Nerves

This was pretty simple and easy to read. Although it did take me some time to get accustomed to the art style, by all means. I did like the many moments of the old characters who appear often enough to remind me. But the plot was a little too slow to my taste. A lot… Continue reading Wires And Nerves

4 stars · Alternate World · Books · Contemporary · Future · Reviews · Science Fiction · Speculative Fiction · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Ten Thousand Skies Above You

By all means, this explored the different aspects of alternate dimension traveling. And I think that it was incredibly thorough, very very thorough. Such as the idea of what happened when people facing danger decides to jump, but it doesn't work. Which also sets up the plot of the book. And also makes things turn… Continue reading Ten Thousand Skies Above You

4 stars · Books · Dystopia · Fiction · Future · Reviews · Science Fiction · Speculative Fiction · Uncategorized

The Scorpion Rules

This was something that I feel is worth the addition, as it has rather complex thoughts and completely does a different things from most dystopian novels. The world here is as simple as this, it has been taken over by an AI, as long as each president or monarch hand over a child of theirs,… Continue reading The Scorpion Rules

4 stars · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Historical · Mythology · Reviews · Speculative Fiction

The City Of Brass

This was a work which I savoured from beginning to end. A tale of djinns which paints them as complex and a blend of mythology which I'm enthralled by. I love Nahri, from the beginning regarding her self preservation. A sensible protagonist who did all she could to survive, and to allow her own survival.… Continue reading The City Of Brass

3 stars · Books · Contemporary · Fantasy · Reviews · Romance · Speculative Fiction · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Fierce Reads: Kisses And Curses

As for this anthology, I also don't feel like touching individual stories. And that most of them are rather consistent with the theme of it all. Glitches was memorable as it allowed me to see where Cinder really came from. And what took her to get there. The same also do Bridge of Snow, since… Continue reading Fierce Reads: Kisses And Curses

5 stars · Books · Fiction · Science Fiction · Speculative Fiction · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Defy The Stars

You know, sometimes Sci-fi does work for me. Even if it is more the rarity rather than the norm. And this book is that rarity. I mean, the story isn't just about science or anything. It is about violence, has a touch of religion and also about robots having a soul. That is something that… Continue reading Defy The Stars

2 stars · Adult · Books · Literary · Reviews · Science Fiction · Speculative Fiction · Uncategorized

The Unity Game

This just wasn't to my expectations. I did expect a writing with a tighter plot than this. And that the beginning just did not grab me while it still could. And that I don't think it really touched much of the philosophical aspect of the writing as it was. I just didn't feel intrigued or… Continue reading The Unity Game

3 stars · Adult · Contemporary · Reviews · Science Fiction · Speculative Fiction · Uncategorized

Blood Memory Society

The one thing I do really like is how it blends science and explains it in a way that I can understand. If it was solely about fertility and all the dry science, I would have slept. But most of the explanations are understandable, simple and easy to digest in a way. That is the… Continue reading Blood Memory Society