Lady Midnight

August 26, 2017

Lady Midnight Dark Artifices #1 by Cassandra Clare Adventure Fantasy Mystery Romance Science Fiction Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) It is in the world of Shadowhunters and it is very well written.  You can never predict what is going to happen and that is what makes Cassandra Clare one of my favorite authors.  It follows a girl named Emma and her parabati – her sworn…

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Flowers for Algernon

August 11, 2017

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes Science Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) I liked the concept of the book and the foreshadowing it has.  It talks about Algernon, a mouse, and a human being tested for a “potion” that can make you smarter.  For the human it works, yet makes him realize something about his life that he didn’t before.  What I didn’t like was how…

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Between

August 11, 2017

Between by Jean Thesman Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) There are two parts in the book acting as different worlds, the Mudwalker world (our world) and the “real world.”  One family has to keep a secret of how one member can live in both worlds but another is the king of the real world.  The real world is being threatened and the family has…

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Martian

June 29, 2017

The Martian by Andy Weir Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The Martian is one of those books that exceeds your expectations by a long shot.  You may think it’s a boring book, but wait, it has potatoes!  Astronaut Mark Watney is left on Mars when a satellite his him and his crew abandons him.  He has to figure out how to make food, water,…

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Micro

June 29, 2017

Micro by Michael Crichton & Richard Preston Science Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Micro is a book that has a power hungry evil doctor that doesn’t like people who foil his schemes.  He convinces 7 college students from MIT and plans to test out his illegal shrink ray on them.  I think this book is good for people who are into this stuff.  I love Michael Crichton’s…

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Scythe

May 13, 2017

Scythe by Neal Shusterman Dystopian Science Fiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) In the future, humans have given over the governing and control of society to an artificial intelligence known as the Thunderhead (which evolved from the Cloud/data storage). “…[T]he Thunderhead was incorruptible. Not only that, but its algorithms were built on the full sum of human knowledge. All the time and money wasted on political posturing, the…

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When We Wake

April 1, 2017

When We Wake by Karen Healey Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) Tegan Oglietti’s life is just getting good when a sniper’s bullet accidentally finds her. She wakes up confused and disoriented 100 years later – the first successful revival in a cryogenics experiment.  As Tegan learns more about the world she now lives in she’s equal parts delighted and dismayed to discover what’s changed –…

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Flash: Flashpoint

March 1, 2017

Flash: Flashpoint by Geoff Johns Adventure Comics Graphic Novel Mystery Science Fiction Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Flashpoint” is the story of Barry Allen (the Flash) waking up in a totally different world than the one he had known.  With Aquaman and Wonder Woman clashing, and Batman being an entirely different person, Barry sets out to find how this happened, and how he can return…

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Children of the Mind

February 7, 2017

Children of the Mind Ender’s Saga #4 by Orson Scott Card Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Children of the Mind continues Ender’s journey and that of the people on Path.  I enjoyed the book immensely because it shows psychologically how a defenseless planet stopped a deadly invasion.

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Shadow of the Hegemon

January 21, 2017

Shadow of the Hegemon Shadow series #2 by Orson Scott Card Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Shadow of the Hegemon explains what happens after Ender defeats the Formics and war breaks out on Earth.  Peter, having written Locke and Demosthenes, is accepted as Hegemon, which is more of a ceremonial title that has no power.

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