Hungry – book review

July 14, 2018

Hungry by H. A. Swain Dystopian Science Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Thalia’s mother helped create the innovative nutritional substitute and drugs that feed everyone and suppress their appetites and other urges (Synthamil).  No one really eats or cooks anymore and there isn’t any food (there may not be any plants or animals either, as previous generations poisoned the Earth).  Now her parents work for the company that…

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Ember in the Ashes – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Adventure Fantasy Mystery Romance Science Fiction Thriller Review #1 * * * * .5 Stars (Great!) An Ember in the Ashes is a great book that I would definitely recommend to anyone.  No matter what genre you prefer, you will enjoy this book.  This book has the crazy imagination of science fiction books.  It has the emotion found in romance books.  It…

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Ring of Fire

June 2, 2018

Ring of Fire Century Quartet #1 by P.D. Baccalario Adventure Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) I really loved all of the action and mystery!  These are really the only types of books I love.  It’s even better, of course, with a little romance.  This book also contains some danger and suspense.  I love it all!

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Time Museum – book review

May 2, 2018

The Time Museum Book #1 by Matthew Loux Adventure Graphic Novel Mystery Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) While visiting her uncle over summer vacation Delia Bean follows a kiwi bird into the woods and discovers the Earth Time Museum.  It’s a museum of all of planet Earth’s history from all times – past, present, and future!  She learns her uncle runs the place and…

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La Belle Sauvage

February 8, 2018

La Belle Sauvage Book of Dust #1 by Philip Pullman Adventure Fantasy Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) In this first book of a series that takes place prior The Golden Compass, Malcolm (12 years old) learns of the existence of baby Lyra (said to be the child of Lord Asrael and Mrs. Coulter) who comes to be looked after by the nuns at a nearby convent where…

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Skeleton Creek

January 17, 2018

Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman Mystery Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) I always enjoy Patrick Carman’s books.  I have read most of them, but this is by far one of his best books.  I love the suspense in the story, how it keeps you on the edge of your seat.  The videos that go along with it make the story a lot more creepy…

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Thunderhead

January 15, 2018

Thunderhead Arc of a Scythe #2 by Neal Shusterman Dystopian Science Fiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The Scythedom is split into factions – those who respect the old ways and take their responsibilities seriously, and those who embrace killing for its own pleasure and who would like to repeal their self-imposed restrictions.  The Mid-American High Blade’s position is left vacant when Xenocrates accepts a new title –…

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Warcross

November 22, 2017

Warcross Warcross #1 by Marie Lu Mystery Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) Emika Chen is a teenage hacker who has been trying to survive as a bounty hunter since her father died and she was kicked out of school for illegally retrieving and releasing sensitive data about other students and their parents.  Facing crushing debt and eviction, she uses one of her hacks to steal…

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Artemis

November 17, 2017

Artemis by Andy Weir Mystery Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) Jasmine (Jazz) Bashara is a brilliant porter/smuggler living in Artemis (moon colony) who makes really poor life choices.  When she agrees to sabotage some harvesters for one of her clients in return for a million slugs (a sort of moon-based credit system), Jazz has no idea that the company she’s violating is a front for…

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Girl with the Wrong Name

November 16, 2017

The Girl with the Wrong Name by Barnabas Miller Mystery Psychological Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) Theodore (Theo) Lane has a new obsession – Andy Reese.  She’s been watching him (and filming him for her documentary) for several days now at an NYC café, and when she finally gets up the courage to talk to him and hears his sad story, she can’t resist helping him.  Andy…

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