Category Archives: science fiction

Mini-reviews: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau; Death by Living: Life Is Meant to Be Spent by N.D. Wilson

Title: The Testing Author: Joelle Charbonneau Genre: YA dystopian fiction Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher Number of pages: 325 First line: Graduation Day. Goodreads blurb: The Seven Stages War … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult; A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic; and Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Title: The Storyteller Author: Jodi Picoult Genre: Contemporary and historical fiction Publisher: Recorded books Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, Suzanne Toren, and Fred Berman Audiobook … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

Title: The Eye of Minds Author: James Dashner Genre: YA science fiction Publisher: Delacorte Press Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher Number of pages: 308 pages First line: Michael spoke against the wind, to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cure by Douglas E. Richards

Title: The Cure Author: Douglas E. Richards Genre: Science fiction Publisher: Forge Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher Number of pages: 318 First line: Erin Palmer shoved the tip of a huge slice of … Continue reading

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Favorite speculative fiction of 2013

I read these books in 2013, but they were not necessarily published in 2013. The quotes are from my reviews, which are linked in the titles. City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte: “City of Dark Magic is as bizarre … Continue reading

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Book Review: Relic (The Books of Eva) by Heather Terrell

Title: Relic (The Books of Eva 1) Author: Heather Terrell Genre: YA dystopian fiction Publisher: Soho Teen Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher Number of pages: 277 First line: Eamon throws his axe into … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Red Hill by Jamie McGuire

Title: Red Hill Author: Jamie McGuire Genre: Science fiction, zombie fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from Audiobook Jukebox‘s reviewer program Audiobook reader: Emma Galvin, January LaVoy, and Zachary Webber Audiobook length: … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell; The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith; and Parasite by Mira Grant

Title: Fangirl Author: Rainbow Rowell Genre: YA contemporary fiction Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Rebecca Lowman, Maxwell Caulfield Audiobook length: 12 hours and 48 minutes First line: … Continue reading

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