Genre: Sci-Fi

Average Rating: 3.95


Review: Anomaly by Tonya Kuper

Posted 18 March, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Anomaly by Tonya Kuper

Anomaly was unlike any book I’ve read before. It was an interesting plot element—a gifted race of beings called the Oculi who could wish anything into existence. I found the concept intriguing and the world building was interesting in a scientific way. I had actually been learning about some of the chemistry-based knowledge that this book utilizes (as can be seen in the series name, Schrodinger’s Consortium) so it was easier for me to understand some of the explanations that came from the characters. I felt, however, as though maybe it can be more difficult for someone without that prior knowledge to understand. Regardless, it was an enjoyable novel. The dual POV really added depth to both of the main characters, Josie and Reid, and it gave a different perspective of what was going on than we would have had if there was only one narrator. It had great pacing and the book flew by. I enjoyed Josie’s character. She just had all types of things thrown at her! And she handled it graciously. I though that she was a a very brave character. She was also insanely smart, and it was kind of nice to hear the thoughts of an extremely intellectual character. I felt like some of her knowledge rubbed off on me, and if we are going to be completely honest, she probably helped out my chemistry […]


Mini-Review: Until Midnight by Melissa Landers

Posted 29 December, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: Until Midnight by Melissa Landers

Check out my review of Alienated (Alienated #1) Until Midnight was a short story that bridges the time between Alienated, the first book in the Alienated series, and Invaded, book two. Aelyx and Cara have twenty-four hours until he is sent back to Earth and Cara travels on to L’eihr. To make that special night special, Aelyx sets up a Christmas celebration for Cara. Until Midnight was deliciously adorable. I loved seeing Aelyx and Cara together. It was extremely sweet to see Aelyx trying to recreate the Earth-holiday to make Cara happy. It was also just the right dose of them to tide me over until book two! I though it set a good stage to get Invaded off to a great start. It made me a lot more excited to see more of them, especially with the four chapter preview of Invaded. Until Midnight was a cute Christmasy read that was just nice enough touch for Aelyx and Cara that has me pining for book two. And the best part? This short is free! So pick it up while you can and enjoy the Christmasy cuteness. About Melissa Landers Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in […]


Review: Rush by Eve Silver

Posted 8 December, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Rush by Eve Silver

I’m usually not the type of person to read sci-fi dystopian novels, just because it is so hard for me to find one that I genuinely enjoy. However, I’ve seen great things about Eve Silver’s Rush so I thought I’d give it a try. Rush was a very interesting novel that definitely kept my interest. It was action packed and suspenseful. The premise was unlike anything that I’ve read so it was really something different for me. The pacing was fast but not hard to keep up with. There weren’t any boring points and I literally could not put the book down! Miki was the main protagonist. She was hit by a car saving a little girl and was pulled into the Game. I thought she was a very strong character, dealing with all of the things that they were forced to do in the game. She was also a great leader. She was determined and caring. She grew a lot in this novel, from shocked and curious girl to fearless leader, and I can’t wait to see how else she changes in the next novel. Jackson Tate has been in the Game since he was twelve years old. Jackson was definitely a mysterious book boy. He was kind of bipolar, sometimes nice, sometimes aloof. He was a nice character to try to get to know. His past is really […]


Review: Mirror X by Karri Thompson

Posted 27 September, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Mirror X by Karri Thompson

I’ve been trying to expand my reading horizons and this sounded like something that I haven’t read before. Mirror X was a real let down for me. I actually debated multiple times just putting it down, but it was something that I told the publisher I would read so I figured I’d give it a chance. Cassie wakes up over one thousand years in the future, finding out that she had died, been frozen, and was reanimated. This brings me to my biggest problem with this novel: it was very unrealistic. Cassie was immediately at ease with Doctor Michael Bennett, almost the moment she wakes up. I mean, you wake up a thousand years into the future and are calmed right off the bat by a random doctor? No. And then things just got a lot more interesting with the introduction of the baby issue. You see, the citizens of this world are infertile and they want to use Cassie was a breeding mare to help their population. She put up a fight a little at first. Then gave up. Realistic? No. I guess what I’m trying to say is that there was a plethora of things in this novel that just tickled me the wrong way. It was too unrealistic, even for a dystopian/sci-fi novel. It seemed as if Thompson was just trying to pile on drama with all […]


Blog Tour Review + Excerpt: One Past Midnight by J..

Posted 8 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour Review + Excerpt: One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington

“Life’s too short. If Ethan taught me anything, that would be it. I want to get on with living mine.” “You said you wanted someone to know you. Maybe I just want to have someone know me too. Without you in this world, the memories of every moment we’ve shared together will be gone. We only exist because others see us. Part of my existence…an important part, only exists because you are here to see it.” I had actually been eyeing this book when it was released in Australia under the title Between the Lives. I love Jessica Shirvington’s stories and this one sounded really interesting. Sabine has two lives: in the town of Wellesley, she’s popular with a perfect boyfriend and perfect friends. In Roxbury, she has a little sister and a best friend named Capri. Every night when the clock strikes midnight Sabine would undergo “the shift” and switch from one life to the next. But one day the rules of the shift change: when she goes from one life to the next, injured in the first and not in the second, she finds a loophole. Which brings her to the conclusion that maybe if she died in one life, she would only have to live the other. This novel was unlike anything that I’ve read before. The premise of a girl stuck between two lives, switching between […]


Mini-Review: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

Posted 19 July, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

“When I first saw the sand, I thought it was beautiful. Like maybe it’d be fun to just roll around in and make sand angels. Now I know the truth, that sand is actually the love child of proud parents Marie Antoinette and Joseph Stalin.” I absolutely adored Fire & Flood. I really enjoy Scott’s trilogy, The Dante Walker series, so I was very excited for this novel. This novel is a dystopian which is different from Scott’s paranormal series. The characters in this novel are in a Hunger Games-esque fight for The Cure. I really liked the plot of this novel and that the romance was a serious subplot. The events in this novel were thrilling and I was rooting for the main character. The pacing was fast and furious and I just really enjoyed watching the character’s journey in this novel. Tella was not what you would expect in a novel like this one. She wasn’t Katniss Everdeen—she wasn’t strong, tough, or kickass. She was a girly girl who liked girly things. The only reason she was part of this competition was to save her brother. She really grew over the course of the novel but not into a full-on warrior. I really liked that because it set her apart from every other dystopian heroine out there. Guy was mysterious. I really don’t know much about him except […]


Review: Dark Summer Dreams by Danube Adele

Posted 3 July, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Dark Summer Dreams by Danube Adele

Check out my review of Quicksilver Dreams (Dreamwalkers #1) “I felt him second guessing himself as he turned back around, and I actually had a moment when I wanted to giggle. Served him right. He was a great big brute, and he deserved every bit of discomfort I could level at him.” I enjoyed the first novel, Quicksilver Dreams, and I wanted to see what happened with the plot line that runs through the series. Dark Summer Dreams follows Ryder’s sister, Shandria, instead of him. That’s the first thing that shocked me. Honestly, after finishing the first novel, I never expected the second book just to jump to completely different characters. So I went into this novel a bit apprehensively, but still wanting to find out what happened with the on-going plot. Dark Summer Dreams had a slow start. And by slow, I mean really slow. It took me days to get through the first quarter of the novel. It was all building up to the interesting parts, I guess, but it was pretty difficult for me to get through. This in itself was a shock because the previous novel started rolling from the beginning. About half-way through, things started picking up. Then it was easier to stay with and the plot actually went pretty well. There were things that you could predict would happen so I wasn’t really surprised […]


Review: Alienated by Melissa Landers

Posted 20 March, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Alienated by Melissa Landers

“‘How does he look at me?’ Tori raised a black brow. Then she made a circle with one hand and stuck her index finger through it in an X-rated puppet show. ‘Like he wants to dock his ship inside your spaceport.’” “He reached down and took her hand. His long fingers were stiff, but he laced them between hers and tightened his grip, fusing their palms together in a mesmerizing contrast of skin. Cara stared at their intertwined hands and went a little gooey inside. ‘You don’t have to do this,’ she said. ‘I know you hate it.’ ‘Quite the opposite.’ He smiled down at her. ‘Consoling you brings me comfort. Listening to you cry while I’m trapped on the other side of the wall is what I can’t stand.’” The premise of aliens kind of reminded me of Jennifer Armentrout’s Lux series. And i had heard wonderful things about it. This novel follows Cara Sweeny, one of the three students in the United States chosen to host students from an alien planet for a few months at her house. She thinks of it as a fantastic was to get a leap on becoming a journalist. But Aelyx, the exchange student from L’eihr, has other plans. The teens on his planet think that humans are pathetic, and they come up with a way to sabotage the alliance that the humans […]


Review: Quicksilver Dreams by Danube Adele

Posted 20 February, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Quicksilver Dreams by Danube Adele

“Life is so weird. You just never know what the next day is going to bring.” “He really and truly needed me. Me. This big, powerful warrior wanted me.” Okay honestly? Because it’s an alien book. You don’t get too many of those now-a-days, and it just sounded interesting. It had secret agents and aliens. What more can you ask for? Quicksilver Dreams was filled to the brim with action and danger. Lots of things went on in this novel, ranging from evil aliens trying to kill Taylor, from Taylor and Ryder fighting their attraction, to Ryder being iffy about Taylor because he thinks she’s a traitor. There was definitely never a dull moment in this novel. “His light eyes bore into mine. I could see the puffiness of his lip, as well as a dried fleck of blood. I’d done that? For a moment I stared at the evidence, in awe of myself. I truly was a badass. Then I confused myself because I also wanted to kiss it better. I never said I was consistent.” Taylor was our female protagonist, an almost-adult making her way in life in Hollywood. She’s escaped and come from nothing, and she does anything and everything she needs to to make sure she’s independent. She really took the things that were thrown at her in this novel well, proving how tough-minded she was. […]


Review: The Bringer’s Quest by Victoria Smith

Posted 3 October, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: The Bringer’s Quest by Victoria Smith

Favorite Quote(s): “I felt myself go all swoony just watching him. I loved when he got all sexy and assertive like this. Wait a second? What was I thinking? I was the Bringer of Peace. The head honcho. The shiznit. Luca said it himself: I was the most important piece to this whole thing. Therefore, Bailey should be talking to me. I should be the one she was reporting to.” Favorite Character: Ariel. She really stepped up. First Line:  “It was cold that day.” My Musings: I absolutely adored the spin on sci-fi that Victoria Smith took with The Crimson Hunt, and I was so excited when I finally got the review copy of The Bringer’s Quest. I couldn’t wait to see what became of Luca and Ariel and their battle against evil. The Bringer’s Quest picks up a little after the end of The Crimson Hunt when they travel into the future to find Bailey. They’re back in present time and working on locating allies, those who are meant to help Ariel beat the Hunters. For most of the duration, the gang are locating allies and planning what they are going to do. There wasn’t as much action in this novel as the last, with most of it being within the last five or so chapters. This novel focused more on the internal battles that the characters were facing, which made […]