Review: Crystal Venom, Steve Wheeler

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Review: Crystal Venom, Steve Wheeler

Crystal Venom (Goodreads) Author:  Steve Wheeler (website) Rating: What will you do when the hand that nourishes you starts choking you?  The crew of Basalt, the interstellar frigate, are major media heroes, famous beyond their wildest dreams. The various factions of the Administration, the Games Board, the Haulers and the corporate Gjomviks all want a piece of their […]

Review: The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season (Goodreads) Author:  Samantha Shannon (website) Follow @say_shannon Rating: It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting […]

Tour and Review: Shudder, Samantha Durante

This review is part of the Shudder blog tour. Make sure to stop by the main tour page and see all the other blogs participating! Shudder (Goodreads) Author:  Samantha Durante (website) Follow @SamanthaDurante Rating: It’s only been three days, and already everything is different. Paragon is behind her, but somehow Alessa’s life may actually have gotten worse. […]

Review: Aurora: Darwin, Amanda Bridgeman

This review is part of the Discover Aussie Fantasy feature, running during July on The Oaken Bookcase. You can find details of the feature and enter the giveaway on the Aussie Fantasy page! Aurora: Darwin (Goodreads) Author:  Amanda Bridgeman (website) Follow @AmandaBridgema1 Rating: When a distress signal is received from a black-ops space station on the edge […]

Review: The 5th Wave, Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave (Goodreads) Author:  Rick Yancey (website) Follow @RickYancey Rating: The 1st Wave took out half a million people. The 2nd Wave put that number to shame. The 3rd Wave lasted a little longer, twelve weeks… four billion dead. In the 4th Wave, you can’t trust that people are still people. And the 5th Wave? No one knows. But […]

Review: The Eternity Cure, Julie Kagawa

Title: The Eternity Cure (Goodreads) Author:  Julie Kagawa (website) Follow @Jkagawa Rating: Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may […]

Review: The Immortal Rules, Julie Kagawa

Title: The Immortal Rules (Goodreads) Author:  Julie Kagawa (website)  Follow @Jkagawa Rating: Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as […]

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Shudder, Samantha Durante

I’m very pleased today to be able to join in with the cover reveal for the second book in the Stitch trilogy, Shudder by Samantha Durante! Samantha is also hosting a giveaway of an ARC of this book – details are at the bottom of this post. If you haven’t read the first book in […]

Review: Star Wars: Scoundrels, Timothy Zahn

Title: Star Wars: Scoundrels (Goodreads) Author: Timothy Zahn (Facebook) Rating: Han Solo should be basking in his moment of glory. After all, the cocky smuggler and captain of the Millennium Falcon just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star and landed the first serious blow to the Empire in its war against […]

Review: Scarlet, Marissa Meyer

Title: Scarlet (Goodreads) Author:  Marissa Meyer (Website) (Twitter) Rating: Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know […]
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