Tag: science fiction

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

It’s important to note that I’m sitting down to write my review of The Mime Order roughly three weeks after finishing the book. The reason for this is quite simply that I was stunned, speechless, and didn’t know how I could possibly convey in words just how amazing this book (and this series) is. How do you do epic perfection justice?? HOWW???? HELP ME, BENNYKINS. OKAY THANK YOU. In the interest of full disclosure, I have met Samantha Shannon and we are Twitter friends. Seriously, she’s a super awesome, amazing, generous person, but I don’t feel like that should invalidate my opinion that I think […]

Posted January 25, 2015 by Debby in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews / 11 Comments
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ARC Book Review: This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

ARC Book Review: This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Though the hype sort of kept me from full-fledged fangirling over These Broken Stars, I definitely still enjoyed that book immensely. Unfortunately, This Shattered World did not exactly live up to its predecessor. Though the sci-fi aspects were still pretty cool, the characters just didn’t charm me. This Shattered World takes place in the same universe as These Broken Stars a few months later, on a new planet called Avon. Avon is in the process of terraforming (a sci-fi concept I still completely love) but it seems to be stuck in the developing stages. The main characters this time around are Jubilee (AKA Lee), a […]

Posted December 5, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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ARC Book Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

ARC Book Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

A Thousand Pieces of You quickly rose to the top of my most wanted list because I am the shallowest human being ever and THAT FREAKING COVER. I’m happy to say that I actually really enjoyed it too. I was scared that it would be disappointing, but it was really entertaining, and I believe the series has potential, even though some parts could have been a little better. A Thousand Pieces of You tells the story of a world where a new invention allows travels between parallel dimensions. Marguerite, our main character, travels through these dimensions together with Theo, as they hunt down Paul, who […]

Posted November 10, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

ARC Book Review: Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

I’ll admit that I started Stitching Snow with some trepidation – most of my friends that had read it had given it 3 stars max. But lo and behold, in a strange twist of fate, I’m a positive black sheep, because I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK. It was creative, fun, sci-fi-tastic, and a well-executed stand alone debut novel. The first thing that got me on the “this-book-is-awesome” bus was our main character, Essie. I hadn’t read the book’s premise in a while, so the exact nature of her identity was somewhat of a mystery to me – and that worked really well to keep me […]

Posted October 2, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Book Review: William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher

Book Review: William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher

I have conquered another series! The William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series by Ian Doescher promises a consistent level of quality and fun that is sure to amuse any Star Wars fans. Like it’s prequels, William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return offers impressive writing and a brilliant presentation of a story I already loved. For those who have yet to read anything about this series, please check out my reviews of book 1 and book 2. The fact of the matter is that these books are so constant in their quality, that by now I have little more to add. This is of course only aided […]

Posted September 29, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Audiobook Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Audiobook Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Deep breaths, Debby. Just.. deep breaths. Before I launch into what is sure to be a rant about all the different ways I dislike this train wreck of a book and series and how undeserving I believe it is of the hype it gets, let me be upfront with you guys. I did not have high expectations for this book. I practically had no expectations, to be honest. After I was thoroughly disillusioned by Insurgent, I knew that more likely than not, Allegiant would be just as bad, if not worse, for me to read. That would be why I put it off for 10 […]

Posted September 10, 2014 by Debby in Audiobook Reviews, Reviews / 14 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Biren

ARC Book Review: The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Biren

The Vault of Dreamers instantly intrigued me with its premise, which basically promised me some mix of Big Brother and Inception. The result is a really intriguing thriller with some awesome science fiction aspects. However, with a confusing romance and cut-off ending putting me on the hook for a series, it wasn’t quite the total package. The premise is indeed what got me hooked, and from page one I was completely absorbed by this book. Rosie is a student at the Forge School, a private boarding school for students of the creative arts which doubles as a national reality television show. However, there’s something odd […]

Posted August 27, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Audiobook Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Audiobook Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

At the beginning of the year, I made it one of my resolutions for 2014 to give audiobooks a shot. After discovering that Ready Player One – which I’d already heard plenty of GREAT things about – was narrated by Wil Freaking Wheaton, I decided this would be a great place for me to start. And it was. Great story + great performance = hours of great entertainment. Ready Player One has been raved about, and for good reason. This book will appeal to anyone who enjoys gaming and 80’s pop culture. Basically, it tells the story of Wade Watts, a teenage boy, who participates […]

Posted August 17, 2014 by Debby in Audiobook Reviews, Reviews / 9 Comments
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