Tag: science fiction

Book Review: William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher

Book Review: William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher

I was already impressed with and happily enjoyed reading William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, and while I did think some things could have been improved, I wasn’t expecting the sequel, The Empire Striketh Back to do it SO MUCH BETTER. This was so much fun to read, and it was much more fluid than the first one. From page one I could tell that there was a marked improvement in Doescher’s writing style. I was already impressed by how well he translated the Star Wars stories to Elizabethan, but he did have some hiccups here and there in Verily, A New Hope. […]

Posted August 6, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

ARC Book Review: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

*takes deep breaths* Where do I even begin? I’d heard great things about Ann Aguirre with her Razorland series, but I hadn’t read that one — because zombies. Anyway, when I heard about Mortal Danger, a dark book about a Faustian bargain made to take revenge on high school bullies, I was immediately intrigued. What I thought I was getting into turned out to be totally wrong, but the many thrills and chills I got instead made this one a fascinating read nonetheless. First things first, Mortal Danger takes the creepy bus to Creeptown – population: ME. Oh. My. God. This book. It’s so freaking […]

Posted August 4, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Book Review: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher

Book Review: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher

When I heard about the existence of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, my curiosity was instantly piqued. I mean, I’m not gonna lie, I’m a pretty big Star Wars fan, and this sounded just completely hilarious and fun, so when Quirk Books offered to send me review copies of the series, I was all for it. This series is tons of fun for true Star Wars fan, make no mistake, while also showing off Doescher’s skill as a writer. What you see is mostly what you get with Verily, A New Hope. It takes the story of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and translates […]

Posted July 30, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Extraction by Stephanie Diaz

ARC Book Review: Extraction by Stephanie Diaz

You know, I’m one of those people who has a love-hate affair with the dystopian genre. I love the possibilities, and the nostalgia about all the good series there have been in the past. So even when I’m disappointed, I keep coming back and giving it more chances. However, the more I read, the harder and harder it is to impress me. And sadly, Extraction failed to impress me on any front. Let’s break down the premise of Extraction and look at its influences. Extraction takes place in a world where the moon is poisonous. It’s dripping acid onto the planet, which makes it unsafe […]

Posted July 23, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 16 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Meridian by Josin L. McQuein

ARC Book Review: Meridian by Josin L. McQuein

When I read Arclight last year, I enjoyed it immensely. I’ll be the first to admit it was one of my favorite debuts of the year. The writing was vivid and beautiful, and the story was unique and haunting. However, almost a year later, my interest in the series has sadly waned. Meridian definitely did not live up to its prequel. First off, I will say in all fairness that I could hardly remember anything that happened in Arclight. And yes, my memory is not the best, but it was truly a unique case in the extent to which all memory of Arclight had faded. […]

Posted May 9, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Book Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Book Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars has all the ingredients that would usually blow me away and name it an all-time favorite. While I still did love it, I’m not quite over the moon because, yes, once again, the hype train is rolling along. This was one of the most hyped books of 2013, and while I suppose the hype was deserved, it’s hard for any book to live up to the high expectations that result. For me, however, it was the reading experience itself that was encumbered.

Posted March 24, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Book Review: Split Second by Kasie West

Book Review: Split Second by Kasie West

Kasie West does it again! Oh my god, guys, I am so happy. I want to dance around and throw confetti in the air, because obviously I’ve officially found my author soul mate. This is Kasie’s third book, and just like the other two, it gets 5 stars from me. I mean, there’s auto-buy authors, and then there’s please-can-I-stalk-you-and-maybe-marry-you authors, and that’s kind of what Kasie West is becoming to me. *cough* Okay. Calm down, Debby. Cool it.

Posted March 3, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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