Genre: Science Fiction

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Nov 14
Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Reviews 3 ★★★★★

It's taken me a long time to gather the courage to read Winter, mostly because I was terrified I wouldn't enjoy the finale of The Lunar Chronicles (I mean, 4 five-star books in a row? What are the odds?), but also because I didn't want to say goodbye to the characters or the world. But, as usual, Meyer has surpassed my expectations. Winter stands apart from the other books for a number of reasons. This is the first time all eight central characters are together and the first time they step foot on Lunar. But it wasn't the first time...

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Jan 18
The Next Together by Lauren James

The Next Together by Lauren James

Reviews 1 ★★★★

I’m a sucker for reincarnation stories, so I’ve been looking forward to reading this since I heard about it. I loved The Next Together – the concept is amazing and the execution is brilliant! I loved every moment of my time with all the different versions of Katherine and Matthew. The Next Together transcends the traditional boundaries of genre to give readers a unique story.

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Jan 08
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Reviews 4 ★★★★★

Iluminae has to be one of the cleverest books I’ve read in a long time. It’s a brilliantly crafted story that has everything – a terrifying AI, an interstellar war, explosions in space, romance, and dark humour. With its gorgeous artwork and unusual presentation, Iluminae is a feast for the eyes. It’s a vivid, emotional, exciting read that will hook most readers.

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Feb 18
Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

I never thought I’d sympathise with Levana. She’s been this amorphous blob of evil in The Lunar Chronicles for three books, and although I never doubted that her past would make an interesting story, I certainly didn’t think it would make me understand her.

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Jan 13
Catalyst by S. J. Kincaid

Catalyst by S. J. Kincaid

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Catalyst is the final instalment of the amazing science fiction series that began with Insignia. Tom Raines faces new challenges in this book and faces them with his usual combination of bravery and brashness.

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Dec 02
Binary by Stephanie Saulter

Binary by Stephanie Saulter

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

The sequel to Gemsigns has blown me away. Binary is grander and more sophisticated than its predecessor, but lacks none of its heart and brilliance. Binary accomplishes what few sequels do in surpassing its predecessor in every way.

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Dec 01
Corruption by Jessica Shirvington

Corruption by Jessica Shirvington

Reviews 2 ★★★★★

An absolutely brilliant conclusion to the story that began in Disruption, Corruption takes us deep into the heart of the sickness that is M-Corp and the technology they use to control and subdue American citizens and the world at large.

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Nov 25
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

This Shattered World is a perfect follow-up to These Broken Stars, and I don’t think that fans of the latter will be disappointed in the sequel. It has progressed the series arc while introducing us to a new world and new characters, and has set us up for a great final confrontation (which will happen on Corinth).

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Nov 05
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Reviews 2 ★★★½

Cloud Atlas is ridiculously clever. It’s a sweeping narrative that takes us from the 1800s to a distant post-apocalyptic future, following six different stories along the way. By turns brilliant and over-reaching, and I liked some aspects of it and loathed others.

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