Genre: Science Fiction

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Vortex by S. J. Kincaid

Vortex by S. J. Kincaid

September 17, 2013 Reviews 0

Although high in action and drama, Vortex failed to deliver as far as the main protagonist went. I liked some aspects of the novel, such as the plot and the scientific background, but Tom the teenaged delinquent and his equally vapid friends soon left me grumbling and grinding my teeth. The qualities that I liked in Tom Raines in the previous book threatened to ruin things for me in Vortex: his insufferable arrogance and inability to see any consequences of his actions was funny at first, and then quickly became irritating. Tom basically self-sabotages himself throughout the book - he...

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All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

September 9, 2013 Reviews 2

There’s no doubt that All Our Yesterdays is an exhilarating, exciting read that will have you on the edge of your seat. It took me a while to really get into: there are a few characters I didn’t initially like and all the ‘secrets’ seemed really obvious to me. But…

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Jaran by Kate Elliott

Jaran by Kate Elliott

August 16, 2013 Reviews 1

My reluctance to re-read blurbs before beginning a book pays off again! I had no idea what to expect from Jaran, except that I love Kate Elliott’s writing and was looking forward to reading some science fiction by her (having previously only read the Crossroads books). Jaran begins slowly, a…

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BZRK by Michael Grant Giveaway (AU Only)

BZRK by Michael Grant Giveaway (AU Only)

August 14, 2013 Giveaways 0

Hi guys! I’m giving away a paperback copy of BZRK by Michael Grant to one lucky Australian reader! BZRK is a thrilling science fiction book that I loved, and I’m excited to be able to share it with my readers. Check out my review of BZRK here. Some pertinent information…

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BZRK by Michael Grant

BZRK by Michael Grant

July 25, 2013 Reviews 0

Action packed and adrenaline fuelled, BZRK is the first Michael Grant novel I’ve read, and all I can say is that I wish I hadn’t waited so long! My favourite aspect of this novel is definitely its grounding in nano-science, and the ways in which Grant makes the nano-world come…

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Planesrunner by Ian McDonald

Planesrunner by Ian McDonald

July 19, 2013 Reviews 1 ★★★★

It’s official: Planesrunner is an exhilarating read! It’s a perfectly balanced tale of science and adventure, and I enjoyed it immensely. I am so glad I have the sequel ready to devour! My favourite aspect of the book is the world-building. Parallel universe and multiplicity are the main concerns of…

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iD: The Second Machine Dynasty by Madeline Ashby

iD: The Second Machine Dynasty by Madeline Ashby

July 14, 2013 Reviews 0 ★★★

Taking up close to where vN left off, iD follows Javier’s journey to set things right after everything goes wrong on Amy’s island. Although I liked the book well enough, I feel that some of the magic was missing, and I’m not convinced that Javier is as compelling a protagonist…

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Transparent by Natalie Whipple

Transparent by Natalie Whipple

July 8, 2013 Reviews 0

Although I was initially wary of this book, the more I read, the more the story grew on me. I think the story could have been strengthened by paying closer attention to the protagonists’ voice and by taking away some of the more cartoonish aspects of the mafia scene. Fiona…

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Altered by Jennifer Rush

Altered by Jennifer Rush

June 17, 2013 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Once I’d started Altered, I couldn’t put it down! A thrilling ride featuring a secret government organisation and genetic experiments, it’s one of those books that you really enjoy, but once you take a step back you realise a few things didn’t really make sense. Altered features four hunky genetically…

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Reboot by Amy Tintera

Reboot by Amy Tintera

June 3, 2013 Reviews 0

Another case of a supposedly kick-butt heroine falling to pieces the first time a cute boy looks in her direction. Although it is based around an awesome idea – young victims of a deadly virus can come back to life and are used by the government as assassins – Reboot…

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Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter

Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter

May 30, 2013 Reviews 3 ★★★★★

Gemsigns is a book I didn’t know I was desperate to read until I started it. I’ve been searching for a thoughtful, well-written, science fiction novel for a while, and this book ticks all the boxes, and more. Interestingly enough,¬†Gemsigns¬†isn’t about the uprising or revolution of the genetically engineered humans…

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