Publisher: Hot Key Books

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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.

The world-building in this series has always been one of my favourite things, and this book impressed me with how much it explored the consequences of everything in it. Tom Raines is one of a small group of teenagers picked to train as Combatants in WW3. This war is waged off-Earth - unmanned spaceships and drones battle in space, piloted on Earth by teenagers that have...

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Nov 19
Sky Run by Alex Shearer

Sky Run by Alex Shearer

Reviews 0

Oh wow. When I read The Cloud Hunters, I proclaimed it to be a perfect book. Sky Run returns us to the amazing world Shearer created in that book and this time we’re following siblings Martin and Gemma as they make the long, hazardous journey from their home in the…

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Sep 17
Vortex by S. J. Kincaid

Vortex by S. J. Kincaid

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….

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Jul 08
Transparent by Natalie Whipple

Transparent by Natalie Whipple

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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May 09
The Cloud Hunters by Alex Shearer

The Cloud Hunters by Alex Shearer

Reviews 2

“Dreams don’t cost anything and they don’t usually hurt anyone, except, perhaps, the people who dream them” Only very rarely do perfect books come one’s way. When they do, they should be treasured, shared, read and re-read. I haven’t read anything as exquisite and beautiful as The Cloud Hunters for…

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Jan 23
The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines

The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines

Reviews 4

The second non-SpecFic book I want to highlight is The Vincent Brothers, the sequel to The Vincent Boys, which I reviewed two weeks ago. This book focusses on Sawyer, and we get to see how hurt and miserable he is after the events of The Vincent Boys, and how Lana tries…

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Jan 09
The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

Reviews 2

I read a lot of contemporary over the summer and want to highlight a few books, even though they aren’t Speculative Fiction. The first of these is The Vincent Boys, a steamy read centred on Ashton Gray, and her relationships with the cousins Sawyer and Beau Vincent. The Vincent Boys…

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Aug 17
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid

Insignia by S.J. Kincaid

Reviews 2

Date published: 10th July 2012 Publisher: Five Mile Press (Hot Key Books) Format: Paperback, 446 pages Series: Insignia, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9781471400001 ISBN 10: 147140000X Categories: YA Science Fiction Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia (AU) Source: provided by the publisher for review Challenge: 2012 Debut Author Challenge Fourteen-year-old Tom Raines looks set to go the same way…

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