Genre: Science Fiction

Soulless by Gail Carriger

Soulless by Gail Carriger

I need to be honest straight into this and say – Soulless is a bit silly. This is a book about a declared spinster – a young Victorian lady in her twenties – who just so happens to have no soul.  It’s an unfortunate side-effect of her birth, as her father is also soulless.  She’s also half-Italian, which is a constant source of difficulty for her in civilized society.  She doesn’t really talk about her preternatural state, but she does argue with werewolves, flirt with vampires, and stab people with parasols. Really, Soulless is a typical cheeky paranormal romance with a steampunk edge, […]

Posted June 15, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game is one of those books that I’ve been aware of for as long as I can remember, but I’ve never read it.  I’ve been reading science-fiction for just about as long as I’ve been reading anything.  I was raised on Star Wars and Star Trek and Logan’s Run and Planet of the Apes.  Give me 70s and 80s sci-fi until the day I day and I’ll be happy as a clam (problematic bits aside, see: Logan’s Run).  In the last few years, I’ve revisited a lot of the older-style science fiction that I loved when I was younger… and I’ve […]

Posted June 6, 2019 in Reviews // 10 Comments //
The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

I want to blame the narrator of this audiobook, but I strongly suspect that I am not smart enough for The Book of Joan.  I found myself listening very hard to make sure I didn’t miss something important.  Conceptually, The Book of Joan is somehow both gruesome and beautiful and while I actually really liked it, it was a difficult listen for me.  Part warning, part dystopia, this book tells the story of the world after a nuclear event and the evolution and cruelty of the human race.  It is in some ways a retelling of the Joan of Arc story… […]

Posted May 8, 2019 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer

The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer

First off, I’m really glad I didn’t go into this expecting Artemis Fowl, because if I had, I would have been disappointed.  I’ve actually read a decent amount of Colfer’s work, so I’m familiar with the different types of stories he has but out.  Artemis is the best, but he is always entertaining.  And that’s still true here:  The Reluctant Assassin is entertaining. The story follows unlikely pair Riley and Chevie, one a waif from Victorian England, the other an American teen who is the product of a decommissioned FBI taskforce.  When Riley falls through a time tunnel, the pair […]

Posted April 18, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

I went into this book ready to dislike it.  Really, I expected to have so many eye rolls and to think it was ridiculous.  I kind of wanted to skip it?  But I’m glad I didn’t.  Despite it’s moments of cheesiness, I really enjoyed These Broken Stars!  So lets get into it. But first!  Some love for that brilliant cover, ja?  I’ve got serious cover love for this one… so pretty. Okay. So I’m going to start with the bad.  As far as the characters go in this one, I really wasn’t a fan.  The books is split into two POVs: Lilac LaRue, […]

Posted April 15, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

I swear, my brain just CANNOT handle the last book in a series.  When I read The Dark Tower again last year, I believe I mentioned that I had completely remembered the ending wrong.  Guess what?  Apparently the same with The Last Guardian.  My brain filed away a grand “last stand” situation where Artemis and Holly pull Opal out of prison and she joins them in this last great attempt against an annihilative force.  And while they don’t become friends, they learn to respect one another. My brain is adorable. It comes up with such creatively wrong things. So if you were […]

Posted February 24, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //