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Book review: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Title: The Walled City Author: Ryan Graudin Publisher: Little, Brown Genre: YA Release Date: November4, 2014 I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley. Blurb: There are three rules in the Walled City: Run fast. Trust no one. Always carry your knife. Right now, my life depends completely on the first. Run,… Read More »

Book review: Heaven’s Queen by Rachel Bach

Title: Heaven’s Queen Author: Rachel Bach Publisher: Orbit Genre: SF Available now Blurb: From the moment she took a job on Captain Caldswell’s doomed ship, Devi Morris’ life has been one disaster after another: government conspiracies, two alien races out for her blood, an incurable virus that’s eating her alive. Now, with the captain missing and… Read More »

Book thoughts: The Shadow Master by Craig Cormick

The Shadow Master Author: Craig Cormick Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Angry Robot Available now Note: this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley Blurb: Description In a land riven with plague, inside the infamous Walled City, two families vie for control: the Medicis with their genius inventor Leonardo; the Lorraines with Galileo, the most brilliant… Read More »

Book review: Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica

Child of a Hidden Sea Author: A.M. Dellamonica Genre: SF/F Publisher: Tor Available now Note: this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley Blurb: One minute, twenty-four-year-old Sophie Hansa is in a San Francisco alley trying to save the life of the aunt she has never known. The next, she finds herself flung into… Read More »

Book review: The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

The Mirror Empire Author: Kameron Hurley Series: Worldbreaker Saga (book 1) Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Angry Robot Release date: September 2, 2014 (North America); September 4, 2014 (UK) Note: This book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley. Blurb: On the eve of a recurring catastrophic event known to extinguish nations and reshape continents, a troubled… Read More »

Book review: Some Fine Day by Kat Ross

Some Fine Day Author: Kat Ross Genre: YA SF Publisher: Strange Chemistry/Angry Robot Release Date: July 1, 2014 (North America and digital); Jul 3, 2014 (UK) Note: this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist is on the verge of graduating from the black ops factory known as the Academy.… Read More »

Book review: The Buried Life by Carrie Patel

The Buried Life Author: Carrie Patel Genre: Dystopian, SF Publisher: Angry Robot Release Date: July 29, 2014 (North America), August 7, 2014 (UK) Note: this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley. Blurb: The gaslight and shadows of the underground city of Recoletta hide secrets and lies. When Inspector Liesl Malone investigates the murder… Read More »

Book review: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of Deception Author: Mary E. Pearson Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: Holt/Macmillan Children’s Release Date: July 15, 2014 Note: this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley. Blurb: In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of… Read More »

Review: After the Ending by Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue

After the Ending by Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue is the first in The Ending Series. A post-apocalyptic book focusing on two women. The Virus spread. Billions died. The Ending began. We may have survived the apocalypse, but the Virus changed us. When people started getting sick, “they” thought it was just the flu. My… Read More »

Book review: The Last Donut Shop of the Apocalypse

The Last Donut Shop of the Apocalypse by Nina Post Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Amazon blurb: As Pothole City races to rebuild, a bounty hunter-turned-building manager must find a missing Cluck Snack executive, settle a bitter dispute between warring donut shops, and foil yet… Read More »

Book review: The Facebook Diet by Gemini Adams

The Facebook Diet by Gemini Adams Release date: January 30, 2013 Publisher: Living Consciously Publishing Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for this review. Also note that this review is being posted on both Apocalypse Mama and In Case of Survival. Blurb: There are now 1 billion people on Facebook.… Read More »

Book review: Existence by David Brin

Existence by David Brin Release date: June 2012 Publisher: Tor Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Amazon blurb: Bestselling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept SF with Existence.  Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone… Read More »

The Future We Left Behind by Mike A. Lancaster

No cover image available at this time The Future We Left Behind by Mike A. Lancaster Release date: November 13, 2012 Publisher: Egmont U.S. Review copy provided by the publisher (Note: This book was published in the UK as 1.4) Currently, there is no blurb for the U.S. version of the book, so here is the… Read More »

This is the New Plan by John Xero

This is the New Plan by John Xero (available now) Review copy provided by the author.  Amazon blurb: This is the New Plan. Thirty three genre-blending works of fiction. Thirty one flash fictions book-ended by two short stories. This is the way the world dies. The way it is born. The way it lives and… Read More »