This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson (ARC): A Sci-Fi Murder Mystery Full of Twists and Turns

4 stars Lindley Hamilton has been the leader of the space station Lusca since every first-generation crew member on board, including her mother, the commander, was killed by a deadly virus. Becoming captain, and far sooner than she thought, involves struggling to survive every day, learning how to keep the Lusca running, figuring out how … Continue reading This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson (ARC): A Sci-Fi Murder Mystery Full of Twists and Turns

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Toxic by Lydia Kang (DRC): A Gripping Tale of Abandoned Girls, Sentient Spaceships, and What It Means to Live

4 stars Cyclo, the first and largest biological ship of its kind, is dying. And Hana is abandoned alone on Cyclo, after being illegally raised aboard the ship for seventeen years, stuck there with no way out. Yet, a small crew of mercenaries have handed over the rights to their life to document the death … Continue reading Toxic by Lydia Kang (DRC): A Gripping Tale of Abandoned Girls, Sentient Spaceships, and What It Means to Live

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein: A Dark, Atmospheric Female-Centric Frankenstein Retelling (Review + Giveaway!)

It's been 200 years since the iconic piece that *basically* started science-fiction was written. And Kiersten White's The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein was such a perfect retelling commemorating this work! Not only do you get to read all of my gushing thoughts in this post, but there's also a giveaway and a bunch of ways … Continue reading The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein: A Dark, Atmospheric Female-Centric Frankenstein Retelling (Review + Giveaway!)

A This Mortal Coil Survival Guide: How to Stay Alive in a World Where People Burst Into Plumes of Infectious Mist by Emily Suvada (+Giveaway!)

Some dystopian worlds are backdrops for a nice dainty love triangle. Others . . . are vicious little apocalyptic hellscapes where you need to eat human flesh to survive, or die in a giant plume of infectious mist. And This Mortal Coil . . . is of the second type. It's shocking, horrifying, a little bit … Continue reading A This Mortal Coil Survival Guide: How to Stay Alive in a World Where People Burst Into Plumes of Infectious Mist by Emily Suvada (+Giveaway!)

Phantom Wheel by Tracy Deebs (ARC): Hackers and Action, Sci-Fi and Corporations

3.5 stars Believing they have been recruited by the CIA, six teen hackers arrive in LA for a hacking aptitude test with the promise of a college scholarship and a job with the CIA after graduation. But one of the teens, Owen, walks out, refusing to participate. The other five complete the tests, but when … Continue reading Phantom Wheel by Tracy Deebs (ARC): Hackers and Action, Sci-Fi and Corporations

A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna: An Entertaining Space Opera Inspired by Indian Mythology (+ INTL Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Sangu Mandanna's A Spark of White Fire! This is the last day of this tour, but it's for an Indian mythology inspired space opera you DON'T want to miss! I really enjoyed reading this and definitely recommend if you're looking for a diverse cast in a universe … Continue reading A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna: An Entertaining Space Opera Inspired by Indian Mythology (+ INTL Giveaway!)

If You Liked… #8: September 2018 Edition

Today is the last recommendation post of the month (recommendations now on Tuesdays!), and you know what that means: Personalized book recs based on books you know and love! From diverse romantic contemporaries to science fiction action to murderous monsters and genre-bending stories, this month's recommendations (based on my very favorite reads of this month) … Continue reading If You Liked… #8: September 2018 Edition

Wildcard by Marie Lu (ARC): Mixed Feelings on a Highly Anticipated Sequel (Spoiler-Free!)

  3.5 stars (note: No major spoilers for book 1!) This made me so sad that I wasn't completely blown away by this. I was hoping this would be the standout second book I was yearning for. I have a lot of mixed feelings, but in the end, it was slightly more positive than negative. … Continue reading Wildcard by Marie Lu (ARC): Mixed Feelings on a Highly Anticipated Sequel (Spoiler-Free!)

What the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra (ARC): A Dark, Genre-Bending Fantasy You Won’t Want to Miss!

4.5 stars When she turns eighteen, Hayden inherits her childhood home—on the condition that she uncovers its dark secrets. Hayden tried to put the past behind her, but now it's all catching up with her: her mother's mysterious disappearance a decade ago, her father's outlandish theories about a lost supernatural race called the Nibelungs, and … Continue reading What the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra (ARC): A Dark, Genre-Bending Fantasy You Won’t Want to Miss!