Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan (ARC): A Fast-Paced Sci-Fi Adventure with Surprising Themes

5 stars The notorious outlaw Ia Cocha is a seventeen-year-old girl, and she's spent her life terrorizing the Olympus Commonwealth, the imperialist nation that destroyed her home. But when she's captured and her identity is exposed, the Commonwealth takes Ia's age and talent as an opportunity for her to serve them and prove that no … Continue reading Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan (ARC): A Fast-Paced Sci-Fi Adventure with Surprising Themes

Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie (DRC): Angry Cyborg Girls Here to Kick Chassis

3 stars (but only because I'm honestly undecided and have no idea what my feelings really are about this book) Aisha Un-Haad and Key Tanaka's lives collide after they both convert to become Scela, mechanically enhanced soldiers sworn to protect and serve the governing body of the Fleet--the starships their people call home. Aisha converts … Continue reading Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie (DRC): Angry Cyborg Girls Here to Kick Chassis

Sanctuary by Caryn Lix (DRC): Corporations, Creepy Aliens, and Captive Guards

4 stars Prison-guard-in-training Kenzie's dedication to the most powerful corporation in the solar system, Omnistellar Concepts, will falter, despite her life of training to become one of their elite guards. She would sacrifice anything to propel herself forward, but a routine drill goes sideways and she is taken hostage by rioting prisoners. At first, she’s … Continue reading Sanctuary by Caryn Lix (DRC): Corporations, Creepy Aliens, and Captive Guards

Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen (DRC): When The Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gets Going

4.5 stars It didn't take long for Emmett Atwater to learn that Babel’s competition was full of broken promises, none darker or more damaging than the last one. Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis survivors must rally and forge their own path through a new world, trying to extract enough nyxia to satisfy … Continue reading Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen (DRC): When The Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gets Going

Space Adventures with Olivia A. Cole! (aka an interview)

I am so excited to share with you today some awesome news: I've become a mind-combing alien. That is, I've picked through Olivia A. Cole's mind on her debut A Conspiracy of Stars, her inspiration, her writing process, and more! So yes, I've basically become an invasive mind alien. Ye have been warned. But, A Conspiracy of … Continue reading Space Adventures with Olivia A. Cole! (aka an interview)

Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne (ARC): Jane Eyre–in Space!

4 stars Earth is inhabitable, taken over by an ice age, and the human race is waiting it out on ships in orbit around the Earth. Slowly (but steadily) deteriorating ships, that is. All Stella Ainsley wants is to go somewhere besides the floundering spaceship she's on. And when a luxurious private ship hires her … Continue reading Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne (ARC): Jane Eyre–in Space!

DRC: The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

2.5 stars A fast-paced novel about colonizing somewhere else in the galaxy to give humanity a fighting chance, The Final Six promises romance, a high-stakes competition, and secrets behind every door. Leo, an Italian swimmer, and Naomi, a Persian-American science genius, are part of the 24 teens drafted into the International Space Training Camp where six … Continue reading DRC: The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

DRC: Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

2 stars Androma Racella is known as the Bloody Baroness, a powerful mercenary who terrorizes the Mirabel Galaxy. She and her three girl crew upon the ship, Marauder, has a bad mission and they find themselves in a treacherous situation at the mercy of a bounty hunter ex-lover Dax from Andi's past and forced to complete … Continue reading DRC: Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings