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The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd |  Audiobook Review

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts “Gripping and creepy.  A perfect combination” The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd is the first book in the Madman’s Daughter series and is a classic retelling of H.G. Wells’ book The Island of Dr. Moreau and tells the story of Juliet Moreau, Dr. Moreau’s daughter.  Although I have not read H.G. Wells’ book, I went to Wikipedia and checked out the plot before listening to the audiobook. Gripping and creepy, The Madman’s Daughter is a story about finding the truth in a web of lies.  Juliet Moreau, the daughter of the disgraced Dr. Moreau, is working as a […]

• Posted June 7, 2014 • 0 Comments

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner | Book Review

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner | Book Review

Warning: This review may contain spoilers “Amazing. Unique.  I couldn’t put it down!” Let me just start with WOW!  Just. WOW!  I can’t help but gush about this book.  I had initially heard a lot of good things about it and I decided to give it a go.  Little did I know that I would immediately be sucked into a weird and different world.  These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner is the first book in the Starbound Trilogy. The story, set in the future where space travel is possible, focuses on the struggle and growth of two amazing characters: […]

• Posted March 5, 2014 • 3 Comments

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis | Book Review

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis | Book Review

“An edge-of-the-seat alien adventure” Shades of Earth picks up right after the second book, A Million Suns ends with more than half of the Godspeed population boarding the escape shuttle so they can finally land on Centauri-Earth.  Naturally, things go wrong when they land with a few of the people dead, and a pterodactyl-like gigantic bird attacks Elder.  Both Amy and Elder think that the ship was intentionally knocked off course and both decide not to explore the new world as yet.  Amy, in her rush and excitement, had already started de-frosting the Earth-born military personnel who, when they wake up, is […]

• Posted November 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

A Million Suns by Beth Revis | Book Review

A Million Suns by Beth Revis | Book Review

The sequel to Across the Universe, A Million Suns starts three months after Amy Martin woke up from being frozen the Cryo level.  At this point, they have gotten rid of Phydus and stopped Orion from killing off all the frozen military personnel on Godspeed.  Naturally, chaos ensues as the shipborns slowly “wake up” from the influence of Phydus.  It is also at this time that Amy is given a wi-com by Doc which was made by Orion.  Amy finds out that Orion had been leaving her clues as to the secret to Godspeed.  While Elder tries to pacify the shipborns and to prevent a […]

• Posted November 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

Across the Universe by Beth Revis | Book Review

Across the Universe by Beth Revis | Book Review

First off, I would like to say that I love the cover. This was one of the books from the bookstore that I had to stop and read the blurb just because of the cover. This book is also a good example of the cliche, “do not judge a book by it’s cover.”

That being said, I enjoyed the story. I thought it read like it was written for a younger YA audience, but what the heck, it was OK. It is a unique take of the genre Utopia/Dystopia. I hessitate to call it dystopia since the setting does not happen on Earth and the themes tend to lean toward Utopian.

• Posted April 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan | Book Review

A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan | Book Review

My Thoughts I was very surprised when I read A Long Long Sleep. I actually read a review on this book while blog hopping (I forgot which blog it was) and I thought the blurb sounded very interesting. When the ebook was available at the library, I immediately checked it out and promptly forgot about it. Fast forward to three days before the book was due and I received an email from the library that the book was due. I started reading it that same day and I enjoyed it. The story is that Rosalinda, daughter of one of the […]

• Posted April 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

Cinder by Marissa Meyer | Book Review

Cinder by Marissa Meyer | Book Review

This is a story about a cyborg named Cinder who lives with her “stepmother” and two “stepsisters.  They are not technically her step anything since she was adopted.   I have mixed feelings about this book.  Although I enjoyed it, I had problems with most of the plot.  This was a pretty quick read for me, but I expected more from reading the blurb. I’ll start with the cons first. Dystopian theme – The story takes place in a dystopian Earth after World War IV in a place called New Beijing.  Supposedly, this country arose in the same location of […]

• Posted March 11, 2013 • 0 Comments