science fiction

Review: Starswept by Mary Fan (Spoiler Free)

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Title: Starswept

Author: Mary Fan

Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Publication Date: August 29, 2017

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Some melodies reach across the stars.

In 2157, the Adryil—an advanced race of telepathic humanoids—contacted Earth. A century later, 15-year-old violist Iris Lei considers herself lucky to attend Papilio, a prestigious performing arts school powered by their technology. Born penniless, Iris’s one shot at a better life is to attract an Adryil patron. But only the best get hired, and competition is fierce.

A sudden encounter with an Adryil boy upends her world. Iris longs to learn about him and his faraway realm, but after the authorities arrest him for trespassing, the only evidence she has of his existence is the mysterious alien device he slipped to her.

When she starts hearing his voice in her head, she wonders if her world of backstabbing artists and pressure for perfection is driving her insane. Then, she discovers that her visions of him are real—by way of telepathy—and soon finds herself lost in the kind of impossible love she depicts in her music.

But even as their bond deepens, Iris realizes that he’s hiding something from her—and it’s dangerous. Her quest for answers leads her past her sheltered world to a strange planet lightyears away, where she uncovers secrets about Earth’s alien allies that shatter everything she knows.

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Interview With Author Tony Evans and Giveaway

Hello everyone!

I’ve had the awesome opportunity to ask Tony Evans, author of Code Name Atlas (you can see my review here), a few questions. After finishing his book, I had some questions that I was dying to ask him, so I was ecstatic when he agreed to do an interview! He also graciously agreed to help me host a giveaway, so stay tuned to the end of this post for more information on that! Let’s jump right into the interview..

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Review: Code Name Atlas by Tony Evans (Spoiler Free)

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Title: Code Name Atlas

Author: Tony Evans

Genre: Science Fiction/Post Apocalyptic Fiction

Number of Pages: 310

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review!

Atlas is a war hero caught between his wife’s love or saving the survivors of earth. Earth has been destroyed by unknown forces leaving it in ruins. The closest thing to organized leadership is the packs of scavengers that take what they want. To keep his wife safe he builds an army. To give her the life she wants he fights. To win back their home he must go to war. But, she doesn’t believe that his sacrifice is for her and his selflessness is driving them apart. As he struggles for his wife’s devotion he is caught in a war with a tyrannical dictator. To win the war and his wife safety he must give her up and fight a war where defeat is expected. To fight a dictator he must become a warlord.

Hovering over everything is the threat of an alien invasion which Atlas slowly pieces together through unreliable stories told by the survivors. He soon learns that his fight is only a small part in a war that has been raging for hundreds of years and reaches throughout the galaxy.

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Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray (Spoiler Free)

Title: A Thousand Pieces of You

Author: Claudia Gray

Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction, Romance

Number of Pages: 368

My Rating: 5 Stars!

Synopsis: Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

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