Shadow Run: Non-Spoiler Review

Shadow Run  by AdriAnne Strickland and  Michael Miller

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Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers on February 27, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction,

Pages: 416 pages

Format: Arc

Source: NYCC

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!

Firefly meets Dune in this action-packed sci-fi adventure about a close-knit, found family of a crew navigating a galaxy of political intrigue and resource-driven power games.

Nev has just joined the crew of the starship Kaitan Heritage as the cargo loader. His captain, Qole, is the youngest-ever person to command her own ship, but she brooks no argument from her crew of orphans, fugitives, and con men. Nev can’t resist her, even if her ship is an antique.

As for Nev, he’s a prince, in hiding on the ship. He believes Qole holds the key to changing galactic civilization, and when her cooperation proves difficult to obtain, Nev resolves to get her to his home planet by any means necessary.

But before they know it, a rival royal family is after Qole too, and they’re more interested in stealing her abilities than in keeping her alive.

Nev’s mission to manipulate Qole becomes one to save her, and to survive, she’ll have to trust her would-be kidnapper. He may be royalty, but Qole is discovering a deep reservoir of power—and stars have mercy on whoever tries to hurt her ship or her crew.

My brief  Thoughts:

I thought this was such a fun science fiction adventure. I really enjoyed the duel pOV for this story and also the complex world building. I thought the crew of this novel was a true highlight. I was equally invested in both POV characters. I really loved how complex this story was but also how easy it was to follow this story. It was such a fun adventure. I really loved also how the aspect of morally gray actions occurred. I really am so excited for book 2. It was a fast pace read and it i really loved all the characters. I just wanted a moments for the world building to be a tad clearer but I am hoping this occurs more in book 2!

My Extended Thoughts!

Characters:  I was equally connected to both POV characters. I thought they were so different but also so engaging. I think I slightly prefer the male POV a tad more. But both characters together made a compelling and expanded story.

Plot: I thought this plot could be complicated at points but I thought it was explained so well and easy to follow. I also thought the plot was hard to predict and I really was invested in it 🙂

Pacing: I thought this book was super fast pace and super hard to out down and I really loved the pacing.

World Building: I thought this world building was done super well at points but i hope book two we expand a tad more on the world building in certain aspects like the shadow affnieny that is chated about 🙂

Romance: This romance def was a slow burn one but I really felt the romantic tension between them and i do like the romance.

 

Gemina: Non-Spolier Review

Gemina  by Amie Kaufman (Goodreads Author), Jay Kristoff (Goodreads Author), Marie Lu (Goodreads Author)

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Published by  Knopf Books for Young Readers on October 18, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 672

Format: Hardback

Source: Persoanlly Bought

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

2018 challenge: 2018 Audiobook

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Summary!

I would give this book 5 for a review.

Brace yourself for GEMINA—the highly anticipated sequel to the book critics called “out-of-this-world awesome”—featuring journal illustrations by bestselling author Marie Lu!
 
Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.
The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.
Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.
When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.
But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.
Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.

My Thoughts:

This book was epic but so prefect. I loved the characters and how the story was told and how the story tied in with the characters from the first book. I love the art and also the characters path through the story… need the next story like yesterday! I really adored the audiobook formate of this book so much. If you have not listen to them you really need. The full cast really makes this book sound like movie. I loved the diversity of the cast and also the interactions between the four leads. It was a great science fiction aventure

Black Star Renegades: Non-Spolier review

Black Star Renegades by Michael Moreci

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Published by St. Martin’s Press on January 2, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 378

Format: Arc

Source: Comic Con

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!

In the tradition of Star Wars, a galaxy-hopping space adventure about a galactic kingdom bent on control and the young misfit who must find the power within before it’s too late.

Cade Sura holds the future of the galaxy in his hands: the ultimate weapon that will bring total peace. He didn’t ask for it, he doesn’t want it, and there’s no worse choice to wield it in all of space, but if he doesn’t, everyone’s totally screwed. The evil Praxis kingdom is on the cusp of having every star system under its control, and if that happens, there’ll be no contesting their cruel reign. Especially if its fanatical overlord, Ga Halle, manages to capture Cade and snag the all-powerful weapon for herself.

Cade can’t hide from Praxis, and he can’t run from the destiny that’s been shoved into his hands. So he only has one option:

He has to fight.

Cade’s not going to let destiny send him on a suicide run, though. With some help from his friends—rebels and scoundrels alike—Cade’s going to use this weapon to chart a new destiny for the galaxy, and for himself.

He just has to do so before everyone around him discovers that he’s a complete and total fraud.

Blending the space operatics of Star Wars and the swagger of Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Star Renegades is a galaxy-hopping adventure that blasts its way from seedy spacer bars to sacred temples guarded by deadly creatures—all with a cast of misfit characters who have nowhere to go and nothing to lose.

 

My Thoughts:

This was such a fun read! It was such a joy to read. I really loved the world building and did not feel overwhelmed which sometimes happens in science fiction novels. I loved the focus on the male lead but also the various other POV we were exposed to. I loved that the story really felt like complete story but I am still curious for more especially with this characters. It was just a fun adventure and I thought it was a rather face pace novel. I def want a book 2!

Honor among Thieves: Non-Spoiler review

Honor among Thieves   by Rachel Caine  and  Ann Aguirre

Published by Katherine Tegen Books on February 13, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 480

Format: Arc

Source: NYCC

2018 challenge: PSRC: Book set on another plant!

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

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Summary!

Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.

Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.

Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time. But nothing could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight.

 

My Thoughts:

* I got this book from NYCC for free for my honest review*
I really enjoyed this book. It was science fiction adventure in the same vein as Illumnaie and Unearthed. I was such a fast pace story with a compelling mystery. I felt like I really loved the POV character a lot. But I wanted to have more POV other then her to round up the world. I did like the documents in the book and how the accented the world but I wanted more of them. I did get lost sometimes in the world building and wanting some more clarity. But it keeps me reading and I loved the various twist and turns this book took. Will def be tuning into book 2 🙂

Foolish Hearts: Non-Spoiler Review

Foolish Hearts  by Emma Mills

Published by  Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) on December 5, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages:320

Format: Hardback

Source: owl crate (sieze the day: december box)

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

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Summary!

When Claudia accidentally eavesdrops on the epic breakup of Paige and Iris, the it-couple at her school, she finds herself in hot water with prickly, difficult Iris. Thrown together against their will in the class production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, along with the goofiest, cutest boy Claudia has ever known, Iris and Claudia are in for an eye-opening senior year.

Smart, funny, and thoroughly, wonderfully flawed, Claudia navigates a world of intense friendships and tentative romance in Emma Mills’s Follish Hearts, a young adult novel about expanding your horizons, allowing yourself to be vulnerable, and accepting—and loving—people for who they really are.

My Thoughts:

This book was so adorable that I had to give it five stars. I loved how diverse this book was from page one. I loved how so many different aspects of teen life was show in this book like loves, passion and friendship. I would def. say this book focused so much on friendship and how friendships can change and that was the standout part of this book for me. With romance undertones that like the play midsummer nights dream, you never know who was “end-game” It was quick read that i finished in one day. I def want to read more by this author in the future.

Zenith: Non-Spolier Review

Zenith  by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

Published by  Harlequin Teen on February 1, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 544 pages

Format: Arc

Source: Comic Con

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary

Known across the galaxy as the Bloody Baroness, Captain Androma Racella and her motley crew of space-bound privateers roam the Mirabel galaxy on the glass starship Marauder, taking what mercenary work they can find to stay alive.

When a routine job goes awry, the Marauder’s all-girl crew find themselves placed at the mercy of a dangerous bounty hunter from Andi’s past. Coerced into a life-threatening mission, and straight into the path of a shadowy ruler bent on revenge, Andi and her crew will either restore order to the ship—or start a war that will devour worlds.

My Thoughts:

* I got this book from NYCC*
I really loved this book. I normally struggle with science fiction but this book was a super addictive read. I loved all the POV characters and the various POV made this such a rich and engaging story. I really loved all the POV characters. I was so captured by the plot and the characters and I had a hard time putting it down. This book was so prefect and even thought it was long, it was a super quick read. This is def a book that I would read again. Very good!