I actually know what Gemina means, and I still missed the plot twist. Because it was such a twisty twist! But when Our Intrepid Heroes figured it out, the trail was right there, ready to be missed due to the frantic pace of the action. And figuring out The Traitor was easy, except that you … More Gemina by Amie Kaufman
Warning, this book is hard to put down. I stayed up pretty late, actually it was early again, to read 600 pages in one sitting. A mining colony is bombed, some citizens are rescued by 3 ships of the Fleet, and the bombing ship chase the Fleet to destroy all witnesses. Then things go really … More Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
Summer, so busy! No time to write good reviews. 3 SFF and 1 Mystery. The Outskirter’s Secret byRosemary Kirstein (The Steerswoman #2) 5 stars The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #2) 4 stars The Spirit Eater by Rachel Aaron (The Legend of Eli Monpress #3) 4 stars Echoes in … More Lists and Memes: The Sequel collection!
First of all, the cover: is it eldritch abomination with tentacles hanging down, or is it pointy white hoods coming up in the night? Yes. It is. If you read Lovecraft, you probably know Mr. Braithwaite. I didn’t, so I met the sorcerer in this book. It took a while to realize he was a … More Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
Romeo and Juliette would never have made it. There are 2 R&J couples in this YA novel, death all around. Our Hero, Donavan Reyes, is the son of the Prime Liason, AKA the main collaborator with our not-so-new alien overlords. Donavan has a good life, and he’s a soldier on patrol. For maximum drama, he … More Exo by Fonda Lee
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore My rating: 4 of 5 stars Who taught Superman about his superpowers? “John Smith” (he changed his name so often that this is all that was left) is a teenager on earth, from another planet, waiting for his powers to kick in. The bad guys, from a different … More I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) by Pittacus Lore
World is actually a World-ship. Cool! And its not the stars but the word-ships that are legion. Also cool. And some are at war, or at least at severe politics, with each other. Nice set up. The hero has amnesia! my favorite thing! The answers are on the world-ship she and her family are trying … More The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley