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Just Finished Reading: The Rook: A Novel

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The RookThe Rook by Daniel O'Malley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This was such a fun & clever read! I'm not really a supernatural or superheroes person (I like aliens, vampires & wearwolves but I've never seen or read X-Men & the like) but this novel was so amazing I may be a convert.

The opening of the story has our heroine, Myfanwy Thomas, having just survives a rather harrowing ordeal & awaking drenched in...

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Just Finished Reading: Aftertime

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Aftertime (Aftertime, #1)Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I had been searching for a good dystopian novel that wasn't YA & I mean, high & low. I love the YA novels but being an adult, I like to also read about people who've lived a bit longer & have grown up problems & issues. Even if they aren't problems or issues I've had, I like the peer/parity thing. I happened to see a post on Twitter...

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Just Finished Reading: Delirium

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DeliriumDelirium by Lauren Oliver

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Thoroughly enjoyable! The characters were engaging & the world-building so well done, that I believed it. All of it. The epigraph device was sheer brilliance & added so much texture to the story.



Lena was a very good lead & she had a clear voice that was sustained throughout. I loved Hana & when she was missing for long stretches, I missed her. Alex...

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Book Review: Post-Human (Post-Human #2) by David Simpson

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Post-HumanPost-Human by David Simpson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Summary:   The future should have been perfect. Microscopic robots known as nans could repair any damage to your body, keep you young by resetting your cellular clocks, and allow you to download upgrades like intelligence, muscle strength, and eyesight. You were supposed to be able to have anything you wanted with a simple thought, to be able to...

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Book Review: Downbelow Station (Company Wars, #1) by C.J. Cherryh

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Downbelow Station (Company Wars, #1)Downbelow Station by C.J. Cherryh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Summary:   A legend among sci-fi readers, C.J. Cherryh's Union-Alliance novels, while separate and complete in themselves, are part of a much larger tapestry--a future history spanning 5000 years of human civilization. Downbelow Stationis the book that won Cherryh a Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1982. A blockbuster space opera of the rebellion...

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