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Book Review: Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Posted by Anissa Annalise on

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Little Brown Books for Young Readers


Summary:   Noemi Vidal is a teen soldier from the planet Genesis, once a colony of Earth that's now at war for its independence. The humans of Genesis have fought Earth's robotic "mech" armies for decades with no end in sight. 

After a surprise attack, Noemi finds herself stranded in space on an...

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Book Review: The Disappeared (Retrieval Artist #1) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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The Disappeared by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Roc


Summary:   His name: Miles Flint. His occupation: Retrieval Artist. His job: Hunt down the Disappeared--outlaws on the run, wanted for crimes against alien cultures. The catch: Flint isn't working on the side of the law.

In a universe where humans and aliens have formed a loose government called the Earth Alliance,...

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Book Review: Too Like the Lightning (Terra Ignota #1) by Ada Palmer

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Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Tor Books


Summary:  Mycroft Canner is a convict. For his crimes he is required, as is the custom of the 25th century, to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets. Carlyle Foster is a sensayer--a spiritual counselor in a world that has outlawed the public practice of religion, but which also knows that the inner...

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Book Review: Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson

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Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publisher: Bantam Spectra


Summary:  The bestselling author of the classic Mars trilogy and The Years of Rice and Saltreturns with a riveting new trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of global warming as they are played out in our nation’s capital—and in the daily lives of those at...

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Book Review: Caliban's War (The Expanse #2) by James S.A. Corey

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Caliban's War (Expanse, #2)Caliban's War by James S.A. Corey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary:  We are not alone.

On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, a high-level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting. And on Venus, an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet, wreaking massive, mysterious...

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