This book is fresh, inventive, quirky, instinctive, and witty. Set in a genre-bending world – think dystopian sci-fi, steampunk, weird west, with shades of grimdark political court intrigue – filled with some of the most unique and downright strange ideas I’ve read. Truly creative.
Review: World Running Down by Al Hess
World Running Down is a post-apocalyptic meet cute that doesn’t shy away from asking the big questions. The characters are expertly written and it’s, dare I say, impossible not to empathize with their struggles and cheer on their victories. What I think I love best about it though is the pervading sense of hope throughout; World Running Down is about good people doing their best to survive in a world that’s just trying to get by, by acting with love and compassion. That’s powerful.
Review: The Chasm (Finding Humanity #2) by Branwen O’Shea
The Chasm was an excellent sequel to The Calling. I recommend both books for fans of adventure-driven science fiction with an array of very interesting characters.
BOOK TOUR/REVIEW: Chronicles from the World of Guilt by Chris Durston
If you’re in the mood for some mind-bending sci-fi/horror and/or are a fan of Chuck Palahniuk, this is the collection for you. It will keep you on your toes and challenge your imagination in the best way possible.
Review: The Calling (Finding Humanity #1) by Branwen O’Shea
The Calling is not your typical YA science fiction story, and there was a lot to this world beyond the ice age and the sickness, but the characters and the conflict between them were what really drew me in.
Review: Of Mycelium and Men (The Biomass Conflux #1) by William C. Tracy
This was a very interesting read, and from my perspective as a microbiologist, well-researched. I’m interested to see where book 2 will take the story.
Review: Aestus Book 2: The Colony (Aestus #2) by S.Z. Attwell
Aestus: The Colony was on par with the first book (The City), in terms of storytelling and writing quality.
This was a great sequel and conclusion to the Aestus series.
Review: Third Front (Dalí Tamareia #3) by E. M. Hamill
Third Front is a fantastic conclusion to this trilogy, leaving some doors ajar which could mean a return for Dalí and her found family in future missions… I would read more from this universe and its characters in a heartbeat.
Review: Aestus Book 1: The City (Aestus #1) by S.Z. Attwell
Aestus has a cinematic feel to many of its scenes, which I loved. Coupled with the pacing and the clean writing style, it made for a great read.
Review: Peacemaker (Dalí Tamareia #2) by E. M. Hamill
I thoroughly enjoyed returning on mission with Dalí in this book, so much so that I immediately started reading book three after fininshing the last chapter.
SPSFC2 Quarterfinalist Review: Debunked: Volume One of the Terravenum Chronicles by Dito Abbott
Debunked is a whimsical Sci-Fantasy that is for anyone who feels a strong sense of nostalgia for the classic adventure story. This modern take will have you escaping reality and adventuring through the skies of Terravenum. Debunked reminded me of a curious explorer; unable to be confined by the limits of imagination.
SPSFC2 Quarterfinalist Review: Night Music by Tobias Cabral
Set on a mysterious and unsettling Martian world, Night Music brought forth an otherworldly force that drew from its eerie origins.