As far as sequels go, this one was well done. I liked it better than the first book!
Review: The Drift (The Drift #1) by Casie Aufenthie
I really liked the premise of this book and how both the Corporis and Illuminatos gifts were the product of human evolution. Beyond the science, the future world described in The Drift was technologically advanced and described in such a way that it felt not only plausible, but possible.
Review: The Fall Is All There Is (Four of Mercies #1) by C.M. Caplan
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.
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: 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.
SPSFC2 Quarterfinalist Review: The Drift by Casie Aufenthie
Set in a dystopian future, The Drift depicts a shattered world of injustice following humanities evolution into three distinct races.
SPSFC Review: The Drift by Casie Aufenthie
This is a book that is a lot different than what I would typically read but it was an enjoyable one. The romantic plot is a strong plot point through the novel and it is done well, letting it naturally come. The action scenes took me by surprise and were extremely fun to read. An entertaining good read full of heart and characters that are trying to survive in an oppressive world. The book is well written and fans of sci fi romance will definitely find this a great read.
Review: The Prometheus Effect by David Fleming
The Prometheus Effect is a story that will make you think of how we are utilizing the natural resources of our planet and where it could lead. It shows the darker side of human greed and not thinking of the future of the human race. Even with the large amount of ideas, it will definitely engage the reader in a variety of intriguing ideas that will stick in the mind as it plays over and over again with the ideas that it implants. It is a solid stand alone that hints at what may come in the future if we do not take care of the resources that we use.
Review: A Dream of Waking Life by E. S. Fein
This is a novel that will make your head spin!! It will show you how crazy the human mind could be to itself, with the twists and turns of a supernatural thriller. The writing will pull you in, making you feel as if you are living the life of the main character. It will make you ponder the true depths of the imaginations and what is real. There is a complete possibility that we may be living in a dream…
Review: The Created by Michael McCloskey
The Created was a clever mix of alien species and technology. It is a fast read and will definitely get the mind thinking about what technology could be used for in the future. It is an enjoyable read, even if it the parts were very distinct in the writing and feel. And once in a while, it might be necessary to check that potted plant that seems to be moving when you’re not watching it.
Review: The Stars Within by Alex Arch
I absolutely loved how the author brought the parallel stories together. The ending left me with so many questions, the kind you want to have from good science fiction stories – philosophical questions about, life, purpose, reality, and how we impact the world and people we interact with.