Blurb: It’s been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again; centuries since they faded into myth and urban legend. One day, the life of a tea monk is upended by the arrival of a robot, […]
Review: Red Rising (Red Rising Saga, #1) by Pierce Brown
I started this book with a feeling of excitement since I have owned it for quite some time. I felt confused when I started reading the first few chapters. This is not new for me and it usually happens to me with whatever I read. As I continued, things finally started to come together. Straight off the bat, the first 50 pages were brutal. I never expected so much to happen in 50 pages I mean, WOW!. I went through so many emotions. The author did a great job setting up the story this way.
Review: All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells
I am excited to say that I am back reviewing books. I have finished my first book of 2022 and I am here to tell you what I thought about it. I started with All Systems Red which is first in a series of five novellas called The Murderbot Diaries. It is a short read with only about 144 pages but the book packs a punch and keeps you engaged. All Systems Red has all the elements I look for in the sci-fi genre. It gives you space exploration, AI, and action. I read this rather quickly to my surprise and I am sure you will too.
Review: In the Orbit of Sirens (The Song of Kamaria #1) by T.A. Bruno
I first learned about In the Orbit of Sirens when I saw the cover floating around on social media several months ago, and what a cover it is! Something needs to be said for not only the cover, but the artwork that appears before each section of the book. The handful of black and white drawings fully realize the beautiful, yet utterly alien environment of Kamaria. They also hearken back to the early days of the book, where Bruno first developed the idea for the story as a comic book.
Review: The Phlebotomist by Chris Panatier
Oh man, was this a breath of fresh air! The Phlebotomist started out as what I felt was a well-written but largely generic dystopian corporate thriller. However, at around ten chapters/80 pages in, there was a twist so well executed and unexpected that it changed the course of the entire book. I don’t want to give anything away, so I will be as vague as possible with my review.