Book Review: North to Zombieville (Zombieville Book 1) by Meg Bawden

When the world as they knew it was destroyed by the zombie apocalypse, Dallas and Raleigh got separated in the chaos and were unable to find each other for a whole year. But now that they're reunited, Dallas is worried that the hardships have changed Raleigh from the soft-hearted person he always was, and Raleigh is struggling to figure out who he is and whether he still wants to be that person...
 

Book Review: No One Dies in the Garden of Syn (The Garden of Syn Book 1) by Michael Seidelman

Syn has spent her whole life struggling with cystic fibrosis, until one day she's pushed into a pond and wakes up in a strange place called "the garden" where illness doesn't exist and she can live symptom-free, but the longer she stays, the more danger she finds. She wants to get home, but, when she realizes this place might have something to do with her parents' disappearance, she's determined...
 

Book Review: Withered + Sere (Immemorial Year Book 1) by TJ Klune

The world is still in ruins 100 years after a catastrophic event. Cavalo, unable to handle his own demons, is going insane and spends most of his time in an abandoned prison with his dog and a robot as his best friends. But one day he crosses to the other side of the forest where a cannibalistic group of people known as the Dead Rabbits lives and ends up taking one of them, a mute psychopath,...
 

Book Review: Wish for Me (The Djinn Order Book 1) by A. Star

When Glory finds a strange, vase-looking thing while cleaning out her deceased grandmother's basement, she doesn't expect a sexy genie to show up in her room that night telling her she gets three wishes, and she especially doesn't expect him to be such a jerk with a grudge against the entire human race. But when new threats show up, he gets shot with a poisoned arrow by hunters, and Glory saves...
 

Book Review: The Other Side of Gravity (Oxygen Book 1) by Shelly Crane

After ten years of slavery, Sophelia finally escapes, but being on the run isn't easy when your planet has no gravity and no oxygen, and you have barely anything to your name in order to buy it with. But then Sophelia runs into Maxton, a black market trader, and he ends up on the run with her. With a high reward on Sophelia's head and both of them considered convicts, the two of them make their...
 

Bookish Musings: How Much Science Do You Like in Your Science Fiction?

The science fiction genre pretty much runs the gamut from high-tech, quantum physics, hard sci-fi to alien smut with no actual science whatsoever. I think it's safe to say it's a rather broad genre. But as someone who is both a reader and possible-maybe-someday future writer of sci-fi, I often find myself wondering whether other readers like a lot of science in their science fiction and how...
 

Book Review: Artificial (The Kepler Chronicles Book 1) by Jadah McCoy

Syl has spent her whole life living in sewers with a few fellow humans, scavenging for food, and fighting off the Cull, genetically spliced, half-human/half-bug creatures. But then Syl gets captured, gets her own DNA spliced, and escapes into New Elite, a city she never even knew existed where androids reign. Bastion has his own problems---he's a Glitch, an android with emotion, and will be...
 

Book Review: Princess of Tyrone (The Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles Book 1) by Katie Hamstead

Apolline has lived her whole life raised by three fairies on an outer-perimeter planet, spending her days hunting and trading in town, never once imagining she could be the missing princess in the stories she's been told. When she and Allard meet one day, they both know they can't start a relationship because they're both betrothed to people they've never met, but they can't stay away from each...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Marko and IV have become unlikely allies, united against a common enemy, along with Ghus and Yuma, but have so far been unsuccessful in their mission and are struggling more and more each day to get along even moderately well. Meanwhile, Gwen, Sophie, and The Brand are working on obtaining what they need to cure The Will, and Alana, Kiara, and Hazel are fighting against enemies of their...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Alana has started her acting job for the Open Circuit, leaving Marko to take care of Hazel. But Alana has also been doing drugs, which has been creating a rift in her and Marko's relationship. Meanwhile, a robot janitor decides to take revenge on the royal family, and Gwen and Sophie attempt to figure out what to do to help The...