Author: First Book Publish:2016 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.7 Characters: Chameleon Moon (Chameleon Moon, #1) (Chameleon Moon Book 1) First published: October 10th 2016Rating: 8.72 stars GoodReads:Chameleon Moon (Chameleon Moon, #1) Review: Chameleon Moon has one of the most unique ideas I’ve ever seen. Parole is an American city that’s been cut off from the rest of the world because it’s on fire and the flames can’t be put out. The creepy evil government/police, Eye in the Sky, watch over the city from their helicopters. Also, a drug exists within the city that can cure anything, but can have negative side effects and/or cause its users to develop superpowers. So it’s an awesome blend of dystopian, apocalyptic, urban fantasy and s
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Author: First Book Publish:2016 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.4 Characters: Killfile (John Smith Book 1) First published: August 8th 2016Rating: 8.38 stars GoodReads:Killfile Review: There are times that I’m glad people can’t read my mind: I’d hate to have someone else humming The Proclaimers.
Author: First Book Publish:2014 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:6.9 Characters: The Steampunk Trilogy (La Trilogia Steampunk Book 1) First published: July 7th 2014Rating: 6.88 stars GoodReads:The Steampunk Trilogy Review: Picked this up based on a “Oh, you like China Mieville, you’ll like this” recommendation. Big mistake. The prose is bland, the characters are universally one-dimensional, the plot “twists” are stunningly obvious throughout, and the whole thing feels like the quality of writing you expect to pick up at a 4th grade classroom.
Author: First Book Publish:2015 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.2 Characters: The Flinkwater Factor (Flinkwater Book 1) First published: August 31st 2015Rating: 7.22 stars GoodReads:The Flinkwater Factor Review: This was a cute book I think middle readers would enjoy. It’s split into five “episodes” that are loosely connected. The town is called Flinkwater in Iowa. There is a shout out to Omaha, NE. This book has a lot of potty humor which is fine…but great for middle readers.
Author: First Book Publish:2016 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.1 Characters: The Secret History of Twin Peaks (Twin Peaks Book 1) First published: October 17th 2016Rating: 8.06 stars GoodReads:The Secret History of Twin Peaks Review: This is an enjoyable “object” of a book with some fun bits to it, but as a book you try to read from cover to cover, it can be a bit dry. Also, there’s a lot more UFO talk than I’d care for. That part just didn’t feel very Twin Peaks to me. But elsewhere there are some fun connections and info, though at times it seems to conflict with the show when it recounts some character’s backstories. I think it’s far from essential reading, and you really would have to be a fan to get what there is to get
Author: First Book Publish:2017 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.4 Characters: Heiresses of Russ 2011 (Heiresses Of Russ Book 1) First published: February 5th 2017Rating: 8.38 stars GoodReads:Heiresses of Russ 2011 Review: Only two stories that didn’t really hit with me. From the ones that really worked, Georgina Bruce’s “Horse under a chandalier…” lingered with me for days…very poignant. And Swirsky’s “Lady who plucked red flowers…” is also a favourite. Great theme for an anthology, hope it continues for years to come.
Author: First Book Publish:2016 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.8 Characters: Shattered Stars (Shattered Stars Book 1) First published: April 12th 2016Rating: 7.84 stars GoodReads:Shattered Stars Review: This is a different type of story for Grace. The heroine is from an apocalyptic earth and has suffered from the turmoil of the world dying as well as from being victimized by other survivors. She leaps at the chance to join an extraterrestrial program, despite knowing nothing about it including if its really real. Well it is, and she finds that she must pay back the cost of her rescue and training through service that is sold to the highest bidder. And the higher the bidding the longer it will t
Author: First Book Publish:2015 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.8 Characters: Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets (Brave New Girls Book 1) First published: June 1st 2015Rating: 8.76 stars GoodReads:Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets Review: This is a great collection of sci-fi shorts for young readers and the young at heart, plus it supports a great cause – we need more women and girls in tech. Brave New Girls is an eclectic mix of stories across space opera, dystopia, cyberpunk, and time travel. Many highlights include Tash McAdam’s dystopian thriller “Panic,” Kimberly Giarratano’s “Graveyard Shift,” and George Ebey’s take on near-future Mars, “Helen of Mars.” If you like sci-fi anthologies that feature female characters in the le
Author: First Book Publish:2010 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.2 Characters: Days Missing Volume 1 (Days Missing Book 1) First published: March 29th 2010Rating: 7.24 stars GoodReads:Days Missing Volume 1 Review: Interesting premise, all the more interesting because of it’s source, Roddenberry or was it Roddenberry Productions?* Anyway within the framework had individual stories by different writer/artist teams of varying quality.
Author: First Book Publish:1976 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:5.8 Characters: Walkers on the Sky (Breakout Book 1) First published: December 20th 1976Rating: 5.76 stars GoodReads:Walkers on the Sky Review: This is an old book, so it is regrettable with sexism, but not as bad as some, and the setting is pretty darn cool.