Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson

Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson

This book is everything the synopsis promised and more. It was perfect for me! I love science fiction and the idea of technologically enhanced super humans just hits all my yes buttons. This book is exactly what I would find on the Syfy channel—well maybe waaay late night Syfy channel. It has quite the sexy times throughout the story. So not really “prime time” material but entirely enjoyable to read. The setting for this story is a dystopian United States where Texas has seceded. Mari is the daughter of a famous scientist who was supposedly taken prisoner for his crimes. Read More

Gilded Cage by Vic James

Gilded Cage by Vic James

Brilliant, dark and intense! Creative world building filled with fantastical imagery and deplorable cruelty. Brings to the front issues of class inequality set in a world with no boundaries. Definitely agree with the consensus that if you are a fan of Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series then you will enjoy this novel. The setting of this story is a modern day alternative Britain where there are even alternate world histories, America is split into two nations (the Union did not win). The inhabitants of the alternate Britain are separated into magically skilled, the aristocracy and Muggles, lol, no…I am kidding…. Read More

Kingdom of Ashes by Elena May

Kingdom of Ashes by Elena May

Utterly alluring and remarkable! This story was set in a dystopian future where humanity is at the brink of annihilation. When I started this book I was struck by how Ms. May created a terrifying reality for humans who survived a harrowing extermination attempt. I so enjoyed the attention to detail that explained the positions of both the side of the vampires and the humans in this conflict. I was drawn to feel compassion for both species in this war and it can be compared to many past events that have occurred in our own histories. Myra is a great Read More

The Aeronauts Windlass by Jim Butcher

The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

If you have made it through the synopsis and have not figured this out yet, this is nothing like the Dresden Files. If you are looking for humorous dialogue with plenty tongue-in-cheek snarkiness coupled with pop-culture references, you will not find it in this book. This is also not your traditional steampunk fantasy; there is no real grittiness and no “punk.” What this story is about is a futuristic dystopian society that is on the brink of war and an unlikely band of hero’s (misfits) must save the day. Setting: The planet’s surface is uninhabitable to humans and covered by Read More