Tag: Science Fiction

Review: Qorth by Ash Gray

Posted April 13, 2017 by Minx
Review: Qorth by Ash Gray

This story, Qorth, is set in a post-apocalyptic world. Cameron lives in Yuma. Which is one of the two spots on Earth that survived the flood that wiped out most of humanity. Imagine it, 95% of the world is covered by water and Cameron is stuck in a desert. Talk about rough times. Not only is weather and access to resources a factor, there are biker gangs and outlaws that […]


Myths of Mish by Katie Hamstead

Posted March 23, 2017 by Minx
Myths of Mish by Katie Hamstead

I am not usually a fairytale reader but I do enjoy reading the Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles. I love the idea of a story evolving from the ending of a famous fairytale. Even better is that the characters have their struggles from what they endured previously. I am always excited to see where the story goes. 😉 Hansel and Gretel’s tale of horror with the witch in the woods is a […]


Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson

Posted March 14, 2017 by Minx
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. […]


Nobody’s Hero by Bec McMaster

Posted March 2, 2017 by Minx
Nobody’s Hero by Bec McMaster

I received this book from Bec McMaster because I subscribe to her newsletter. What a phenomenal present for me because I am a huge fan of her work and I am grateful. I was introduced to her work with the book Kiss of Steel from the London Steampunk series. From the book forward I will absolutely read anything Bec McMaster. There are still several books that I haven’t read so […]


Pulse: The Trial by R.A. Crawford

Posted February 23, 2017 by Minx
Pulse: The Trial by R.A. Crawford

PULSE (Planetary Union of Life-form Salvation and Emancipation) is an intergalactic empire that was created to maintain the PULSE laws and fight for freedom for all female life-forms. The females are trained from all over the galaxy to explore new worlds and rescue any females in need. More pointedly this story surrounds what it takes to become a soldier of PULSE. Females are brought to train at the tender age […]


The Pruxnae Series by Lucy Varna

Posted January 16, 2017 by Minx
The Pruxnae Series by Lucy Varna

I came across this series this past summer and found it to be fascinating! Currently there are four books in this series and since I have read them all I decided to do a post that had all four books with a mini-review of each. Thief of Hearts Book (The Pruxnae #2) On the eve of her appointment to the ranks of the elite Queen’s Guard, Alna Lomig bumps into […]


Dragon Spawn by Eileen Wilks

Posted December 2, 2016 by Minx
Dragon Spawn by Eileen Wilks

Action-packed supernatural story with lively writing and fantastic world building! There is a plethora of supernatural creatures in this novel my favorite being dragons. The written descriptions of the dragons are just beautiful. I also like the inclusion of gnomes and brownies in the story. I enjoy it when there are supernatural characters that are outside the norm. There is also a portion of the story that takes place in […]


The Last Day of Captain Lincoln by EXO Books

Posted November 28, 2016 by Minx
The Last Day of Captain Lincoln by EXO Books

I enjoyed this book! I was able to get my sci-fy geek on but there was also a deeper thematic significance that revolves around death. This is set in space aboard a ship that is run by the most advanced sentient supercomputer to have ever existed in their galaxy (oh hells yeah!!). The society set up on the ship is close to a utopian society. They exist on a nutritionally […]


Unfathomable Chance by K.T. Munson

Posted November 11, 2016 by Minx
Unfathomable Chance by K.T. Munson

What a hilarious novel! This is a fun and intriguing story set in a diverse universe. I love reading comic science fiction and I don’t mean comics, 😉 comic science fiction is a sub-genre of soft science fiction, it is also known as comedy science fiction. This story has much humor as well as extraterrestrial creatures, space travel, interstellar politics, assassinations, and romance. There is a great backstory on Diana […]


Mind Waves by Amanda Uhl

Posted October 3, 2016 by Minx
Mind Waves by Amanda Uhl

“They walked in formation, each of the three men taking an outside stance with David on the inside. Guarding him was critical, so he could track the information they were after, while concealing their presence. Their job was to help him navigate the energy fields and fight off the mind’s natural defensive system, which operated similar to white blood cells attacking invading bacteria.” A team of mind hackers working together […]


A Wizard’s Forge by A.M. Justice

Posted September 12, 2016 by Minx
A Wizard’s Forge by A.M. Justice

“We do not seek to understand” the Master Logkeeper always reminded her, “only to preserve.” Setting: Three thousand years ago a crew of mineral miners set out on a mission from Earth to the planet of Gomorrah but due to sabotage were not able to make it to their destination. With the mission a failure Captain Wong of the shuttle Elesendar was forced to make an emergency stop in the […]


Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen

Posted August 10, 2016 by Minx
Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen

I have been waiting for this book to come out since April and it is finally in my hot little hands. It was so much more than I had hoped for. It has the steampunk elements that I adore. It has vampires, shape-shifters, mediums and humans with exceptional qualities. Loved it! This book for me is amazing; it felt like it had a blending of Jane Eyre, The Hound of […]


The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

Posted July 22, 2016 by Minx
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 […]


The Rakam by Karpov Kinrade

Posted May 4, 2016 by Minx
The Rakam by Karpov Kinrade

I will admit I was a little lost in the beginning of this short novella. There was no backstory; you are just there, on the ship with “Sev,” the main character of this story. He is a dark and mysterious passenger who bought his passage on a whale-ship because he knows it will bring him to the ship he is truly after. A recluse, “Sev” appears to make everyone including […]


The Days of Tao by Wesley Chu

Posted April 30, 2016 by Minx
The Days of Tao by Wesley Chu

“Nazar closed the door firmly behind him and approached the showering minister. He cleared his throat. ‘You remember when I saved you from that assassination attempt?’ ‘What of it? You are acting strange, Nazar.’ ‘You got it all backward, sir. I was the assassin. I botched it. The explosive embedded in the binding of the book went off while I was placing it on your desk.’ Nazar raised his mangled […]


Princess of Tyrone by Katie Hamstead

Posted April 18, 2016 by Minx
Princess of Tyrone by Katie Hamstead

The names may be changed to protect the innocent but this is a re-telling of sleeping beauty. I want to warn you of that upfront because if you are expecting the “story” but uniquely different characters then you will dissatisfied. So you now know the premise in its entirety. So what makes this story worth reading? The setting is very creative. It is set in a unique solar system with […]


Starflight by Melissa Landers

Posted April 3, 2016 by Minx
Starflight by Melissa Landers

I have had this book since it was released but I had put off reading it. Why? Mainly because I had my fill of teen romances and was ugh with it all. I know I shouldn’t hate, and they are 18 which is a full two years older than most YA characters but still, I did not have any real desire to pick it up. I was a fool. This […]


Burned by Benedict Jacka

Posted March 9, 2016 by Minx
Burned by Benedict Jacka

Ready, Set Go!! From the start of this book Alex Verus is under the gun. I love the title of this book, “Burned,” because it does truly sum up the events of the story. He is burned literally, receives a “burn notice,” and is burned through betrayal. The story starts out with a kill order from the Council, ok that’s bad. Let us add on that is going to include […]