ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review: The Vault of Dreamers (The Vault of Dreamers #1) by Caragh M. O’Brien

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I requested this one during my “NetGalley rampage” back in March/April.  If I am being honest here, I have no clue why I requested this book for review.  YA science fiction isn’t a go-to genre for me by any means… but something about that cover and the synopsis that convinced me to push that request button…

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction

Book Review: The Book of Esther by Emily Barton

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While I was browsing Blogging for Books for my next book to review, The Book of Esther immediately caught my eye.  I mean, just look at that cover.  Gorgeous right?  Once I read the synopsis and found out it was an alternate WWII fiction with fantasy and sci-fi (steampunk) elements, I was sold.  Plus, it seemed as if it was going to include lots of Jewish culture and customs, which peaked my interest as I like to learn about cultures and religions that differ from my own.

Unfortunately, it didn’t exactly pan out that way…

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Book Reviews, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review: Starflight (Starflight #1) by Melissa Landers

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I knew early into this book that it was not going to be my cup of tea…

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review: The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

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The Love That Split the World is one of those books that you can judge by its cover.  It truly is a beautiful story inside and out.

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Book Reviews, Science Fiction

Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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Author: Emily St. John Mandel

Genre: Science Fiction > Post Apocalyptic

Version: Paperback (352 pages)

Publisher: Vintage Books

Source: Purchased > Book Club

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Book Synopsis:

Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end.

Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed

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