Category: Reading Challenges

Book Review: The Rule of Thoughts (The Mortality Doctrine) by James Dashner

Book Review: The Rule of Thoughts (The Mortality Doctrine) by James Dashner

“Everything he knew was a result of artificial intelligence. Manufactured data and memories. Programmed technology. A created life.” The Rule of Thoughts is the second novel in James Dashner’s The Mortality Doctrine series. The story picks up right where the first book ended. Michael has figured out the mystery of the VirtNet,and Kaine’s masterplan. Now Michael has a […]

Book Review: The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine) by James Dashner

Book Review: The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine) by James Dashner

“Who knows the true definition of real?” I’ve had this series on my TBR list for years. Ever since I read Dashner’s The Maze Runner series. When I caught this first two books on sale for less than $2, I just knew I’d begin it immediately. But I didn’t. Now all this time later I’ve finally decided […]

Book Review: The Rose Society (The Young Elites) Marie Lu

Book Review: The Rose Society (The Young Elites) Marie Lu

Review I’m trying something new this review as I’ve waited too long, I think, to write my review. The Rose Society is the second book in Marie Lu’s The Young Elites series, and picks up not long after the first novel. Adelina and her sister have fled Kenettra in the hopes of finding other Young Elites to build an […]

Book Review: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Book Review: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” I’ve been moving unusually slow for my 2016 Reading England challenge, as I’ve just completed my […]

Book Review: The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias

Book Review: The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias

The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias was a very suspenseful novel. The story centers around a young woman, Siobhan Russo, who discovers that the mother who abandoned her ran away to become a nun, and is now deceased. Distraught over her loss, Denise travels to Spain for closure and stumbles upon a dark conspiracy. Denise was a […]

Book Review: I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

Book Review: I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

I Almost Forgot About You is the latest novel by best-selling author Terry McMillan. The story takes place in Oakland, California, and centers around Ophthalmologist Dr. Georgia Young. Georgia is in her early 50’s when she decides she wants to make some major life changes. Despite being a successful doctor with a thriving practice, grown children, […]

Book Review: Survivors (The Morningstar Strain) by Z. A. Recht

Book Review: Survivors (The Morningstar Strain) by Z. A. Recht

After completing Thunder and Ashes, there was no way I couldn’t pick up Survivors right away. The third and final novel in Z. A. Recht’s The Morningstar Strain series finds the survivors trying to make their way towards Omaha. Dr. Anna Demilio is at work trying to create a vaccine, if not a cure, for Morningstar. Despite what former NSA Agent […]

Book Review: Thunder and Ashes (The Morningstar Strain) by Z. A. Recht

Book Review: Thunder and Ashes (The Morningstar Strain) by Z. A. Recht

In Thunder and Ashes, the second book in Z. A. Recht’s The Morningstar Strain, readers pick up with the survivors three months later. The Morningstar Strain has swept the globe, and the survivors find themselves divided, but trying to find their way towards each other in an effort to create a vaccine. As Dr. Demilio and her group flee […]

Book Revisit: Plague of the Dead by Z. A. Recht

Book Revisit: Plague of the Dead by Z. A. Recht

I first read Z. A. Recht’s Plague of the Dead years ago (~5 years ago?), and was hooked. However, back then I was trying to get books mostly through the library as I was subbing, and didn’t consistently have extra cash to spend on books. For some reason I was determined to download the ebook instead of […]

Blog Tour: For the Clan by Archer Kay Leah (Giveaway)

Blog Tour: For the Clan by Archer Kay Leah (Giveaway)

Review Archer Kay Leah’s For the Clan was a pretty good sic-fi, romantic novel. It takes place in the 22nd Century in Canada. The economy has collapsed, and the military has taken over the towns, though some people live in the woods. These people live in clans, and try to have as much freedom as they can […]