Cuddlebuggery Book Blog > Sci-Fi
Hey guuuuuuyyyss? Remember a few weeks ago when I told you about this totally amazeballs SciFi book starring one of the BAMFiest BAMFs in BAMFland? I’m sure you all immediately ran out and grabbed a copy because I totally wouldn’t have used my super-special this-book-is-the-best-you-don’t-want-to-miss-it Sherlock gif on just any book.
If you didn’t, you should probably go and do it now because Honor’s Knight is coming out next week AND SERIOUSLY YOU GUYS YOU WANT TO BE READING THIS SERIES.
LISTEN TO SHERLOCK
Maybe you’re one of those people that doesn’t like to get into a series until it’s completed. I understand, I do. What if it doesn’t live up to it’s original glory? What if you fall in love and then there’s a terrible cliffhanger and you’re stuck in agony waiting AN ENTIRE YEAR (seriously, can we apply the Netflix method to everything) for the next book?
These are legitimate fears but let me put your minds at rest: the Paradox series is definitely not going downhill and while there is a biiiit of a wait for the trilogy’s conclusion, it comes out April 22nd and I am fully confident you guys can handle it.
Cress is here! Cress is here! Cressity Cressity Cress is here!
While Rapunzel was never my absolute most favorite of the fairytales (Beauty and the Beast, duh) it was always near the top of the list. And then Tangled came out,
and gave me a thousand and one more reasons to love the tale.
Though it only took one.
So, needless to say, when I heard that The Lunar Chronicles would feature a Rapunzel retelling, it quickly became the most impossible to wait for thing in all of the land of things (and I am not exactly good at waiting).
I mean, seriously, this series is already more or less the best ever, futuristic scifi fairytail retellings? Hello mashup of awesomeness. Throw in a fantastic cast of characters, spaceship hijinxs, genetically engineered wolf-hybrid ninja armies, you probably thought this this series couldn’t get any better, right?
Well you were WRONG.
I was looking at my Goodreads stats a little while ago and noticed that I tend to swing high on ratings. This worries me, I don’t want my five stars to become meaningless. I decided to reserve five star ratings for books that make me want to punch things they’re so fantastic. It was to be the dawn of a new day of responsible, thoughtful ratings where a full five is rare.
Then, of course, I read Fortune’s Pawn.
Wall-punchingly amazing? Check.
A ZOMG I LOVE THIS WOMAN MC? Check.
Totally shippable, swoonworthy ship? Check.
Exciting, action packed plot with an intriguing mystery to be unraveled? Check.
Basically, Fortune’s Pawn deserves those five stars and then some. So, new plan, we’re going to institute a codeword system. From here on out I will continue to like things with the full breadth of my enthusiasm (I’m not sorry, while ranting can be fun, I generally enjoy liking things more) and will let you know when a book is the best of the best of the best (ala Newsflesh or Lumatere) with a TBD codeword.
Under the Never Sky is one of my favourite young adult series. Not only because it’s a great futuristic scifi novel, but also because Veronica Rossi is a goddess of unimaginable prowess. Thus, as her first series comes to a close, we wanted to take an opportunity to celebrate the last few years in which this book has existed.
Under the Never Sky centres on the story of Aria and Perry, in a collapsing world where the Aether is destroying the environment. Some people have been forced into an underground, technological pod society, whilst others live a sparse, hunter-gather existence. When Aria is dumped from the Realms, the only home she’s ever known, she needs Perry’s help to survive. Perry needs her help to save his nephew. Disgust and mistrust leads to a friendship and then a blossoming romance. The story spans an intense race for survival against all odds. This series gives me all the feels and sucks me into it’s adventure like so few others do.
In 2013, I did something I never usually did: I didn’t review some books that I had read. It’s not that I didn’t like them because most of them were really good, some even my favorites of the entire year. But there was always something that got in the way or I got distracted or lazy or started drinking… you get the picture. So in order to feature some of these awesome books, I’ve decided to do a new mini-review feature. I’m hoping to be able to do this every few months or so depending on how much I read. This will leave me with more time to read and not stress about reviewing everything, but at the same time I get to share my thoughts with everyone. The best part? These books are already out! Yay!
Dear Books I Forgot to Review,
I totes didn’t forget about you!
(Hover over the covers for the synopsis and links!)