Invictus By Ryan Graudin [Review]

Invictus RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2017
AUTHOR:
Ryan Graudin
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Sci-fi, Time-Travel, Fantasy, Adventure.
PUBLISHER:  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
SUMMARY:


Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time traveler from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in ancient Rome, Far’s very existence defies the laws of nature. All he’s ever wanted was to explore history for himself, but after failing his entrance exam into the government program, Far will have to settle for a position on the black market-captaining a time-traveling crew to steal valuables from the past.

During a routine heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl named Eliot who always seems to be one step ahead of him.

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Secondborn (Secondborn #1) By Amy A. Bartol [Review]

RELEASE DATE: August 1st 2017 
AUTHOR:
Amy A. Bartol
GENRE:
New-Adult, Dystopia, Fantasy, Romance.  
PUBLISHER:
47North
SUMMARY: 
Firstborns rule society. Secondborns are the property of the government. Thirdborns are not tolerated. Long live the Fates Republic.

On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode’s eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she’s to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in history, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go.

Televised since her early childhood, Roselle’s privileged upbringing has earned her the resentment of her secondborn peers. Now her decision to spare an enemy on the battlefield marks her as a traitor to the state. Continue reading

Want (Want #1) By Cindy Pon [Review]

Want (Want #1) RELEASE DATE: June 13th 2017 
AUTHOR:
Cindy Pon
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopia Fantasy, Romance.  
PUBLISHER:
Simon Pulse
SUMMARY: 

Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits, protecting them from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city’s corruption and still grieving the loss of his mother who died as a result of it, Zhou is determined to change things, no matter the cost.

With the help of his friends, Zhou infiltrates the lives of the wealthy in hopes of destroying the international Jin Corporation from within. Jin Corp not only manufactures the special suits the rich rely on, but they may also be manufacturing the pollution that makes them necessary. Continue reading

Amid Stars and Darkness (The Xenith Trilogy #1) By Chani Lynn Feener [Review]

Amid Stars and Darkness (The Xenith Trilogy #1)RELEASE DATE: July 18th 2017
AUTHOR:
Chani Lynn Feener 
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance.  
PUBLISHER: 
Swoon Reads
SUMMARY: 
Delaney’s entire world is thrown into chaos after she is mistaken for Lissa Olena, an alien princess hiding out on Earth in order to escape an arranged marriage.

Kidnapped by the princess’s head bodyguard, Ruckus, and imprisoned in an alien palace, Delaney is forced to impersonate the princess until Olena can be found. If she fails, it will lead to an alien war and the eventual enslavement of the entire human race.

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The Evaporation of Sofi Snow (The Evaporation of Sofi Snow#1) By Mary Weber [Review]

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow RELEASE DATE: June 6th, 2017
AUTHOR:
Mary Weber
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Sci-fi, Dystopia, Aliens.
PUBLISHER:
Thomas Nelson
SUMMARY:
Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi s dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth s corporations rule in place of governments and the humanoid race orbiting the moon are allies, her only constant has been her younger brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth s Fantasy Fighting arena where Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb takes out a quarter of the arena, Sofi s the only one who believes Shilo survived. She has dreams of him. And she s convinced he s been taken to the ice-planet.

Except no one but ambassadors are allowed there. Continue reading

The Sandcastle Empire By Kayla Olson [Review]

The Sandcastle Empire RELEASE DATE: June 6th, 2017
AUTHOR:
Kayla Olson
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Dystopia/post-apocalyptic, Survival, Sci-Fi.
PUBLISHER:
HarperTeen
SUMMARY:
When all hope is gone, how do you survive?

Before the war, Eden’s life was easy—air conditioning, ice cream, long days at the beach. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed.

Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. Eden has lost everything to them. They killed her family and her friends, destroyed her home, and imprisoned her. But Eden refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores. Continue reading

Ensnared By Rita Stradling [Review]

EnsnaredRELEASE DATE:  May 23rd 2017
AUTHOR: Rita Stradling
GENRE: New-Adult, Sci-Fi, Retelling, Romance
PUBLISHER: 
Kindle Press
SUMMARY: 

A Near-Future Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

Alainn’s father is not a bad man. He’s a genius and an inventor. When he’s hired to create the robot Rose, Alainn knows taking the money is a mistake.

Rose acts like a human. She looks exactly like Alainn. But, something in her comes out wrong.

To save her father from a five year prison sentence, Alainn takes Rose’s place. She says goodbye to the sun and goes to live in a tower no human is allowed to enter. She becomes the prisoner of a man no human is allowed to see. Continue reading

The Gauntlet (The Cage #3) By Megan Shepherd [Review]

The Gauntlet (The Cage, #3)RELEASE DATE:  May 23rd 2017
AUTHOR: Megan Shepherd
GENRE: Young-Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Aliens, Adventure.
PUBLISHER: 
Balzer + Bray
SUMMARY: Cora and her friends have escaped the Kindred station and landed at Armstrong—a supposed safe haven on a small moon—where they plan to regroup and figure out how to win the Gauntlet, the challenging competition to prove humanity’s intelligence and set them free. But Armstrong is no paradise; ruled by a power-hungry sheriff, it’s a violent world where the teens are enslaved and put to work in mines. As Nok’s due date grows closer, and Mali and Leon journey across space to rescue Cassian, the former inhabitants of the cage are up against impossible odds.

With the whole universe at stake, Cora will do whatever it takes, including pushing her body and mind to the breaking point, to escape Armstrong and run the Gauntlet. Continue reading

Defy the Stars (Defy the Stars #1) By Claudia Gray [Review]

Defy the StarsRELEASE DATE:  April 4th 2017
AUTHORS: Claudia Gray
GENRE: Young-Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopia, Adventure.
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 
SUMMARY: 

Noemi Vidal is a teen soldier from the planet Genesis, once a colony of Earth that’s now at war for its independence. The humans of Genesis have fought Earth’s robotic “mech” armies for decades with no end in sight.

After a surprise attack, Noemi finds herself stranded in space on an abandoned ship where she meets Abel, the most sophisticated mech prototype ever made. One who should be her enemy. But Abel’s programming forces him to obey Noemi as his commander, which means he has to help her save Genesis–even though her plan to win the war will kill him. Continue reading

Nemesis (Project Nemesis #1) By Brendan Reichs [Review]

NemesisRELEASE DATE:  March 21st 2017
AUTHORS: Brendan Reichs
GENRE: Young-Adult, Sci-fi, Mystery, thriller.
PUBLISHER: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books
SUMMARY: 

It’s been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased.

Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he’s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the signs. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic and destruction, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life. Everything changes in an eye blink. Continue reading