Book Reviews, Five Stars, Series, Space, Young Adult

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

23395680Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Published by Knopf books on October 20, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 602


“Perhaps bravery is simply the face humanity wraps around its collective madness.”



Two words: visually pleasing.

If you haven’t seen the hardcover of Illuminae, it’s spectacularly beautiful. The jacket is a bright translucent orange/red situation and the physical book is written all over. The shelf appeal of the book alone is the reason I bought it in the first place. Thank god the content lived up to the beauty of the outside. Continue reading “Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)”

Book Reviews, Five Stars, My Favorites, Series, Space, Young Adult

Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles, #4.5)

The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?

With nine stories—five of which have never before been published … Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.

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Oblivion (Lux, #1.5)


Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published by Entangled Teen on December 1, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Sci-Fi/Aliens, Paranormal, Fantasy

Pages: 350 – paperback, 800 – ebook

I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.


*please only read the review if you’ve read Obsidian. I will talk about the events in that book and so if you do not like spoilers, then don’t read this review until you have* Continue reading “Oblivion (Lux, #1.5)”

Book Reviews, Dystopia, Five Stars, Series, Space, Young Adult

Winter (Lunar Chronicles, #4)


Winter by Marissa Meyer

Published by Feiwel & Friends on November 10, 2015

Genres: Retelling, Young Adult, Sci-Fi

Pages: 827


“Yeah, but broken isn’t the same as unfixable”


I finally finished Winter last night and I’m still sort of trying to figure out my emotions about this book. Continue reading “Winter (Lunar Chronicles, #4)”

Book Reviews, Dystopia, Five Stars, My Favorites, Series, Space, Young Adult

Cress (Lunar Chronicles, #3)


Cress by Marissa Meyer

Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 4, 2014

Genres: Retelling, Dystopia, Young Adult, Sci-Fi

Pages: 552


“Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.”

Meyer, you did it again. Continue reading “Cress (Lunar Chronicles, #3)”

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Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)


Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Published Feiwel & Friends on February 5, 2013

Genres: Retelling, Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopian

Pages: 454


“I knew they would kill me when they found out, but…” He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. “I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.”

Winter came out today and I just finished Scarlet. I’m so excited to get through Cress so I can finally start on Winter. It’s sitting on my shelf and taunting me. I want to read it so awfully bad, but there is so much in Cress I can’t remember. Continue reading “Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)”

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Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)


Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Published by Feiwel & Friends on January 3, 2012

Genres: Retelling, Dystopia, Sci-Fi, Young Adult

Pages: 400


Even in the future the story begins with Once Upon a Time.


It’s been more than a year since I have originally read this series. When I did read the first three, this blog wasn’t a thought and I hadn’t really started writing reviews. Now here I am, a year and a half later, re-reading the series in preparation for the highly anticipated conclusion, Winter.  Continue reading “Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)”