A 200-yr old Teenager, a Space Elf, and a Killer-Alien-Plant

I listened to the conclusion of The Aurora Cycle series by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. It’s a three-book series consisting of Aurora Rising, Aurora Burning, and Aurora’s End. All three books demonstrate, in my opinion, excellent story-telling skills. It has a plot that isn’t entirely predictable, characters that you learn to love or appreciate, action to keep things popping, and the usual romance. Continue reading A 200-yr old Teenager, a Space Elf, and a Killer-Alien-Plant

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Inconceivable!

If you’ve never heard of the The Princess Bride, I don’t know where you’ve been. I, like most, I’m sure, was first introduced to ThePrincess Bride in movie form. In fact, it is one of my favorite movies of all time. I’ve had the unfortunate luck however, that I’ve bought the movie on DVD four times over the course of several years, and each time, … Continue reading Inconceivable!

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Dinosaurs and Field Guides

Two more books for the Abandoned books list: The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milan Men and women live on Paradise, but dinosaurs predominate. Colossal plant-eaters like Brachiosaurus, terrifying meat-eaters like Allosaurus, and, the most feared of all, Tyrannosaurus rex rule the land. Seeking to centralize real power in his figurehead Fanged Throne, Emperor Felipe of Nuevaropa sets off a chain of wars that may blaze … Continue reading Dinosaurs and Field Guides

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Who is Human, Anyway?

Becoming Human by Eliza Green We are being attacked… but why?! The bombs started falling just as the sun was setting into the far off hills. Humans are being systematically wiped from the face of the planet … but why? The day came at last. The day we stepped out into a new Earth. A new world. A world we never thought we could reach. … Continue reading Who is Human, Anyway?

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The Clone Wars may be over, but a new war is just beginning

Ahsoka is an excellent read for any Star Wars fan. I didn’t find any objectionable content in the story and would have no problem with my middle-grade and almost-teenager read it. I had a little trouble following where exactly Ahsoka was as she bounced from planet to planet (moon to moon?), but the story contained the usual Star Wars action, which is always fun for us as readers. The story also connects how Ahsoka becomes associated with the Rebel Alliance in its early days. Continue reading The Clone Wars may be over, but a new war is just beginning

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Audiobooks – a completely valid excuse to ignore those around you for hours at a time

I love audiobooks, and I finally have a commute long enough to enjoy listening to a good book each and every day. Recently, I listened to Airborn, Aurora Rising, and (part of) Illuminae. Click the title to read more. Continue reading Audiobooks – a completely valid excuse to ignore those around you for hours at a time

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Beware the Deadzone

Team Killbot is still traveling through the Rift, trying to look for the way out. Tragedy strikes again while they make their way across the “blood sand,” and things are looking dire. A strange messenger appears to them early one morning. Are they being helped or manipulated? Will they ever find their way home?

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