This book was declared a gateway book for the post-apocalyptic genre by Tor (in this post) . I happen to love post-apocalyptic books, and yet hadn’t read this one, so of course I had to put it on my TBR list. I decided I needed a genre break and read it now.
Genre: zombie thriller/post-apocalyptic
Length: 403 pages
Setting: near London, England, near future
Summary: Short version: The zombies always win Continue reading
This is the final book in the Broken Earth trilogy. I need to find out what happens. As proof of how much I loved this series, I read the entire series in the same month. I rarely even finish a series within a year, let alone a month!
Genre: speculative fiction (I waffle as to whether this is science fiction or fantasy. This book is more fantastical than the others.)
Length: 398 pages, 416 pages total
Setting: various parts of the Stillness and Corepoint, after the events of The Obelisk Gate and before the Shattering
Summary: Short version: Will the moon be caught or slammed into the Earth?
I saw this book at the library and picked it up for Mr. Curiosity and myself to read. It’s the first book in the Broken Earth trilogy. I’ve heard good things about the series, including the fact that Jemisin won three Hugos in a row for each of the books in the series (a first!).
Genre: science fiction
Length: 449 pages of text, 468 pages total
Setting: various locations in the Stillness, which I think is a far future Earth
Summary: Short version: Can I just say, “OMG read this book now!!”? No? Then how about: The world only thinks orogenes are controlled. Continue reading
This is the second book in the Hunter series. We started listening to this book as soon as we finished Hunter, driving around on vacation.
Genre: YA post-apocalyptic fantasy
Length: 368 pages
Setting: immediately after the events of Hunter, around Apex
Summary: Short version: Joy joins the Elite Hunters and takes on bigger monsters Continue reading
My husband picked this book as an audiobook for the family trip to Quebec because it sounded similar to the Hunger Games series. I was happy with the choice because I read and enjoyed lots of Mercedes Lackey as a teen.
Genre: YA fantasy/post-apocalyptic
Length: 374 pages
Setting: Mostly around Apex, a near future Washington D.C.
Summary: Short version: Hunting fairy monsters with politics Continue reading
Instead of my usual short fiction this Monday, I thought I’d review the short story Locus Award winner for 2018.
Published: July, 2017 at Tor (you can read it for free at that link)
Genre: science fiction short story
Setting: future Earth and Mars
Summary: Short version: Even when things look dire, there is still hope Continue reading
I was given a copy of this novella to review (although my views are my own). It’s published by Annorlunda Enterprises, a small-press publisher that focuses on stories that make you think.
Published: 2018 (today is the release day, in fact!)
Genre: maybe post-apocalyptic fiction? It was Judgement Day that happened, not the apocalypse, but it changed everything
Length: 152 pages
Setting: a generic city, near future Continue reading