Review: Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dalton
4 Stars , Reviews / March 11, 2019

Stronger, Faster and More Beautiful is a book that explores the many sides of how science can impact our lives and our bodies. My review for this might be a bit different than my typical reviews just because I am not going to focus on characters at all. The entire point of this book is the questions it raises and the topics it makes you think about. It’s this aspect of the book that I found stuck with me the most, and so that is what I am going to try to relay in my review. Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is an interesting reflection that can make you wonder how far is to far? How much should humans modify our bodies? Just because we can do something, should we? And should some reasons be more acceptable than others, should vanity or performance modifications be less justifiable than life saving procedures? This book really left me with a series of questions to think about. My opinion on any of this is not the point, the point is that the reader is presented with scenarios that highlight areas and situations to consider. My intro sounds like it could apply to today’s…

Top Ten Tuesday – 2018 Shame List (or Books I mean to read last year but didn’t)
Top Ten Tuesday / January 22, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right? This week’s theme is Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To I feel like this week is a bit of a walk of shame, and airing of all I didn’t accomplish. But at the same time its a great chance for me to revisit and recognize the books I REALLY did want to read, but that pesky time factor  and real life just got in the way.   (listed in no particular order) Let me know which of these you’d read first, and feel free to share your missed books from last year as well!

Stacking the Shelves – December 1, 2018
Stacking the Shelves / December 1, 2018

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post! It’s been another couple of great weeks for book additions!   Received for Review     Harper Voyager was very good to me again. I got a surprise copies of the Where Oblivion Lives by T. Frohock. I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve read by her, so I’m hoping to find the time for this one. I’d not heard of The Lost Puzzler, but it sounds fascinating, so I’m going to try to read this one. I’ve not read the other books in the Ian Douglas series, so I’ve got some serious catching up to do to get to this one. Many thanks to Harper Voyager! … … … Were-dragons and a heist? Fire & Heist wasn’t on my radar before, but it sounds incredibly fun! My thanks to Crown! DAW also sent a couple of unexpected books. Tales from Plexis is a collection of short stories, which I have a horrible track record of prioritizing, so I may not get to this soon, but perhaps if the mood strikes I could give one of the…

Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for January 17, 2017
New Releases / January 17, 2017

Curious what new books are releasing? I am highlighting the new releases that caught my eye for this week. Let me know if you see anything new, interesting or any must reads! I am sure I missed some worthy books as well, so please feel free the share! FANTASY        SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY     SCIENCE FICTION   FANTASY           SCIENCE FICTION

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
2.5 Stars , Reviews / July 29, 2014

The premise of this book is quite intriguing. A boy wakes up, no memories of who is, where he came from much less where he is now. Perplexed by the nature of memory loss that allows him to remember mundane details, but not important things, he has to just go on, and figure out a way to live in the bizarre world he has found himself a part of. Sounds cool. Then you learn a bit about the world he lives in, and it sounds promising. But then you read, and nothing just ever seems quite as exciting as you think it should. So what is this world like that he wakes up in? It seems to consist of pretty much just teenage boys. They have broken themselves into group to perform all the tasks that need to be done to keep their society running. Oh, and everyone here suffers from the same type of memory loss he has. They wake up one day in what they call The Glades, and its like their life starts fresh from that moment. I also expected to be more taken by The Maze or the monsters (Grievers) that roam it, but honestly, I…