**spoiler alert** I won this book in a giveaway on the Apocalypse Whenever group and the author was kind enough to send the book to Pakistan.
What I l**spoiler alert** I won this book in a giveaway on the Apocalypse Whenever group and the author was kind enough to send the book to Pakistan.
What I liked:
the characters- they were all fun to read about
Jess and her sense of humour made me chuckle a lot
the story kept me interested right up to the end, when it didn't
What I didn't like:
Jess wasn't confident about the abilities & at times, seemed to hate them but whenever the others needed saving, she did that easily...too easily
the queen bee bit was unnecessary and too similar to the prevalent fad of the MC suddenly being in demand, as soon as, the hottest boy starts dating them
the whole religion part needs to be stronger to ring true and sound serious enough to become a rallying cause
Even after, she was found out, Jess was still hiding the mark from her friends & I had no idea why. Another thing that irked me was that I couldn't imagine what the mark looked like, dunno why I kept wanting to see a picture of it!
An interesting book which I read through quite quickly.
**spoiler alert** I won this book through a giveaway & the author was kind enough to send it to Pakistan!
What I liked:
the concept this story was b**spoiler alert** I won this book through a giveaway & the author was kind enough to send it to Pakistan!
What I liked:
the concept this story was based on was really interesting and it didn't disappoint, as I read ahead the cover-suited! all three races, if they can be called that, were as different as day and night but the most advanced ones-I forget what they're called- were the scariest! the author did research and it showed-I loved the part about telomerase and the chloroplasts, as well as the part about Ripening. the ending wasn't impractical-it was quite realistic I sort of threw a tantrum when one of the little girls was taken by the cannibals-I'm pretty sure we'll see her again, if there's going to be a sequel but still!
What I didn't like:
the whole people turning into cannibals part wasn't too well-thought. If plants will grow in one place, surely people will work to grow them elsewhere.
If you want to read about photosynthesizing people, cannibals and an apocalyptic world, give this one a try-it doesn't disappoint!
**spoiler alert** * the brutal world and the artificial trees were all described beautifully. * saw the "twist" from a mile ago! * the ending was disapp**spoiler alert** * the brutal world and the artificial trees were all described beautifully. * saw the "twist" from a mile ago! * the ending was disappointing-if those were the last trees on the planet, was it smart of Banyan to destroy those? And why not end the story right there?...more
**spoiler alert** I got this book for free, from Making Connections,in exchange of an honest review. Get your copy here.
The beginning of this story wi**spoiler alert** I got this book for free, from Making Connections,in exchange of an honest review. Get your copy here.
The beginning of this story will send chills down your spine-imagining a world where the sick aren’t treated but ashed like so much garbage. We all secretly fear such a dystopian future and a heavy metal contamination may very well lead to one. What I really loved was the description about how the disease spread and how it affected the not-so rich countries of the world.
This story is about a boy who loses his father to that disease and then his mom falls ill. He refuses to part with her, going to immense lengths to rescue her . Another thing I liked about this story was how it ended-the hope that things may yet become okay made me want to read the sequel. ...more
**spoiler alert** My rating’s more of a 3.5 because: Everybody loves a good apocalypse and I’m no exception! There was a female lead who, if not exactly**spoiler alert** My rating’s more of a 3.5 because: Everybody loves a good apocalypse and I’m no exception! There was a female lead who, if not exactly capable of kicking ass, was a leading geneticist– brains over brawn any day! The freaky way the vaccine changed them all was amazing-no death causing viruses or flesh eating zombies, yet horrific in its own way. Prison takeovers are the scariest things ever and the author combined it with a post apocalyptic scenario! The ever present threat of the convicts getting to our heroine was sufficient to keep me reading . I loved the fact that the author didn’t even need to show much violence to keep the readers hooked– she just let us imagine what “could” happen, if they got to her. ...more
**spoiler alert** Fixing Hanover by Jeff VanderMeer: The Empire's Chief Engineer warns the villagers that the Empire might be coming for him but they**spoiler alert** Fixing Hanover by Jeff VanderMeer: ★★ The Empire's Chief Engineer warns the villagers that the Empire might be coming for him but they don't believe it!
The Steam Dancer (1896)by Caitlín R. Kiernan: ★★ A woman who had an arm and leg amputated and her mechanic who builds her new ones.
Icebreaker by E. Catherine Tobler: ★★★ A widow sets out to Antarctica to bury her husband.
Tom Edison and His Amazing Telegraphic Harpoon by Jay Lake: ★★★ What's the best way to kill a Nephilim? With a telegraphic harpoon, of course!
The Zeppelin Conductors’ Society Annual Gentlemen’s Ball by Genevieve Valentine: ★★★★ Some events from the life of a Zeppelin conductor.
Clockwork Fairies by Cat Rambo: ★★★ A man finds the wife he longs for. I kinda guessed the ending.
The Mechanical Aviary of Emperor Jala-ud-din Muhammad Akbar by Shweta Narayan: ★★★★ Mechanical birds and stories about love & revenge.
Prayers of Forges and Furnaces by Aliette de Bodard: ★★★ The old gods have all been killed, replaced by the machine gods, except for one.
The Effluent Engine by N. K. Jemisin: ★★★★ Haiti decides to win against France by using dirigibles and a woman finds love. Loved the story but the last sentence sucked.
The Clockwork Goat and the Smokestack Magi by Peter M. Ball ★★ A clockwork Goat who can tell you all the secrets of a powerful magus!
The Armature of Flight by Sharon Mock: ★★★★ Wings.
The Anachronist’s Cookbook by Catherynne M. Valente: ★★ Lunar Industry and the movement that stopped it.
Numismatics in the Reigns of Naranh and Viu by Alex Dally MacFarlane: ★★★★ How Viu defeated a king by minting coins.
Zeppelin City by Eileen Gunn & Michael Swanwick: ★★★★ Naked Brains, Zeppelins, Radios and Revolution!
The People’s Machine by Tobias S. Buckell: ★★★★ Another version of how Holmes came into being with a lot of alternate history thrown in.
The Hands That Feed by Matthew Kressel: ★★★ Two women do what they can to survive.
Machine Maid by Margo Lanagan: ★★★ A wife finds out the secrets her maid's been keeping from her.
To Follow the Waves by Amal El-Mohtar: ★★ A dream maker's dream comes true!
Clockmaker’s Requiem by Barth Anderson: ★★ A clockmaker invents a clock that would make time the same for everyone-blasphemy!
Dr Lash Remembers by Jeffrey Ford: ★★ Spores cause the line between reality and imagination to blur.
Lady Witherspoon’s Solution by James Morrow: ★★★ Drugs that could change the world.
Reluctance by Cherie Priest: ★★ Zombies and dirigibles!
A Serpent in the Gears by Margaret Ronald: ★★★ Cyborgs will take over the world.
The Celebrated Carousel of the Margravine of Blois by Megan Arkenberg: ★★★ Grief can make you stop living.
Biographical Notes to “A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-planes” by Benjamin Rosenbaum: ★★ The world if the East had the power to take colonies.
Clockwork Chickadee by Mary Robinette Kowal: ★★ I wouldn't mess with the Chickadee, if I were you!
Cinderella Suicide by Samantha Henderson: ★ Skipped most of it. A lot of terms thrown around and no explanation!
Arbeitskraft by Nick Mamatas: Skipped!
To Seek Her Fortune by Nicole Kornher-Stace: ★★ A mother tries to do what she thinks is best for her son.
The Ballad of the Last Human by Lavie Tidhar: ★★ A dog and a spider set out treasure hunting. ...more
**spoiler alert** Pickman's Other Model, Tsathoggua, A Colder War
Mr. Gaunt, The Fungal Stain, Take Me To The River, Cold Water Survival,
Fair Exchan**spoiler alert** ★ Pickman's Other Model, Tsathoggua, A Colder War
★★ Mr. Gaunt, The Fungal Stain, Take Me To The River, Cold Water Survival,
★★★ Fair Exchange, The Vicar Of R'lyeh, The Crevasse, Bad Sushi, Old Virginia, The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft, The Oram County Whoosit, Buried In The Sky, Bringing Helena Back, The Essayist In The Wilderness, Shoggoths In Bloom, Lesser Demons, Another Fish Story
★★★★ A Study In Emerald, The Disciple, The Great White Bed, Grinding Rock, Details, Head Music, Mongoose...more