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(Lacuna Chronicles #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  114 ratings  ·  23 reviews
The ascension of the Terah has ravaged the Earth and plunged humanity into a horrifying existence. Humans struggle to survive in the few remaining cities beside Mechi, artificially intelligent beings whose most recent models are indistinguishable from their human creators, and the Ezri, a race of humanoid alien life whose descent to Earth changed the future of humankind fo ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published December 1st 2015 (first published October 1st 2015)
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* A Reader Obsessed *
3.5 Stars

I will be the first to admit that I have no patience for crazy, complex scifi worlds with names I can barely pronounce or terms too complex to remember. So if you were hesitant or intimidated by the blurb, be reassured that this captured my interest quickly with its rich detail and interesting premise. I fell easily into the world created, and though information was doled out slowly, it just made me want to know more. Gratefully I did not pull any mental muscles trying to keep up.

So bas
4.5 stars Updated 14/03/2016 to add some more thoughts after having a think on it over the weekend ...oh and anyone reading this for romance, just take a look at my note at the bottom re the romantic element:

Wow, that was an unexpectedly brilliant read!

I am always wary about picking up books that none of my friends have read, especially from a new-to-me author, so I really had no idea what to expect from Lacuna... but I can safely say that I loved it and I am dying to get my hands on Book #2 ASA
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: whit
Review can be read at It's About The Book

4.5 stars

If I had to briefly sum up what to expect when you pick up Lacuna is a sort of dark sci fi dystopian type of story with a heartbreaking romance. This book was so close to a 5 star for me. I just couldn’t help but be disappointed with the ending. Sounds like this is book 1 of a series or at least there’s a book two planned so hopefully I’ll get some answers and resolutions. The book ends with a little bittersweet hope for the characters but it
Maria in the 16th century
First things first, whether you like well-crafted dystopian universes or m/m in unusual settings and with great, convincing character-building and heart-wrenching relationships, or ─even better─ both, you should read this book. I have been careful not to include spoilers here because I have seen lots of people with this book in their to-read list. To them I’d like to say: Read it. Now. And now on to the actual review.

This is the first book by a very talented writer whose skills I’ve known about
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, science-fiction
“Everyone was an enemy these days.”

If there is one thing I love reading about in sci-fi, it’s the dark, intricate worlds in which the stories take place. One such world is the world that the author created in “Lacuna”, a world full of interesting characters, a tyrannical government named “Terah”, “Mechi” androids that look, think and act just like humans, an alien race called “Ezri” and a variety of cities each with its unique characteristics.

I thought after reading the premise of th
A.M. Leibowitz
While I wouldn't call myself an avid reader of science fiction, it's still one of my favorite genres. This novel is, on the whole, a well-executed and satisfying work. There's a lot to love here, and fans looking for a thought-provoking look at a futuristic society should be pleased.

I found the world-building to be excellent. It can be a little challenging to figure out the structure of the society at first, but I see this as a point in the author's favor. There aren't pages and pages of exposit
Tex Reader
4.0 of 5 stars – Good SF, Shades of 1984, Spiced With a Queer Element.
[Thanks to the author and Goodreads' Don't Buy My Love program for a free copy in exchange for an honest review]

This was an exciting start of a sci-fi/dystopian series with a secondary queer subplot.

It was refreshing that the main focus was on the sci-fi, with the gay aspect and any romance as a subplot. In this way I thought it was more true to life - where a light m/m romance may be overwhelmingly about the romance, here th
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent story and great world-building. It sure is sad, though.
Dec 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
So while I really liked where this author was going with this world she created I have to be honest and say this was just so confusing trying to keep up with everything going on and who was what. There was really just so many times I was left scratching my head so confused on what exactly was going on in this book.

There was also very little romance in this book but there was a lot of action. There are three friends Blue, Caden and Mika which you get POV's from all of them and there was one scen
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
So I usually don't review books on here, but this is a criminally under-read and under-reviewed series, and I need to squeal incoherently about it. I have no idea how I stumbled across this book, but I'm so glad I did. A week or so after purchasing the first book in a whim, I finished THE NEXT FOUR BOOKS. IN A ROW. That's how good this entire series is. It is not without flaws, but it's been such a long time since I've had such a fulfilling reading experience.

In a world where Earth is dying, suf
May 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Think Romance in a Blade-Runner/Shadow Run sort of world and you'll be right on the money.
MOST of the book takes place in beds large enough to hold 3 young men, though I wouldn't classify this book as erotica.

There are some problems with Baroque language at first, and the mysteries are slow to develop. So it feels a lot like the Author didn't start with a well thought out plan.
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for a typical plotless mm romance, or a HEA, look elsewhere. I'm not sure I would even categorize this as a romance. This book is large, complicated, and was so far from plotless it had me still thinking about it for days after I finished reading.

Things I liked:

The dismal setting-- it was a very dark story (view spoiler)set in a dystopian landscape. The entire read I felt like the life was being suc
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Looking forward to reading more of this Riveting series!
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
From Magnolia Reviews: Four Petals

The world building and the emotions tied to it in this story were amazing and that is why I absolutely recommend this story. I thought the characterizations were a little weak in comparison to the rest, but overall this was a good read.

Read the full review on Maggie's website:
I received a copy of this book from the author via the DBML program in exchange for an honest review.

Reading the first book in a sci-fi/fantasy series can be tough as the author has to spend so much time with the world-building. I expected this going into reading Lacuna but it was a bit more extensive than I anticipated. It’s weird because with all of that I still feel like I don’t fully see the world the author built. There are 3 groups at odds in the book. The Terah are the running class, but
4.5* Review written for Love Bytes Reviews.

Caden has lived a privileged, sheltered life but he longs for freedom from the prison his home has become. Needing an escape, Caden begins sneaking out to explore the other surrounding cities and ends up meeting Mikas and Blue in the process. All three are from very different backgrounds but they still manage to form a friendship amidst the wreckage their lives and home have become. Caden is ravaged by nightmares, however, that hint at something much da
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed this story! I would consider it a dystopian YA (which I can't help but like) that follows three young boys: Caden, Blue, and Mikas. They are all unlikely friends--Caden is the son of a successful but abusive corporate businessman, while Blue and Mikas live on their own and fend for themselves. The bond between the three of them is so strong, and I liked reading the small details about how they interact with each other. Ea
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I started Lacuna in January and then got sidetracked by school and didn't finish until 3 months later, so I don't remember the first two chapter very well. I got back into it fairly quickly though once I had time for fun reading again, and it was a quick, engaging read. The writing could be edited which was my main criticism: run on sentences and awkward grammar that sometimes got in the way of the flow of the story. Despite this the characters were well developed so you were able to really care ...more
Feb 08, 2016 added it
This is a DNF actually, with no intention of doing so.
Oct 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Very interesting storyline and great writing. It was just a personal preference that made me drop the book.
Jan 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm
Kinda confusing but kept me intrigued throughout.
Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, reviewed for Hearts On Fire ...more
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars This was SO close to 5 stars for me. I was a little disappointed with the ending but the rest was excellent! Full review soon at It's About the Book.
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A.M. Daily is a LGBT writer who lives in beautiful Arizona.
She writes queer fiction within a variety of genres including (but not limited to); contemporary fiction, historical fiction, and science fiction.
She is currently working on books six, seven, and eight of the Lacuna Chronicles, a gay sci-fi series.

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Lacuna Chronicles (6 books)
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