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When a huge natural disaster strikes in the world people are forced to do the crFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
When a huge natural disaster strikes in the world people are forced to do the crazy out of desperation. Alex a young adult must grow up for himself while the life he's known shatters. Feels completely life-numbing while the story unfolds. Mike Mullin's first novel is a science fiction hit!
This book is awesome. All matters of suspense and Science Fiction twists. And there is Avian. One extraordinary guy. --Review to Come atBook & MovThis book is awesome. All matters of suspense and Science Fiction twists. And there is Avian. One extraordinary guy. --Review to Come atBook & Movie Dimension a Blog--...more
Allie and Nick die and are stuck in limbo. While there they discover one girl, Mary Hightower, rules all the children in limbo -- Everlost. Allie can Allie and Nick die and are stuck in limbo. While there they discover one girl, Mary Hightower, rules all the children in limbo -- Everlost. Allie can't help but want to live. Nick doesn't know what to do. Things clash and all that was must be questioned. Everlost draws you in fast since it weaves a story of strong characters as real people and makes you think on life after death. A deeply original story with alternating characters that should be thought even, after life. You will come out feeling like a different person when you finish them. ...more
Some Nightmares Never End Fade is a much more action-packed than the other books in the Dreamcatcher's series (Wake series). Jennie's perspective is muSome Nightmares Never End Fade is a much more action-packed than the other books in the Dreamcatcher's series (Wake series). Jennie's perspective is much more emotionally in-depth. Jennie is really confused on what a dreamcatcher really is. It's only natural that as the book moves forward she becomes very interested in a way to stop walking into other people's dreams. After all, dream walking can be overwhelming. You'd expect that to be a cool power but think again. Jennie's determination lead her to the truth in the end. Although what she finds she doesn't really like. Jennie must accept her fate or keep trying to fight it. All this makes for an exciting plot. Fade added a lot of personality to Caleb and Jenjie. They seem to finally reached a good balance but there is still frustration at Jennie's predicament. The story feels very intense at times toi which readers should find enjoyable. Fade is the second in Dreamcatcher's series (Wake series) which really feels the most complete best of all three in the series. A good recommended read in scenes fiction.
Your Dreams Are Not Your Own There are individuals but only a few that can dream and their dreams are not their own. Jennie a teen girl discovers she pYour Dreams Are Not Your Own There are individuals but only a few that can dream and their dreams are not their own. Jennie a teen girl discovers she posseses this power. Her dreams invade her life and with an alcoholic mother things are just impossible to handle. Her dreams can be very stupefying that things for her can never truly be normal for her. Even through all the bad a boy named Caleb has a need to help her, If only she can let him in.
Jennie is a really likeable character. She can very determined and did enjoy reading about her life while reading. The style of the writing is a well-descrptive type which allows readers to get into. For the entire story, we're drawn into the story. This is the first in a series that proves to be immensely entertaining. A definite book to read for science fiction book lovers. ...more
Felt like things ended sadly for Janie. We see that she has more issues to work out in her life. This last book closes up and resolves what Janie willFelt like things ended sadly for Janie. We see that she has more issues to work out in her life. This last book closes up and resolves what Janie will do with her life. She makes a monumental decision. Gone is more emotional and not action-packed like Wake or Fade but manages to satisfy. It's ok, and a good end to The Dream Catcher's books....more
Beatrix Ling ,a teen misfit, wants nothing more than to belong in a place whereFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
Beatrix Ling ,a teen misfit, wants nothing more than to belong in a place where she can be accepted. All her life she's been shunned and when she meets a dazzling young man named Ringmaster he knows things about her she can't resist. Completely fun read that's fast-paced with lost of adventure in between. A good care-free fantasy about learning to accept yourself and your search to get there. Beatrix is a brave girl I loved reading about along with her space adventures.
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A nice enough prequel short story exclusive that elaborates on the past of FinleFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
A nice enough prequel short story exclusive that elaborates on the past of Finley Jayne before arriving at Griffin King's home (The Duke of Greythorne) and later meeting the group of superhuman band of youths. Has a similar tone and feel to that of The Girl in the Steel Corset (See: Review of The Girl in the Steel Corset: The Steampunk Chronicles #1 by Kady Cross) but was a different adventure for Miss Jayne. One where Finley alone is aware of a dark secret this time. You do get a mention of Griffin but in passing. Enough to make you think how close Griffin and Finley came to meeting even before The Girl in the Steel Corset. The Strange Case of Finley Jayne is before Finley met Griffin King so lends a taste of mystery to see who the girl (Finley Jayne) really is. You'll get that in this exclusive e-book look. Concluding nicely and to lead into , The Girl in the Steel Corset , a full-length novel rather than a short story. Look forward to: How much trouble can Finley get into a lady's maid? Find out in The Girl in the Steel Corset the first story in Kady Cross's exciting new mini-series The STEAMPUNK CHRONICLES. Available wherever books are sold from Harlequin Teen. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Steampunk, Historical Fiction, Robots, Androids, Superhumans...more
For a science fiction read Verita was quite an impressive novel. Brett Bradbu--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
For a science fiction read Verita was quite an impressive novel. Brett Bradbury has the regular American life of not going without until the day her parents die. As only child she doesn't have any immediate family and when she finds that her family for most of her life have been living well above their means she doesn't have any real way to keep up payments to her old way of living considering she's a minor. So she has to go to foster care. A few days into foster care she starts to realize that life is changing. Brett still very much still wants to keep in contact with her old friend Jenna until she finds that Jenna would rather not now that Brett is in another school zone and also in foster care. To Jenna it will be easier not to have Brett around. After one last ditch effort to see Jenna and e-kindle their friendship just causes the foster care services to see her as a delinquent to be watched and not be given ahny trust. Brett really feels her life has gone in an unforseeable place with nothing good to look forward to. Just as Brett see her world as terrible and there is no real hope she gets approached hy John Roberts with a govrnment sponsored scientific-orientated project where a new planet named Verita has been found! Verita needs people from Earth who are young to populate it. So Brett has her suspicions that the scientists created compatible genetic partners for everyone who's in Verita. Brett senses this conspiracy theory may be what's going on especially since she has instant crazy atrraction to Brady who hardly has any connection emotionally to. Although she doesn't want to jump into any conclusions until she's sure so we should see that in the next book set to be called Concisus. Brett will no doubt want to fight to hold on to a certain relationship with a fellow scientist named Ryan Traven considering her relationship isn't fabricated like with Brady. Tracy Rozzlyn got good ideas with how Verita can possibly have agendas. She also knows how to handle characters and introducing new ones. As soon as you meet Ryan you'll know when he proceeds to scold Brett but they do become good friends later which you can see [below]: “Stop!” I jump and pull my hand back. The eyes quickly vanish back into the greenery. I turn in the direction of the deep, booming voice that startled me. “What do you think you’re doing? You don’t know if any of those plants out there are poisonous or even carnivorous.” The sharp edge in his voice instantaneously angers me. Is he seriously lecturing me? Momentarily, I worry he’s security, and that I’ve broken some unknown rule – but as he marches closer I notice he’s wearing black with purple, like me. He’s a scientist, just like I am, and I’m pissed. Who the hell is he to lecture me? I wasn’t actually touching anything, yet. I would have stopped before reaching the fence – at least that’s what I’m telling myself. “What do you think you’re doing?” I snap back at him defensively. “I’m trying to keep you from hurting yourself. You could be a little nicer and say thank you,” he snarls, but I can see by his expression that he’s startled by my tone. With my voice dripping in sarcasm, I say, “Sure, thank you. Thank you for butting in where you don’t belong, and thank you so much for startling my creature away. Did you ever stop to think that I was looking at something beside the plants? And, just maybe, that I was reaching out to see if I’d get a similar response from the animal that was looking at me? And that, just maybe, you’re not the only one with a shred of common sense who knows not to touch something when you don’t know what it is?” I cross my arms and simply glare at him. A part of me realizes that he only meant well, but I’m not in the mood to be understanding. The shock of waking up, the disappointment of the dorms, all my doubts and my losses are being taken out on this poor sap who happened along at the wrong moment. I know it’s not fair of me, but it’s not enough to quell my fury. “I’m sorry,” he retorts condescendingly. “The next time I think you’re about to do something foolish, I’ll wait until after you’re hurt to tell you that it’s a bad idea.” I notice he’s smirking at me now, apparently amused by my reaction. “And you can save the lecturing until after the fact next time, too.” I huff, turn around, and sit back down to read my handbook. “It’s a deal then.” He holds out his hand to shake. I look up and see a Cheshire cat smile plastered on his face. I can’t stop myself from smiling too. “Deal.” I shake his hand as I feel my anger subsiding. “I’m Ryan; Ryan Traven. And you are…” he asks, raising his eyebrow. “Brett Bradbury,” I answer. Realizing we’re still shaking, I quickly tug my hand away. He chuckles warmly at me. “So you’re a biologist?” I notice his voice has a soft, gentle quality to it when he isn’t scolding me. “Yes, and let me guess: you’re a botanist,” I say, coyly. “Guilty. Sorry if I sounded like I was lecturing you. I’ve been walking the perimeter, looking at all these strange plants, and wondering what qualities they possess. I really was just worried for you.” He shrugs his shoulders apologetically.
What found genius with Tracy Rozzlyn's writing was you get to read into a book that had this professional gathering of scientists vibe that felt so believable. Interesting to become immersed into. Here [below] her writing style comes out: The weekend and Monday morning goes by very slowly. We all try to busy ourselves with other work, but the waiting makes it hard to concentrate. We’re all excited and nervous to see what she thinks, and to see if she’ll allow us to plant it on the base. I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning, just watching the clock until it’s late enough to wake my parents and run downstairs to see what’s been left under the tree. I’m only half paying attention to the video I’m screening, when I catch a black shape blur across the screen. I quickly sit up in my chair and rewind the footage. Ryan had seen it from over my shoulder. “What the hell was that?” Everyone gathers around me as I replay the footage at normal speed. We see an Enux run past first – a large, flightless bird that resembles an oversized turkey with long muscular, legs and the speed of a roadrunner. Then we see the black blur. Whatever it was, it’s enormous, fast, and after the Enux. Anxiously, I rewind it again and play it in slow motion to see if I can get a better view, but it doesn’t help. “Shit!” I look to confirm the time and location and of the camera. “Anything large enough to take down an Enux is large enough to hunt us.” Alarmed, I start barking orders. “Jake, pull up the video from camera six, 2238 hours, June thirty-fifth. There might be a better shot of the animal on that camera. I’m going to see if I can slow this down more and clean up the image better. Ryan, grab camera five – Molly, grab cameras eight’s video. They’re both long shots, but they could have caught something.” We spend the rest of the morning carefully screening through the videos. Molly finds a black tail swishing across her screen, but nothing else. Jake just finds black: the animal had rubbed against his camera and knocked it out of position, so it’s now pointed to the ground. Ryan finds absolutely nothing on his camera. I finally manage to slow down and clean up my video. Everyone gathers back around me as I play it back. It’s still blurry, but we can make out an elongated snout like that of a dog or wolf, and there are plenty of sharp, jagged teeth lining the creature’s mouth. Its body resembles a panther, but it appeared to be moving even faster than a panther can, and from what we can tell it’s quite a bit larger. “Shit,” is all I manage to say.
So far for a science fiction fan this series has a enjoyable world that's a brilliant jewel among many. Coming Soon.
Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula would fall into the science fiction categorFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula would fall into the science fiction category in novels. The story of Cassidy Jones who has a journalist for a father who on one of his many interviews with well-known people happens to be on this occassion with a scientist that is researching and developing something entirely new in cell restoration for disabled humans. During the interview, Cassidy is accidentally exposed to a dangerous chemical formula that the scientist Dr. Serena Philips is developing which changes her body forever.Cassidy now has unbelievable powers and maybe even be indestructible. As she leaves with these new powers through her father and those close to her are kidnapped because of the same formula that turned her into a superhuman. Cassidy is now forced to put herself in possible danger to find out the culprit who kidnapped not only her dad but Dr. Serena Phillips. Which along the way introduces us to Dr. Phillips son, Emery Phlips, that leaves us even more in excited confusement. Is he connected to his mother's disappearance or just a concerned teen boy?
Some of the appeal of Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula is the intense but rather fun super-powered fighting/action scenes. Whenever they come they bring in some exciting, vivid details along with suspense of the moment. There is a lot of major character driven moments. Also to be noted, is the big ground movement in the novel of the swift pace that keeps delivering in smooth torrents.
While, Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula isn't a rather new idea in science fiction its an entertaining read. There are some vastly interesting characters that exude genuine personality. There is a conclusion of great mystery still even if the finale concluded with some obvious reveals. Leaving your average reader thirsty for more to lead toward Book Two: Cassidy Jones and Vulcan's Gift. Overall: Touching read. Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Prepare yourself for this debut novel that is a perfect piece of dystopian writiFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
Prepare yourself for this debut novel that is a perfect piece of dystopian writing. Neva is a sixteen-year old girl who has a complete hidden rebellious nature. A spirit like that could never survive in a world that has been closed off from the outside in a protective bubble called The Protectosphere. The government says that its for everyone's good to stay inside it. As she runs and runs to seek what can be on the outside her life is bared to its sad, resigned nature. Even Neva is forced to examine herself by having to choose between Braydon who ignites excitement in her--who's also her best-friend's boyfriend -- or freedom from living a life utterly blank of faith. All those around Neva have their secrets and things that they have been through making you either question them or feel for them. Dark Parties is an overwhelmingly exciting novel wrapped in hope and mystery with characters who are very much praise-worthy.
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Mira Chambers is classed as a blind and insane inmate at an asylum. She wrestlesFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
Mira Chambers is classed as a blind and insane inmate at an asylum. She wrestles against the asylum clinic's staff and wont allow anyone to get past her barriers to get to know her. Then, Ben a new staff helper sees in her something that can open up and be good. Mira Chambers can be more than that, but nobody besides Ben truly sees that she may just be different than the rest of us. In a way that lets her understand things like no other with her beautiful eyes. Diamond Eyes has a lot of great suspense during moments where we begin to see of Mira's unique condition. A new fascinating Science fiction concept I am now forever in love with....more
Let's start off first with the cover artwork for Pariah. Its amazing! Into the rFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
Let's start off first with the cover artwork for Pariah. Its amazing! Into the reading, readers are introduced to the 'thick of things'. Brent is giving a highly intelligent speech to his fellow classmatess in school for them to be completely bored. Safe to say unimpressed. Asthe isssue moves into a more ominous tone there is the added information that in the world of Pariah there are certain people designated as Vitros. Vitros from what is gathered are highlt detested. Making things hugely interesting because our main character is a Vitro.
In terms of characters , Brent, was very relateable. He's a smart individual in a world that doesn't reallly understanfd him. During, the issue he's approached by Anna, a girl,. that seems to want to try to connect with him but can't because of their differing viewpoints of the world. It seems being Vitro makes for a personality difference with regular people. Found this concept very creative. For this reason Vitros are frowned upon when there is an attack against regular non-Vitro humans in some labs. Everyone swears its connected to Vitros for sure. Meaning serious danger to Brent now that he's labeled a threat to regular peple.
Pariah has a very good rhythm in this first comic issue concerning the pace of the story. The characters are most present in their speaking dialogue and actions. Brent as a main character is for all good intentions a sort of sarcastic even at times cynical character. Found it vastly endearing and relateable. There is this type of mind dialogue from Brent that he keeps to himself whenever he’s acting on actions or interacting with others that’s overall fascinating. Further cements the idea of Vitros as a whole new type of human being and how they are as people.
From the start, Pariah Issue #1 by Aron Warner and Philip Gelatt was one of the issues released by Sea Lion Books was most interesting by which wasn’t bad at all despite being honestly short. While simple in its concept in many ways it’s original. Haven’t seen so far before. The artwork is something very attractive. All the facial expressions are uniquely rendered on page movement. Conception of characters all made nicely with gray, watery almost block-style that is easy on the eyes. While the story was somewhat almost amazing. Almost. It was hard to tell yet where the series is going. Everything is still pretty vague. On another note, the artwork was lovely. If you are to get Pariah, your decision may well be led by at least the amazingly attractive artwork. For This Review: *Book Copy Provided by Publisher*
Overall: Touching read Genre: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Young Adult Recommend Ages: 15 and Up...more
Lots of people no matter their background are in some way curious about aliens.Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
Lots of people no matter their background are in some way curious about aliens. Even, if it's in a tiny way they are for maybe just for amusement. Extraterrestrial Compendium is a perfect sort of encyclopedia with all kinds of descriptions that are detailed to rumors of all UFO sightings, types of available aliens, alien myths, and alien-related conspiracies. The information gathered was carefully gathered to ensure you get some background on things such as the origins as well. Quite a project for Patt Lee to embark on.
Inside its scifi-esque pictures which are entirely mesmerizing, there are alien life-forms never before seen. There is mention of Draconian reptilians who apparently detest all humans.
The chupucabra a creature of fear surprisingly feautures within the pages of Extraterrestrial Compendium. Who knew! That is only the tip of the iceberg. There's more to uncover throughout the compendium.
Most alluring of Extraterrestrial Compendium is how the photos of all matter of extraterrestrials is rendered. There is intense artwork at work. Wuite a few are so remarkable in their exotic looks while others quite honestly terrify. The artwork department is no problem at all.
Extraterrestrial Compendium is something overall entertaining for alien fans who want maybe to discover new facts on aliens or just have a book with information all gathered up at the ready. The compendium promises to gather everything for you. Overall: Amazing read! Encyclopedia, Compendium, Novel...more
Unison Spark 2.0 is a new update from Facebook and the old Twitter that has--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
Unison Spark 2.0 is a new update from Facebook and the old Twitter that has never before been seen. A program that makes you feel like you're actually physically part of a huge digital world. Once you are plugged in you are in it as if you are in real life. People there have popularity stats in a way to allow ranking. Ambrose Truax is the heir to the empire of Unison Spark and son of Martin Truax, so his ranking is the highest and most popular as far as stats go. Ambrose seems to like his life. He's in charge of keeping everyone happy in this digital world and coming back for more of the products of BetterLife connected to Unison Spark. Though Ambrose is contacted one day though by an anonymous source mentioning to him he's only Martin's experiment. Not his son at all. That he's being lied to. Ambrose isn't entirely sure if this is a lie, so he escapes all he's known to go below where BetterLife hook-ups into Unison Spark aren't a way of life. He's quickly wanted by (sort of security) by who it is assumed to be watching him back. Into which soon enough Mistletoe comes in. She is the girl with the blue pigtail. She happens to help him escape but in the process the person who has always been her caretaker , Jiri, dies.
"There in the middle of the road , was Jiri, standing with his back to her, pointing his black pre-Unison handgun at a stocky ESC police officer with a gleaming metallic arm thst narrowed to a glowing tip, which was in turn pointed at a boy of about her age who was dressed better than anyone she'd ever see. His outfit was holo-fashion, an elegant projection of a sharp new suit in the manner of big-time businessman from up above. His wispy blond hair sparkled, even in the subcanopy shade. He was clearly a long way from home, and his wide eyes from Jiri to the cop."
While she despises Ambrose at first for seeming to be somewhat weak she feels she has to help him. Just as they are trying to discover what Ambrose is involved in they also have a connection to each other thanks to Unison Spark that in turn is for a bigger plan set into motion by Unison Spark.
" Ambrose recognized the scheme: they were orchestrating chaos to cover a risky in-Unison conversation. A battle like the one raging around them could scramble UniCorp scans for a precious moments. "Martin Truax," Sonia said finally. " The creator. He who giveth and taketh away" "What about him?" " Chatter among freelancers like me is mostly speculation. Half of it's idle, half of it's strategic, designed to throw everybody off, make room for your own ideas, beat other homebrew types to the punch. But lately it's been off-the-charts twitter-brained. Like Martin's gone rogue and even his own advisers don't know what he's up to, because he's planning to spring version 3.0 on everybody unannounced, wipe everything that came before. Logins reset across the board. Profiles erased. People are saying there won't be any warning. No ramp up. Just ZAP- he unveils the upgrade, and in the end nobody even cares that it's this big ambush because the opportunities are unimaginably game changing. " Unison 3.0 will be, like, Humanity 2.0" Takeshi said sagely, repeating some overhead catchphrase. "Might wanna duck...."
Unison Spark is something of a fun science fiction book through the exploration of the social network beyond what it is now and what could maybe potentially be. That with that with our societal economic structure how it could eventually affect how wealthy we can be in information through technology. Which is a pretty interesting premise! Since we can see it today richer persons may today have an easier access to new technological gadgets. Now moving onto the characters within, Unison Spark, for all intentions found had a good enough cast of characters. Although this has to be noted isn't overtly developed in character development but more in its story events (plot). Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Romance...more
In Seven Point Eight, we are introduced to a unique concept brought up of alternFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
In Seven Point Eight, we are introduced to a unique concept brought up of alternate realities centered on obsessive love.
As humans, we are always questioning our existence. We refuse to believe what can't be backed by evidence, so Seven Point Eight is an intriguing read for the fact that in a fictional way tries to create a way to explain the mystery. Dr. Paul Eldridge a highly-talented scientist is hired by Max Richardson who has all the resources Dr. Eldridge can need to feed his his interest in finding the unknowns of the world. Max introduces Paul to indulgences as well. It is soon that Max’s influence changes Dr. Eldridge in not an entirely good way. Just as Paul, gets used to his position as Max’s personal scientist there is an introduction of a world of psychics that Max personally finds from around the world and collects. Max not only is an entrepreneur but he searches for the mystery of life and existence. His array of psychics he uses to uncover secrets to help out the government of England to avoid dangers and predict world-centered issues. Psychics are well adapted to foretell and abstract all types of information. Max takes in one of the most powerful psychics yet, a girl, by the name of Tahra. She might be the key to unlocking a secret frequency that will allow them to see other worlds in space with very intriguing methods. The problem may not be how hard it is to unlock the key to the world’s mystery but the dangers it brings. Just another problem is that Tahra is a big distraction to not only Paul but very much to Max. She has managed to capture the attention of them both with her charismatic personality and exotic appearance. In the novel we see Tahra, Paul, and Max’s struggle through their complex relationships. The high dangers lie more at times in that Dr. Eldridge, Max, and Tahra want to push the limits of research and discovery which as anyone knows is a dangerous line to walk on.
Seven Point Eight has a very intricate story which has a very pleasant pace to it. The novel is split into various point of views of characters in which some are more dominant than others. Even so, it isn’t disorienting in any way. Seven Point Eight is the first in a series. This being the 'First Chronicle'. It ends with an open ending to be picked up by its next Chronicle. This is a book that has a wide-reaching, intellectual exuding voice. It's a very impressive science fiction novel with romance anyone should pick up. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Science Fiction, Romance, Human Nature, Young Adult, Alternate Realities/Dimensions, Strong Sexual Scenes, Adult, Fantasy ...more
In Issue #1 we learned about Brent a Vitro (term in the Pariah worlFull, non-spoiler review courtesy coming soon! at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
In Issue #1 we learned about Brent a Vitro (term in the Pariah world meaning people with high intelligence). This time around we see things from the perspective of Lila Ellerman a sixteen year-old girl who is actually involved in the explosion that is at the center of the trouble and persecution of other Vitros in Pariah Issue #1. She's on the run with her group of Vitros where the governmment is trying to round them up. Lila knows time is of the essence to discover who is framing the Vitros. She also knows because of the explosion caused in the lab she worked at all Vitros are now in danger. ...more