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Sci-Fi Month 2019 - Wrap Up, Mini Reviews, & Giveaway (US Only)

Happy Saturday everyone and welcome to my final post of 2019's Sci-Fi Month! (Image credit: Photo by Sebastien Decoret on 123RF.com with a quote from This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone).  As usual, I loved taking part in this awesome sci-fi extravaganza and I can't wait to come back next year.  I managed to complete all ten books on my tbr.  For the most part, I got in a lot of great reading!  Read on to see my thoughts on the books I've knocked off my tbr mountain, a listing of the Sci-Fi Month posts I've published this year, and a giveaway (US Only):




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The Illuminae Files is a favorite series of mine and somehow Amie Kafman and Jay Kristoff have done it again with Aurora Rising. This new series opener is a lot of fun and exactly the romp I was looking for. I particularly enjoyed getting to know the diverse cast of characters and everyone really has their own moments to shine, but my favorites hands down are Kal (who is referre…

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3) by Holly Black + 50/50 Friday

On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books. For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook. Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post. As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader. Then, for 50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.



This week I'm spotlighting one of my current…

Sci-Fi Month 2019 - Top Ten Tuesday: Upcoming Sci-Fi Books I'm Excited To Read

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week I'm doing something a bit different for Sci-Fi Month 2019 (Image credit: Photo by Sebastien Decoret on 123RF.com with a quote from This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone).  In the spirit of the month, I'm sharing ten Upcoming Sci-Fi Books I'm Excited To Read.  Without further ado, here we go in order by release date:


The God Game by Danny Tobey - Release date: January 7th, 2020 - A video game run by an AI that believes it's God?  I'm so excited to have been approved for this ARC on NetGalley!


A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen - Release date: January 14, 2020 - After loving Here and Now and Then I'm really excited for pretty much anything this author decides to write.


The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez- Release date: January 14, 2019 - Have you read the description?  It sounds like it'll be amazing.


Finna by Nino Cipri - Rel…

Sci-Fi Month 2019 - Music Monday: Avengers: Endgame

Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.

Rules:

Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url.


Welcome to my first Music Monday post of Sci-Fi Month 2019 (Image credit: Photo by Sebastien Decoret on 123RF.com with a quote from This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone)!  This week I'm spotlighting my two favorite tracks from the Avengers: Endgamesoundtrack.  The first is The How Works which is featured during the time hei…

Sci-Fi Month 2019 - Awesome Longcoats

Happy Sunday everyone!  Today, in honor of Sci-Fi Month 2019 (Image credit: Photo by Sebastien Decoret on 123RF.com with a quote from This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone), I am taking part in the prompt challenge (with my own spin on yesterdays topic: trenchcoats and mirrorshades) and am sharing my favorite characters in sci-fi tv shows and movies that wear awesome longcoats.  Here we go, in alphabetical order by name:


Doctor Emmett Brown from Back to the Future Part III


Captain Jack Harkness from Doctor Who and Torchwood


Mal Reynolds from Firefly


Neo from The Matrix


Nick Fury from The Avengers


The Tenth Doctor from Doctor Who

Who are some of your favorite longcoat wearing characters in sci-fi?



Sci-Fi 2019 - The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Recursion by Blake Crouch + 50/50 Friday

This week I'm spotlighting one of my Sci-Fi Month 2019 reads (Image credit: Photo by Sebastien Decoret on 123RF.com with a quote from This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone), Recursion by Blake Crouch.  I'm so excited to pick this up just because Dark Matter was so amazing.  Plus, I've heard only good things about this as well.

Beginning:

Barry Sutton pulls over into the fire lane at the main entrance of the Poe Building, an Art Deco tower glowing white in the illumination of its exterior sconces.

56:

For a moment, the man just breathes heavily into the phone.  Barry thinks he hears a woman also crying in the background, but he isn't sure.

50/50 Friday: Book You Read In A Day/ Book You DNF'd


Read In One DayThe Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson, Clayton Cowles - I feel like I haven't mentioned just how much I loved this when I read it back in October.


Book You DNF'd - Unbury…

Sci-Fi Month 2019 - Science Fiction A-Z

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today in honor of Sci-Fi Month I'm sharing my own take on the Science Fiction A-Z list which I spotted over on Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy's blog (originally from Annemieke @ A Dance with Books with her own great take on the classic A-Z list).  (Image credit: Photo by Sebastien Decoret on 123RF.com with a quote from This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone).  Without further ado, here are some sci-fi novels that I've loved:


A - Apocalypse Five (Archive of the Fives #1) by Stacey Rourke


B- Basilisk (The Korsak Brothers #2) by Rob Thurman


C - City of Savages by Lee Kelly


D - DEV1AT3 (LIFEL1K3 #2) by Jay Kristoff


E - Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger


F - The Fold by Peter Clines


G - Grace Year by Kim Liggett


H - Hawkeye, Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction


I - Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine


J - Joan the Made (Throwbacks #1) by Kristen Pham


K - Karen Memory (Karen Memory #1) by…