And that's a wrap for Sci-Fi Month 2018, a month long celebration of all things sci-fi hosted by Imyril @ One More and Lisa @ Dear Geek Place (Image credit: Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash, Quote from The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers). I've had a great time participating in this awesome blogging extravaganza the last few years and I hope I'll be able to be back for the next time around. I was very ambitious with my tbr this year - I managed to complete 14 out of 20 books. I got in some fantastic reading (and some not so great)! Read on to see my thoughts on the books I've knocked off my tbr since my last update, a listing of the Sci-Fi Month posts I've published this time year, and a giveaway (US Only):
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Looking for a new series to go fill the Firefly sized hole in your heart? Look no further than Starflight. For some reason my expectations weren't super high even though I enjoyed Melissa Landers's work in the past, but I'm glad I gave it a chance because it's a pretty fantastic series opener. The characters are fun to get to know, there's plenty of banter, lots of action to keep you hooked, and it features hate-to-love style romance which was pretty darn good. If you like The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, Starbound by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, and Guardians of the Galaxy, I have a feeling you'll enjoy this solid series opener as well. I'm definitely looking forward to Starfall.
I read this book from November 22 - 23, 2018 and my review is also on Goodreads.
DNF @ 25%
I desperately wanted to love Heroine Complex because it sounds like it would be right up my alley. It has a lot to like about it, but stylistically it just wasn't quite working out for me. I have a feeling though that if it's available in audiobook format I may actually prefer it. I may be coming back to this story in the future in a different format.
I tried this book from November 24 - 29, 2018 and my review is also n Goodreads.
DNF'd @ 17%
I'm a fan of Westworld and the concept behind Pastworld (the city of London has been recreated as a Victorian era theme park that tourists can visit is being plagued by a Jack the Ripper-esque killer) sounded really enticing. Unfortunately I preferred the concept to the execution. I gave the book 60 pages before I gave it up - it's quite dull and I wasn't interested in any of the characters. Plus, the writing style is going for formal Victorian but it comes across as very stilted, unatmospheric, unwieldy, and even sloppily put together.
I tried to read this between November 23 - 24, 2018 and my review is also on Goodreads.
My Sci-Fi Month 2018 Posts:
Announcement and Potential TBR
The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff + 50/50 Friday
Music Monday: Zager and Evans & The Postal Service
Top Ten Tuesday: Classic Sci-Fi Books I Need To Read
The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Renegades (Renegades #1) by Marissa Meyer + 50/50 Friday
ARC Reviews: Limetown by Cote Smith & Head On (Lock In #2) by John Scalzi
Music Monday: Queen & Janelle Monae
Top Ten Tuesday: Sci-Fi Book Adaptations I Want To See
The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers + 50/50 Friday
Music Monday: Dead End Drive-In
Top Ten Tuesday: Upcoming Sci-Fi Books I'm Looking Forward To
Mini Reviews Update #2
The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Starflight (Starflight #1) by Melissa Landers + 50/50 Friday
Music Monday: Ex Machina (2014)
Top Ten Tuesday: Upcoming Sci-Fi Movies I'm Looking Forward To
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Book To Movie (2018) - Review
Book Riot's 2018 Read Harder Challenge - November Update: The Long Way To A Small Angry, Planet & A Son's Vow
And now for the main event: A GIVEAWAY (US Only - Sorry)!
Two lucky winners will have their choice of either Renegades by Marissa Meyer or Starflight by Melissa Landers! This giveaway will last until Midnight (ET) on Friday, December 7th, 2018. I will alert the winners via email and they will have 48 hours to respond or I will have to select another winner. Whoever responds the quickest will get their first choice of prizes. Good luck!
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