The Power by Naomi Alderman // Mini-Review

ThePower

About the story: Strange things are happening all around the globe. Teenage girls discover they have a Power that hasn’t been there before. A Power with which they can cause immense pain, even death.

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“The known is finite, the unknown infinite” // Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel // Mini-Review

WakingGods Review

About the story: The world is in an uproar – A new alien robot appeared in London. After Themis was discovered a few years ago, there are still many questions that need to be answered. The new appearance only adds more questions to those. Why did a second robot show up? Why in London? What is its purpose? What is the best way to react?

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Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of 29236299Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.
The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.
Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.
When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.
But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.
Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.

I had been reading These broken stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner when my pre-ordered copy arrived. I feel bad for putting the other book down but I just couldn’t wait to dive into the world of the Illuminae files again. And OH. MY. FUCKING. GOD. WHAT A BOOK!!!! The first book was already amazing but gosh this is just as good.

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The year is 2575 and two mega-corporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice covered speck.23395680

Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Ezra and Kady have to make their escape on the evacuating fleet. But their troubles are just the beginning. A deadly plague has broken out on one of the spaceships and it is mutating with terrifying results. Their ship’s protection is seriously flawed. No one will say what is going on.

As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her. Ezra. And the only problem with that is they split up before all this trouble started and she isn’t supposed to be talking to him.

A fantastically original, heart-stopping adventure where everything is definitely more dangerous than it seems. 

Before I start with my review I have to thank Gretchen from chicnerdreads. If you hadn’t been so excited about this series I would have a) never heard of it and b) never picked it up. So THANK YOUU because I would have missed one hell of a book.

ABSOLUTELYFUCKINGAMAZING. That’s the word I’d use if I had to describe this book in one word. And yes that’s one word. But now to my review.

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