Showing posts with the label sci-fi

Roque Princess by B.R. Myers, published 2020

    I think this book deserves 4.5 stars. I would give it 5 but my hesitation comes from me thinking the book would get 3 stars while I was reading it. There were lulls in the book that had me filled with doubt and therefore I don’t think it deserves the full 5 stars. The only reason the rating was upped so much is because the ending wrapped up so perfectly.  As a disclaimer, I found that many of the scenes I was picturing were insanely close to scenes in Avatar and Star Wars. So if you haven’t seen those movies, I wonder if some of the scenes would be hard to picture. Or maybe it’d be better if you haven’t seen those movies because I found the sci-fi and fantasy conflicted with one another. I wasn’t sure if it was intentional, but at times the flip-flopping of genres got a bit choppy. In addition to sci-fi and fantasy, this is also a really cute romance. If you usually don’t like romance, I would still recommend this book because the romance isn’t an overpowering factor. Also, if

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, published 2011

     I picked this book up because it had really great reviews. But I'm not going to lie, I didn't enjoy it as much as I hoped I would. I felt like the main characters didn't click as well as they should, and I'm not sure what to make out of the bad-guy-also-seeming-like-a-good-guy thing. Some of the writing choices also left me unsatisfied.     In the beginning, the main character thought in poems. This made her seem like she was complex and you would slowly unravel her character throughout the book, but that didn’t happen and I don't think it will in future books. She was slightly insane at the beginning, so I thought that maybe her poem-like thoughts symbolized her insanity, but if anything, she just got more insane as the book went on while the poems completely stopped for no apparent reason.      The ending also didn't do it for me. The cliffhanger wasn't much of a cliffhanger, and I was disappointed that I didn't feel more compelled to read the nex

The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park, published 2020

  I gave this book 4 stars because some of the plot points were so out there, I felt it needed to get reigned in a bit. I know it’s fiction, but it bordered so hard between realistic fiction and science fiction and the outcome was a bit wishy washy. The plot needed to make up its mind and decide between full-blown sci-fi and realistic fiction.            Despite a few lulls, this book is actually really funny. The awkward, quirky personas the characters possessed made it hilarious. I wished it went on a little more, not just because the writing style and character development were amazing, but because the ending left me unsatisfied. I’m not sure if this is purposeful or not, but why the ending was wrapped up so quickly when there were some problems the author left unsolved confused me. The author is new and this is one of her first published books, so I decided it wasn’t a big deal. Other than that, it’s a good book. It’s a romance, but it’s not like, full-blown hard core romance.