Tag: science fiction


Book Review: Stone in the Sky (Tin Star #2) by Cecil Castellucci

Book Review: Stone in the Sky (Tin Star #2) by Cecil Castellucci
Posted March 14, 2015 by Melissa in Book Review / 2 Comments

After escaping death a second time, Tula Bane is now even thirstier for revenge. She spends much of her time in the Tin Star Café on the Yertina Feray—the space station she calls home. But when it’s discovered that the desolate and abandoned planet near the station has high quantities of a precious resource, the once sleepy space station becomes a major player in intergalactic politics. In the spirit of the Gold Rush, aliens from all over the galaxy race to cash in—including Tula’s worst enemy.




Character Profiles & Giveaway: Collide (The Taking #3) by Melissa West

Character Profiles & Giveaway: Collide (The Taking #3) by Melissa West
Posted February 16, 2015 by Melissa in Book promo, Giveaway / 10 Comments

Military legacy Ari Alexander has survived alien spies, WWIV, and a changing world order. But when the new leader of Earth uses Jackson—the only boy she’s ever let herself care about—to get to her, Ari has no choice but to surrender. To free Jackson, she agrees to travel to the national bases to train others to fight. What she discovers is a land riddled with dying people. Ari has the power to heal by turning the fighters into aliens—half-breeds like her. If she succeeds, together, they have a chance at overthrowing the alien leader, Zeus. But if she fails, everyone she holds dear will be wiped away forever.


Release Week Promo & Giveaway: Invaded (Alienated #2) by Melissa Landers

Release Week Promo & Giveaway: Invaded (Alienated #2) by Melissa Landers
Posted February 2, 2015 by Melissa in Book promo, Giveaway / 0 Comments

The romantic sequel to Alienated takes long-distance relationships to a new level as Cara and Aelyx long for each other from opposite ends of the universe…until a threat to both their worlds reunites them. Cara always knew life on planet L’eihr would be an adjustment. With Aelyx, her L’eihr boyfriend, back on Earth, working to mend the broken alliance between their two planets, Cara is left to fend for herself at a new school, surrounded by hostile alien clones. Even the weird dorm pet hates her.



Teaser Tuesdays – The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

Teaser Tuesdays – The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick
Posted December 30, 2014 by Melissa in Teaser Tuesdays / 6 Comments

Four linked stories boldly chronicle madness, obsession, and creation through the ages. Beginning with the cave-drawings of a young girl on the brink of creating the earliest form of writing, Sedgwick traverses history, plunging into the seventeenth century witch hunts and a 1920s insane asylum where a mad poet’s obsession with spirals seems to be about to unhinge the world of the doctor trying to save him. Sedgwick moves beyond the boundaries of historical fiction and into the future in the book’s final section, set upon a spaceship voyaging to settle another world for the first time. Merging Sedgwick’s gift for suspense with science- and historical-fiction, Ghosts of Heaven is a tale is worthy of intense obsession.