Review – Perihelion Summer by Greg Egan

Perihelion Summer
By: Greg Egan
Release Date: April 19, 2019
Publisher: Tor.com
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Greg Egan’s Perihelion Summer is a science fiction novella a bit different from his other works. This past Hugo and John W Campbell Memorial Award winner usually writes in hard science fiction, but this novella focuses a bit more on events without necessarily going as deeply into the science behind them.

Blogtour Review: Rise of Gaia by Kristin Ward

Rise of Gaia by Kirstin Ward The Rise of Gaia
By: Kristin Ward
Release Date: August 24, 2019
Publisher: Kristin Ward
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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Today, I’m thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for Rise of Gaia by Kristin Ward, winner of the 2018 Winner of the Best Indie Book Award for her previous novel, After the Green Withered. This novel is set in a small American town, and follows Terra, a high school girl. On her seventeenth birthday, she has a vision, one that shows her horrifying scenes of destruction.

Review – A Merciful Fate(Mercy Kilpatrick #5)

A Merciful Fate(Mercy Kilpatrick #5)
By: Kendra Elliot
Website: https://www.kendraelliot.com/home/
Release Date: January 15th, 2019
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Mercy Kilpatrick
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Book number five is here and I’m so glad to have read it and be able to tell everyone about it. Again we walk the line of talking about how amazing a story is without offering spoilers but, bear with me, I am going to try and offer enough of a review without telling you major plot points.

Review – A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick #4)

A Merciful Silence(Mercy Kilpatrick #4)
By: Kendra Elliot
Website: https://www.kendraelliot.com/home/
Release Date: June 19th, 2018
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Mercy Kilpatrick
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Well here we are again, hanging out with Mercy Kilpatrick and bowing down at Kendra Elliot’s feet. If you don’t like romantic suspense I’m not sure why you’re checking out a review for book number four in a romantic suspense series so I have to assume you’re here for the same reason I am. Mercy Kilpatrick is a certified bad ass and you want to know more about her life and this book about her continued character arc.

#MangaMonday Review – Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare Volume 1 by Yuhki Kamatani

Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare Volume 1 Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare Vol. 1
By: Yuhki Kamatani
Illustrator: Yuhki Kamatani (Illustrator); Kaitlyn Wiley (Lettering & Retouching)
Translator: Jocelyn Allen (Translator); Ysabet MacFarlane (Adaptation)
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Publisher: Seven Seas
Series: Our Dreams at Dusk #1
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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This particular manga has been on my radar for quite some time, often lauded by fans and bloggers alike as something that truly stands out within the genre. After reading it, I wholeheartedly agree that they were right. Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare Vol. 1 by Yuhki Kamatani is a manga that is grabs your hearts, but not in the gentle heartfelt way you might think. No. Right from the first page it punches a hole in your chest and grabs at your heart with its bare hands.

Review – A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick #3)

A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick #3)
By: Kendra Elliot
Website: https://www.kendraelliot.com/home/
Release Date: January 16th, 2018
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Mercy Kilpatrick
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Book three in a series for me is usually make or break. If you’ve kept me interested in two books so far and there are more books to go, usually the third book is where I decide if I want to go forward or not. With Mercy Kilpatrick, I was sold on this third book. While the story didn’t drive me as intensely as the previous two books I still had a hard time putting this book down.

Review – The Municipalists by Seth Fried

The Municipalists by Seth Fried The Municipalists
By: Seth Fried
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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Seth Fried’s novel The Municipalists is a fun read featuring government officials, sentient AI, and a potential terroristic plot set in America’s biggest city. With a little bit of near future science fiction and a mystery to solve, there’s a bit of everything tucked away within these pages. Thematically, the story explores people, their relationship to newly emerging technologies, such as advanced AI, as well as the cities we’ve.

Review- A Merciful Truth (Mercy Kilpatrick #2)

A Merciful Truth (Mercy Kilpatrick #2)
By: Kendra Elliot
Website: https://www.kendraelliot.com/home/
Release Date: June 6th, 2017
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Mercy Kilpatrick
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Well, let’s just say, I’m a series junkie. When I picked up book #1, A Merciful Death I knew it was a bad idea. I knew I couldn’t afford another obsession. Did that stop me? Nope. After finishing the first book in the series I bought the rest of the available books and binged them from the end of 2018 into 2019. The day a new book was available in the summer of 2019 I waited until midnight when my preordered Kindle version would be available and I began reading immediately.

#MangaMonday Review – Beastars Vol. 2

Beastars Vol. 2
By: Paru Itagaki
Illustrator: Paru Itagaki
Translator: Tomoko Kimura (Tanslator); Annette Roman (Adaptation)
Release Date: September 17, 2019
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Series: Beastars #2
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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A truly fantastic manga, Beastars, Vol. 2 by Paru Itagaki centers on Legoshi, a wolf, attending high school with both predators and prey. Tensions are high between the two groups; peace is something that could be broken at any moment despite many rules and regulations being in place. If you haven’t read the first volume yet, or are interested in my thoughts on it, please check out my review of Beastars, Vol. 1.

Review- A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick #1)

A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick #1)
By: Kendra Elliot
Website: https://www.kendraelliot.com/home/
Release Date: January 17th 2017
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Mercy Kilpatrick
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Mercy Kilpatrick is everything you want your main character to be. An interesting past, a badass set of skills, intelligent, honorable and a good heart.

However, in the first book in the series we learn one of Mercy’s biggest secrets- FBI Agent Mercy Kilpatrick is secretly a doomsday prepper.