With Halloween approaching, this is the perfect time for a Frankenstein re-read. Check out this interesting short video on “Rethinking Frankenstein’s Monster” from PBS Digital Studios.
Light Years by Kass Morgan
Reeling from the latest attack by a mysterious enemy, the Quatra Fleet Academy is finally admitting students from every planet in the solar system after centuries of exclusivity.
Hotshot pilot Vesper, an ambitious Tridian citizen, dreams of becoming a captain–but when she loses her spot to a brilliant, wisecracking boy from the wrong side of the asteroid belt, it makes her question everything she thought she knew. Growing up on the toxic planet Deva, Cormak will take any chance he can get to escape his dead-end life and join the Academy–even if he has to steal someone’s identity to do it. Arran was always considered an outsider on icy Chetire, always dreaming of something more than a life working in the mines. Now an incoming cadet, Arran is looking for a place to belong–he just never thought that place would be in the arms of a Tridian boy. And Orelia is hiding a dark secret–she’s infiltrated the Academy to complete a mission, one that threatens the security of everyone there. But if anyone finds out who she really is, it’ll be her life on the line.
These cadets will have to put their differences aside and become a team if they want to defend their world from a cunning enemy–and they might even fall in love in the process.
Vesper, Cormack, Arran, and Orelia are all very different young adults that are put on a team together at the Quatra Fleet Academy. Each have different reasons or motivations for being there. But when they can work together as a team, they’ll be able to prove themselves. And when the enemy arrives, this team may be the best to stop them.
Light Years is the first in a new Young Adult scifi series from the author of The 100. This is a character-driven story with plenty of drama, suspense, and romance. Orelia’s background is fascinating and full of mystery that I can’t wait to see unfold in future installments. It’s thrilling with plenty of surprises along the way. The story builds to an exciting, climactic ending with a cliffhanger that left me wanting more.
The following are the books, movies, television shows, etc. I received last month for review and/or giveaways:
The Fever King by Victoria Lee
Doctor Who:The Women Who Lived True Tales of: Brilliant Women from Across Time by Christel Dee
The Darkdeep by Ally Condie
The Bartered Brides by Mercedes Lackey
Star-Crossed by Pintip Dunn
Fun Studio International:
Star Wars: Millennium Falcon Book and Mega Model by Star Wars
Halo: Silent Storm by Troy Denning
Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
Mechanical Animals by Lauren Beukes
Scholastic / Point:
Impostors by Scott Westerfeld
The Haunting of Hounds Hollow by Jeffrey Salane
Where She Fell by Kaitlin Ward
Let Sleeping Dragons Lie by Garth Nix
Gamer Army by Trent Reedy
The Prince Problem by Vivian Vande Velde
The Golden Tower by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Squint by Chad Morris
Simon Teen / Simon Pulse:
Light Years by Emily Ziff Griffin
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – The Haunting of Torre Abbey by Carole Bugge
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – The Devil and the Four by Sam Siciliano
The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse
Courtesy of Titan Comics, I have a copy of The Lost Fleet: Corsair Graphic Novel by Jack Campbell for one lucky winner!
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This is a great coffee table book or gift for any Original Series fan. This book has 272, full-color pages dedicated to unique trivia and images. The book is packed with:
Behind the Scenes:
This is an impressive collection! It’s certainly hours of reading and a lot of fun.
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