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review 2017-08-22 17:40
Brothers in Arms / Lois McMaster Bujold
Brothers in Arms - Lois McMaster Bujold,Grover Gardner

If his enemies would just leave him alone, Miles Vorkosigan (alias Admiral Naismith) decided bitterly, the Dendarii Free Mercenary Fleet would collapse all on its own. But his enemies were plotting a more deadly fall.

For some unexplained reason the Dendarii payroll is missing and the orders from the Barrayaran Imperial Command are being delayed by Miles's superior, Captain Galeni. What connects the impeccable insufferable Captain Galeni and the Komarran rebel expatriates on Earth anyway? But the most deadly question of all before Miles is more personal: are Miles's two identities, Admiral Naismith of the Dendarii and Lieutenant Lord Vorkosigan of Barrayar, splitting apart along the lines of his divided loyalties? And who is trying to assassinate which version of him?

 

As per usual, Miles Vorkosigan creates a stir wherever he goes. After figuratively hitting a wasp nest with a stick and annoying the Cetagandians, he hares off to old Earth to get his crew healthy and his ships fixed. Of course, things go horribly awry and lots of intrigue & adventure follows.

Somehow, for me, even though there are lots of action sequences, these books are more about the relationships. He has to balance his two identities as Lord Vorkosigan and Admiral Naismith, each with their own responsibilities. He has his cousin Ivan to consider, as Ivan is also stationed on Earth. Plus Miles makes friendships & alliances wherever he goes—and they complicate an already intricate life. Finally there’s the question of whether he will ever get a personal life and find someone to love him as Miles, regardless of which identity he’s currently living in.

Plenty of adventure here for those who like such things, and lots of character development for me. Another successful installment in the saga of Miles Vorkosigan.

Book 261 in my Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading Project.

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review 2017-08-22 13:30
Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast
Zero Repeat Forever - Gabrielle Prendergast

For some reason, alien books have never really been my thing. I think it's because whenever I read something involving aliens it's really weird. I didn't remember enjoying The 5th Wave, even though I never ended up finishing that series, so I was intrigued by the pitch that this is that meshed with Beauty and the Beast. I'm a sucker for fairy tale retellings and especially for that specific retelling, so I knew I had to give this book a shot and I'm so glad I did. 


While this book might seem that it's going to be mainly romance based, it's not. The plot is fairly character driven, but it's mainly about the survival of the human species during an alien invasion. I thought the survival aspects were really interesting and it seemed realistic to me. I'm no expert on surviving the apocalypse though, so I could be wrong. 


In the beginning, I really didn't like Raven as a main character. Especially because she's one of those main characters that is kind of like "I'm not like other girls because I hate dresses!" That sort of main character is never my favorite, but she did end up growing on me. I really enjoyed that her emotions were so human and believable given her situation. I especially enjoyed that she didn't immediately fall in love with the Nahx. Her grief for the people that are lost throughout the book is realistic and I also really enjoyed how the people around her reacted slightly differently to everything. 


I didn't dislike the other main character, Eighth, but he also isn't my favorite. For a lot of it he's just very sorry and while I thought this was endearing at first, it got old after awhile. I did like how his POV is so different from Raven's. It's always really clear when it's his voice and not hers and I really enjoyed how he seems so lost because he believes he's defective. I didn't understand why he ends up falling in love with Raven, it seemed very insta lovey.


The writing was honestly one of the best parts because there was very clearly two distinct voices. It was fast paced and intriguing. Just enough information about the Nahx was released throughout the book to keep me hooked and wanting to find out more. I wanted to know the whys and while it doesn't give you a full reason for the invasion, I feel like the information that is revealed is so good that I don't mind waiting for the next book to find out more. 


I can't wait to see what the rest of the series will bring to this interesting world that Predergast has created. I think this book would be perfect for those looking for a good alien invasion story, and even fans of retellings.

 

*I received this via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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text 2017-08-22 10:17
'Myths & Magic: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection'
Myths & Magic: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection - Kerry Adrienne,Bec McMaster,Felicia Beasley,L.B. Gilbert,Jade Kerrion,Anne Renwick,Lisa Lace,Melle Amade,Michael Trozzo,Lily Thorn,Ilana Waters,Erin Richards,R. E. Vance,Cheri Schmidt,Tristan Hunt,CC Dragon,Bradon Nave,D.A. Roach,Katalina Leon,Boone Brux,

'Myths & Magic: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection' is a box set by various authors.
Kin Selection by L.B. Gilbert is the book I am reviewing. This is the story of Denise Hammond and Yogi Kane.
Denise and her group save Chimps and such for animal testing as such and on one of those missions she see a wolf cub who she can't help but take with her. Since the chimps have places they can ship them to save their lives they have no such place for a wolf cub so she takes him. But Denise soon learns he is also a baby.
Yogi has been asked to find a baby / cub named Oliver from the rival Avery's Pack. Oliver's father past awhile back and now the mother and Oliver a missing. Yogi finds the mother has died and Oliver missing but it doesn't take him long to find the baby with Denise. Yogi kidnaps her and the baby and takes them back with him.
I enjoyed their story!
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video 2017-08-22 02:15
I Used to Be a Fish - Tom Sullivan,Tom Sullivan

This is so cute. This is a book for 3 years old and up and it talks about evolution. 

 

 

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Nice one. 

 

 

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review 2017-08-21 20:42
... w każdej postaci, w każdym świecie... - "Tysiąc odłamków ciebie" Claudia Gray [FIREBIRD #1]
Autor: Claudia Gray
Tytuł: Tysiąc odłamków ciebie
Cykl: Firebird, tom 1
Liczba stron: 352
Wydawnictwo: Jaguar

 

Witajcie w świecie, w którym istnieje wiele wymiarów, niezliczona liczba kwantowych rzeczywistości, całkiem bliskich, choć niedostrzegalnych. Wszystko, co kiedykolwiek mogło się wydarzyć, rzeczywiście się zdarzyło w którymś z nich. Każda możliwość została w jakimś z wszechświatów wykorzystana. Jeśli stajesz dziś przed wyborem (choćby tak przyziemnym, jak: co na siebie założyć), gdzieś tam w innym wymiarze zdecydujesz inaczej i w rezultacie życie tamtej wersji ciebie może się nieodwracalnie zmienić...
Rodzice Marguerite to wybitni naukowcy, którzy odkryli właśnie sposób na przemieszczanie się pomiędzy wymiarami. Ich wynalazek o nazwie Firebird pozwala przeskakiwać do alternatywnych rzeczywistości, do ciała innej wersji samego siebie. Trzeba jednak być przy tym niezwykle ostrożnym. Świadomość takiego podróżnika z upływem czasu zanika i jeśli nie skorzysta z funkcji przypomnienia, może pozostać w uśpieniu na zawsze, uwięziony w obcym świecie. Radość z nowego odkrycia nie trwa długo, rodzinę dziewczyny dotyka straszliwa tragedia. Ginie jej ukochany ojciec i wszystko wskazuje na to, że zamordował go jeden z asystentów, Paul Markov, a następnie ukradł Firebirda i uciekł do innego wymiaru. Drugi z nich, Theo, postanawia ruszyć za nim, by pomścić swojego mentora i przyjaciela. Na tę ryzykowną podróż decyduje się także Marguerite, gotowa na wszystko, byle tylko odnaleźć i zabić Paula.
Oryginalny pomysł na fabułę od razu zwrócił moją uwagę. Podróże międzywymiarowe, morderstwo i pościg za zabójcą - zapowiadało się mnóstwo ekscytującej akcji. I faktycznie działo się całkiem sporo, choć niezupełnie to, na co liczyłam. Spodziewałam się raczej fantastyki z domieszką romansu, a dostałam romans z domieszką fantastyki. Co mimo wszystko nie zmienia faktu, że książka ogromnie mi się spodobała.
"Tysiąc odłamków ciebie" zdecydowanie podbiło moje serce. Interesująca fabuła, ciekawi bohaterowie i płynnie poprowadzona akcja sprawiły, że nie mogłam się od tej powieści oderwać. Był humor, parę zaskakujących zwrotów i sporo wzruszających momentów. Dlatego czekam niecierpliwie na kolejne części trylogii (a premiera drugiego tomu - "Dziesięć tysięcy słońc nad tobą" - już 27 września). Polecam wszystkim wielbicielom pięknych miłosnych historii (jeśli jednak jesteście alergiczni na takowe - nie czytajcie, bo ta lektura może Wam poważnie zaszkodzić) ;)

Za egzemplarz książki bardzo gorąco dziękuję Wydawnictwu Jaguar <3
Source: ogrodksiazek.blogspot.com/2017/08/w-kazdej-postaci-w-kazdym-swiecie.html
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