Death Whispers

This series was interesting. I enjoyed it, but it felt like it was missing something. Tamara Rose Blodgett’s Death series is definitely worth reading, but if you don’t enjoy dark dystopian stories then this may not be your cup of tea. Death Whispers is a story about a boy, Caleb Hart, who can raise the dead. In a world where super powers are uncommon at best, he has the rare ability called “affinity for the dead.” He must protect the girl he loves and keep his affinity for the dead ability secret from the government, lest they kidnap him and use his abilities for their own twisted means. And all while dealing with high school and all of it’s own special problems. This book is a solid read. Image

 

Emu’s Rating: 7.5/10.0

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The Lies Of Locke Lamora

This book… this book. I love this series. Scott Lynch did a fantastic job thinking this story up. It follows a young orphan street urchin as he learns how to become, and eventually lead a group of brilliant thieves. Then everything goes to hell (as things often do). The dialogue in this book is fantastic and the story will leave you wanting more. The Lies Of Locke Lamora easily makes its way into my top 3 favorite books of all time… what are the other two? I don’t know, but this is definitely in there. Check it out!!!

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Emu’s rating: 9.5 / 10.0

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Old Man’s War

John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War is easily one of my favorite books, Amusing from page 1 to the very last page, this book has some great characters and a futuristic, unforgiving universe. The story follows an 80 year old man named John Perry as he enlists in the military organization called the CDF (colonial defense force) and his career in the CDF from Recruit to Captain.  The grim humor that Scalzi has worked into this book is what kept me coming back to his work. There’s an especially good spot in the first half that reminds me of the movie Full Metal Jacket. This book is a great entry point for those new to the science fiction genre.

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Emu’s Rating: 9.25/10.0

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Mistborn: The Final Empire

Brandon Sanderson is a favorite author of mine because each book of his I read is so different from the next… and they’re pretty much all awesome! The first book in this particular trilogy is called The Final Empire, it is a story about a young street urchin named Vin as she joins a group of thieves on their biggest job yet and is taught the mystic art of Allomancy. Check it out!

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Emu’s rating: 9.0/10.0

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In Her Name – Empire

The In Her Name series, by Michael R. Hicks, has been a favorite of mine ever since I stumbled across it on the kindle store. It’s set in a universe in which humanity is locked in a great and desperate war against an honor driven warrior race of aliens, known as the Kreelan Empire. Empire in particular, is about a young boy named Reza Gard as he gets swept up into this great war for survival between humanity and the Kreelan Empire. When Reza gets captured by Kreelans, he finds himself forced to endure the Kreelans’ brutal way of life. Check this book out! Its a good read.

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Emu’s Rating: 8.75/10.0

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Feed

The newsflesh trilogy, by Mira Grant, begins with this book. In this series, the dead are walking. That’s right, this is a zombie book. And a damn good one at that (in my opinion). Anyways, this book takes place in a world in which major diseases and illnesses (i.e. Cancer and the common cold) have been defeated. Improvements in the medical field have brought about two engineered “viruses” that act like a rhino-virus, or a virus that grants immunity to another similar (and often much worse) virus/disease. The catch? They mutated together and brought forth the zombie horde. Society has survived, but only just. This series follows  Georgia and Shaun Mason as they struggle to find out the truth about a dark conspiracy. What conspiracy you ask? Now, that would be telling… so go pick up a copy and find out!

 

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Emu’s rating: 9.0/10.0

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Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins

Origins is the first book in Randolph Lalonde’s Spinward Fringe series. I really enjoy this series because Lalonde does a great job creating an interesting and believable universe set in a distant future in which humanity has long since colonized all over the galaxy. This story starts us off on a space station city called Freeground with the main character, Jonas Valent, and his friends playing restricted military simulations and making the military look like fools. Things begin to get interesting when they finally get caught and are forced to make a choice… Its a great read in a compelling world. I recommend anyone who enjoys a good science fiction story to check this series out!

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Emu’s rating: 8.5/10.0

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