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ARC review: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Carlota Moreau is a young woman growing up in an exotic location of Yaxaktun property in the Yucatan peninsula. She divides her days between books, lazy walks and helping her bellowed father. Her peaceful and pleasurable life is disrupted by the unexpected arrival ofContinue reading “ARC review: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau”

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Emergency Skin

Emergency Skin ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars Earth was abandoned centuries ago due to climate changes that made it uninhabitable. Now, a soldier is sent to retrieve valuables necessary for future development. Warned about the hazardous nature of his mission, he explores the land believed to be populated by devolved descendants of those leftContinue reading “Emergency Skin”

Reviving the classics: The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars An English gentleman, Edward Prendick, shipwrecked in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, finds himself at the mercy of Dr Moreau. Taken to his secluded island, Prendick finds himself in the middle of Moreau’s controversial experiments. Fascinated by natural sciences and evolutionism, Moreau shapedContinue reading “Reviving the classics: The Island of Doctor Moreau”

2034

An absorbing, dystopian story set in a future that is firmly rooted in the very current events. In the future presented by Bruno Beaches, society is decided. Some years earlier, the deadly virus spread around the world and the majority accepted the new rules that included mandatory vaccination and microchips implanted under the skin. ButContinue reading “2034”

Summer Frost

Summer Frost ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Summer Frost is a short story written by Blake Crouch as part of Amazon’s ‘Forward’ collection. A real treat for science fiction fans Riley is a video game developer. When she realised that one of the minor non-player characters in the game, instead of simply playing out herContinue reading “Summer Frost”

Fated Blades

Fated Blades ⭐⭐⭐ 3 out of 5 stars And… ACTION!!! I believe that’s the best way to start this review. Simply because this novel is full of action, to the point that it seemed more like a type of narration I would expect from a movie than a book. Two conflicted families, both genetically enhanced,Continue reading “Fated Blades”

Ark

Ark by Veronica Roth ⭐⭐ 2 out of 5 stars Ark by Veronica Roth is a short piece of science-fiction, written as part of Amazon’s ‘Forward’ series. It tells a tale of dying Earth and a group of scientists who attempt to save and catalogue as many plants as possible. Some are destined to travel toContinue reading “Ark”

Iron Widow

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao ⭐⭐⭐.5 out of 5 stars Iron Widow is an exciting science-fiction novel inspired by Chinese history and culture. I think it is supposed to be YA, but adults can enjoy it too. It focuses on Wu Zetian— a strong, young girl ready to fight for her beliefs. In the future,Continue reading “Iron Widow”

Worldlines by Adam Guest

Worldlines by Adam Guest is one of the most exciting stories I’ve recently read. The novel centres on Gary Jackson, a physics student who suddenly finds himself in jail waiting to be prosecuted for his girlfriend’s murder. The plot is original and does not follow any known pattern. It involves solutions based on scientific theories,Continue reading “Worldlines by Adam Guest”