Friday, August 31, 2012

Best Review for a Sci-Fi Book Review Nominees!


Here's how it's going to run down: there will be a poll at the bottom of this post and you simply just vote for your favorite blog out of all of these arguments! :) Each day, there will be THREE voting rounds posted, so you'll have to scroll down and see all the posts for yourself. Each voting round lasts for exactly a week and once every voting round it done, winners will be announced, and prizes (if you would like to donate contact us. Please remember that if we don't get enough prizes we won't be giving ANY out at all) shipped out—that is, if the winner wants a prize.

For the Best Review for a Dystopian Book category, we asked for each reviewer's favorite portion of their review. If they didn't submit anything, we just have their link listed. Note: for this category, since there weren't many nominations and this is the LAST category, we simply added it to the rest of the categories scheduled to post today so today will have FOUR categories.

Book Probe Reviews: A Million Suns
"There’s no denying that I am insanely jealous of Beth Revis’s writing ability, and the fact that she can write such a great science-fiction novel. Not many authors can also conjure up a sequel that is equally if not better than the first: A Million Suns expands on its predecessor Across the Universe, but exceeds it by a long shot."

"...aside from the dilemma to do with the ship, chaos erupts on the ship. The notion of life and death is touched on quite a bit and is really a whole other subject to study, that relates to the matters of cryogenic freezing which as we know is the be all and end all of humanity’s survival. Amy and Elder being the individuals that they are, examines these aspects of life and death and you can’t help to be swept off your feet as we reflect with them."

"A Million Suns—and even Across the Universe—are definitely novels that are not light and fluffy with cherry kisses upon every page. These are books you’ve got to reflect upon even though they’re science-fiction and set in space."

GraveTells: Storms and Stars

“What starts out as a survival story slowly becomes an exploration of what makes us who we are and
the boundaries we must all cross to reach unconditional self-acceptance. There is love, yes, and sex,
but foremost this is a journey of the soul on a slow simmer, riding on the shoulders of two men from
vastly different upbringing and mindsets. The pace is leisurely, the introspection meticulous, and the
environmental detail vibrant and expressive in unique and visceral ways.

This story has a whole lot of heart. It’s not just another romance adventure; it’s a trek through
the annals of the human soul, catching up survival and all our base emotions to spin them into an
unbreakable web of desire and need and companionship. This is a novel for a rainy day or a lazy
afternoon. Read it slowly and enjoy Ms. Jaydon’s artistry and insight into what makes us tick when
we’ve stripped away all the polish, responsibilities, and societal expectations. Storms and Stars is a
recommended read!”

Fictitious Delicious: Timepiece

GraveTells: Queen of Sword
“Queen of Swords starts out with a punch, luring the reader into a revealing morning-after scene of
destruction and a tantalizing post-coital glimpse of our sleeping hero. As with most scifi books, we are immediately introduced to some new terminology… but I can honestly say this is the first time that learning curve has included something as unique and attention-catching as discarded spray-on condoms. That’s a new one, and is revealingly creative enough to get me past my reticence over the usual star- tech lingo!

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