Top Ten Hidden Gems of 2016

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(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

 

Making lists of underrated books is always kind of hard because you gotta look outside your social bubble and consider if they really are as under-hyped as they seem (because spoiler: they often aren’t. The times I’ve seen Chaos Walking called under-hyped… LMAO).

The Lost & Found by Katrina Leno

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Review: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I received this book for free from the publisher. This did not affect my opinion or the content of this review.

Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2)

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Summary

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.

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Review: The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley

I received this book for free via Netgalley. This did not affect my opinion or the content of this review.

The Stars Are Legion

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Summary

Somewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars. For generations, a war for control of the Legion has been waged, with no clear resolution. As worlds continue to die, a desperate plan is put into motion.

Zan wakes with no memory, prisoner of a people who say they are her family. She is told she is their salvation – the only person capable of boarding the Mokshi, a world-ship with the power to leave the Legion. But Zan’s new family is not the only one desperate to gain control of the prized ship. Zan finds that she must choose sides in a genocidal campaign that will take her from the edges of the Legion’s gravity well to the very belly of the world.

Zan will soon learn that she carries the seeds of the Legion’s destruction – and its possible salvation. But can she and her ragtag band of followers survive the horrors of the Legion and its people long enough to deliver it?

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Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t

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(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

 

Well, if this isn’t an easy list to make. The more rereads I do each year the more picky I become and even though there are still a shit ton of releases I’m interested in, there aren’t that many 2016 releases that regret not having read yet. FOCUSING ON THE GOOD STUFF.

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Top Ten 2017 Debuts I’m Excited About

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Now if only I had made a debut GR shelf so I didn’t have to look through my whole 2017 release books to find the ones that are actually debuts *sigh* Looking through all them releases just got me really excited for 2017 again though and choosing just 10 became actually kinda hard, who would have thought.

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