Waiting on Wednesday: A Monster Calls Collector’s Edition

Waiting on wednesdayWaiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

A Monster Calls Collector's Edition by Patrick Ness 

A Monster Calls Special Collector’s Edition by Patrick Ness:

In this special collector’s edition, discover Patrick Ness’s original prize-winning illustrated novel and the remarkable story behind the book and film. In exclusive essays and interviews, read how Patrick Ness created a modern classic, and discover Jim Kay’s previously unseen sketches for the book. Hear from acclaimed director J.A. Bayona, and go behind the scenes with actors Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver and Felicity Jones to find out how the film was made. Full of never before published material and haunting pictures, this stunning edition gives a fascinating and unique insight into the making of both the book and film.

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Review: The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

The Lives of Tao

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April 2013

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Tao #1

Summary

When out-of-shape IT technician Roen woke up and started hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumed he was losing it. He wasn’t. He now has a passenger in his brain – an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Now split into two opposing factions – the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix – the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries. Both sides are searching for a way off-planet, and the Genjix will sacrifice the entire human race, if that’s what it takes. Meanwhile, Roen is having to train to be the ultimate secret agent. Like that’s going to end up well…

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Did my taste in books change over the years?

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If you know me/have been following this blog for a while, you know that I’m a little (read: very) obsessed with keeping track of what I read and getting all kinds of statistics on that. Something that’s always fascinated me the most is what genres I read. It often seems like my taste in books changed quite a lot over the past few years but I think it mostly just seems that way because I’ve been trying out new-to-me genres and then discover that I like it and keep reading it. I really only ever fell out of love with one genre and that is Contemporary. And I can’t really say that it ever was a favorite genre, I just read a whole bunch of books when it was new to me but then realized pretty fast it’s not something I can constantly read.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Revenger

Waiting on wednesdayWaiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

Revenger Alystair raynolds 

Revenger by Alastair Reynolds:

The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Amongst the ruins of alien civilizations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives. And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them…

Captain Rackamore and his crew do. It’s their business to find the tiny, enigmatic worlds which have been hidden away, booby-trapped, surrounded with layers of protection – and to crack them open for the ancient relics and barely-remembered technologies inside. But while they ply their risky trade with integrity, not everyone is so scrupulous.

Adrana and Fura Ness are the newest members of Rackamore’s crew, signed on to save their family from bankruptcy. Only Rackamore has enemies, and there might be more waiting for them in space than adventure and fortune: the fabled and feared Bosa Sennen in particular

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Review: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson

I received this book for free from the publisher via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinion or the content of my review.
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The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe

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August 2016

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Summary:

Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women’s College. When one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her.

But the journey sends her on a quest across the Dreamlands and into her own mysterious past, where some secrets were never meant to surface.

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