5 Reasons Why YOU Should Read Warcross by Marie Lu RIGHT NOW // EPIC, DIVERSE AND MIND-BLOWING

Have you ever had exceedingly high expectations for a book and then it ended up letting you down???

Oh.

BECAUSE I HAVEN’T. At least not with Warcross.

As we all know, Marie Lu is a freaking LEGEND (hA, get it????!!!?!)* and I had no doubts that I would love Warcross. And boy did I loveit!!!

I decided to switch up my reviewing style for this post and give you 1000 reasons (actually, it’s only 5-ish) why you should read Marie Lu’s Warcross (including loads of Gifs!) to make this post a lot more fun!

There will be no spoilers for the book (as always, but I just thought I’d mention it again) SO KEEP ON READING AND ADD WARCROSS TO YOUR TBR IMMEDIATELY.

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A VERY FANGIRLY REVIEW OF ILLUMINAE AKA A SCI-FI MASTERPIECE // oh, the feels! attention: spoilers, caps lock and lots of crying ahead!

Guess who’s back from her hiatus!!!!! Not me.

No but seriously, I’m still on a semi-hiatus and I will only be posting sporadically in August!

[cries]: I FEEL LIKE I’M ABANDONING MY BLOG!

#heartbreak

Anyway, I will talk more about my blog/hiatus/life in my Wrap Up (umm, what Wrap Up, Jackie??? you still haven’t written it *laughs nervously*). So scratch that, I’ll have a hiatus update/info/announcement/status report sorta post going up on Monday so stay tuned for that!

I wrote this post like 2 weeks ago but forgot/didn’t have the time to post it so ignore me scratching out every other world hehe :’)

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Amid Stars and Darkness by Chani Lynn Feener // Review + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to my stop at the Amid Stars and Darkness blog tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours!!!

I’m super excited to share my thoughts and feelings about this book with you!!! It’s a very action and drama-packed novel and it takes place in space—which is usually not my thing—but this was so much better than expected! I can’t wait for the next book in the series to come out!

There will also be a giveaway at the end of this post so be sure to check that out!

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Review: The Space Between The Stars by Anne Corlett

(via Goodreads):

“In a breathtakingly vivid and emotionally gripping debut novel, one woman must confront the emptiness in the universe—and in her own heart—when a devastating virus reduces most of humanity to dust and memories.

All Jamie Allenby ever wanted was space. Even though she wasn’t forced to emigrate from Earth, she willingly left the overpopulated, claustrophobic planet. And when a long relationship devolved into silence and suffocating sadness, she found work on a frontier world on the edges of civilization. Then the virus hit…

Now Jamie finds herself dreadfully alone, with all that’s left of the dead. Until a garbled message from Earth gives her hope that someone from her past might still be alive.

Soon Jamie finds other survivors, and their ragtag group will travel through the vast reaches of space, drawn to the promise of a new beginning on Earth. But their dream will pit them against those desperately clinging to the old ways. And Jamie’s own journey home will help her close the distance between who she has become and who she is meant to be…”

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Waiting on Wednesday: 27 Hours by Tristina Wright – go preorder this book!!!

Since I am skipping this week’s Top 5 Wednesday, I decided to highlight one of my most anticipated releases of 2017! And since Wednesday is “Meme-Day” here on Too Much of a Book Nerd – lol not really, I just made that up – I decided to turn this into a Waiting on Wednesday post!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. It is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming book releases that you’re eagerly anticipating.

SOOOOOOO…

As I said before, the following book is one of my MOST HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RELEASES this year!!!! You might have heard of it before, or you haven’t. But that’s cool because I am here and I’m about to share it with you!

Anddddd the book is called……………

*drum roll please*

27 Hours by Tristina Wright

And if you’re wondering: “Jackie, why is this one of your most anticipated releases this year?????” BOY, LET ME TELL YOU 😀

This is a book for the QUEER KIDS! 27 Hours has absolutely zero, niente, nada, no straight characters!!! Woooo!!! The rep in this book is really damn great – we have a-, bi- and pansexuals, people of colour and disabled characters! LIKE WHAAAAT?! And this is a SFF book! Queer teens in space, what more could you want? And apparently this is a very fast-paced and action-packed story with incredible writing! AND it is part of a series! YESSSS!

This book has it all AND I AM TOTALLY HERE FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!

But enough talking from me, let’s check out the synopsis below!

“Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish.

But in no reality should a boy raised to love monsters fall for a boy raised to kill them.

Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with Dahlia, her best friend. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother’s shadow, and to unlearn Epsilon’s darkest secret.

They’ll both have to commit treason to find the truth.

During one twenty-seven-hour night, if they can’t stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, the things they wish for will never come true, and the things they fear will be all that’s left.

27 Hours is a sweeping, thrilling story featuring a stellar cast of queer teenagers battling to save their homes and possibly every human on Sahara as the clock ticks down to zero.”

Now, if I have helped you jump on the aweseomeness wagon that is 27 Hours and you’re thinking: “Wow, Jackie! Thanks for sharing this wonderfully queer masterpiece of a book with us! Where can I order it?”

HAVE NO FEAR, MY FRIENDS! MAMA JACKIE AIN’T PLAYING GAMES! I don’t even know what I’m saying lol DON’T MIND ME but rather check out all the preorder links down below!

Goodreads / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Barnes & Noble 

Add it to your Goodreads TBR by simply clicking the button:

27 Hours (The Nightside Saga, #1)

The book is being released on October 3rd 2017 – still so far away *cries* – but thank god for the pre-order option, am I right?

And if you’re wondering… NO, this post is NOT sponsored and I wasn’t asked to do this or whatever. I am just GENUINELY PUMPED FOR THIS RELEASE BECAUSE I HAVE A FEELING IT’S GOING TO BE AWESOME! And I wanted to promote it and get the word out there! So please, if you get the chance, buy/preorder this fabulous book!

Thanks for reading!

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What do you think of this book? Are you going to put it on your TBR? Or preorder it? Which book(s) are you highly anticipating this year? Let’s chat in the comments!


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Mini Review: Unknown Horizons by CJ Birch | Spoiler Free

Unknown HorizonsTitle: Unknown Horizons (New Horizons #1)

Author: CJ Birch

Genre: Science Fiction

Published: April 18th 2017 by Bold Strokes Books

Pages: 240

*I received an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This doesn’t affect my opinion in any way!*

(via Goodreads): “The moment Lieutenant Alison Ash steps aboard the Persephone, she knows her life will never be the same. She will never again watch the sun rise over the asteroid belt, never again see Earth from a handheld telescope, and never again see her family.

In less than three weeks, the ship will dock at the Posterus and begin the most important journey humankind has ever undertaken. More important than discovering fire, creating language, or even abandoning Earth to live confined in biospheres among the asteroid belt over 100 years ago.

What Ash doesn’t expect is that by keeping her recent memory loss a secret she is
jeopardizing not only the Persephone’s mission but humankind’s launch of the first ever generational ship. Nor does she anticipate her attraction to Captain Jordan Kellow, but both will change her life forever.”


Goodreads / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Barnes & Noble


This was an okay read.

When I read the synopsis I was quite intrigued! I don’t usually read Sci-Fi stories but this one had a great, interesting concept and it sounded really exciting but I was a little disappointed.

At the beginning we don’t really get a real introduction to the world. All I know is that they live somewhere in space. But why? Why can’t they live on earth anymore? What happened? And where exactly do they live now? How did they get there? How many people live there? And are there other people? How many? Whaaat?

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As you can see I had many questions and most of them were left unanswered. At the end of the book we get to know a little bit more about the why’s and about other people. I still don’t know the reason for why they can’t live on earth anymore. Personally, I needed a bit more world building and more explanations!

The concept of the whole memory loss thing was very intriguing and it got quite exciting when we find out why it happens! The story became very fast-paced and I was immersed in it!

With only 240 pages this was a very quick read in general! The chapters were short-ish and it was easy to read.

I didn’t really feel connected to the characters though. They felt flat to me and I couldn’t relate or symphasize with any of them. There was a lesbian romance between the Lieutenant and the Captain which I was excited about and it could have been really good! Unfortunately, it just seemed flat and unexplored to me. We don’t really get to see much of it until the last part of the book.

Also, it ends on a major cliffhanger which left me very confused? I don’t think you could even call it a cliffhanger because it was just such a weird way to end the story!!! I feel like it could have used a few more lines for it to really make sense! This is the first part of a series (?) and I might have to pick up the sequel just to settle my confusion 😀

⭐⭐⭐ (3 out of 5 stars maybe 2.5, I can’t decide)

Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books on your TBR

T5WTime for Top 5 Wednesday! T5W is a weekly book meme hosted by Samantha and Lainey over on YouTube. Each week there is a new book-related topic to answer! If you’re new to Top 5 Wednesday and want to participate, check out the Goodreads group for information and weekly topics!

This week’s topic is Favourite Science Fiction/Fantasy Books on your TBR*Booktube SFF Awards Babble Crossover Topic!*

*click on the book covers to be directed to the Goodreads page*

Illuminae Furthermore Seafarer's Kiss

  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: I bought both Illuminae and Gemina a long while ago but I just never get around to reading them! I don’t usually read many sci-fi books but the format of this one is DOPE!
  • Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi: Can you believe I don’t even OWN Furthermore??? Smh I’m such a FAKE Tahereh Mafi stan. Is she really my favourite author if I don’t even own all of her books? (Who am I kidding, YES SHE IS!) I keep waiting for a good deal on Amazon for the hardcover but it never comes. You know what, I should just buy this already! And gosh, the cover of this is just gorgeous isn’t it? 😍
  • The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember: This one comes out in May and I’m SOOO excited for it! It’s a Little Mermaid retelling and it has a f/f romance! I just know I’m going to love this one!

A Thousand Pieces Of You The Valiant

  • A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray: When I read the first line of the synopsis “Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black” I was SOLD! Orphan Black is such. a. fantastic. show! This book better be goooood!
  • The Valiant by Leslie Livingston: Female gladiators. FEMALE GLADIATORS. I don’t think I need to say much more.

Thanks for reading!

Jackie x

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Which books are on your Fantasy/Science-Fiction TBR list? Let’s chat in the comments!