Over a year has passed since the first book, Red Rising, both for main character Darrow and for me since reading it. In the interim, Darrow appears to have lost sight of his purpose and I, sorry to say, have lost something similar while reading this sequel.
The Albertian monks’ preservation of Memorabilia from before the Fallout (worldwide nuclear destruction) is a constant theme in Walter M. Miller Jr.’s post-apocalyptic science fiction novel A Canticle for Leibowitz. The monks attempt to maintain a history exclusively with Memorabilia, “meaning… only… books and papers, not… interesting hardware,” because their experiences with an intercontinental launching… Continue reading Memento: Relics and Memorabilia in A Canticle for Leibowitz*
Book Summary of The Last Celestials by Becca Mionis A defeated general. A jaded princess. A really awkward situation. Orion and Cassiopeia are the last of their kind: an ancient, powerful race of space-dwelling beings known as Celestials. After losing a terrible war against another, deadlier race, Orion appeals to Cassiopeia, hoping she’ll help him… Continue reading Loathing at First Sight: The Last Celestials ARC Review
Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds. Now she's awakened a nightmare. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she's delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move.As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning… Continue reading To Sleep (Perchance to Dream) in a Sea of Stars: Review
Red Rising by Pierce BrownMy rating: 4 of 5 stars4 stars evenI have mixed feelings about Red Rising, but because the predominant ones ended up being really positive, it gets a high rating. But I have to still address the dissenting impressions I had throughout: the main reason being that I felt like I was… Continue reading Varicoloured Impressions: Red Rising Book Review
Well, the end of the term draws nigh and my life has ignited in one blazing pile of papers: articles, assignments, essays, and sheet music. As my life goes up in the proverbial flames of the fireplace that is university, what better time to review a Cinderella story? Or at least rake out the ashes… Continue reading Ashes to Ashes: Review of Cinder