Review First of Their Kind (Chronicles of Theren Book 1)

I just finished reading First of Their Kind (Chronicles of Theren Book 1) by C. D. Tavenor.πŸ“š Theren is an synthetic intelligence. At the beginning of the book, a research team creates him. But the world is not ready for intelligence next to themself. Can they achieve acceptance? Opinion Please note that from here on out, the text can contain spoilers of the book. I quite liked the setup of the book and the story.

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Review of Firstborn Academy: Shadow Trials

I just finished reading Firstborn Academy: Shadow Trials by Isla Frost.πŸ“š The world was taken over by magical beings called world walkers. Since then, humankind has a hard time. The main protagonist is called Nova. She is a firstborn human child living in the ruins of Los Angeles. As the firstborn child of the family, she needs to be given up to the walkers as soon as she turns 17. What happens with all these young children?

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Review of Crown of Secrets (The Hidden Mage Book 1)

I finished reading Crown of Secrets (The Hidden Mage Book 1) by Melanie Cellier.πŸ“š This spinoff of the “The Spoken Mage” series, following the life of the younger daughter Verene of Elena and Lucas. She was born without any magical ability and struggles with this fact for most of her life. At age 16, she decided to spend her time at the academy in Kallorway instead of her home country. She hopes that she managed to create an alliance with the neighboring country as the crown prince is also attending the academy.

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Review of Voice of Power (The Spoken Mage Book 1)

I recently finished reading Voice of Power (The Spoken Mage Book 1) by Melanie Cellier.πŸ“š The world of our main protagonist is divided into two classes. Mages are allowed to learn reading and writing, whereas this is deemed dangerous for the common-born because writing and reading equal casting magic in this world. Elena is the daughter of two shopkeepers. Her older brother is off in the capital to learn at the university.

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Review of Sunlight (Titans, Cranes & Monsters Games)

I recently finished reading Sunlight (Titans, Cranes & Monsters Games) by Kristian Joseph.πŸ“š In a world in chaos, we observe how the last democracy is on the verge of collapse. We follow the journey of Sam Royle, an ill man without any memory of his life. Nathan Sahl, the Chief of Defence, needs to decide between his friends and his family as the consequences of his choices start to unfold. Then there is Lydia Jacobs, a soldier who begins a quest for revenge after receiving a phone call from her father.

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Review of Station Alpha: A Sci-Fi Dystopian Mystery (Miles & Breaker Book 1)

I finished reading Station Alpha: A Sci-Fi Dystopian Mystery (Miles & Breaker Book 1) by Nicole Adrianne.πŸ“š A book about Miles and Jana, two teenagers in a future world: Miles is from the earth, and Jana is born on Space Station Alpha. Due to good results in his last school year, Miles can switch to the school on Station Alpha and joins with Jana into the same class. Jana is the best pupil in the school system, and as such, she is quite famous.

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Review of Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories Book 1)

I finished reading Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories Book 1) by Mary Robinette Kowal.πŸ“š It is the year 1800, and we follow the days of Jane, a young woman living at home with her parents and sister. She longs for love but thinks it unable to achieve. She is talented in the arts of the glamour, a special kind of magic. Unfortunately, most of the eligible men she finds are more interested in her sister as they look more to the outside of a woman then on then on the inside.

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Review of Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle Book 1)

I finished reading Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle Book 1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.πŸ“š After a slow start where we get to know the characters, the book takes on steam, and we follow squad 312, taking our main hero Auri to safety. Auri is a young girl who got lost in cryo transit to a remote eath colony. Tyler, the squad leader, finds she again two decades later. Soon after, the Terran secret service takes an interest in her.

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Review of The Bayern Agenda: The Galactic Cold War, Book I

I just finished reading The Bayern Agenda: The Galactic Cold War, Book I by Dan Moren.πŸ“š An easy to read book with interesting characters, the author set the story in a backdrop of an intergalactic cold war. We follow a team of spy on they undercover operation behind enemy lines. The main character has his heart in the right place and does not seem to be your typical spy. I wonder how the bigger picture of the back story will play out.

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Review of LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike - Book 1)

I just finished reading LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike - Book 1) by Jay Kristoff.πŸ“š Another book proposed by the Amazon algorithm, Eve, is a teenager living in the leftover area of California after a big war. She does not have much, but as long as she and her team stick together, she can survive and earn enough money in the bot fighting arena to buy the medicine for her grandfather. But one day she finds a very special android and everything changes.

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Review of Slated: Book 1 (Slated Trilogy)

I just finished reading Slated: Book 1 (Slated Trilogy) by Teri Terry.πŸ“š Kayla gets a second chance. The slate has been cleaned after nine months in the hospital, and she is finally ready to meet her new parents. Kayla has been slated a technic that allows removing all memories of a person, giving them a blank slate to start over again. The book is a page-turner, and I could not stop reading it.

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Review of the Girl Without Magic (The Chronicles of Maggie Trent Book 1)

I recently finished reading The Girl Without Magic (The Chronicles of Maggie Trent Book 1) by Megan O’Russell.πŸ“š There was a green flash, and Maggie Trent vanishes from the battle she was fighting. First, she assumes she’s dead but soon realizes she is now in the Siren' Realm where every wish is fulfilled as long as you can pay the price. The book plays in the same universe as “The Tethering” series from the corresponding author.

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Review of Hidden Princess: From the Blood and Snow World: A Sleeping Beauty

I just finished reading Hidden Princess: From the Blood and Snow World: A Sleeping Beauty by RaShelle Workman.πŸ“š Rory is a normal girl going to high school. She lives with her three aunts and does not know what happened to her parents. Surely, there is more to it then the aunts have told here. And then she meets Carson and everything changes. It takes a very long time to start with the actual storyline.

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Review of Catfishing on CatNet: A Novel (A CatNet Novel Book 1)

I just finished reading Catfishing on CatNet: A Novel (A CatNet Novel Book 1) by Naomi Kritzer.πŸ“š Imagine a social network managed and organized by an AI that collects cat pictures and is for once not out to kill all humans. And then there are Steph one of the members of this page. She lives together with her mother and is on the run from an abusive father. Unable to make friends in each new school, she comes as she anyway will move on in a week or month.

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Review of Extinction Game, The Apocalypse Duology book 1

I just finished reading Extinction Game: The Apocalypse Duology: Book One by Gary Gibson.πŸ“š A good idea and perfect execution! Jerry is the last human on Earth. He managed to survive a global pandemic created by a sect. Until one day, he finds footprints in his backyard. The book starts slow but takes up its pace towards the middle. I liked the POV of Jerry quite a lot – he is an interesting character, perhaps a bit naive but certainly not stupid.

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Review of Restriction: Age Of Magic (The Rise of Magic Book 1)

I just finished reading Restriction: Age Of Magic (The Rise of Magic Book 1) by CM Raymond, LE Barbant and Michael Anderle.πŸ“š Hannah is a teenager living in the city of New Arcadia. She tends for her sickly brother and lives with him under the roof of her alcoholic and abusive father. Her mother died some time ago, and she needs to earn money for the family. The only way to earn an income is by hustling in the city due to the restrictive laws of the city hero.

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Review of The Quantum Magician (The Quantum Evolution Book 1)

I just finished reading The Quantum Magician (The Quantum Evolution Book 1) by Derek KΓΌnsken.πŸ“š Belisarius Adjina is a Homo Quantus, further development of the human species capable of entering a quantum state and able to understand and compute multiple dimensions of the space-time continuum. He also flew from his home planet and is passing his time with confidentiality scams. He at the beginning of the story, he gets a visit from a Major of a long lost military expedition, tasking him with a new job.

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Review of The Smudger (The Memory Trader Book 1)

I just finished reading The Smudger (The Memory Trader Book 1) by Angeline Trevena.πŸ“š The story about our main protagonist Kioto. She is a memory trader – meaning she can extract memories from other peoples. Memory traders are not loved and are at the very bottom of society. She is continually searching for a way to survive. The book takes quite some time to start with the actual plot. And at the moment when it starts, it is already over again.

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Review of The Blade Itself: Book One (The First Law 1)

I just finished reading The Blade Itself: Book One (The First Law 1) by Joe Abercrombie.πŸ“š I’ve decided to read this book after watching Why You Should Read: The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie by Mike’s Book Reviews the other day. Inquisitor Glokta: The inquisitor of the king. He was once a successful person but got caught by the enemy and tortured until he is now cripled and continuously in pain.

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Review of A Series of Unfortunate Events #1

I just finished reading A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket.πŸ“š At the beginning of the story, we are introduced to the three main protagonists, the Baudelaire siblings. Due to a fire, the parents are dead, and they now need a new home. The home is found quite fast, but unfortunately, the person responsible for them currently does not really love them and has a more significant interest in getting to the inherited fortune of the orphans.

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Review of The Blacksmith's Son (Mageborn Book 1)

I just finished reading The Blacksmith’s Son (Mageborn Book 1) by Michael G. Manning.πŸ“š As I liked the other books by the same author quite a lot I fought, I try one of his earlier works. The book starts with the main person named Mordekai rescuing a horse from a river. While doing this, he realizes that he is a wizard. To research this better, he goes on a holiday to his friend’s castle, where he also luckily directly finds three beginners' spellbooks.

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Review of Under a Tell-Tale Sky

I just finished reading Under a Tell-Tale Sky: After the EMP (Disruption Trilogy Book 1) by R.E. McDermott.πŸ“šThis book was another Amazon proposal, and I quite liked it. The story starts just before a significant solar eruption hits the earth destroying the complete power grid on most of the planet. It then shows the actions of multiple groups in North America how they try to survive in this post-apocalyptic world.

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