science fiction

The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu: Can Our Bumbling Hero Save Earth?

Fiction
The Rebirths of Tao

It’s rare to find a sci-fi series that’s funny while still being a nail-biting fast-action thriller. Somehow award-winning author Wesley Chu has beautifully achieved that delicate balancing act with his Tao trilogy. We reviewed Books #1 and #2, The Lives of Tao and The Deaths of Tao, when they were published. I loved the first […]

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2015 Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop: Time To Win Some Great Books

Children
Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop

We’re participating in the Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop and starting our giveaway one day early. Be sure to check out all of the great book giveaways in this fun giveaway hop! Despite all of the giveaways we host, books still seem to gather and mingle on my bookshelves. I guess they know this is a […]

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Giveaway of Neil Gaiman’s Short Story Disturbances: Trigger Warning

Bestsellers
Trigger Warning

I remember how excited I was when I discovered bestselling and multi-award-winning author Neil Gaiman’s novels. The first of his novels I read was Good Omens, which he wrote with another favorite author, Terry Pratchett (Update: Sir Terry passed away this morning and will be greatly missed), and I was hooked from then on. The […]

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Popcorn Reads’ Best Books of 2014: Collection & International Giveaway

Bestsellers

This is the most torturous thing I do every year. In fact, I think I completely wussed out last year on compiling this collection. It’s like asking a mother to pick a favorite child – agh! I can never pick just one because if I don’t like a book, it doesn’t get reviewed. The collection […]

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The Aftermath by Jen Alexander: A Different Kind of Dystopian Novel

Fiction
The Aftermath

It all started with a dream this native NC author had one night. Although The Aftermath by Jen Alexander is a YA dystopian novel, I almost hate to classify it as that because it’s also a sci-fi novel, a psychological thriller, a technological thriller, an adventure novel, and an RPG novel with a bit of […]

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The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter by Rod Duncan: Steampunk and Luddites

Crime Story
The Bullet Catcher's Daughter

Rod Duncan is probably best known for his crime novels so when he decided to write a steampunk novel, it’s only natural that it became a mystery as well. The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter is Book #1 in his new duology titled The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire. Are you familiar with the Luddites? What if […]

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