scifi

Talisman of El by Alecia Stone: Book Review & Giveaway

Children
Talisman of El

I had seen the book cover for Talisman of El and was fascinated by it so, when the author approached me about reading and possibly reviewing it, I couldn’t resist. When I saw the trailer (see below), I got even more excited about reading it. This is Book #1 of a YA scifi/fantasy trilogy that, […]

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The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman: A New Science Fiction Series

Fiction
The Obsidian Blade

When I read the publisher’s short blurb about The Obsidian Blade by National Book Award winner Pete Hautman, I knew I had to read it. This is Book #1 is his new scifi trilogy, Klaatu Discos. It combines time travel with action-adventure, mystery, and very thought-provoking speculation about the meaning of destiny, faith, and family. […]

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When She Woke: A Dystopian Reimagining of The Scarlet Letter

Fiction
When She Woke

We have a new guest reviewer, Rhonda, who will be contributing book reviews to PopcornReads.com from time to time. We’re very happy to have her aboard, so please give her a warm welcome. The book cover for When She Woke is arresting to say the least. Its close-up, deep-red woman’s profile on an ebony background […]

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Check Out Our Giveaway: Starters by Lissa Price

Children
Starters

After reading and reviewing Starters by Lissa Price, I was so excited about it that I approached the publisher to ask if they’d be willing to host a giveaway – and they said yes! WooHoo! If you haven’t read my review and/or aren’t familiar with Starters, click here to read my review. If you loved […]

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Starters by Lissa Price: Only Seniors and Teens Are Left on Earth

Fiction
Starters

When I saw the publisher’s description for Starters by Lissa Price, I couldn’t resist. I’d been looking for a good dystopian novel and this sounded like a very different and interesting premise. Starters more than lived up to my expectations! I’ve since learned that it’s Book #1 of a series. It’s very complex and has […]

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The Clockwork Giant by Brooke Johnson: Book Review & Giveaway

Events
The Clockwork Giant

When Brooke Johnson approached me about reviewing her YA steampunk novel, The Clockwork Giant, I was immediately drawn to the concept. I’m a sucker for steampunk and strong female protagonists, and I couldn’t help asking myself why someone would build a giant. At the time, I was solidly booked with reviews, but Brooke is very […]

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