Embryo Zero by Trevor Wynyard

★★★★☆ The second book in the dystopian fiction Streetlighters Trilogy, Embryo Zero again features brothers Matthew and Kevin Turner, along with a few new characters and familiar faces from the first book. The brothers are estranged as Matt takes Kevin’s place at university, and finds himself propelled into national hero status. Meanwhile, his younger brother makes a risky move in an attempt to have a different future for himself and his family.

Upgrade by Blake Crouch

★★★★☆ Since I reading and loving Dark Matter, I have been a Blake Crouch fan. I love how his sci-fi stories stretch my mind with their scientific theories while pulling on my emotions with an enduring love story.  Upgrade has elements of this winning formula, which is present in both Dark Matter and Recursion. However, Upgrade is much more technical, especially at the beginning than I remember either of his two previous hits being.

The Dark Cygnet Files

★★★★☆
The fourth installment in the Nemo & Company series, this book delves into The Cleaner’s family history. I liked that we learn more about The Cleaner and other characters in the series. In this book, we get some answers. Or, at least we think we do, as I’m never quite sure with this series what’s reality or what I’ll discover later was only a mirage.

Refraction by Terry Geo

★★★★★ Refraction by Terry Geo Based on the reviews and the Twitter hype, I had high expectations going into this book. In fact, I was so excited about it, I bought the e-version and the paperback so I would have my choice of formats when I was ready to enjoy. Refraction did not disappoint! With a … Continue reading Refraction by Terry Geo

The Kill Switch by J.E. Clarkson

★★★★☆
Clarkson keeps the adrenaline pumping in The Kill Switch, the third installment in her dystopian, techno-thriller series. The short, action-filled chapters keep the suspense high as the nameless main character known only as The Cleaner and her allies continue to fight against the evils of Stella and Nemo & Co. 

The Cracked Reflection by Terry Geo

★★★★★ The Cracked Reflection by Terry Geo I almost always choose a full-length book over a novella, but lately, I have been enjoying novellas and short stories. Sometimes, a shorter read fits perfectly in the time I have available to read. Novellas are especially satisfying when the writer packs a lot of action and character … Continue reading The Cracked Reflection by Terry Geo

StarFire Dragons by Dawn Ross

4 stars StarFire Dragons, book one of the sci-fi/fantasy Dragon Spawn Chronicles by Dawn Ross,  follows what happens when the crew of the Odyssey starship finds two child-warriors on a Cooperative planet and must decide what to do. New in his role, Vice-Executive Commander J.D. Hapker makes a choice that sets the rest of the … Continue reading StarFire Dragons by Dawn Ross