Demon Possession by Kiersten Fay

Demon Possession (Shadow Quest, #1)Demon Possession by Kiersten Fay
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Apparently, Demon guys are super duper horn dogs. Just looking at a pretty girl turns ’em on. Sebastian just can’t seem to stop telling us about his thingy and he calls it his ‘shaft’. So I kept hearing this guy’s theme song.

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Not a winner for me. Analia is a self sacrificing Mary Sue, and everybody loves her. Demon + Captain of a spaceship should = true love in my book. Alas, I didn’t like Sebastian much either. He was all never-gonna-fall-in love, which was great. He had to go ruin everything by getting all cheesy. He didn’t do the Alpha thing. Talked the talk but didn’t walk he walk, too bad. Not my cuppa tea.

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Blood Crown by Ali Cross

Blood CrownBlood Crown by Ali Cross
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Space ships. Genetic engineering. Humankind fighting for survival. Good, right?

A rebel prince and a hidden princess with hybrid blood running through their veins. Really good stuff.

I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly this book grabbed me. There was an abundance of sappy, lovey dovey stuff in the last chapters that could’ve been pared way down. Overall, an enjoyable story. 3.5 stars rounded up for GR.

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These Broken Stars

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holy plot twists Batman! This was very, very good stuff. Dual narrative, well done. Both MCs are likable. Lilac LaRoux is tough, despite her fluffy name. Tarver is a young Major, but he deserves to be put on my Hot Captains shelf. Yes yes yes. Read this book!

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Grimspace by Ann Aguirre

Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1)Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was exactly what I was in the mood for! I’ve been on a sci-fi run, & Sirantha Jax is a gritty, but kicking heroine. I love the whole crew dynamic on a spaceship. Oh, (swoon) there was a hot captain. Very abrasive. Hero complex. Really, I never stood a chance.

No matter how his physical appearance is described, I ALWAYS picture my cocky captains as Nathan Fillion/Cap’n Mal from Firefly. Loras looked exactly like Sheldon Cooper. Kai resembled Wash (Firefly again.) Certain characters just pop into my head & I know their appearance and voice immediatly. I only had a vague idea about Jax, but she was pretty awesome. Does anyone else ‘see’ certain characters?

Not sure I’ll keep going with the series. This could’ve been a stand alone and I enjoyed the way it wrapped up. There were a few sexy-times, but nothing super explicit or crude.

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All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

All Our Yesterdays (All Our Yesterdays #1)All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m wavering between 4 & 5 stars. Time travel is a hard sell for me, too many paradoxes. While the solution was simple & not delved into too deeply in this book, it worked for me. Plus, it’s only a theory the main trio came up with, so if it doesn’t pan out (time is sentient?) the author can toss it & come up with another. MC Em is interesting & shows character growth when compared to her younger self. She ultimately disappointed me with her hesitancy to kill ONE person to save the world. Finn had my heart pretty quickly & I like that he has secrets. The doctor, in all his times & ages, creeped me out. Overall, a hit with me. I was turning pages like crazy. Could’ve done with a bit more killing. Highly recommended.

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Adaptation by Malinda Lo

Adaptation was different from the YA I’ve been reading lately. Very sci-fi, X-Files feel with government cover ups and conspiracy theories. There’s an unusual love triangle, but it’s not the focus of the story, so it didn’t annoy me.

Reece and her debate partner, David, are in an Arizona airport when strange bird behavior results in all flights being grounded. They attempt to drive home to San Francisco and end up in a strange military hospital after a horrible car accident. Neither has any memory of what happened after the accident, and they’ve been in comas for 28 days.

Reece has had a longtime crush on David and feels awkward and shy around him. She notices that she’s different after her mysterious hospital stay but writes it off as a result of her severe concussion. She literally runs into a beautiful, charismatic girl named Amber and is inexplicably drawn to her. It quickly turns into a crush & her first kiss. I couldn’t tell if it was genuine attraction or Amber’s ability to draw others to her & manipulate them. Reese is confused around David because she’s also attracted to him. Reece seems more affected by their ordeal than David, she had headaches and a strange ability to feel the emotions of others. He admits to hearing voices, and their bodies both experience rapid healing.

People are keeping tabs on them and it’s difficult to tell the bad guys from the good guys. Secrets and lies abound, and Reece needs to figure out who to trust. Lots of action and adventure. The story seemed to stall in a few places, and the end was drawn out. Reese got overly dramatic & the plot lost steam, turning my 4 stars into 3. Still, an enjoyable read overall.