Tag Archives: Space Opera

SciFi at its best! Short and sweet.

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I’m not a big fan of short stories as I always want more. LOL This is a compilation of wonderfully written young adult science fiction short stories! Each an exciting fast read. One in particular showcases Norma Hinkens at her best. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each of these and recommend them highly.

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Can a Self-Actualized AI be Stopped?

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Trattora has managed to find the other three members of The Expulsion Project and they are off on an adventure to their home planet, Mhakerta. Mhakerta was taken over by a self-actualizing artificial intelligence known as Preeminence and its citizens are now prisoners. Marauders, pirates, human traffickers, and more do their best to keep The Four, as they have become to be known, from getting to Mhakerta and finding their birth parents. Then there is the challenge of battling Preeminence.

Hinkens second novel in The Expulsion Project, Girl of Stone, is even more exciting than the first book. There is non-stop action and layers of twists that keep you reading straight through until the end. The heroine, Trattora, is constantly struggling to do the right thing and not get them all killed without the council of her best friend, Buir.

This is a young adult, dystopian, space opera. The ending smacked me upside the head. It was indeed a shocker. Can’t wait until the next book!

5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.

This book will be available in May 2017.

What would you do to find out who you really are?

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Trattora has never know where she came from. The only tie to her past is a bracelet engraved with her name. When she meets Velkan and discovers he also has an identical bracelet Trattora knows she must find answers. The quest for knowledge is filled with treachery and death. Trattora must leave her adopted parents and their planet, Cwelt, behind while they are in the midst of an invasion. Yet, she feels that finding the answers she seeks will also help her liberate Cwelt.

Hinkens first book in The Expulsion Project series, Girl of Fire, is a sci-fi dystopian. There is plenty of action in this adventure. It is well paced and the main character is fully developed. It has several heart-stopping twists and a surprise ending that leaves you wanting for more.

I strongly recommend this action-packed novel which will debut January 10, 2017. 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.

Will Earth Survive?

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Jackie is one of the few women left and the only one that Bianca wants. To save Earth Jackie agrees to be bait for Bianca once again. But, this time the device to destroy Bianca could also destroy Jackie by aging her 75 years at detonation. Will she succeed? Will she survive?

In the second book of the The Nanobot Wars, Stolen Eyes continues the story of Jackie, an orphaned sixteen year old girl with her crew of young boys trying to survive the best they can in this post-apocalyptic world. It seamlessly mixes familiar characters with new. As with the first book in the series, there is a lot of raw emotion from the teenagers as they struggle to find their place in this ever changing environment.

Farrell lures you in with her captivating story telling ability and does not disappoint. I was both elated and saddened by the plot twists as they unfolded. My heartstrings were definitely pulled by the sacrifices that were made, and I laughed out loud at some of the lighter moments. This book was a quick read for me since I was eager to see what would happen next.

Stolen Eyes was very well written and edited. I would definitely recommend it with only one warning – there are a couple of very descriptive sex scenes that would not be suitable for younger readers. 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.