Ahoy there me mateys! This be me eighth novel by Will McIntosh and it was exactly what I wanted - fun! This story follows twins named Vick and Tara who are homeless and living on the edge. They are surviving because of their abilities with regards to technology. Tara is an engineering whiz and Vick … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – watchdog (Will McIntosh)
Ahoy there me mateys! While drawin’ up me lists of 2016 for me log, I realized a curious thing – out of 134 books read, not a single one was a re-read. In me enthusiasm of discovery and taking suggestions from me crew, I did not revisit a single old port for plunder! And part of what … Continue reading Second Reflections – these broken stars (Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner) – me rating certainly changed!
Ahoy there me mateys! While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven’t read the first two books in this series then ye might want to skip this post and go read them. Worth the read. If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the toll (Neal Shusterman) – I completed a series!
Ahoy there me mateys! Here be book two of the Skyward quartet. If ye missed book one, skyward, click here. While I try to post no spoilers, ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . . In the first yarn all Spensa wanted was to become a pilot and clear her … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – starsight (Brandon Sanderson)
Ahoy there me mateys! With an awesome cover and cool premise, I thought for sure that I would love this one. Instead it was very uneven. The story is a dystopian sci-fi drawn from the Nigerian and Biafra civil war of the 1960s. It takes place in 2172 after the planet has been decimated from … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – war girls (Tochi Onyebuchi) – It’s Sci-Fi Month!
Ahoy there me mateys! Okay I know that I just reviewed legion yesterday. I needed more Sanderson! After finishing that one, I got me grubby mitts on this absolutely wonderful gem. I am always amazed by the talent and ingenuity of this writer. Two stories back to back and both amazing and so different. This … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – skyward (Brandon Sanderson)
Ahoy there me mateys. I have been wanting to read this book for a long time. I know that I just read another book about implants but an audio copy of this was in the hold of a local library and so I commandeered it. From Scalzi's BrainPal in the Old Man's War series to … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – feed (M.T. Anderson)
**** trigger warning - blood, bullying, drug use, eating disorders, fatphobia, homophobia, self-harm, suicide, violence, vomit **** Ahoy there me mateys. I have been wanting to read this book for a long time. I was reminded of it by a Top Three Thursday post by Sammi @ onebookishgirl. A copy was in the hold of … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – only ever yours (Louise O’ Neill)
Ahoy there me mateys! So this book be an alternative history set in the Reconstruction era with young black adult zombie killers. Cool, right? And a lot of it takes place in Baltimore which be a port I called home once upon a time. So I just had to read this one. And I can … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – dread nation (Justina Ireland)
Ahoy there me mateys! I can't decide if the problem was me or the book. I borrowed this one from a local library in hardback form and tried multiple times to read it without much success. So it was returned. Fast forward and a local library had an audio copy that was available. I was … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – warcross (Marie Lu)