Category Archives: adventure

Did Not Finish: Sapphire Hunting by J. SenGupta

Categories: adventure, did not finish, fantasy, J. SenGupta, RBR, ya
Sapphire HuntingBy J. SenGuptaEditions: ebookPublished: October 29th 2011Genre: YA Fantasy / AdventureSource: review copyShadow figures are stalking the population of an English University town. A Physics student can sense the emotions of others. His two best friends notice he is coming home injured and distracted. He is looking for something. What he has already found is magic that connects this world to a sister-planet, and people who can help him.~ GoodreadsBomy's Flutter: didn't work outHere I am again talking about fantasy / adventure, only Read more [...]

Promo: Quintana Roo, Yucatan by Scott Harper + Excerpt

Categories: action, adventure, excerpt, Scott Harper, spotlight
Quintana Roo, YucatanBy Scott HarperEditions: ebook, paperbackPublished November 10th 2012 by Umbral PressGenre: Action/AdventureRikki Breitenberg is an archeologist in charge of the first team of American documenters allowed by the Mexican government to explore newly discovered Mayan ruins in the Yucatan. However, shortly after their arrival in Mexico, things go awry. Treacherous jungle, inclement weather and dangerous wildlife are only the beginning.When Rikki and her team run afoul of members of an ancient cult devoted to the worship of a bloodthirsty Read more [...]

Guest Post: The Writing Pilgrim & the Search for Ideas by David M. Brown

Categories: adventure, David M. Brown, fantasy, guest post, The Elencheran Chronicles series
A World ApartBy David M. BrownEditions: ebook, paperbackPublished June 16th 2012Genre: Fantasy / AdventureDemetrius makes his first mistake when he lets his best friend Halcyon marry Eleyna, the love of his life, without saying a word. On the day of the wedding, he walks away from the Elencheran town of Dove's Meadow and joins the army.He makes his second mistake when the pirate Black Iris tricks him into letting dozens of men, women and children die in a fire. Demetrius is imprisoned in grief and disgrace.But he can atone. The Black Iris is dead. Read more [...]

Fluttering Thoughts: Toonopolis: Gemini by Jeremy Rodden

Categories: 3 butterflies, adventure, fantasy, fluttering thoughts, Jeremy Rodden, middle grade, RBR, Toonopolis Files series, ya
Toonopolis: Gemini (Toonopolis Files, #1)By Jeremy Rodden (author), Cami Woodruff (illustrator)Editions: ebook, hardcover, paperbackPublished May 30th 2011 by Portmanteau Press LLC (first published May 10th 2011)Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Adventure {seemed more MG to me}Source: review copyToonopolis is a cartoon city that is home to the thoughts and ideas of all sentient beings in the universe. As the center of the Tooniverse, it acts as an other-worldly rest stop for these creations.Gemini is a teenage human boy who is thrust into Toonopolis Read more [...]

Did not Finish: A New World: Chaos by John O’Brien

Categories: action, adventure, did not finish, horror, military, post-apocalyptic, RBR, review, zombies
A New World: Chaos (Book 1)By John O'BrienEditions: ebook, paperbackPublished (first published April 9th 2011)Genre: Post-Apocalyptic / HorrorSource: review copyThere is no sanctuary.That was taken away in the blink of an eye. Humanity went out not with a whimper, but a bang.Jack, a sometimes humorous, sometimes philosophical ex-special operations pilot and soldier is one of the few left to struggle through the desolation left in the aftermath; seeking to survive as a new ferocious species emerges from the rubble, hungry and unrelenting. Will his Read more [...]

Did not Finish: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Categories: adventure, Cherie Priest, did not finish, middle grade, RAWBLlinkup, review, ROMR, steampunk, ya
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century #1)By Cherie PriestEditions: audiobook, ebook, hardback, paperbackPublished September 29th 2009 by Tom Doherty AssociatesGenre: Steampunk YA (more Middle Grade, if you ask me)Source: own copyIn the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska’s ice. Thus was Dr. Blue’s Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine Read more [...]
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