Blogger Recognition Award

Greetings readers, and welcome to my Blogger Recognition Award! We all know that I like to hoard tags like the greedy dragon that I am, and... well, I have a total of 8 for this particular award currently. I am truly honored and humbled that so many people thought of me and my blog when working on their posts, and I cannot thank you enough!


Many thanks to Kathy @ Pages Below Vaulted Sky, Maddie @ Munch Reviews, Rain @ Bookdragonism, Mandy @ Devouring Books, Cassandra @ The Bibliophagist, ERK @ Musings of a Confuzzled Reader, and Amanda @ Books, Life, and Everything Nice for nominating me for this award! Each of their blogs are absolutely fantabulous, so if you are not already following them please be sure to go check them out. Continue reading...

Night Shift by Robin Triggs

We had good cause for fear. This assignment was rapidly becoming a nightmare. Just a few days into the night shift and we already had a death on our hands.

Night Shift is more of a whodunit thriller story with some underdeveloped science fiction worldbuilding elements. The story is a spin on the And Then There Were None motif of a group of strangers are isolated from the outside and are picked off one by one. 13 people are working in Antarctica for what is known as the night shift: a six month period where the sun doesn't rise and inclement weather isolates them completely from outside help.


This is a plot driven narrative told in the first person perspective of Anders and written well to keep the suspense throughout for the reader, and Triggs does a good job of expressing the characters' paranoia through the text. I liked that the beginning started at the end with the tease of the terror about to unfold with the confidential memo. Continue reading...

The Sorrows by Jonathan Janz

The Sorrows is the first of many re-published backlist titles from Jonathan Janz and was his first book. It was originally published in 2012 and has been out of print for some time, and I am so glad that this and his other work is being re-released!


Holy crap what a ride that was! Friends, I know you have seen me screaming about The Siren and the Specter and The Children of the Dark, so I am sure that it will come as no surprise to you that I thoroughly enjoyed The Sorrows as well.

The story follows Ben Shadeland and Eddie Blaze, a Hollywood composer duo trying to beat the deadline for the score for the next horror film from renowned director Lee Stanley. Ben's had a bit of creative block since his horrible wife divorced him, and Eddie has taken to haunting legends in Northern California to scare Ben into inspiration. Continue reading...

Reading Around the Globe: bookishwisps

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Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post.

  1. What is your name? My name is Justine. Hi!
  2. Blog URL? bookishwisps.wordpress.com
  3. Twitter handle? @bookishwisps
  4. Where do you live? I currently am residing in the Philippines. Continue reading...

The Game (The Game is Life #1) by Terry Schott

I first bought The Game back in 2014 because it was free in the Kindle store and it sounded interesting. Since then I have read it a handful of times prior to Goodreads enabling re-read capabilities, and it is probably one book that I recommend to everyone that I meet.


The Game by Terry Schott is a fantastic start to The Game is Life series. The planet of Tygon has revolutionized the educational system. Instead of going through school, they play The Game - a virtual reality where they are socialized through the multiple plays that they have, experiencing many lifetimes and experiences until they age out at 18 and have to enter Tygonian society.


It's the 30 year anniversary of the Game, and one of Tygon's best Gamers Zack enters for his final play. Will he finish in the number one slot? Will his careful planning be successful? Time is running out... but for what? Continue reading...

Sci-Fi Month: November TBR

Greetings, readers! Those of you that have been around here for awhile know that I don't normally do a strict monthly TBR (to be read). While I do have an idea of what I am hoping to get to based on review request responsibilities, I tend to leave things rather open for mood reading. I know myself and considering I slump it up at least 5 days out of the month, I don't want to feel stressed out for not reading so I avoid TBRs.


But for Sci-fi month I have a number of science fiction books from my owned TBR stack that I have buddy reads scheduled for and I am so excited! Continue reading...

Sci-Fi Month: 7 Reasons I Love Science Fiction (AKA my love letter to sci-fi)

November is Science Fiction Month, and I am so excited! Fun fact: prior to book blogging I primarily read science fiction and while I have absolutely loved expanding the genres that I read, I am really excited to dedicate some time to reading the genre again! Tomorrow I will unveil my TBR and overall plans for the month, but I wanted to kick everything off with a list of the reasons that I love science fiction!

Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life. Science fiction often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations, and has been called a "literature of ideas."

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The Dark Side of Nowhere by Neal Shusterman

What lay ahead was a lifetime of unexplored terrain, and I was more than ready to explore it and to find out who an what I was.

Friends, it has been a few months since a book has made me feel like this. I devoured The Dark Side of Nowhere in a couple of hours and after finishing it I was left with the feeling of awe. I can't get this book out of my head. It is magical and exactly what I love about science fiction: the light that it casts on the darkest parts of our society through storytelling. The themes I picked up of otherness, political divide are hauntingly relevant to society today.


This is a book that I heard nothing about. No one recommended it to me, I haven't seen any reviews. It honestly just caught my eye when I was browsing on BookOutlet earlier this month. I've seen good things about this author's newer work and the synopsis caught my eye, so I bought it on a whim (along with 12 other books, shhh). Continue reading...

Reading Around the Globe: papereyedgirl

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Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a new series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post.

  1. What is your name? My name is Consu (short for Consuelo)
  2. Blog URL? papereyedgirl.wordpress.com
  3. Twitter handle? @consumesones
  4. Where do you live? Buenos Aires, Argentina Continue reading...

October in Review

As I write my wrap-up, Cabin in the Woods is playing in the background, my cat is running around, and I am eating Halloween candy. 🎃👻🧛 October was a month of ultimate highs and lows for me, but Blogoween and me proudly waving my Spooky Flag all month was certainly a highlight! I want to send a heartfelt thank you to Sam and Clo for being there for me during the hard times this month... your friendship means the world to me. 💖 I am slowly coming back to myself and hope to be a better blog hopper this November!

I also would like to take the time to thank you for 500 WordPress followers. I am truly humbled that you all are here reading my thoughts. I will be hosting a giveaway in the near future to celebrate, so stay tuned for that! Continue reading...