ARC Review: Dustborn by Erin Bowman | Blog Tour

Dustborn is everything I wanted it to be and will be a book I shove lovingly to everyone I know and I’m not even remotely sorry about it. This book is a must-read for fans of Mad Max and and stories of humanity’s hopeful perseverance in the face of adversity. Honestly, how am I supposed to review such an amazing book?

Welcome to my review stop on the Terminal Tours Blog Tour for Dustborn by Erin Bowman! Thank you for letting me participate in the tour and my eternal thanks to HMH Teen for sending me a finished copy of the book. And isn’t the cover stunning?!

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ARC Review: The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He

I adored The Descendant of the Crane and will read everything Joan writes, so naturally I was incredibly excited to receive an eARC of her sophomore novel The Ones We’re Meant to Find! This is heartbreakingly beautiful and critically important story of love, loss, and perseverance that has stayed with me long after reading. Thanks for all the tears, Joan He!

eARC of The Ones We're Meant to Find
eARC of The Ones We’re Meant to Find

Friends, let it be said that Joan He is a master wordsmith. Her words resonated within me, swept me into the world straight away and kept me hooked until the very end.

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Review: Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson

Believe me when I say that Goddess in the Machine is the sleeper YA sci-fi release of 2020! This book has it all: intricate and complete world-building, gripping storytelling, and complex characters you can’t help but adore. This book is exactly what I wished Aurora Rising would be, and more people need to pick it up.

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Goddess in the Machine in person (regular edition)

✨ You can read an excerpt of Goddess in the Machine here!

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Guest ARC Review: The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

Greetings friends, I am super excited to announce that Lilyn from Sci-fi & Scary is back with another guest review here on Reader Voracious!

I made my reading goal in 2020 to spend the entire year reading nothing but diverse voices. I also wanted to stretch my genre boundaries a bit. I love my sci-fi and horror, but sometimes you gotta read outside your comfortable little boxes. The Gravity of Us had just enough of the science part of my favorite science fiction (astronauts! Mars!) to make me think I’d be comfortable reading it.

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ARC Review: The God Game by Danny Tobey

I wish that I enjoyed this book more than I did, friends. Reading this book was a wild ride of emotions for me because I was interested in the story but also was disengaged from it. The book felt really long while reading it. By the time I was at 85%, I wanted to DNF the book but forced myself to finish since I was so close to the end. Part of me wanted to know. I wish I hadn’t. This book has no discernible meaning or purpose; it is just chaotic neutral.

“‘What you want, gentlemen and lady, is to play God! Turn social order upside down. Claim what should be yours. Go from duds to studs! And so I give you … the God Game!'”

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