Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie – Review

A perfect read for October.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

Suffer the Children presents a terrifying tale of apocalyptic fiction, as readers are introduced to Herod’s Syndrome, a devastating illness that suddenly and swiftly kills all young children across the globe.

Soon, they return from the grave… and ask for something unimaginable. Without that, they remain listless, vacant eyes staring at their parents. As soon as the children receive it, they become themselves again… But only for a short while.

As that commodity becomes scarce, the inevitable question for parents everywhere becomes: How far would you go to bring your child back?

Summary paraphrased from Goodreads.

Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie - Review
Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie – Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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August 2020 Wrap-Up

Hiya friends! Presenting to you a wrap-up for the books I read in August 2020. I read 8 books this month, which is again a personal high for me, thanks to the blog tours I participated in. Without further ado, let’s dive into the recap.

Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2020
Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2020
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No Way Home by Christy Cooper-Burnett – Review

No Way Home by Christy Cooper-Burnett - Review, Book Cover
No Way Home by Christy Cooper-Burnett – Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Los Angeles, 2070. Christine Stewart is all excited about her vacation with her son. All she needs to do before embarking on her vacation is to complete a routine task at her job. The task is simple: travel back in time in 1867 to Oklahoma to deport a cyber-criminal and come back to present-day LA.

However, tragedy strikes—the system goes down.

Christine—along with scores of other transporters around the world—is stuck in the past with zero supplies and bare minimum training. However, it is still not the end of woes for her. Due to a glitch in the system, she is thrown further back in the past and thousands of miles away from her original drop location. Does Christine succeed in getting back to her son alive? Read No Way Home by Christy Cooper-Burnett to know more about Christine’s fate.

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Phoenix (Queen’s Avatar #1) by T.S. Alexander – Review

Phoenix by T.S. Alexander - Book Review, Book Cover
Phoenix by T.S. Alexander – Book Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

In their quest to find an inhabitable human colony in space, the exoplanet surveyor, Endeavour, arrives in the Kepler 452 system. The crew of Endeavour is surprised to find an alien civilization, known as the Haillar, thriving there. Endeavour’s arrival triggers a first contact with the Haillar, who seem to be technologically backward and non-threatening. However, first impressions are seldom correct.

Aldeea, Kepler 452 to the humans, is a planet on the border of a star-faring empire dating back countless millennia. The Haillars can wield astonishing psychic powers called eka. They are also the most technologically developed species inhabiting the empire. However, their enemy—the Scourge—is even deadlier. A war has been going on between them for millennia.

The Endeavour has landed on Aldeea on the verge of one such imminent attack. Caught between two vastly superior enemies, the humans can survive only if they and the Haillars stand united. Easier said than done. Read Phoenix, the first book in the Queen’s Avatar Series, by T.S. Alexander to find out who wins this war.

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Author Q&A – Andy Giesler

In my second Author Q&A, I am interviewing Andy Giesler, author of The Nothing Within, a post-apocalyptic science fiction fantasy. I read the book exactly a year ago, and the story is still fresh in my mind.

Please feel free to check out my review of The Nothing Within here.

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What is this book about?

*Centuries after the collapse, a young woman in what was once Amish country tries to save what’s left of humankind—and to discover who she really is.

The first three lines of the book:

My name is Root.

I was seventeen when I first heard the voice no one else could hear. I feared I might have the Nothing within me.

But by the time my village burned me alive in the Pit? By then we were all pretty sure.

Piqued your interest? Let’s get started with the interview.

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Our Dried Voices by Greg Hickey – Review

Our Dried Voices by Greg Hickey

Rating: 4 out of 5.

By 2189, cancer, AIDS and a host of other fatal diseases are no longer life-threatening. However, within this time span, two more World Wars have ravaged humanity. Global warming has reached unprecedented levels. Considering these circumstances, a diverse group of wealthy investors concludes a new planet, capable of sustaining life, needs to be found.

In 2092, an Earth-like planet, named Pearl, is discovered which is sixteen light years ahead of Earth. After numerous manned missions are sent there to lay the foundations for a human settlement, a spaceship carrying thousands of people finally reaches Pearl in 2235, ninety years after its launch.

Hundreds of years later, the current human population settled in Pearl are simple beings—the result of living in a Utopian colony where every want of theirs is satisfied automatically. As a result, humans no longer need to think or work.

However, for the first time since their existence on Pearl, a series of machine malfunctions threaten to engulf the colony in chaos. It’s up to a young man, Samuel, to fix these malfunctions and save the colony. He soon discovers these malfunctions are deliberate. He must find out why this is happening, and who are behind these?

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