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Other Systems

ImageOther Systems by Elizabeth Guizzetti


Pages: 593 (Estimated)

Other Systems is a sci-fi book that follows Abby Lei and her amazing adventure across the stars from the boring everyday life all the way to Kipos a planet similar to Earth.

Abby travels with her brother, sister and her friend across the stars but as soon as their journey starts the males and females are separated, Abby hopes that she will see her brother again, unfortunately this is not the case. Things go from bad to worse for abby as her younger sister is snatched.

The story is filled with intense emotion, which Elizabeth did amazingly. The story flows from one action to the next and is filled with enough sci-fi action to satisfy my massive nerdy side ! The only two gripes I had with this book was the beginning and the end. I felt that there was too much fluff at the beginning of the book and not enough at the end. 

I award this book a well earned 4 stars

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Posted by on November 18, 2012 in Uncategorized


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The Reborn


The Reborn by Ray Mazza

Pages: 184

Date Finished: 24/10/12

The Reborn is the first part of the Day Eight series, which is a techno thriller written by Ray Mazza which follows the story of Trevor Leighton. Trevor is thrust into a world he could never have imagined when a small piece of ingenuity causes a system spike which has monumental implications. Trevor begins to learn that the company he works for is developing technology that no-one could have ever dreamed possible.

I found this book extremely gripping, I was hooked from the 1st page and wanted to find out how the story unfolded. It was well written and the book maintained a good pace. The story was full of twists and turns which kept me reading. The idea behind the book is brilliant and I think that being a geek this satisfied my inner nerd and for anyone who is interested in sci-fi you will absolutely love this book.

As such I award this book 5 stars


As this book is part of a series I have already jumped in to the second book, Of Mice and Hitmen.

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Reviewed by Specs 2012

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Posted by on October 24, 2012 in Book Reviews, Books, Uncategorized


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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Image Date Finished: Earlier this year

I read The Hunger Games, the first instalment in the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins earlier this year. This book is set in post apocalyptic America, in a new nation called Panem. The book is centred around ‘The Hunger Games’ which is an annual event which entails two children, one male and one female, being selected from each of the 12 districts being pitted against each other in a fight to the death. The book doesn’t just focus on the violent conflict which ensues as each of the tributes attempt to stay alive in an attempt to win the games and return home, but on a number of other aspects such as love and rebellion. The book is written in the first person from the perspective of Katniss Everdeen, a young girl from district 12 who ends up in the hunger games, it centralises round her exploits during the game and her ‘relationship’ with fellow District 12 tribute, Peeta Mellark. This book is a brilliant start to an exhilarating triology and I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book.


I give this book 5 stars


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Posted by on August 21, 2012 in Uncategorized


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