Review: The Martian, by Andy Weir

The Martian Andy Weir

Rating: ★★★★★

Recommended: Yes!

Genres: Science Fiction

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Confession: I have not watched the movie, so my review is solely based on the book.

Mark Watney is one of six astronauts in the Ares 3 mission in Mars. When the planet is hit by a storm and a flying antenna stabs Mark, the life signals his suit sends to his crew is clear: he’s dead. But Mark isn’t – yet. And now his crew and ship are gone.

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Mini-Review: How to Stop Time, by Matt Haig

How to Stop Time Matt Haig

Rating: ★★★★★

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Science Fiction

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“I should also say, in case it needs saying: I don’t know for sure that the words I write were the words that were actually spoken. They probably weren’t. But this is how I remember these things, and all we can ever be is faithful to our memories of reality, rather than the reality itself, which is something closely related, but never precisely the same thing.” Continue reading

Review: Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World Huxley

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Recommended: Yes

Genres: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Classic Fiction

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This is one of the most well-loved classics of all time, and most people I follow on Goodreads gave either 4 or 5 stars to it, and it belongs in many people’s Favorites shelves. Many people have actually recommended it to me (Hi, Bia!), but I should have listened to my boyfriend when he said that, although he had really enjoyed the book, I wouldn’t like it all that much. So hold tight, this might be a rant-view. I’ve held back from making my points too long, but still it’s quite an epic rant. Continue reading

Review: Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (The Illuminae Files #1)

Illuminae The Illuminae Files 01 Amie Kaufman Jay Kristoff

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Recommended: Yes

Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

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This book has been quite hyped up and for the past months I’ve seen it everywhere. I was drawn to it for its unique style in reports, emails, audio transcriptions and so on instead of traditional narration. Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) is 608 pages long, but I read it in 3 days during a work week. It flows very easily, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t normally read longer books! Continue reading

Review: Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch

Dark Matter Blake Crouch

Rating: ★★★★★

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller

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I started this book with not much of an expectation. The multiverse theory is for good reason quite popular in Sci-Fi, and in my opinion isn’t always all that well executed. So when I saw what this book was about, I expected a thriller with unconvincingly little science to give space for all the action. I was mistaken. Continue reading

Review: The Forever War

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Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Recommend: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Science fiction, Dystopia

This book was highly recommended by a friend, and it was initially written by the author to be a dystopia, but now that the 1990s (where the story starts) have come and gone, it has shifted into the science fiction category. I did put it in both categories, though. Yes, I gave it two stars. Yes, I recommend this book. See my review below to understand why.

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