Hello, everyone! Today I have another audiobook review. This time it is a review of the most recent Star Wars audio drama, Tempest Runner by Cavan Scott. I was excited to listen to this because Scott wrote my favorite Star Wars book from last year, and I loved the previous audio drama he wrote about Dooku.Read More »
Hello, everyone! I’m excited to be contributing my review to the blog tour for Bluebird by Ciel Pierlot. Thank you to Angry Robot books for inviting me to be part of the tour and for providing a copy of the book! Bluebird will be available on Tuesday, February 8.Read More »
Hello, everyone! Today’s post is my last book review of the week, and I couldn’t be more excited to bring it to you. I almost fainted from excitement when I was approved for the eARC of this Star Wars book, and I’m still riding the high this book gave me. So, head below to see what I thought of Star Wars: The High Republic: Midnight Horizon by Daniel Jose Older.Read More »
Hello, everyone! It’s been months since I participated in a blog tour, and I’m happy to be contributing my review to the tour for Enemy by Kimberly Amato organized by Blackthorn Book Tours. Head below to see more about this interesting dystopian political thriller.
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Hello, everyone! Today I’m reviewing the most recent Star Wars release in the High Republic multimedia project, The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray. I was so excited for this one because I’ve loved most of Gray’s previous Star Wars work. What did I think of this one? Read on to find out!Read More »
Today’s post is a book review of a book I’ve been waiting to read since May. This Thrawn series has been really enjoyable, and I’m curious to see what happens next with the character.Read More »
A breakthrough in human cloning becomes one woman’s waking nightmare in a mind-bending thriller by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Gibson Vaughn series.
In the near future, advances in medicine and quantum computing make human cloning a reality. For the wealthy, cheating death is the ultimate luxury. To anticloning militants, it’s an abomination against nature. For young Constance “Con” D’Arcy, who was gifted her own clone by her late aunt, it’s terrifying.
After a routine monthly upload of her consciousness—stored for that inevitable transition—something goes wrong. When Con wakes up in the clinic, it’s eighteen months later. Her recent memories are missing. Her original, she’s told, is dead. If that’s true, what does that make her?
The secrets of Con’s disorienting new life are buried deep. So are those of how and why she died. To uncover the truth, Con is retracing the last days she can recall, crossing paths with a detective who’s just as curious. On the run, she needs someone she can trust. Because only one thing has become clear: Con is being marked for murder—all over again.
This was a twisty, fast-paced sci-fi thriller that I didn’t want to put down. It explored the ethical and moral dilemmas associated with cloning. I enjoyed the way the author framed these discussions about what constitutes personhood and how to ensure the new technology would be used for the good of all and not just the elite. The world-building was also very interesting, and the author’s take on what the political landscape and environment might look like in the near future left me contemplating how we could avoid that future. The writing was simple and easy to read, and the pacing of the story kept ratcheting up the tension at every turn. I loved the character of Constance and getting to see her thoughts as she struggled to come to terms with being a clone. This book kept me guessing for quite a bit, but I did eventually figure out the surprise before it was revealed. The ending felt a little over the top and seemed like the easiest answer to all the mysteries, which is one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to thrillers. Overall, though, I enjoyed the ride, the author’s interesting take on the future, and the ethical and moral implications of the work. Therefore, I rate the book 4 out of 5 stars.
Author: Justina Ireland
Publication Date: July 27, 2021
Print Length: 352 pages
Read Date(s): September 19, 2021 – September 22, 2021