Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go
  • Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2009-03-19
  • ISBN : 9780307371331

Never Let Me Go Book Review:

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is. Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date.

Alpha's Prize

Alpha's Prize
  • Author : Renee Rose,Lee Savino
  • Publisher : Midnight Romance, LLC
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2021-04-09
  • ISBN :

Alpha's Prize Book Review:

MY CAPTIVE. MY MATE. MY PRIZE. I didn’t order the capture of the beautiful American she-wolf. I didn’t buy her from the traffickers. I didn’t even plan to claim her. But no male shifter could have withstood the test of a full moon and a locked room with Sedona, naked and shackled to the bed. I lost control, not only claiming her, but also marking her, and leaving her pregnant with my wolfpup. I won’t keep her prisoner, as much as I’d like to. I allow her to escape to the safety of her brother’s pack. But once marked, no she-wolf is ever really free. I will follow her to the ends of the Earth, if I must. Sedona belongs to me. Publisher’s Note: Alpha’s Prize is a stand-alone book in the Bad Boy Alphas series. HEA guaranteed, no cheating. This book contains a hot, demanding alpha wolf with a penchant for protecting and dominating his female. If such material offends you, do not buy this book.

Alien Mercenary's Prize

Alien Mercenary's Prize
  • Author : Mina Carter
  • Publisher : Mina Carter
  • Pages : 201
  • Relase : 2021-03-24
  • ISBN :

Alien Mercenary's Prize Book Review:

Natalia Heath is a survivor. She’ll survive an alien fight pit. No problem. On the run from her crime lord father most of her life, Nat knows how to survive in the worst places in the universe. Being kidnapped by aliens and thrown into a gladiatorial arena to fight for her life is just another turn of bad luck in a lifetime of them. She just needs to figure out a plan to escape. What she doesn’t plan on though is the sexy alien who says he’s here to rescue her... or the sparks that fly between them. Beauty’s secret could get him killed... not revealing it will mean her death. Former pit champion and now a member of the famous mercenary unit, the Warborne, Beauty has two goals in life; keep his head down and die of old age in his own bed. Unfortunately he picked the wrong profession for that. When a team member’s sister is captured, he must head back to the gladiatorial fight pits and reclaim his place as champion to save her. Unfortunately for him, she turns out to be a spiky, snippy little human female with plans to save herself. Worse, her scent is the most tantalizing he’s ever encountered... She’s beautiful, alluring, and HIS. His mate. But the rules have changed. The pits are no longer a place where skill in combat can elevate a fighter to freedom. It’s a place of despair and hopelessness with no way out. To save them all, he must deal with the devils of his past and fight a new champion, one shrouded in secrecy who kills all who dare to step onto the sands in challenge... Keywords: alien mate romance, alien romance, space books for adults, sci fi, sci fi books, sci fi romance, sci fi adventure, sci fi series, space marine, alien warrior.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One
  • Author : Ernest Cline
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2011-08-16
  • ISBN : 9780307887450

Ready Player One Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. “Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today • “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment Weekly A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days. When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune—and control of the OASIS itself. Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Village Voice • Chicago Sun-Times • iO9 • The AV Club “Delightful . . . the grown-up’s Harry Potter.”—HuffPost “An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.”—CNN “A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader.”—Boston Globe “Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that’s both hilarious and compassionate.”—NPR “[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own.”—iO9

Mated to the Dragons

Mated to the Dragons
  • Author : Sara Fields
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2018-04-26
  • ISBN : 1986015025

Mated to the Dragons Book Review:

Theirs to Rule. Theirs to Share. After she uncovers evidence of a treasonous conspiracy by the most powerful man on Earth, Jada Rivers ends up framed for a terrible crime, shipped off to a detention facility in deep space, and kept in solitary confinement until she can be sold as a bride. But the men who purchase her are no ordinary aliens. They are dragons, the kings of Draegira, and she will be their shared mate. Bruddis and Draego are captivated by Jada, but before she can become their queen the beautiful, feisty little human will need to be publicly claimed, thoroughly trained, and put to the test in the most shameful manner imaginable. If she will not yield her body and her heart to them completely, the fire in their blood will burn out of control until it destroys the brotherly bond between them, putting their entire world at risk of a cataclysmic war. Though Jada is shocked by the demands of her dragon kings, she is left helplessly aroused by their stern dominance. With her virgin body quivering with need, she cannot bring herself to resist as they take her hard and savagely in any way they please. But can she endure the trials before her and claim her place at their side, or will her stubborn defiance bring Draegira to ruin? Publisher's Note: Mated to the Dragons is a stand-alone novel which is the fifth book in the Captive Brides series. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.

Paladin's Prize (Age of Heroes, Book 1)

Paladin's Prize (Age of Heroes, Book 1)
  • Author : Gaelen Foley
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 346
  • Relase : 2015-07-10
  • ISBN : 0996480102

Paladin's Prize (Age of Heroes, Book 1) Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Gaelen Foley leads readers on a magical journey to a fairytale land where good battles evil, adventure beckons the daring, and epic love awaits the true of heart. Resolutely noble, impossibly brave, paladin Sir Thaydor Clarenbeld serves as royal champion for the kingdom of Veraidel. But when the king becomes corrupt, Thaydor speaks out-and promptly ends up banished from court, sent off as a knight errant on an endless round of quests meant to get him killed. One mission nearly does. Covered in wounds after a monstrous battle, he lies at death's door when rescue arrives in the form of the beautiful, mystic healer known as the Maid of the Mount. The lady Wrynne du Mere gave up a luxurious life to devote herself to caring for others. When she finds the famous hero broken and bleeding, saving him will take all her skill-and a fateful dash of magic. And it will cost her dearly. For the dangerous spell will leave their souls forever entwined, and his foes, so many and so powerful, will target her, as well. Wrynne knows to survive and restore justice to the land, they must join forces. But for how long can they resist the searing temptation of desire? "Enchanting, intriguing, fun." Stephanie Laurens, #1 New York Times Bestseller "Run, do not walk, to your nearest bookstore and snatch up everything you can find that this amazing author has ever written " The Romance Readers' Connection (Fantasy Romance / Sensual / 125,000 words)


  • Author : Erich Segal
  • Publisher : Ivy Books
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2015-01-21
  • ISBN : 9780804153232

Prizes Book Review:

"SURPRISINGLY FUN . . . The heroic trio lead strenuous lives, ER-style, all with an eye for the Nobel Prize." --Kirkus Reviews Now from the bestselling author of Love Story and Doctors comes a powerful and moving saga of three extraordinary individuals as they compete for the ultimate glory: the Nobel Prize. Erich Segal takes us inside the research labs and clinics, the homes and hearts, of the world's most elite doctors and scientists--two men and one woman--whose genius, dedication, and passion cannot always win for them the love and recognition they so desperately seek. Loyalty and betrayal, disappointment and loss, scandal and secrets--all will play roles in the personal and professional lives of these gifted scientists who hold the key to life and death for so many. And through it all the Nobel Prize beckons with its seductive promise. Two will be selected for this highest honor; one of them will not live to receive it. Yet all will discover the enduring truth: that life has many prizes to offer, and many come to us in the most unexpected ways. . . . "COMPELLING . . . It is reward in itself to follow the chronicle of three trailblazing scientists, each out to better the world while conquering his own personal demons." --West Coast Review of Books A MAIN SELECTION OF THE LITERARY GUILD(c)

Hard Sands ( A science fiction alien romance)

Hard Sands ( A science fiction alien romance)
  • Author : Celia Kyle,Erin Tate
  • Publisher : Summerhouse Publishing
  • Pages :
  • Relase :
  • ISBN :

Hard Sands ( A science fiction alien romance) Book Review:

She doesn’t belong on Atera no matter what the hottie lizardman may say… Nothing in Kalinda’s plans includes crash-landing on a backwards sand planet full of lizard-aliens. But when she spots Warlord Nakan, she’s willing to take a little detour. He’s a sexy, muscular scaled creature that she wouldn’t mind… studying. But no matter how interested she is, and no matter how much he lights her up inside, she’s determined to get off his godforsaken planet. Nakan is busy caring for his tribe and fighting off challengers to his position as Warlord of the Hard Sands. A mate? And an alien human female, at that? No, he has other responsibilities that need his attention. Kalinda of Earth can’t be for him. It does not matter that her curves stir his blood like she’s his true mate. But if Nakan won’t have her, his enemies will. Too bad for them that the Warlord of the Hard Sands doesn’t share. He’ll have to find a way to claim his mate and hold his position, or he’ll lose everything: his woman, his tribe, his territory... and his life.

The Europa Directory of Literary Awards and Prizes

The Europa Directory of Literary Awards and Prizes
  • Author : Susan Leckey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 533
  • Relase : 2015-12-22
  • ISBN : 9781135356323

The Europa Directory of Literary Awards and Prizes Book Review:

A complete guide to the major awards and prizes of the literary world. * An invaluable source of information on awards and prizes world-wide * Covers over 1,000 awards and prizes * Comprehensive background information on each award * Extensive contact details. Contents * Includes internationally awarded prizes along with prestigious national awards * Subject areas covered include adult and children's fiction, non-fiction, poetry, lifetime's achievement, translation and drama * Information is provided on the history of each award, its purpose, what is awarded, how often the prize is awarded, eligibility and restrictions, the awarding organization and the most recent recipients * Full contact details of the awarding organization are provided, including main contact name, postal address, e-mail and Internet address, telephone and fax numbers * Fully indexed by keyword, awarding organization and award by subject.

Venomous (Alien Warrior)

Venomous (Alien Warrior)
  • Author : Penelope Fletcher
  • Publisher : Penelope Fletcher
  • Pages : 678
  • Relase : 2014-12-24
  • ISBN :

Venomous (Alien Warrior) Book Review:

"She is mine to protect, mine to shelter, mine to feed and mine to cover. When she is weak, I shall be her strength. She was stolen from her world by our captors. Now her survival is my responsibility. It is her duty to endure my lust, respect my nest mates and honour our union with offspring. I revere this giver of life, as is the way." ~ Venomous One, formerly of Rök, enslaved gladiator Abducted from Earth and transported to a slave planet in an unknown galaxy, Lumen finds herself, shackled, naked and put on display before an alien horde. Told the males will battle for the right to slake their lusts with her body, she would become the slave of slaves. Venomous One, a proud warrior enslaved, has given up hope of returning to his home world and finding a life mate. When a female is tossed into the arena his soul demands he claim her. Winning his mate by Right of Might, he vows to protect Lumen and be a good provider, no matter how ugly her human appearance. Rescued by Venomous’ people, the couple face space pirates, the condemnation of an alien government, galactic war, and a deadlier threat from within the warrior’s own kindred.

Klara and the Sun

Klara and the Sun
  • Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Pages : 263
  • Relase : 2021-03-02
  • ISBN : 9780735281257

Klara and the Sun Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE GLOBE AND MAIL, THE GUARDIAN, ESQUIRE, VOGUE, TIME, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE TIMES (UK), VULTURE, THE ECONOMIST, NPR, AND BOOKRIOT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SUMMER 2021 READING LIST The magnificent new novel from Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro--author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day. “The Sun always has ways to reach us.” From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. In Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

The Omega Prize

The Omega Prize
  • Author : S. L. Millward
  • Publisher : S. L. Millward
  • Pages : 124
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 0980704499

The Omega Prize Book Review:

This is a story which will make your heart sing - a story for all the family to read together. Young Judy discovers an unexpected package in her grandfather's old study. She has never met her grandfather (Poppy) as he died before she was born, but Judy is the one to unearth the puzzle which Poppy left for his family. To find the treasure which Poppy left, the family must first solve every riddle which he wrote on a beautiful scroll, and carefully wrapped in a a rich purple velvet bag. Unless they solve the puzzles, they won't find the treasure. See if you can solve the puzzles before the family does. What has Poppy left them as an inheritance? Have fun with the story and enjoy the Omega Prize at the end.

Wedded to the Warriors

Wedded to the Warriors
  • Author : Sara Fields
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 174
  • Relase : 2017-03-07
  • ISBN : 1542986915

Wedded to the Warriors Book Review:

As an unauthorized third child, nineteen-year-old Aimee Harrington has spent her life avoiding discovery by government authorities, but her world comes crashing down around her after she is caught stealing a vehicle in an act of petulant rebellion. Within hours of her arrest, she is escorted onto a ship bound for a detention center in the far reaches of the solar system. This facility is no ordinary prison, however. It is a training center for future brides, and once Aimee has been properly prepared, she will be intimately, shamefully examined and then sold to an alien male in need of a mate. Worse still, Aimee's defiant attitude quickly earns her the wrath of the strict warden, and to make an example of her, Aimee is offered as a wife not to a sophisticated gentleman but to three huge, fiercely dominant warriors of the planet Ollorin. Though Ollorin males are considered savages on Earth, Aimee soon realizes that while her new mates will demand her obedience and will not hesitate to spank her soundly if her behavior warrants it, they will also cherish and protect her in a way she has never experienced before. But when the time comes for her men to master her completely, will she find herself begging for more as her beautiful body is claimed hard and thoroughly by all three of them at once? Publisher's Note: Wedded to the Warriors includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book. Also note that this book was previously published under the title Claimed by the Savages.


  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2012-07-31
  • ISBN : 9781448152186

Restoree Book Review:

There was a sudden stench of a dead sea creature. There was the sudden horror of a huge black shape closing over her. There was nothing... Then there were pieces of memory, isolated fragments that were so horrible her mind refused to accept them. Intense heat and shivering cold; excruciating pain; dismembered pieces of the human body. Sawn bones and searing screams. And when she awoke she found she was in a world that was not earth, and with a face and body that were not her own. She had become a Restoree...

The Novel

The Novel
  • Author : Michael Schmidt
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 1187
  • Relase : 2014-05-12
  • ISBN : 9780674724730

The Novel Book Review:

The 700-year history of the novel in English defies straightforward telling. Encompassing a range of genres, it is geographically and culturally boundless and influenced by great novelists working in other languages. Michael Schmidt, choosing as his travel companions not critics or theorists but other novelists, does full justice to its complexity.

Pico's Crush (Central Galactic Concordance Book 3)

Pico's Crush (Central Galactic Concordance Book 3)
  • Author : Carol Van Natta
  • Publisher : Chavanch Press, LLC
  • Pages : 289
  • Relase : 2016-01-28
  • ISBN : 9780983174134

Pico's Crush (Central Galactic Concordance Book 3) Book Review:

Trouble comes to paradise when a serial killer chooses a galaxy-famous college campus for his hunting ground. A galactic security specialist expects a quiet vacation visit to his daughter's college campus. Instead he finds himself in battling for the safety of the students, with old friends and an ex-military squad-mate fighting at his side. Can they find a cunning serial killer before he finds his next target? When ex-military sniper and current personal security specialist Jerzi Adams visits his daughter Pico's quiet college on the paradise-like planet of Nila Marbela, he doesn’t expect emergency evacuations and rogue robots. Nor does he expect to renew a friendship with former squad-mate. Explosions, sabotage, and assaults used to be Andra De Luna's daily routine, but she gave it up for a professorship at a prestigious university. Now she's flung back into that world, with an entire floating campus of students to protect. When the hunt for a cunning serial killer leads Jerzi's old friends Luka and Mairwen (Overload Flux) to town, there's trouble in paradise as the body count starts to rise. Either the world of academia has gone from merely cutthroat to downright deadly, or more sinister forces are in conflict, with the campus as a battleground. Without an improvised miracle or two, no one’s going to make it out alive. Come along for the next wild ride in the Central Galactic Concordance series—get your copy of Pico's Crush today! NOTE: Pico's Crush is a complete story. It can be enjoyed without having read the series, but your experience will be enhanced if you've read the previous books. - - - - - - - - - - The Central Galactic Concordance series: • Overload Flux (Book 1) • Minder Rising (Book 2) • Zero Flux (Novella 2.5) – sequel to Overload Flux • Pico's Crush (Book 3) • Jumper’s Hope (Book 4) - - - - - - - - - -

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  • Author : Junot Díaz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 2008-09-02
  • ISBN : 9781594483295

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Book Review:

Winner of: The Pulitzer Prize The National Book Critics Circle Award The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award The Jon Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize A Time Magazine #1 Fiction Book of the Year One of the best books of 2007 according to: The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, People, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Salon, Baltimore City Paper, The Christian Science Monitor, Booklist, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, New York Public Library, and many more... Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere—and risk it all—in the name of love.

Bad Romance

Bad Romance
  • Author : Heather Demetrios
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2017-06-13
  • ISBN : 9781627797733

Bad Romance Book Review:

Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone. Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape. Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.

Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]
  • Author : Gary Westfahl
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 766
  • Relase : 2021-07-31
  • ISBN : 9781440866173

Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] Book Review:

This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole

The Economy of Prestige

The Economy of Prestige
  • Author : James F. ENGLISH,James F English
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2009-06-30
  • ISBN : 9780674036536

The Economy of Prestige Book Review:

This is a book about one of the great untold stories of modern cultural life: the remarkable ascendancy of prizes in literature and the arts. James F. English documents the dramatic rise of the awards industry and its complex role within what he describes as an economy of cultural prestige.