Book Binging (2)

April 12, 2014 Book Binging 34

The sketch I did for my Book Binging weekly post. He'll be digitally illustrated soon!

The sketch I did for my Book Binging weekly post. He’ll be digitally illustrated soon!

Huzzah to Book Binging! There is nothing quite as tasty as a good book! If you can’t tell I have a serious book buying and acquiring addiction! Heck, I don’t know a book blogger that doesn’t. If I don’t grab at least as many books as there are number of days in a week I start to go through withdrawals.

So what’s more fun than jumping around and seeing what everyone else has added to their shelves for the week? For that reason I link up two these two lovely ladies:

The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @ Kimba The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga @ Tynga’s Reviews.

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Review Books!
Check out that awesome looking pile! I have a huge love for the SFF publishing folks. They put out such excellent books that continue to blow my mind with how great they are. Ok ok definite credit should go to the authors but warm heartfelt thanks also go to the publishers for bringing these amazing books to my reading light.

Expiration Day by William Campbell Powell | Goodreads | AmazonExpiration Day

What happens when you turn eighteen and there are no more tomorrows?
It is the year 2049, and humanity is on the brink of extinction….

Tania Deeley has always been told that she’s a rarity: a human child in a world where most children are sophisticated androids manufactured by Oxted Corporation. When a decline in global fertility ensued, it was the creation of these near-perfect human copies called teknoids that helped to prevent the utter collapse of society.

Though she has always been aware of the existence of teknoids, it is not until her first day at The Lady Maud High School for Girls that Tania realizes that her best friend, Siân, may be one. Returning home from the summer holiday, she is shocked by how much Siân has changed. Is it possible that these changes were engineered by Oxted? And if Siân could be a teknoid, how many others in Tania’s life are not real?

Driven by the need to understand what sets teknoids apart from their human counterparts, Tania begins to seek answers. But time is running out. For everyone knows that on their eighteenth “birthdays,” teknoids must be returned to Oxted—never to be heard from again.

Unremembered by Jessica Brody | Goodreads | Amazon (only $3.56 on kindle!) Unremembered

When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.

Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.

Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.

Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?

From popular young adult author Jessica Brody comes a compelling and suspenseful new sci-fi series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.

Lockstep by Karl Schroeder | Goodreads | Amazon Lockstep

When seventeen-year-old Toby McGonigal finds himself lost in space, separated from his family, he expects his next drift into cold sleep to be his last. After all, the planet he’s orbiting is frozen and sunless, and the cities are dead. But when Toby wakes again, he’s surprised to discover a thriving planet, a strange and prosperous galaxy, and something stranger still—that he’s been asleep for 14,000 years.

Welcome to the Lockstep Empire, where civilization is kept alive by careful hibernation. Here cold sleeps can last decades and waking moments mere weeks. Its citizens survive for millennia, traveling asleep on long voyages between worlds. Not only is Lockstep the new center of the galaxy, but Toby is shocked to learn that the Empire is still ruled by its founding family: his own.

Toby’s brother Peter has become a terrible tyrant. Suspicious of the return of his long-lost brother, whose rightful inheritance also controls the lockstep hibernation cycles, Peter sees Toby as a threat to his regime. Now, with the help of a lockstep girl named Corva, Toby must survive the forces of this new Empire, outwit his siblings, and save human civilization.

Karl Schroeder’s Lockstep is a grand innovation in hard SF space opera.

The Pilgrims by Will Elliott | Goodreads | Amazon The Pilgrims

Eric Albright is leading a normal life until a small red door appears under a train bridge near his home. Then a ghostly being wakes him in the dead of night, with a message from another world: You are Shadow.

In Levaal, the world between worlds, the dragon-gods grow restless in their sky prisons, and the Great Spirits struggle to contain them. Vous, the worlds Friend and Lord, simmers in madness as he schemes to join the ranks of gods. He and the Arch Mage have almost won their final victory over the Free Cities.

A dark age dawns. But Eric and his friend Case are now Pilgrims, called to Levaal for a battle more ancient than the petty squabbles of men. And they will learn why some doors should not be opened … PRAISE FOR WILL ELLIOTT: Inventive, scary and darkly humorous THE OBSERVER

Earth Star by Janet Edwards | Goodreads | (Read my 5 star review of Book #1: Earth Girl)Earth StarPyr

Romance, science fiction, action, and a look at the false assumptions we make about others combine in this light-hearted, fun, and well-conceived science fiction future.

Only She Can Save the World.

Eighteen-year-old Jarra has a lot to prove. After being awarded one of the military’s highest honors for her role in a daring rescue attempt, Jarra finds herself – and her Ape status – in the spotlight. Jarra is one of the unlucky few born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Derided as an “ape”- a “throwback” – by the rest of the universe, Jarra is on a mission to prove that Earth Girls are just as good as anyone else.

Except now the planet she loves is under threat by what could be humanity’s first ever alien contact. Jarra’s bravery – and specialist knowledge – will once again be at the center of the maelstrom, but will the rest of the universe consider Earth worth fighting for?

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PURCHASED BOOKS!
What you thought that was all? Did I not say I have a book buying compulsion upon me? These are just the e-books I purchased some are still on discounted price!

The Thousand Names by Django Wexler | Goodreads (highly recommended by Mogsy!)

Starglass by Phoebe North | Goodreads

Though Wolf’s Eyes by Jane Lindskold | Goodreads | Amazon – Only $2.99!

Green Rider by Kristen Britain  | Goodreads | Amazon – Only $1.99!

A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish | Goodreads | Amazon – Only $1.99!

Red Rising by Peirce Brown | Goodreads | Amazon – Only $1.99! I’ve heard nothing but good things about this YA

A Taste of Tomorrow (11 book box set from different authors) – Amazon – $2.99

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When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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34 Responses to “Book Binging (2)”

    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      You know I really don’t know! I’ve only heard good things and when a friend pointed it out on sale I had to nab it.

      Thanks I’m so glad you like the colors. That header is actually just the mock up. This is not the final design and graphics. The designer just threw these up for the time being until the nicer final version is done. So in about 5 days things will look so much more polished and I’ll have that book binging robot up top as the header logo most likely because I think he’s just has too much freaking personality to be relegated to only showing up once a week in my mailbox post. Don’t you agree?
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Don’t be scared of the Sci-FI! I think you just need to find the right Sci-fi books for you. I think you like something that would feel like urban fantasy. If you want I’d say instead then try any of these

      Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach
      Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher
      maybe even Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Thanks I’m so glad to hear you like the header. That isn’t even the finished design. The little robot in this book binging post is going to be on the header when it’s done! I have a handful of little robots that I drew that Parajunkee is digitally colouring for me.
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      I know right – I keep just buying and buying more books and thinking I really do have the time to read them all when in reality there is no time. But I like having them for when I’m in that mood. Green Rider! yes – I need to argh
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  1. Alice

    What a fantastic pile of books! I Love the idea of these posts, totally agree that we book bloggers are quite the book buying fiends.

    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Michelle! So glad you found me =) I’m glad you like the sketch. You’ll be seeing plenty more of that little guy around here. I figured now whenever I don’t have a graphic to go into one of my discussion posts I’ll just draw one up of my own! I love that Parajunkee is digitally coloring some of them for me!
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