New Release Review: Medusa Uploaded

 

Medusa Uploaded

I think I found Murderbot’s sister!

MEDUSA UPLOADED

Title: Medusa Uploaded
Author: Emily Devenport
Genre: Science Fiction
Page Count: 317
Publisher: Tom Doherty Publications
Type of Book: Kindle Ebook, New Release
Review Word Count: 400
Rated: 5/5 stars
Notes: Definitely for fans of The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells, as well as for some dark twisted science fiction that’s cleverly written.

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Here tells the tale of Murderbot’s sister, a killer on board a generation ship heading towards a new home…

Well, she’s not really Murderbot’s sister, but it sure reads like it. I have the feeling that Medusa and Murderbot would get along great with one another, each of them swapping stories of how to kill people and who survived better in their own way. I would love to see a combination of Medusa Uploaded with Murderbot, but sadly I don’t think that will happen.

Anyway. Back to the story itself.

This was one of the many new releases that I purchased in that Kindle Ebook Haul of 50+books, and it was money well spent! I loved Medusa, and the unique world that was centered around her. Keep in mind, this is as heavy duty as Game of Thrones in killing off people rapidly, in every chapter I believe, except for Medusa herself. So don’t go getting attached to anyone, because it won’t end well.

The story revolves around a girl who slowly becomes uploaded into Medusa, a being that’s meant to carry thousands of souls. While it’s not a hive mind kind of situation, it’s certainly an interesting one. The generation ship is heading towards a new world, along with its sister ship Titania-of which gets destroyed with the girls parents on board. Things spiral from there, and there are a multitude of murders plotted, committed, and produced. It’s a blood-thirsty tale of revenge, survival of the fittest, and where only the smartest live on.

I highly recommend this to those who loved Murderbot. It’s got the same flair, though there aren’t as many witty remarks, it’s still definitely going to be one of my favorite reads of the year. Medusa Uploaded is sure to be a great way to kill the time, and find some new interesting ways of killing people. At least when it comes to writing fiction.

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

Happy Release Week: DL Pitchford

 

 

It’s happy book birthday to DL Pitchford for her third book in the “If We Had No Winter” series. There will be four books, as far as I know, in this lovely contemporary romance series about Billie Dixon as she grows and changes with all the drama that surrounds her.

If you haven’t picked these books up yet, I highly recommend them. They’re angsty, emotional, and filled with enough drama to turn these books into a tv series/movie series! There’s plenty of action, romance, and plot to keep one entertained for hours on end!

I have read all three books, and eagerly anticipate book four, which can’t come fast enough. This week was the release of book three, and it’s available here:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CQLZMP6/ref=x_gr_w_glide_bbie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_glide_bb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B07CQLZMP6&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2

(Please let me know if the link doesn’t work, as I’m new to this sort of thing!)

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

New Release Review: Brief Cases

BriefCases

Title: Brief Cases
Author: Jim Butcher
Series: Anthology/Dresden Files
Genre: Fantasy, Urban, Adult Fiction
Page Count:
Publisher:
Type of Book: Hardback, New Release, Library Loan
Review Word Count: 400
Rated: 5/5 stars

Jim Butcher continues to remain a high favorite of mine in regards to fantasy. I have always loved the Dresden Files verse, and this new anthology is just as good as the series itself. While I skipped a couple of the last stories (spoilers because I haven’t read that far into the series yet), I am happy to report giving this book 5/5 stars for it’s awesome story-building, characters, and plot. Several familiar faces popped up other than Harry Dresdens, as well as new faces that I quickly grew to love. I think my favorites out of the anthology was probably the “I Was a Teenage Werewolf” stories, as they were fun, family-friendly, and fast-paced.

It also reminded me that this is yet another series that I’ve not yet finished. I’m currently lingering over book six? Book seven? And clearly I need to do a re-read, because the last thing that I recall happening in the Dresden Files books clearly was Dresden saving a bunch of puppies from a fire that he didn’t start or was the cause of. (Of course, I think we all know better.)

Brief Cases was one of my most anticipated reads because of the author, not the cover, and because it’s Dresden. While I’m sadly the only one in my family who reads the Dresden Files series, I will swear that it is absolutely worth the time to invest in. It’s fun, it’s full of all kinds of supernatural creatures, and it’s a great way to learn about new kinds of magic.

I definitely look forward to continuing the series, and this just made me wish to continue it further. I’m hopefully going to get more of the series checked out, and am still trying to buy all of it too. I currently have the first four books of the series, as well as book eight sitting on my shelves. So you can definitely see that I am an investor into this world.

As it stands, I give this a 5/5 stars for being its usual awesome fun read!

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book