Apophis by Eliza Lentzski is an interesting take on the young adult romance. In addition to getting a great story, we see just how important love is when it seems all hope is gone. In 2004, scientists spotted the asteroid that would plunge the world into the first Ice Age in 12,000 years. They named is 99942 Apophis, and two years after its impact survival is all that matters. Samantha
A story set in a time where everything is bad, often a totalitarian environment.
2° by Bev Prescott is a climate based dystopian tale set on a future Earth ravaged by the forces of nature and humankind alike. It chronicles the adventurous journey of one woman who, in her quest to rescue her captured wife, discovers not only what she is capable of, but also what humanity can endure and accomplish when love is paramount. It is 2092 and climate change has decimated the
Chosen by Brey Willows is a dystopian science fiction novel that is a perfect mix of action and romance. It invites the reader to ponder a “what if” scenario and see where their conscience leads them. The year is 2050 CE and climate change has progressed faster than any scientists had predicted. The Earth and many of its inhabitants are dying. Human extinction is no longer a matter of if,
A Study In Honor by Claire O’Dell takes the underlying story-structure of the Sherlock Holmes stories and re-envisions it as a near-future thriller where Watson and Holmes are both queer black women in a USA that would be called dystopian if it weren’t to easy to see how we might get from here to there. Dr. Janet Watson, former army surgeon, has been discharged after losing an arm to the
Darkness Falls by KC Luck is an apocalyptic romance novel about embracing the moment, grasping happiness and finding hope in a turbulent and uncertain landscape. The story focuses on the lives and relationships of four women before, during and after a global disaster that leaves the entire planet without power. Lexi Scott and Anna Patten had a passionate love affair in high school. Happiness was not to be however, as succumbing
Compass Rose by Anna Burke is a fast-paced pirate tale set in the dystopian future of 2513. It challenges the meaning of loyalty and takes to heart the saying, “To thine own self be true”. It was an absolutely riveting read. The book demanded my attention. As I read scene after scene it became clear that I was powerless to put it down. I still catch my thoughts meandering back
Beneath the Surface by Rebecca Langham is book 1 of The Outsider Project. It takes place on a future Earth where humanity has so damaged the climate that people are forced to live in enclosed domes or beneath the surface. Perhaps that’s why when the Outsiders were made known to the people it was easier to put them underground. They were too alien, too different, and the populace was told
Soulwalker by Erica Lawson is a dystopian science fiction novel set one hundred years in the future, in a near-totalitarian state. There is a nice romantic subplot that makes this story accessible for those of us who are not naturally sci-fi inclined. Tarris Waite is a loner, an outcast, and an elite killer. She is the leader of the Black Shadow Corps. They are rare albinos. Albinos are born with
Waking The Dreamer by K. Aten WAS THE BEST! When I had finished I felt like I was in a trance like state. I was too sad and in a state of mourning when this book ended to even THINK about moving on to a new book. This was one of those books where when I wasn’t reading it my brain was trying to figure out which amazing TV show
Lucky 7 by Rae D Magdon is an intensely hot gender-bending cyberpunk adventure. Right in the beginning we’re introduced to Elena Nevares who is a jacker. In this future world most people have implants that allow them to connect to virtual reality, but while the average citizens are novices in the alternate reality, jackers are the professionals. They hack code from the inside and are vital to any ops team.