A Brilliant and Imaginative Ending | Review of ‘The Ashes of Worlds’ (The Saga of Seven Suns, #7)

By Cynthia Ayala

‘The Ashes of Worlds’ by Kevin J. Anderson
Orbit

The war is coming to an end. Basil has lost the last threads of humanity and sanity he had, alienating the other factions of the universe. The Faeros, bound to the mad imposter Rusa’h, have invaded Ildiria and only Jora’h can stop them. The Klikiss have regrouped and are now invading the Earth and only King Peter and the Confederation can come to their aid, pitting the Earth Defense Forces against the Confederation. Intrigue, secrets and lies are all starting to unravel and the people are trying to save themselves and all of humanity against the elemental monsters and those who would have them all dead.
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Weekly Reading List #28

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope that everyone is starting off the year on the right foot. You know me, I live with my nose in a book, either writing or reading. It’s a good thing my fiancé loves that about me. He should considering he lives with his nose in his computer games. I love video games to and have been trying to make some time for them this Wonderful Winter Vacation. Ah, vacation.

But anyway, I hope everyone is doing well, but if you’re like me and have been perusing the bookshelves at your local bookstore, you’re probably wondering what to start off this new year with. Well, here are some ideas to help you along your way.

As always, all synopsis are courtesy of Goodreads.
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Weekly Reading List #27

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Mine wasn’t that bad, I worked a 9+ hr shift at the theater and it wasn’t as busy as it was last year and no one gave me an attitude for once! Everyone was in the Christmas spirit which made me very happy. And it’s nice to be around my coworkers who are all amazing. I love my bosses and my coworkers and they really are appreciative of all the hard work. The theater may not pay me enough but at least I have a job and great bosses for which I am grateful.

But anyway, I hope that everyone spread the cheer and had a wonderful Christmas with friends and family. Here’s what’s coming up on my reading list soonish followed by a short piece of what I’m reading now. I thought I should include that since it’s been a while since I last posted one of these updates.
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Weekly Reading List #26

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! So I am almost done with this semester. Woohoo! I’m so excited to go back home, hug my mom and kitties and kiss my fiancé. Also, I’m looking forward to actually having some me to write and read. I don’t get a lot of time to do that unfortunately but I will be doing that for three weeks….when I’m not working at the movie theater dealing with a bunch of customers who are unhappy with their seating arrangements with Star Wars. Yeah, that’s gonna be fun, I know it. Anyway, I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend and such. I will be spending this weekend working on papers! Woo! (not really) but so far this semester is going good, now I just need to finish it with a bang and pass my classes.

Anyway, here’s what’s on my reading schedule for the next week. As always synopsis courtesy of Goodreads.com. Continue reading “Weekly Reading List #26”

Review: “Scattered Suns” Is An Electrifying Space Opera (The Saga of Seven Suns, #4) – Emertainment Monthly

By Cynthia Ayala ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

5ecebdcdc7f7c1f093ac6ec567ac675d-174x131Anyone who loves “Star Wars” or “Battlestar Galactica” will love “Scattered Suns,” which features great storytelling and all the science fiction elements a reader could want. […] Continue reading “Review: “Scattered Suns” Is An Electrifying Space Opera (The Saga of Seven Suns, #4) – Emertainment Monthly”

A Can’t Put Down Space Opera | Of Fire & Night (Saga of Seven Suns, #5)

By Cynthia Ayala

Of Fire and Night by Kevin J. Anderson Aspet/Orbit
Of Fire and Night by Kevin J. Anderson
Aspet/Orbit

After many years of struggle in the war with the hydrogues, the humans are finally on the winning side. With weapons from the Roamers, the wentals and doorbells, and the Verdani warships from the Theroc, the hydorgues are falling.

A centuries old battle is coming to a conclusion, but old enemies have risen from the depths of oblivion while allies have become enemies. As the battle reaches its final climax, the Spiral Arm will be left changed forever. Continue reading “A Can’t Put Down Space Opera | Of Fire & Night (Saga of Seven Suns, #5)”

An Electrifying Space Opera | Review of ‘Scattered Suns’ (The Saga of Seven Suns, #4)

By Cynthia Ayala

‘Scattered Suns’ by Kevin J. Anderson Orbit

The war between the elemental aliens continues to grow while strife between the Ildiran kingdom and that of the human empire continues to rise. A deluded imposter Mage-Imperator threatens the kingdom and while Jora’h faces that war, he must, with a heavy heart, send his half-human daughter on a mission to make peace with the hydrogues. While they fight the gas giant aliens, Jess Tamblyn and Beneto work unwittingly alongside one another to raise the water and earth aliens from their sleep to fight the war with the humans. Darkness rises above the horizon as mad men with blind power and rage attack, forcing everyone to face their darkest choices in hopes of survival.

Scattered Suns by the remarkable Kevin J. Anderson was first published on July 18, 2005 by Aspect before being republished on November 1, 2007 by Orbit. This sci-fi space opera takes readers on an adventure through a universe at war.
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Weekly Reading List #14

By: Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers—or who I hope are avid readers. I am coming to you with an update on what I’m planning to read very soon. I hope you all are interested in what I’m reading and hopefully you’ll stay tuned for a review and my ears are always open for any suggestion. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a good week to follow. Happy Sunday everyone.

Oh—before I forget—all synopsis are the courtesy of Goodreads.com. Happy reading.
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