Monthly Archives: April 2013

Book Review: Under the Never Sky

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Author: Veronica Rossi

Genre: YA

Summary: WORLDS KEPT THEM APART.

DESTINY BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER.

Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she’s never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.

Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He’s searching for someone too. He’s also wild – a savage – but might be her best hope at staying alive.

If they can survive, they are each other’s best hope for finding answers.

Review: Loved it! I really liked the dual MC’s. It helped to show every side of this dystopian world. Dual MC’s has become a favorite of mine for this very reason and Veronica nailed it!

The character arc of Aria (the female MC) was perfect. I liked that she was weak in the beginning of the story and I was able to move with her as she found her strength. Likewise, I was surprised by Perry’s (the male MC) arc. He was always strong, even to the end, but his arc was a lot more emotional and internal. 

Also, best cliffhanger since Catching Fire!

Recommendation: READ!

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Cheers!

Book Review: Cinder

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Author: Marissa Meyer

Genre: YA

Summary: Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Review: I absolutely devoured this book! I had wanted to read it for awhile, basically since it came out. And one of my friends just happened to give me a copy a few weeks ago! So, here’s my review. I like how complicated the world is, and especially how Meyer too the time to slowly introduce you to it. Layer by layer. It made the world real and tangible, instead of confusing and overwhelming. 

I felt connected to the main character, Cinder, almost right from the start. i think this due to how she was treated by everyone around her, as less than a human. I like that twist as well. It resonates true with our own history (see slaves).

I could see the Cinderella story parallel this story throughout the book, which was a great touch! I also thought that Meyer did an excellent job with every character. No one was flat and she left room for growth. Can’t wait to read the next in the series!

Recommendation: Read it! 

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Put On Hold

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I absolutely hate doing this! But, alas, I have no choice. I would rather put a book on hold than read it without giving it my full attention.

That being said, The Salt God’s Daughter is POH, as of right now.

I’m about halfway through and I can honestly say that I will get back to it sometime this year. It is well written, don’t get me wrong there. It’s just not what I had expected and not really my taste in books. However, the reason I want to come back to it with my full attention is because I know that this book will have a phenomenal ending.It’s also the type of book that is very heavy in one’s emotional journey through life.

I have made many notes about the first half (for reviewing purposes) and want to give the last half of the book the same attention. And then I shall have a full book review for you to enjoy.

I’ll end this somewhat sad post on a happier note, I’m almost done with Cinder and I’m completely in love with it!

How do you guys feel about putting a book on hold? Do you ever actually go back to finish them?

Cheers!

I Love Free Books!

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I have recently become obsessed with Epic Reads on twitter. More specifically, I absolutely love their #TeaTime! It’s every Wednesday at 3:45 (est). They talk about YA books and usually have a giveaway.

It’s the easiest (and most fun) contest! All you have to do to be enter is tweet the with the hash “TeaTime”.

So I’ve been tuning in for the past two months. I also started to tweeting them, mostly just answering their questions or commenting about books they’ve talked about. I totally didn’t think I’d ever win! There’re Sooo many people who tune in every week and probably tweet more than I, buuuut, I won one!!!

I won a signed hardback from their mystery box! And I finally got it in the mail!

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Can’t wait to read it!

Cheers!