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YA Book Review: The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina

18209419Title: The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf ( The Tribe #1)
Author: Ambelin Kwaymullina
Expected publication: April 8th 2014 by Candlewick
Type: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Source: LibraryThing’s Early Reviews
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add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: A compelling debut novel asks what happens when children develop inexplicable abilities—and the government sees them as a threat.

They’re known as Firestarters. Boomers. Skychangers. The government calls them Illegals — children with inexplicable abilities — and detains them in menacing facilities so that society is kept out of harm’s way. Ashala Wolf and her Tribe of fellow Illegals have taken refuge in the Firstwood, a forest eerily conscious of its inhabitants, where they do their best to survive and where they are free to practice their abilities. But when Ashala is compelled to venture outside her territory, she is betrayed by a friend and captured by an enemy. Injured and vulnerable, with her own Sleepwalker ability blocked, Ashala is forced to succumb to a machine that will pull secrets from her mind. It’s only a matter of time before the machine ferrets out the location of the Tribe. Her betrayer, Justin Connor, is ever-present, saving her life when she wishes to die and watching her every move. Will the Tribe survive the interrogation of Ashala Wolf?

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I was a little confused in the beginning but i am pretty sure the Author did that on purpose, so you can feel as confused as the character. The more the story goes on the more you connect the dots to what is going on in the story.

I did read the book fairly fast. Cause for one the character in the book was awesome and second the whole plot  with the Twist and Turns that had me flipping threw the pages just to find out more. I really loved most of the characters in the book but the main one was for sure hands down, Ashala. Even after finishing the book i can still say she is a favorite of mine. The Love and care the character has for her tribe members was just flowing out of the pages for me. The love and care she has for them is strong and just beautiful, even when she was betrayed by one she still cared for them..because they where Tribe.

you read you Ashala point of View but you also get connect with the other characters in the book. That is one of the things i liked about the book. Yes it was about Ashala but really it was about the others too. Once you watch the book unravel, it becomes this powerful book to me like trust and family and the things you will do to protect them. Scene that had me crying, but a lot of scenes was just so freaking sad…sad scene that still put a smile on your face. I Don’t want to say much about the other characters but besides Connor..i just have to mention him.

Threw the book i was just craving for more Conner. you get left confused by Connor threw most of the book. BUT i more towards the end you finally get more on Connor and omg i cried! specially around the end…the tears just wouldn’t stop. Conner is Awesome and i am gonna go ahead and jump on the Ashala and Conner Ship. There relationship starts off a little rocky but once you read the book, that becomes understandable.

Overall: Besides the slow confusing beginning, i couldn’t find a flaw in the book. It’s full of Mystery and lots of other awesome stuff. The book i guess you can say is a dystopian but mixed with supernatural. Anyways awesome Bool. I defiantly recommend it.

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YA ARC Review: Find Me By Romily Bernard

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Title: Find Me
Author: Romily Bernard
Publish Date: September 24th 2013 by HarperTeen
Type: Suspense, Murder, Mystery
Source: Read Rinse Repeat

ARC Paperback,  307 pages

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: These are the words written on Tessa Waye’s diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa’s just been found . . . dead.Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target.Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick. Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick’s deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.But she’s going to find this killer no matter what.Because it just got personal.

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This is my first real murder mystery book. I’m not really much of a fan of Murder Mystery’s, i think it because that’s all you see on TV now days. So i was a little iffy about reading Find Me. What caught my Attention to the story was the Plot. I liked how she is a hacker. I am happy to say that i liked the book more then i thought i would.

It starts off with Suspense right away. Wick and her little sister live with Foster parents because her dad is on the run for being a dead beat drug dealer of a dad and her mother commits suicide. Late at night a cop name Carson starts to creep around the house. Wick finds a package at the door of a diary of a girl named Tessa with a sick-it note saying “find me”.  I loved the Twist and turns the book took. The Ending is a HUGE Twist. I had to shut the book to scream OMG about a 100x.

The Book was super easy to follow along with and easy to understand. I liked how it wasn’t too complex. I read the book in one setting. Very Fast read and it is a some what short book. What i didn’t like was the cussing it was just too much of it. I cuss all the time, don;t get me wrong but it was all the time in the book and i just could stand it.

But besides the could i loved the book and the story and i do recommend the book to anyone who loves murder mystery’s. I am happy this was my first murder mystery. I do plan on reading more book based on Murders and more book of Romily Bernard’s!

star4* I won this ARC from Read Rinse Repeat Blog. The copy was signed by the author. My review is only a honestly review. I don’t get payed or influence to-do a good review.

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YA ARC Book Review: Angel Fever The Final in The Angel Series

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Title: Angel Fever ( Angel #3 )

Author: L.A Weatherly

Expected publication: November 26th 2013 by Candlewick

Type: Angels, Paranormal, Fantasy

Source: Librarything Early Reviewers Via Publisher

ARC, 496 pages

Pre- Order: Amazon | B&N

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Summery: As half-angel Willow strives to save the world from her parasitic otherworldly kin, romance and tension heat up to a climactic finale.

In the devastated remains of the world, millions of people live in “refugee” camps provided by the angels who have all but enslaved humanity. As this angelic stranglehold tightens, Willow and Alex are recruiting and training new Angel Killers while struggling to hold ground on the celestial battlefield. But Willow continues to have feelings for Seb, and her love and resolve are tested as a shattering revelation sends Alex on a separate journey. Now that the final battle versus the angels is about to begin-and the fate of the world hangs in the balance-each of them must face the consequences of their own choices. Will love endure? Will the human race survive?

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* Don’t read this review if you haven’t read the whole series it may have spoilers.

My Review: After what happens to Mexico City Willow and who left including Alex, Search for AKs to take down the angels once and for all. Alex finds out news that might just stop them so he takes off without telling the real reason on what’s going on. You could really feel Willows emotions thew this part. It was so heart breaking.

You watch Seb and willow go threw a lot on there a relationship. there feeling and closeness has changed. You watch Seb fall in love with someone who wasn’t Willow, but he was so suborn to see it threw out the whole book. After a year since Alex left Willow gets a vision short of, that something huge was gonna happen. She sets off to Pawtucket NY with Seb to try and stop it and her father who is an Angel. she comes across some her old classmates and Nina. she finds out that somehow her energy was protecting the people who she has encountered, giving off some kind of immunity to the angels.

Angel Fever is just one huge sad depressing ride. It  puts you threw a lot of heart break and Emotional battles. it is auction packed.

I understood where Willow was coming from after Alex returns but then again i wanted to slap her out of it.  Willow is a tide annoying in Angel fever,  I just wanted to know more about Alex and what he was going threw but all i got was a chapter pretty much. I just really wanted more.

Seb finally realizes that is over Willow, he was just too suborn to see it. I really hated how Willow would mess with Sebs feelings all the time. Just leave the guy alone. Willow and Seb will always have a Brother/Sister relationship. it just would’t work any other way.

Angel Fever is a good ending to the whole series, but it could of had more. i just felt like the story was rushed is spot that needed more. and parts that just needed to be rushed cause it was getting dull.

Willow is not the same person she was in Angel Burn, but that is understandable for what she has went threw. She is a lot tougher and a fighter in Angel Fever. she isn’t someone you messed with that is for sure. She has been threw so much turmoil.

The ending was adorable and cute a great way to end the story. Willow and Alex gets there happy ending, And so does Seb.

I thought the cover was confusing at first but once you get towards the middle you start to understand. The cover is really pretty. I do like the US covers better then the UKs. The UKs covers just look really dark and Gothic looking.

Angel Fever was a great way to end the series but yes it did have it’s up and downs threw the book, But the whole concept was the story is interesting. Angel Burn is still my favorite of the series, and Angel Fever isn’t as good as Angel Fire. I did still really enjoyed the book.

Overall: Pretty Cover, Good Concept, Amazing Adventure, A really great series. I will repeat this for the 3rd time. READ THE SERIES!

 

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Stacking The Shelves #4

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Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks

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Won ARCs

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Title: Angel Fever ( Angel #3 )
Author: L.A Weatherly
Expected publication: November 26th 2013 by Candlewick
Source: LibraryThing Early Reviewers Via Publisher.
( Review to be posted soon. )

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Bought:

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Title: Angel Burn ( Angel #1 )
Author: L.A Weatherly
Published: 2011 by Candlewick Press
Type: Fantasy, Paranormal Angels
Paperback

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Title: Angel Fire ( Angel # 2 )
Author: L.A Weatherly
Published: 2012 by Candlewick
Type: Angels, Fantasy, Paranormal
Paperback

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Title: The Knife of Never Letting Go ( Chaos Walking #1 )
Author: Patrick Ness
Published: 2009 by Candlewick Press
Type: Dystopia, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Paperback

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Traded:

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Title: Vampire Kisses #1
Author: Ellen Schreiber
Published: 2005 by HarperTeen
Type: Vampires, Fantasy, Paranormal
Paperback Via Paperbackswap.com

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Title: Kissing Coffins ( Vampire Kisses #2 )
Author: Ellen Schreiber
Published: 2007 by Harper Teen
Type: Vampires, Fantasy, Paranormal
Paperback Via Paperbackswap.com

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Title: Vampireville ( Vampire Kisses #3 )
Author: Ellen Schreiber
Published: 2007 by Harper Teen
Type: Vampires, Fantasy, Paranormal
Paperback Via Paperbackswap.com

Earthbound by Apirlynne Pike

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I received this book from librarything Early Reads. This book i have reviewed is an ARC.

About the book ( from Goodreads )

Tavia Michaels is the sole survivor of the plane crash that killed her parents. When she starts to see strange visions of a boy she’s never spoken with in real life, she begins to suspect that there’s much about her past that she isn’t being told.

Tavia immediately searches for answers, desperate to determine why she feels so drawn to a boy she hardly knows. But when Tavia discovers that the aunt and uncle who took her in after her parents’ death may have actually been responsible for the plane crash that killed them–and that she may have been the true intended victim–she flees for the safety of Camden, Maine, where the boy she sees in her visions instructs her to go.

Now, Tavia is on the run with no one to trust. No one, that is, except for her best friend and longtime crush, Benson.

Tavia feels torn between the boy who mysteriously comes to her at night and the boy who has been by her side every step of the way. But what Tavia doesn’t know is that the world is literally falling apart and that to save it she will have to unite with the boy in her visions. Only problem? To do so would mean rejecting Benson’s love. And that’s the one thing Tavia Michaels swore she’d never do.

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