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YA Book Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

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Title: These Broken Stars (Starbound #1)
Author: Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Published:  December 10th 2013 by Disney Hyperion
Type: Science Fiction, Dystopian
Source: The Midnight Garden and Disney Hyperion
Hardcover

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

A timeless love story, THESE BROKEN STARS sets into motion a sweeping science fiction series of companion novels. The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.

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When the book first started i did feel a tide annoyed with it starting with this whole love in fist-sight. But the book doesn’t take long to take a whole different route. The story becomes more then that and you get thrown into a book of survival and heartbreak.

Tarver falls for a girl named Lilac, not know who she really was. Lilac Turns down Tarver even know she liked him because of her Father. Scared of what he would do to him. Of Course Tarver finds out Who Lilac is and to him he fault Stupid to ever look at Lilac. The story takes a huge twist after that somehow the ship they where on gets destroyed. Lilac and Tarver escape on a Pod and land on a Mysterious planet. They both struggle with survival and finding help while also having to deal with mysterious whispers.

There is some little action but not really the story is mostly about survival mixed with alienated “creatures”. You watch Tarver and Lilac grow close but also struggle with dealing with each other. The story has it’s moments that make you laugh but can make you cry soon after. It can take a serious intense Twist. Which happens a lot in this book. You never know what is gonna happen. it really didn’t take me long to get hooked to every word. But the story is still a Science Fiction love story but the authors did such a great job at portraying it.

I also love how the story is a way a Flash back in the beginning of each chapter you get like Bits of interrogation with Tarver telling what happened on the planet. I thought it made the story really interesting a whole it flowed with the story and it short helped with following along with the story.

I really love Lilac and Tarver’s characters. They both had such different life’s and personality’s but they clicked. Lilac is more smarter and Tarver is more of the fighter. without them both i don;t think any of them would have survived on thee own. The more you got close to the end of the story the more the tears the come along. it was so freaking sad and bittersweet and just pure awesome an a way and if you read the book you know what i mean.

I know the book was gonna be good but i was really shocked on how good it was, it really suppressed me. The story was so unique and different. it didn’t take me long to finish this story. In a funny way tho just in the beginning the book did somehow remind me of Titanic…..Step for “Jack” Doesn’t die and only two people live…..oh and the ship doesn’t hit a iceberg. But the similarity’s to it was totally there.

Overall: I really did love the overall story. DO NOT stop reading at the beginning but it gets wayyyyy better then that. I cried, I laughed and shed more tears reading this book. I went crazy on how the book ended and i can’t wait to read the next book in this series…i will be sitting here waiting for the day it comes out. The book was pretty amazing and different and very enjoyable. I recommend it. If you have not yet bought it, do me a favor and got on Amazon or a local book store and buy this book. It is worth the read.

*I won this Hardback copy from The Midnight Garden and Disney-Hyperion in a contest. My Review is all my honest opinion and noting else. Winning the book no way changes my opinion.

My Rating:

star5

Book Review: Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon

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Title: Doon (Doon #1)
Author: Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon
Published:  August 20th 2013 by Zondervan
Type: Fantasy, Romance
Source: Book Sneeze for Review
Hardcover

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: Veronica doesn’t think she’s going crazy. But why can’t anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months.

But the Scottish countryside holds other plans.

Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna’s great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation. Doon seems like a real-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica’s daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they’ve longed for…or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare.

DOON is loosely based on the premise of the musical Brigadoon, with permission from the ALan Jay Lerner Estate and the Frederick Loewe Foundation. Follow the journey at http://www.DoonSeries.com

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The story is about Veronica and Mackenna. Two best friends with different life’s. Veronica takes a trip with Kenna to Scotland to Visit her dead Aunts house. Veronica starts to see a boy in a kilt ( which let me add Guys in kilts are hot. ). Now this guy his some ghostly figure telling her to ” Come to him ” and she starts falling in love with this ghostly figure in a kilt that only seems to show up when she is distressed. To me that was a huge turn off in the book. I for one would be crept out by it. Like just nope. I will pass on that. In the beginning just seemed awkward to me.

Veronica Finds Kenna’s aunts Journal. That talks about a magical place called Dune. Veronica is is determined to get to Doon to be with her mysterious Kilt boy. Yeah i am so over the “love-in-first-sight” mumble jumble. But besides all that junk the story wasn’t bad at all. To be honest i like the little bit we got from Kenna. All she ever wanted was be famous actress on the stage and who usually is all for the Fantasy love story’s is more worry the whole ghostly love interest and the world of Doon. To me she just felt realistic…Well as realistic as you are gonna get when it comes to fantasy books.

Now i don’t hate Veronica just the love mess. She lives with her drunk mother and her step father who is a jerk. Her life is pretty complicated compare to Kenna’s life. She on the hand was supposed to be the more realistic and logical character but you don’t see that in this book. Her and Jamie become less annoying when you start reading more and the story does get a lot deeper. The story is a Romance book but is moe then that. You do get a really good story hidden behind it and the story actually become pretty fun read.

I did love Veronica and Kenna’s Friendship. They reminded me of sisters. The book is a great example of what true friend is. With their friend ship and all the jumble and the over all plot of the story is amazing. The story can get pretty intense but still be funny. You have a great fantasy story of a witch trying to destroy the Kingdom and Veronica and Kenna fight to save the kingdom along the way.

There is a lot more to the story then i have mention but no one likes spoilers so just go out a read it for yourself.

Did i love the story? Not as much as i wanted to but i did like it and very much enjoyed it not counting the flaws. There is a really good story hidden that really amazed me.

Do i recommend it? Sure i know many people who will love the book more then i did. The book is really easy to follow along with and has great characters to fall i love with.

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Book Review: Descendant by Lesley Livingston

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Title: Descendant ( Starling #2 )
Author:  Lesley Livingston
Published:  August 27th 2013 by HarperTeen
Type: Fantasy
Hardcover

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: The last thing Mason Starling remembers is the train crossing a bridge. An explosion . . . a blinding light . . . then darkness. Now she is alone, stranded in Asgard—the realm of Norse legend—and the only way for her to get home is to find the Spear of Odin, a powerful relic left behind by vanished gods.

The Fennrys Wolf knows all about Asgard. He was once trapped there. And he’ll do whatever it takes to find the girl who’s stolen his heart and bring her back—even if it means a treacherous descent into the Underworld. But time is running out, and Fenn knows something Mason doesn’t: If she takes up the Spear, she’ll set in motion a terrible prophecy. And she won’t just return to her world . . . she’ll destroy it.

In this pulse-pounding sequel to Starling, Lesley Livingston delivers another electrifying blend of nonstop action and undeniable romance that will leave readers breathless.

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I don’t know about you but i can’t get enough of Lesley intake of Norse Mythology. I have become obsess here lately and i like to think it’s because of Lesley. There is so much in it and it’s awesome. In the first book you didn’t really get to know much, you didn’t get into that worlds of Norse Gods and worlds. until this book and it makes the story just get better and better each chapter. Like i said i am obsess.

This book starts off right where the last one left off on. Mason is trapped in the underworld with no memory of what really happened and she is not really sure where she is at. While Fenn is still in the mortal world. Fenn and his friends come together to get Mason out of the underworld before she touches the spear and destroy the world.

The story has so much suspense and packed with adventures. Many Plot Twists, like you think you know what gonna happen and then NOPE. You get glimpses of Norse gods. Lesley intake on there worlds was just amazing, i loved the details she put into it. I have grown to love Finn’s character more then the first ( loved him also in Starling ). His character just grows more, he struggles with his past but him wanting to whats right becomes so much more powerful. You get to see that in this book. I honestly Loved his chapters more while reading Descendant then Mason. Not that i don’t like her i do and a lot, But Fenn is just so sassy and funny. There would be a serious scene and he just makes it funny in a way.

Fenn and Mason is for sure Ship worthy. They are cute together and the whole time i am just like ” SAY YOU LOVE HER< SAY IT!!!! ” threw most of the book. Now the book is more then a romance story of the two. You get to see all these other characters story and get to grow so attached to each ones story, and the overall plot to the story is just omg. I can’t think of any other way to do it. It’s perfect and just that right touch of tears. The ending to the book was sad but sweet and i was just in complate tears over it.

Overall: I love the mystery of the story and the characters in the book. I loved Lesley point of view of Norse Mythology. Her story made reading it really fun and interesting and of course sad.  I loved everything in the book. Absolute flawless in my eyes. I totally recommend this series. If you haven’t read it…then well do me a favor and do so. Totally worth it.

star5

Book Review: Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

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Title: Never Fade ( The Darkest Minds #2 )
Author:  Alexandra Bracken
Published:  October 15th 2013 by Disney-Hyperion
Type: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Paranormal
Hardcover

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

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Ever since i read The Darkest Minds i have been obsess! I been wanting to read Never Fade for while now, but just never got around to it. But i FINALLY bought the bought and read the same day. If you have read The Darkest Minds then you know how crazy the ending was, freaking HUGE plot twist. That ending made me complate insane for days of rocking back and forth in tears. Well Never Fade continues a little after the wild ending. Ruby is part of the Children’s League now and the first chapter was already packed with suspense.

If you haven’t read the Darkest minds then you really should go out and buy both the first and second book because BOTH are really good. The Author makes you just fall in love with the characters and gets you so attached like they are real. Like the character could be like evil like crazy i still loved that character.

I honestly felt like Never Fade was better. Ruby’s character has gown so much since the first book and to me she is a Bad Ass in The Darkest minds we watch her be this quiet girl who couldn’t control her powers and had a hard time opening up to people. In Never Fade she she has more control of hers powers and isn’t afraid anymore. She will do anything to protect the people she cares about.

Threw most of the book i was a total hot mess, like the book would go straight to my feels and all could do was asdfghjk! the book has a lot of raw emotion, specially with characters in the book. you got to fall in love with a new character named Jude and sorta of became like a little brother too ruby.

I don’t want to got into to much details but Liam in this book and with ruby will bring you too tears and take the life out of you.  and i have a serious soft spot for Connor. Yes he is supposed to be like this huge villain but my gosh he makes evil look good. Some villain are just awesome, okay? The way the book ends was kinda bitter sweet, yeah it was super sad but what ruby did was pretty bad ass and the last line in the book was just freaking awesome.

Overall the book had everything i could ask for and more. It is a pager tuner full of suspense and action that will have anyone going crazy for more. Ruby is on my top 10 list of favorite kick ass chicks in books hands down. Readers will not be disappointed in never fade.

star5

YA Book Review: The Princess in the Opal Mask by Jenny Lundquiest

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Title: The Princess in the Opal Mask
Author:  Jenny Lundquiest
Published:  October 22nd 2013 by Running Press Kids
Type: Fantasy
Source: Won copy from Elana Johnson
Paperback

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: Orphaned as a child in the crumbling village of Tulan, Elara is determined to learn her true identity, even if it means wielding a dagger. Meanwhile, in Galandria’s royal capital, Princess Wilha stands out as someone to either worship or fear. Though no one knows why the king has always made her conceal her face–including Wilha herself.

When an assassination attempt threatens the peace of neighboring kingdoms, Elara and Wilha are brought face to face . . . with a chance at claiming new identities. However, with dark revelations now surfacing, both girls will need to decide if brighter futures are worth the binding risks.

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First Thoughts: The Cover is very eye catching. I love how the colors blend in and how perfect they go togather. I also LOVED the fact it wasn’t someones face zoomed in and you just got a pretty cover with the mask. It fits with the story. When i read the summery for first time i thought ” Wow This sounds like it’s gonna be pretty good ” I just sounded a little different then books i have read. Tho the book did have similarity’s to other things but the author twisted to her own and i thought that was pretty cool.

The Basics: The story starts off with Elara, she was an orphan when she was child and soon taking by a family that well doesn’t treat her all that well. She never knew anything of her real parents or even her name. She gets treated like a maid and lives the ” Poor Life . Living the life made Elara Brave and pretty tuff but she kept her feeling bottle up growing up.

Next you get The Mask Princess Wilha. Living a different more rich lifestyle of a princess then Elara she is left with a burden. She has worn masks since she was a child, sworn to never take it off. Most believe if you stare at her you will be cursed and saved.

Elara and Wilha life’s combine, and Elara most become Princess Wilha Decoy. Elara tying to find out her family past comes across more secrets then she wanted. They both discover that they have more in common then they thought. Now there is a lot more to the story then that but that’s the best you are gonna get out of me of the story. Lots of Eye candy for the lady’s..no joke good luck trying to pick.

Final Thoughts: I love both sides of the characters in the story, it helped bring the story together. I loved how they both had different personalty’s but the same. Elara is more loud spoken while Wilha is more calm and responsible….for the most part ( you kinda watch her come out of her shell ).

I loved how the story was about love and the life of being a princess but it was soo much more then that when they story goes on. it had a lot of “Kick-ass” moments with some suspense sprinkled in. The way the book ends is just my gosh mind blowing. I read the book fairly quickly i loved how it was fast paste. Defiantly a page turner. Good luck finding a dull moment because there is none.

overall loved the story, the characters and the beautiful cover. The story had kinda of a mix of Cinderella and the parent trap ( once you read the book you will understand ) I throw all my stars on this book. Amazing just pure amazing. I don;t understand why not a lot of people haven;t read this book? It’s really good i 100% recommend this book to readers out there.

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Blog Tour: Review & Author Giveaway ~ The Promise by Apryl Baker

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the promise coverTitle: The Promise ( The Coven #1 )
Author: Apryl Baker
Published: August 24th 2013 by Limitless Publishing LLC
Type: Fantasy, Paranormal
Ebook

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  Summery: Armed with kick-ass shoes, can CJ stop a maniacal coven leader, save the town, and still get Mr. Melt In Your Mouth Gorgeous while surviving the darkness coming for her?

The smoke from the fire burned her eyes, its heat caressed her skin and the taste of fear choked her. She was going to burn just as her ancestor did all those centuries ago in New Salem Village. How could she have been so wrong about everything?

Cassie Jayne Bishop grew up the only non-believer in town of Coven. When a stranger comes to the sleepy town of New Salem, everything she thought was true unraveled around her. Ethan made her question everything, even her sister’s death. Clues start to pile up and Cassie is determined to find out if the Coven was the real reason her sister died.

What she uncovers terrifies her to the very depths of her soul….

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I am just gonna point out that there was a LOT of things i did love about the book, but really the only thing i had a problem is was, the whole love interest in the book. I felt like it rushed and you really didn’t get a chance to understand it all. I have never been a fan of books that start with the whole “Love in first Sight” thing.

The first chapter starts off with Cassie, She is already head of Heels for this mystery guy named Ethan. This guy throws red flags left and right. She knows she can’t trust him and his keeping secrets but to her she is in total love with this guy even when time after time it’s been proven not to trust him. And with that added comes the Love triangle…petty much the classic romance trick in the books. I have a love and hate relationship with love triangles, if it’s done right i love it, but if it done wrong i just don’t like it. In this case i didn’t like it much in this book. Cassie was so blindly in love with this Ethan guy she couldn’t see. Now if i had to pick a Team then i would hop on the Jeff Train.

Now besides all that i did enjoy and adored the story. You have Cassie and Kay, best friends since childhood. They have strange bond where they can feel each others emotions. They are petty much like sisters separated at birth. They both born on the same day and at the same time and that is petty much a hint to the awesome overall plot to the story. Cassie Has never believed in magic or anything like that, to her it’s something in a book or on TV, Total fictional. Her sister was part of the coven and couldn’t wait for Cassie to join but right before she dies she made Cassie promise to never join the coven.

The whole Town is pretty much part of a big coven with witches. They all want Cassie to join but for one she doesn’t believe and two she had made a promise. Of course the more the story goes the harder it is to stay away. Cassie is determined to find out the mystery’s of the coven and her sisters death and along the way she discovers more then she bargain for.

I love the overall story and the concept. I liked how the book twisted into something much bigger then what it started as. I will definitely read more books to this series. I might not have liked the whole Love interest in this book but the story grows more then just that and you get a big bundle of Suspense and Mystery that makes you want to read more.

Overall i am gonna give it a 4 out 5 star rating because besides the romance flaw there is amazing story and i can’t wait to read more.

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About the Author

So who am I? Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.
I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.

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YA Book Review: The Shadow Garden by Allen Houston

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Title: The Shadow Garden ( Nightfall Gardens #2 )
Author:  Allen Houston
Published:  October 30th 2013 by Flycatcher Books
Type: Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal
Source: From the Author for a honest review
Paperback

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: Precocious Lily Blackwood carries a responsibility far greater than other people. As the last female Blackwood, she must keep the evils in Pandora’s Box from destroying the world.

With the help of her younger brother Silas, the dusk riders and her best friend Cassandra, she must protect Nightfall Gardens and ensure that the fairy-tale monsters, old gods and deathly shades stay separated from humanity.

But now, the creatures bound to the Gardens are gaining strength and threatening to break loose. Bemisch, a malevolent witch, has escaped into the mist land to join forces with Eldritch, a powerful nature god. The mysterious Smiling Ladies hold the key to a dark secret from the Blackwood family’s past, and something once again roams the halls of the manor, trying to kill Lily.

Worse yet, her fourteenth birthday is approaching and with it a dangerous rite of passage. Lily must enter the Shadow Garden, home of all that is nightmarish, and come face to face with her most terrifying threat yet.

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The Shadow Garden has to be my favorite! it was just packed with more action and adventures and you  got more on both Characters of the story and more. I loved the creepy and scary creatures more then the first book. My lights are always on when reading the book…specially when i was home alone..I loved ever minute reading this and was shocked how great the book series ended up being then what i thought. Also i wanted to point how creepy the cover is but perfect all the same. It fits the overall all story of the Shadow gardens.

The beginning starts off with a good start but also heart pounding. you get thrown right from where it leaves off from the last book. Silas and the rest of the group set off in the Shadow Gardens dealing with wolfs and witches. They head off to a village his mother once lived. But was no easy task let me tell you, and geting there wasn’t any better.

And then you get his sister lily in the next chapter. Now i enjoyed her soooo much more then i did in the first book. I had more of connection in this book. and i love her story. lily has grown into something much bigger then the start. I love how she has grown to care for the people in the gardens who did no wrong or has no say. Tho she still has issues with trusting people she should not trust. She grows a bond with Cassandra and they become more then friends but like sisters. She seeks out to find out about the curse and tries to stop it. She becomes more wise then her age while staying in the castle.

I official LOVE Silas and Cassandra. them together make me smile and laugh and cry. Cassandra falls for him even when she tried so hard not to because of her curse. Even when they are separated there feelings grow. when she touches a human they die. Silas has no clue about  it and watching her wanting to tell him made my heart break. they will be my ship of all ships…( i gotta stay off Tumblr )

I have grown more attached to lot of the characters in the book even the big meany ones but have grown to love them, and of course you get to meet  new characters in the book that i just adored. But not all were good and the scary factor in this book rises then the first book and i wasn’t disappointed at all. The last book i felt like there was something missing and that was the scary and creepy, things that bump in the night. It did have those things but it just wasn’t as scary as i would like, but oh the second book..reach that level i was wanting and i was HIGHLY pleased.

The overall plot and the story with just a little mix of romance was perfect for my taste. I couldn’t find a flaw in this book and it is better then the first book and to me that is rare. I love how the story gets better and better threw out the whole book and the mystery that surrounds it.

Overall i recommend this series. once you get to the 2nd book you will just FALL in love with the story. I’m really happy the Author asked me to read his books. I do not regret at all.

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Blog Tour: Review & Author Giveaway ~ Branded by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki

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Title: Branded (Sinners #1)
Author: Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki
Published: June 28th 2013
Type: Dystopian, Science Fiction
Source: NetGalley
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Summery: Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.

Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.

Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.

The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.

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My goodness what a book, i have a lot to say about the book but i am gonna keep it short as possible. Now First the start was freaking depressing, there was moments i was in tears or i really close to tears.

And second i freaking love Lexi and Cole and my goodness how awesome was Zeus? Can i have him as my dog? There was a lot of good characters in the book, but My favorite would have to be Alyssa. She made me cry so much and her personalty was perfect. She was such a awesome character and to me the bravest. There is some characters that will have you rage, and when i say some i mean a lot.

I do want to point out that i do like the book, but Branded can get really detailed on a few subjects that can be hard to read, not that it was bad but it just was so depressingly detailed that made it hard to read. it only happens a couple times in the book. Branded can get really deep with a lot of emotions good and bad.

Branded defiantly had a lot of shocking twists that did suppressed me. I really loved how the book ended it was really bittersweet and touching but you also knew that it wasn’t over, there was more danger to come.  I honestly loved the book. There was a few minor flaws in the book but noting that ruins the overall impact that branded has.

I don’t recommend all readers. The book does touch a lot of sensitive topics like child abuse and rape. That some readers might not want to read about. But really i don’t usually like books that touch those topics but branded and the overall story it just worked for me. without those sensitive topics we wouldn’t have Lexi and who she is. there was not a single Dull moment in this book and it is very fast paste that will have readers flowing with the words. It is a overall a page turner. I want to keep going on and on about the book, but i also don’t want to giveaway too much of the story. Read it for yourself and tell me what you all thought about it. Like i said i don’t recommend all readers but i do recommend it.

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About the Authors

Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.

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YA Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Title: Fangirl
Author:  Rainbow Rowell
publication:
 September 10th 2013 by St. Martin’s Press
Type: contemporary, Fiction, romance
Source: Amazon
Ebook

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park.

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

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I don’t know why it took me so long to read this book, The book was perfect to the tee. I been wanting to read this book for a while now, well because for one the book is called fangirl and i am a fangirl, so win, win.

Right in the beginning it already won me over, i just fell in love with ever detail in this book. I remember every time i used to switch schools and how awkward i was with meeting people and being social. I never been that social person, heck i still have that problem with being social. So i could totally relate to Cath on that part and of course her fangirl obsessions.

you follow the life of Cath she is a Twin, her Twin sister Wren is different then her. she is a more social person then she is, easily makes friends. But they where close. Cath and Wren did everything together. Until they started collage. Cath’s twin wanted to be more apart and for Cath to start making friends on her own. Which hasn’t been easy for Cath. She struggles with being alone and doing stuff on he own. And well she likes to spend her time in her fandom bubble writing fan-fiction. But with Cath’s new roommate, they start what i guess i can call a unusual bond. With a roommate also has a Perks, like Her so called “Boyfriend” Levi. I want to point out is also the coolest character in this book.

With Cath’s Struggle with everything of collage life and her Fan-fiction, you watch her battle with reality. To me Cath is pretty brave. She balanced so much in this book and we just watch in shock that she could handle it and come out strong. It was fun reading about her coming out of the safety net.

Cath and Levi start getting close later in the book and my gosh it was completely adorable and fangirl worthy. You see this amazing guy, Totally into her and she just doesn’t see it and it was so cute. To Cath the only man she cares for is Fiction Character Simon Snow, He was her world. But i can’t blame her..i have a Boyfriend and i still obsess over Fiction men…Specially threw High School….oh the wonderful memory’s. She was just so blinded to what real love was.

There was a lot of moments in the book where i was laughing, crying and just going crazy. The book was a wild ride but a fun wild ride. I bought this book one night and finished by the morning, like i stayed up all night just to finish this book. Now there is sooooo much more to this book then what i have mention..I am not gonna spoil anything major.

Do i recommend this book? WELL DUHH! yes, always a yes. This book was more then a book to me, it is my life and i am not even joking. if you are a fangirl or even a fanboy who can relate will love this book like it’s a bible. If you haven’t read this book yet…you must, like now. This book is one of those books i could re-read over and over again and not get sick of it, it’s that good.

star5

YA Book Review: The Rule of Three by Eric Walters

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Title: The Rule of Three
Author:  Eric Walters
Expected publication:
January 21st 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Type: Survival, Post Apocalyptic, Dystopian
Source: Fierce Reads
ARC

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: One shocking afternoon, computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe. At sixteen-year-old Adam Daley’s high school, the problem first seems to be a typical electrical outage, until students discover that cell phones are down, municipal utilities are failing, and a few computer-free cars like Adam’s are the only vehicles that function. Driving home, Adam encounters a storm tide of anger and fear as the region becomes paralyzed. Soon—as resources dwindle, crises mount, and chaos descends—he will see his suburban neighborhood band together for protection. And Adam will understand that having a police captain for a mother and a retired government spy living next door are not just the facts of his life but the keys to his survival, in The Rule of Three by Eric Walters.

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The book starts off on what seems like a normal day in high school. Adam and his friend Todd in the computer lab, dealing with average life of high school students. But there life changed in just the day. The power goes out, Computers shut down. Cell phones dead and cars not starting. Soon after Adam and his neighborhood has to fight to survive when things go from normal to chaos.

The beginning already had my attention. And what i really liked about the book is the fact on how realistic it was to what could actually happen specially in city’s. People Now all they care about is their computers and tablets and cell phones and their video games. If that gets taking away people would go crazy and who knows what chaos will start. I mean, i am the person who lives on a computer. I am pretty sure i would pull my hair out and hit my head on the wall a few times but then i can hear myself already say “At-least i have my books”

Out of all the characters i did like Adam and Herb together. They just fit so all together it’s really hard to explain. but read the book about them two made read fun. You have Adam who had to grow up pretty fast to help his family and friends. And ten you have harp who leans from Adam about caring and doing what is right. He used to be a spy for the government and used to do things he knew was wrong but did it anyways. Harp forgot about humanity but being around Adam and his mom, you could tell open Harp up more.

Tho there was a character i was a little disappointed about. I really wanted to know more about Lori. you rarely read about her but when you did it would always cut short. I did like the fact the book wasn’t all about the romance and all the love-dovey stuff. But i would have like more about her and Adam. I didn’t get the chance to really know her as much as i would have liked.

Besides what i have said the book was really good, i couldn’t really find major flaws. The book had so amazing characters and interesting ones. The book was really fast paste so it didn’t get dull and boring.

Overall: Awesome Read i do recommend readers to dig in. I can see this book being a favorite of 2014.

star4

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