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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

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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

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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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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