Thursday, August 14, 2014
Author: Bethany Wiggins
Rating: 5/5 and FAV.
Government attempts to save endangered bees by genetic modification causes their sting to induce deadly, flu-like symptoms in humans. A vaccine created in response changes children into ferocious, killer beasts. The uninfected have built a wall to keep the beasts out, & a girl has awakened on the wrong side.
This a retelling of Sleeping Beauty will a bit of a sci-fi/end of the world feel. I loved that the whole book was full of action and story that didn't slow down at all and I can't wait to get book 2 Cured from the library. The characters I love them.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Author: Lauren Oliver
Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -the deliria- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Haloway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.
But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable.
Lena Haloway has always thought the cure was good, but one encounter can change everything. She does the unthinkable and falls in love.
I was startled how much I loved the story of this book. Love is a disease in which this world is trying to get rid of and also free thinking. Portland turns into a prison where Lena wants to fly free from after finding out she was lying to. I have to check out the series on Hulu now after watching this.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Author: Veronica Roth
Description: More Four! Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by "The Transfer," the first of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective. Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory, and relationships.
My Review: I love this series, it made me cry like a lil baby. And everyone should read it!
By: Ellen Hopkins, Julie Kagawa, Amanda Hocking, Claudia Gray, Rachel Hawkins, Etc
Inspired by classic fairy tales, but with a dark and sinister twist, Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult literature today:
Jeri Smith Ready
Shaun David Hutchinson
My Review: I loved the Julie Kagawa Story about the 3 pigs and the wolf. Most of these fairy tales are so good! There are the basic beauty and beast story to a robot one I enjoyed more than half of this book and hope you grab it and read it yourselves :)
Friday, June 27, 2014
Author: Elsie Chapman
The Hunger Games meets Matched in this high-concept thriller where citizens must prove their worth by defeating the other version of themselves—their twin. Two of you exist. Only one will survive. West Grayer is ready. She's trained for years to confront her Alternate, a twin raised by another family. Survival means a good job, marriage—life. But then a tragic misstep leaves West questioning: Is she the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future? If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from herself, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.
This was a sample of chapter one, so its hard to make an opinion on something that is less than one chapter but so hard I like the book. So I ended up grabbing the whole book at the library so I can read the whole story and then head to the second book which I got to review for NetGalley also. :)
Title: The Eye of Minds
Author: James Dashner
Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it’s addictive. Thanks to technology, anyone with enough money can experience fantasy worlds, risk their life without the chance of death, or just hang around with Virt-friends. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway?
But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And recent reports claim that one gamer is going beyond what any gamer has done before: he’s holding players hostage inside the VirtNet. The effects are horrific—the hostages have all been declared brain-dead. Yet the gamer’s motives are a mystery.
The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker. And they’they've been watching Michael. They want him on their team. But the risk is enormous. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid. There are back alleys and corners in the system human eyes have never seen and predators he can’t even fathom—and there’s the possibility the line between game and reality will be blurred forever.
Alright so at first this book was hard to get into but once into the story it moved pretty quick. What an interesting concept that I loved. The ending... nice ending. Now to wait for book 2- which is the worse part of reading- right guys :) So as you can tell I loved this book- I think this series will be better than the Maze Runner books- which says a lot since those were so good too!
Monday, June 9, 2014
Title: Meet Kristen
Author: Janet Beeler Shaw
Kirsten, a pioneer girl of strength and spirit who settles on the frontier. Their friends and families, their struggles and successes, their sad times and celebrations, their secrets and adventures.
My Review: This book in this series was a teary-eyed story, but I loved it!