Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Review: "A Million Suns" by Beth Revis

9:05 AM


Godspeed was once fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos. 

It’s been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. Everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed.

But there may be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to act on his vision—no more Phydus, no more lies.

But when Elder learns shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a mystery that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier. Their success—or failure—will determine the fate of the 2,298 passengers aboard Godspeed. But with each step, the journey becomes more perilous, the ship more chaotic, and the love between them more impossible to fight.

Beth Revis catapulted readers into the far reaches of space with her New York Times bestselling debut, Across the Universe. In A Million Suns, Beth deepens the mystery with action, suspense, romance, and deep philosophical questions. And this time it all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.

(taken from goodreads)

**Since this is the second book i this series I'm going to write a little overview of what I thought about it. I'll keep it very brief and vague for those who have yet to read the series. Then I'll get into more of a discussion-y  type of review.**

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Book-Haul: Book mail!

11:09 AM

Wohoooo! I ordered some books from barnes and noble and they finally arrived!

-"The Body Electric" By Beth Revis
-"Girl Online" by Zoe Sugg
-"Pointless Book" by Alfie Deyes
-"Foreign Exchange" by Denise Jaden

I'm so excited to read all of these! Even though my TBR pile certainly didn't need the addition.

If you think that I must read one of these right away, please don't hesitate on letting me know in the comments section below!

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Review: "Across the Universe" by Beth Revis

7:11 AM

A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder. 

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone - one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship - tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

                              (Taken from goodreads)

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Review: "Before I Fall" by Lauren Oliver

12:18 PM

With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others.

For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—"Cupid Day"—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.

However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.  

                                                                  (taken from goodreads)

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Book-Haul: Branching Out!

9:29 AM

So today when I woke up these beauties where waiting under the Christmas tree! 
I'll be honest with you, I did give my parent my wishlist (because they wouldn't have known what books to get me otherwise) so I kind of expected them, but it still feels so wonderful to have them here in the flesh! 

If you can't already tell by the title, this is actually a very special little bundle of books for me. You see, all I ever read is mostly YA (not complaining), but lately I've this urge to just read something a little bit different. Explore some other genres and see if there is something that I really enjoy outside of this "YA bubble" that I've created for myself. 

I adore YA and I will- hopefully- never stop reading it. It's just that sometimes it's a little bit refreshing to read something that you aren't used to.

I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas, and even everyone who doesn't celebrate Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful day. 

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Review: "They All Fall Downn" by Roxanne St. Claire

10:03 AM

Pretty Little Liars meets Final Destination in this YA psychological thriller that will have readers' hearts racing right till the very end!

Every year, the lives of ten girls at Vienna High are transformed.

All because of the list.

Kenzie Summerall can't imagine how she's been voted onto a list of the hottest girls in school, but when she lands at number five, her average life becomes dazzling. Doors open to the best parties, new friends surround her, the cutest jock in school is after her.

This is the power of the list. If you're on it, your life changes.

If you're on it this year? Your life ends.

The girls on the list have started to die, one by one. Is it a coincidence? A curse? Or is the list in the hands of a killer?

Time is running out for Kenzie, but she’s determined to uncover the deadly secret of the list...before her number’s up.
(taken from goodreads   ) 

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Review: "Don't Call Me Baby" by Gwendolyn Heasley

9:04 PM

All her life, Imogene has been known as the girl on THAT blog.

Imogene's mother has been writing an incredibly embarrassing, and incredibly popular, blog about her since before she was born. Hundreds of thousands of perfect strangers knew when Imogene had her first period. Imogene's crush saw her "before and after" orthodontia photos. But Imogene is fifteen now, and her mother is still blogging about her, in gruesome detail, against her will.

When a mandatory school project compels Imogene to start her own blog, Imogene is reluctant to expose even more of her life online...until she realizes that the project is the opportunity she's been waiting for to tell the truth about her life under the virtual microscope and to define herself for the first time.

Don't Call Me Baby is a sharply observed and irrepressibly charming story about mothers and daughters, best friends and first crushes, and the surface-level identities we show the world online and the truth you can see only in real life. 

 (taken from goodreads  )

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