Friday, October 31, 2014

Book Review 29: Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth

This book was a great read! I loved seeing into Four's mind, where he started and what he went through up to where we meet him. Veronica Roth did a great job of telling his story. I completed this book in about four days total. So, I though I might break this review down to the smaller stories, the first of which is:
The Transfer:
I can't say a lot without giving details away, but I can tell you that it was a better intro to Tobias' life in Abnegation than I had expected. You see what more of what he went through with his father, and you see his thinking on leaving. It also introduces you to some of  the characters you know in Divergent, but before they were rough and tough and truly hated (ex. Eric, and Max). You also meet Zeke, Shauna, Marlene, Lauren, Tori, Uriah, and Amar. You also see how Four got his name...

The Initiate:
You see Four getting used to Dauntless, and you see small friendships form. You also see enemies arise, that threaten to destroy him. You see him rise to the top while others fall. And you see how he gains the determination to protect those he cares about, and the strength he needs to do it.

The Son:
In this story, you see Four, settling into his new apartment, and trying to fit in as much as possible. You meet someone you never expected. And he also gets a suspicion that sets him on his course...

The Traitor:
Four is now spying on the people that he is supposed to trust, the people meant to lead him, and the other Dauntless, some of whom he calls friends. You start to see just how far he is willing to go to get the truth and you see the beginning of Divergent. You also, see the start of his relationship with Tris...

There are also a few other short scenes, from his view including:
"First Jumper---Tris!"
"Careful, Tris."
"You Look Good, Tris."
All in Four's perspective.

The stories were amazing and I recommend them to anyone who love the Divergent Series. Seriously check this book out!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Book Review 28: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

This book was amazing! I said in my Goodreads review that it will most likely be considered a classic in years to come, along side The Hunger Games and the Divergent trilogy. Rick Yancey is a genius. Even though parts of this book were confusing, it was an amazing read. Cassie is the hero that I would want to be in her situation. Evan is the perfect guy, even with his quirks (a 8.5 out of 10 on my scale). I can't wait to get into The Infinite Sea. There isn't really language in it, although the f-bomb is dropped once, the rest is mild and rarely used. Cassie goes through normal teenager stuff (feelings, problems, etc.) all while surviving an alien apocalypse. And she starts to fall for someone she is not sure she can trust, all the while trying to keep a promise she made...
She is sarcastic, strong willed, weak, kind, understanding, and trusting, all while questioning everything and everyone. The characters in this book are all very relate-able, and you can connect to any of them. What they go through is extremely similar to what teens/young adults, kids, and even adults go through today, but in a alien apocalypse setting. I highly recommend this book, but you may want to get The Infinite Sea along with it!
Synopsis: After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.

Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

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The 5th Wave is also available as an ebook where ever you prefer to purchase them. 

Thank You! And I hope you enjoy The 5th Wave!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cover reveal for Hurricane Butterfly by MeChelle Vermeulen

So here is the Synopsis for Hurricane Butterfly:

Twenty-year-old Sophie Blake, is trying her best to get her life back after a horrific dog attack ten months ago. However, this proves to be more difficult than she anticipated. With the help of her best friend Ben Slone, it seems as if she’s making progress, but the truth is that she can feel herself sinking deeper into a black hole…until a tall dark stranger comes knocking, looking for Ben.

Joshua Roxwell has been drowning his demons with Whiskey and woman in an attempt to deal with his guilt after the tragic death of his sister. When he finds an envelope addressed to Ben Slone, written by his sister before her death, he decides to track him down. Instead of resolving their differences, he meets the one girl who silences his demons…but redemption comes at a price.

This is a story of heartache, friendship and love, with a wicked twist…


Hurricane Butterfly by MeChelle Vermeulen
Publication date: December 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Author info:
MeChelle Vermeulen:
Author links:
Unfortunately there is no other author info at this time, however, as soon as I find something out, you will know too.

A huge thanks to Xpresso Reads for letting be part of this cover reveal!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Book Reviews 26 & 27: Endurance by Ann Aguirre and Hive & Heist by Janine A. Southard

Endurance by Anne Aguirre: This book is Thimble's and Stone's perspective right after Deuce and Fade go on the long walk. It shows how the enclave falls, and is destroyed. This is Thimble, Stone and Boy23's story of survival. It covers some of the hardships they had to face and the ways that they had to adapt. Even though I still need to finish the trilogy, this book was really well written (except for a few grammar errors here and there), and it is always great to see a different side of the story. I really like it and if you read it you will too. It is available, on GooglePlay, and possibly wherever you buy your e-books. So, here is the synopsis...

15362992When rebellion destroys the underground world in which Thimble and Stone have grown up, they take Stone’s son and try to escape the chaos. Along the way, they must evade the Freaks, beings who feed on human flesh. Leaving behind the roles of Builder and Breeder which they were assigned at birth, they wander the underground tunnels, looking for safety yet afraid to go “topside” where legend has it that the light and water will burn their skin from their bones.

Their journey takes them upward to an unimagined world of tinned food, comfortable furniture, and books. Away from their regimented society for the first time, and still facing imminent danger, Thimble and Stone acknowledge the forbidden attraction which both have denied for years.

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Hive & Heist  by Janine A. Southard: So this was one of the books I received for a book tour this past summer, and wasn't able to finish right away, and then I forgot. So, here it is now. Hive & Heist, the second book in The Hive Queen Saga, was really interesting. I loved the development of the characters, and the story picked up almost exactly where the first left off. There were things that I didn't expect in it, and I had to keep reading all the way to the end. I couldn't stop until it was done! And now, I want more, so, when the next book comes out, I will be one of the first to get it. If you don't know what I am talking about The book, Queen & Commander was book one, and I read it this past summer, I really enjoyed it and since I had received the second as well, I just continued to love the saga. They are available as e-books wherever you buy your e-books. If you have read them (1,2, or both) let me know what you thought, or if you plan on reading them here soon, then tell my what you think as you are reading them. Here is the synopsis: 

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A space station caper! Here’s the sequel to the award-winning Queen & Commander.

Is it really stealing when you take back what’s yours?

Exhausted and broke, Rhiannon’s Hive limps into John Wayne Station on the Ceridwen’s Cauldron. Safe at last, this stop-over is looking bright until the authorities steal their ship’s engine. The only solution: steal it back!

Between stage-handing a play (at the local brothel) and avoiding their law-enforcement roommate (a sentient robot), they grow into a real team. A real Dyfed-style Hive.

The law enforcement robot, meanwhile, is busy detecting a series of thefts and murders. She’s determined to use all her skills—programmed both before and after she clawed her way to sentience—to protect anyone else from getting hurt. Agents from a rival law enforcement group, however, bump into her investigation and create problems that she could really do without. She has a job to do, even if they’re determined to get in her way.

Hive & Heist has action, druidry, and a sentient robot. Oh, and some sheep.      

Thank You for reading my posts, and coming back for more!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Book Review 25: The Fear Trials by Lindsay Cummings

The Fear Trials is a short novella set before The Murder Complex takes place it is the training that Meadow receives from her father preparing her for the battle she will have to face later on. It shows how dark her world is and how the tragedy that has set in has affected her and her family. I loved this book just as much as The Murder Complex. It is available as an e-book almost anywhere. If you loved The Murder Complex, then you will most likely love The Fear Trials as well. Or maybe you are just getting into the trilogy and want to read all the books right when they come out, (I know that is what I do), than go ahead and get it! The Murder Complex available as a e-book. Anyway here is some more info on The Fear Trials:

20960464Synopsis: Meadow Woodson has been trained to survive. This is a prequel to The Murder Complex, by Lindsay Cummings, and it is set in a blood-soaked world where the murder rate is higher than the birth rate. For fans of Moira Young's Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.

Meadow Woodson's father calls it The Fear Trials, and it is a rite of passage in their family. Meadow is up against her brother Koi. The Fear Trials will both harden her and make her brave. If Meadow wins, she will get a weapon of her own and the right to leave the Woodsons' houseboat without her father or mother at her side. Set in the violent, complex, and mysterious world of The Murder Complex, and introducing Meadow Woodson—a teenage girl trained to survive no matter what the cost—and her family, who are together for the last time on their houseboat in the Florida Everglades.

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If you have read (or plan on reading) The Murder Complex or The Fear Trials let me know what you thought of it/them in the comments. Also, leave a review on Goodreads (links below),so Lindsay Cummings knows what you thought of it too. 

The Fear Trials
The Murder Complex:
Thank You!