Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #156, April 30th

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

Rebel by Amy Tintera
Expected Publication: May 13th, 2014
From Goodreads:
After coming back from death as Reboots and being trained by HARC as soldiers, Wren and Callum have finally escaped north, where they hope to find a life of freedom. But when they arrive at the Reboot Reservation, it isn't what they expected. Under the rule of a bloodthirsty leader, Micah, the Reboots are about to wage an all-out war on the humans. Although Wren's instincts are telling her to set off into the wilderness on their own and leave the battle far behind, Callum is unwilling to let his human family be murdered. When Micah commits the ultimate betrayal, the choice is made for them. But Micah has also made a fatal mistake . . . he's underestimated Wren and Callum.

The explosive finale to the Reboot duology is full of riveting action and steamy love scenes as Wren and Callum become rebels against their own kind.

Renegade by Debra Driza
Expected Publication: May 13th, 2014
From Goodreads:
There is no one left for Mila to trust. Except for a boy she barely knows.

But Hunter has no idea who—and what—Mila really is. She can’t bear to reveal her secret, even though he’s unwittingly joined her search for Richard Grady, a man who may know more details of Mila’s complicated past.

Yet the road to the truth is more dangerous than ever. With General Holland and the Vita Obscura scouring the earth for her whereabouts, Mila must rely on her newfound android abilities to protect herself and Hunter from imminent harm. Still, embracing her identity as a machine leads her to question the state of her humanity—as well as Hunter’s real motives.

Perfect for fans of I Am Number Four and Divergent, this action-packed and heart-wrenching second installment of MILA 2.0 will leave readers breathlessly awaiting the series conclusion.

Of Triton by Anna Banks
Expected Publication: May 13th, 2014
From Goodreads:
Emma and Galen s kingdom and their love is threatened by long-lost Syrena in the brilliant conclusion to Anna Banks bestselling trilogy.

Emma, half human and half Syrena, and her Syrena love, Galen, need time together alone. Away from the kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. Emma s grandfather, the Poseidon king, suggests the two visit a small town called Neptune.

Neptune is home to both Syrena and Half-Breeds alike. But Emma and Galen didn t sign up to be peacemakers between the ocean and the land-dwelling, freshwater Syrena. They didn t bargain for meeting a charming Half-Breed named Reed, who can barely disguise his feelings for Emma. And they especially didn t expect to find themselves in the middle of a power struggle that threatens not only their love but their ocean kingdoms.

The Lovely and the Lost by Page Morgan
Expected Publication: May 13th, 2014
From Goodreads:
Ingrid and Gabby survived the Underneath. They saved their brother, Grayson, from a future of dark servitude and exposed a plot to undermine the Alliance. But danger still lurks in the streets of Paris, and the Dispossessed, perched on the city's bridges and rooftops, might not be able to save their human wards this time.

Oh, 4 fantastic books, can't wait till they come out, because yeah, lots of sequels,, though I already have Rebel and Renegade from Edelweiss, and Of Neptune I should get from NetGalley! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #159, April 30th

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Thanks to MizB of Should Be Writing for starting and hosting this meme!

I'm currently reread Torment by Lauren Kate, and I'm enjoying it!
 I finished reading The Kill Switch by James Rollin's and Grant Blackwood, and it was just so freaking good, especially the Kane POV's!
I'm going to read Rebel Springs by Morgan Rhodes next, can't wait, because I loved Falling Kingdoms!!!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

We Have the Title of The Malediction Trilogy #2!!!!

Yeah, we have the title and a synopis for the book after Stolen Songbird!!!

Teaser Tuesday #159, April 29th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today's teaser comes from Torment by Lauren Kate, page 263.

"Luce flipped the phone shut. She shouldn't have felt like Callie was intruding by inviting herself to Thanksgiving."

Huh. Well. Must read more of this book to find out the why's of this teaser! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Maria V. Snyder Author Page

The Story: Well, I technically read Inside Out first, but that was back in 2010, before I started blogging, and using Goodreads, and and while it I enjoyed it, Poison Study, the real first book that I read, was my favourite, which I got as my first RAK. I was utterly captivated by Yelena and Valek, and their world, and I wanted to read more!!! Poison Study was the book that got my hooked on Maria V. Snyder's writing. And this is my author page for her.

Website

Series: Study, Glass, Insiders, and Healer.

Study: Poison Study and her site, my review, my reread, Assassin Study and her site, my review, Magic Study and her site, my review, my reread, Fire Study and her site, my review, my reread, Power Study and her site, my review, Ice Study and her site, my review, Shadow Study and her site, my review, Night Study and her site, my review, Dawn Study and her site, my review.

Glass (Spin off Series of *Study*): Storm Glass and her site, my review, my reread, Sea Glass and her site, my review, my reread, Spy Glass and her site, my review, my reread, Shattered Glass and her site, my review.

Study and Glass can also be considered the Chronicles of Ixia series, in order of publication besides the novellas.

Insiders: Inside Out and her site, my review, my reread, Outside In and her site, my review, my reread.

Healer: Touch of Power and her site, my review, my reread, Scent of Magic and her site, my review, my reread, Taste of Darkness and her site, my review.

Stand Alone's: Storm Watcher and her site, my review.

Anthologies: Brave New World and her sitemy review, The Eternal Kiss and her sitemy review.

I've read all of Maria V. Snyder's full length published novels except Storm Watch, that are currently out.  And I've reread the majority of them. Yep.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Bought Vs. Own

For me, in reviews, for "source" when I have a physical copy of the book, not from the library, it's either bought, or own. Bought, for me, means that I've recently purchased it, while own means that I've had it for a while, almost to the point where I don't know when or where I actually got the book(s).

So that was today's random post, because I was feeling like it. Yep. What about you guys? Happy reading!

The Rising King: Review

From Goodreads:
The summer before Dylan Kennedy’s senior year in high school is turning out to be anything but boring. Ridiculously hot girlfriend? Check. Killing evil Dark Souls who suddenly have aspirations of taking over the magical realm of Teag because its protective spell is gone? Check. Not even Teag’s King, Dylan’s father, Baun, can stop them. People are dying, and a dark magic that his girlfriend, Kera, received from Baun is growing stronger. Dylan wants to believe Kera is suppressing the darkness that’s in her, but every day he sees that control slip just a little more.

Baun sends Dylan to find a powerful magic that stop the Dark Souls, a magic so strong that Baun hid it so no one else could use it. When Dylan doesn’t expect to find along with it, are consequences that could end the lives of those closest to him.

My Review:
While a heartbreaking book, the ending, the loss of the could-have-been, this was a freaking fantastic book, and a great ending to a great series! I so enjoyed it, and yeah, I don't know why I took so long to read this series!!

I kinda suspected his dad, because from seeing both Dylan and Kera's perspectives, thing seemed off, that it didn't quite add up, though I didn't want him to end up not changing like he said he would. Because that was just...a waste, a loss of potential, and it made me disappointed in him (not the books thought, enjoyed them!!!)

Kera, poor girl, dealing with the dark powers, and that they were slowly corrupting her, to the point that she attacked Dylan, lied to him? Yeah, that was pretty hard to bear. But then things got better.

One thing I found really sad, and that didn't get dealt with, was Bodog's death. He's been with the series from the first book, the odd, strange, and full of headache-making statements, and we didn't get to see Dylan deal with his death, or have it mentioned that he even knew, just that Kera was there as he died, and he had died protecting her. So that, I was a bit disappointed on.

Dylan's grandpa did come to Teag like I wanted, but it wasn't very long, and we weren't with him for the majority of it, so that was something that I missed out on, because I thought something big might've happened because of that, but nope, just fighting the bad guys.

Yeah, this was a really good book, and while I didn't like some parts, that didn't mean that I didn't love this book, because I did, it was really great!

Author: Shea Berkley
Series: Keepers of Life #3
Read: April 27th, 2014
Source: Tour for Review
Reason Why: Enjoyed the first 2 books, and it's a End of Series 2014 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Published: April 28th 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars








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The Witch With No Name: Cover Reveal

So yeah, we're getting the full cover of The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison today!!!

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #151, April 28th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #150
Teaser Tuesday #158
WWW Wednesday #158
WOW #155
Will the Time Come #151
Third Sentence Thursday #141
Random Reads #126
First Lines Friday #146
The Reward Challenge Round 96 Part 1
Follow Friday #129
LLFL Reading Challenge Update 44

Week 17 Reviews:
The Rising
The Dead Girls Detective Agency
Ashes of Twilight
Don't Look Back
Beauty Awakened
Life Before Legend
Legend
Falling to Ash
The Marked Son
The Fallen Prince

Tours:
The Hunters and the Queen: Book Blitz
Undying Desire: Guest Post and Review

OK, so I got 21 posts in 7 days, so all in all, it was a pretty great week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Whispered Lies, Prodigy, Hunting Lila, The Rising King, Undying Destiny, Undying EmbraceThe Kill SwitchRebel SpringThe Dream ThievesTorment, The Daughter of Smoke and BoneThe Winner's CurseStreet GameFar From YouWarriorThe Immortal RulesIn SecondsV is for Villain, Gabriel's Redemption, and Sweet Evil.
The summer before Dylan Kennedy’s senior year in high school is turning out to be anything but boring. Ridiculously hot girlfriend? Check. Killing evil Dark Souls who suddenly have aspirations of taking over the magical realm of Teag because its protective spell is gone? Check. Not even Teag’s King, Dylan’s father, Baun, can stop them. People are dying, and a dark magic that his girlfriend, Kera, received from Baun is growing stronger. Dylan wants to believe Kera is suppressing the darkness that’s in her, but every day he sees that control slip just a little more.

Baun sends Dylan to find a powerful magic that stop the Dark Souls, a magic so strong that Baun hid it so no one else could use it. When Dylan doesn’t expect to find along with it, are consequences that could end the lives of those closest to him.
Kenric St. James is out for revenge. Over 300 years ago, an ancient female vampire turned him against his will and killed the woman he loved. He’s spent more than a century building an Enclave of warrior vampires who have sworn to defend humanity against his evil sire and her minions. But when Kenric finds a woman he finally burns to claim as his own again, Kenric knows loving her means giving his sire another target.

Emily Ross just wanted a fresh start. She’s a survivor, coming off the tail end of an abusive relationship, and craves time alone to learn who she is and to save the home that holds her heart. The last thing she needed was a controlling, alpha male calling all the shots.

Meeting Kenric might just have changed her mind, though. He is wrong for her in all the right ways. But in order to keep her heart from breaking, he first has to keep the hoards of evil vamps from stealing her very breath.
Arran MacLain is a vampire on a suicide mission, driven to kill his former partner who betrayed him and the Enclave they served. But two things stand in his way: Gabrielle, the human female who holds his heart, and the past that won’t let him go. If only death was enough to cleanse his soul.

Gabrielle Steven’s sister is missing. Her hunt for clues brings her face to face with the one vampire she can’t forget. Their missions combine and thrust them into the heart of evil. Will their passion be enough to overcome the pain from their past, or will their dark desires destroy them both?

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Week 17 Reviews: The Marked Son, The Fallen Prince


From Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Dylan Kennedy always knew something was different about him, but until his mother abandoned him in the middle of Oregon with grandparents he’s never met, he had no idea what.

When Dylan sees a girl in white in the woods behind his grandparents’ farm, he knows he’s seen her before... in his dreams. He’s felt her fear. Heard her insistence that only he can save her world from an evil lord who uses magic and fear to feed his greed for power.

Unable to shake the unearthly pull to Kera, Dylan takes her hand. Either he’s completely insane or he’s about to have the adventure of his life, because where they’re going is full of creatures he’s only read about in horror stories. Worse, the human blood in his veins has Dylan marked for death...

From Goodreads:
There is a magical realm that exists alongside the human realm, but it wasn’t always so. The firsts are beings who were created to nurture the land. The world was split into two realms, and the firsts were allowed to redeem themselves. Sadly, the majority continued with their self-indulgent behavior to the point where one of their own, a king, became so obsessed with power, he was secretly banished by the court in hopes his absence would calm the masses. But a spark of madness was ignited and not even the lost king's absence could curtail what he set in motion.

My Review:
Oh, I loved these books! Alternating POV's of Dylan and Kera, so we got a fuller story, and more of what was going on, yeah, these were just 2 great books!!!

My favourite character was Bodog, he was funny in what he said, saying them in such a manner that it was hard to understand, like making prophecies, and yeah, he was shy, and he was helpful, and entertaining, and yeah, he was just my favourite character!!!

One thing that I want, is for his grandpa to go to Teag, because I think it'd be pretty hilarious!! Because he's such a down to earth guy, from the beginning, not knowing about the firsts, to in Prince, him taking him to Wyatt for Dylan to train to get control of his powers, and his grandpa soaking him, it was hilarious, and I want to see how he does in Teag!!!

Dylan makes a few close friends, and it's sad what happened to Jason? I believe his name was. Though the whole fight and afterwards in the forest in Prince, I'm a bit confused with that, because it didn't really make sense, they were looking for him, why did Dylan just let him go?

Yeah, these were 2 really good stories, they were fun, and I don't know why it took me so long to read them!!!

Author: Shea Berkley
Series: Keepers of Life #1, 2
Read: April 25th, 25th, 2014
Source: Publisher for Review
Reason Why: They sounded good, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Books!
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Entangled Teen
Published: July 27th 2011, June 4th 2013

The Marked Son:
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars














The Fallen Prince: 
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
4/5 Stars


Week 17 Review: Falling to Ash

From Goodreads:
Trapped between two very different worlds, newly made vampire Moth is struggling to find her place in either. Not only does she have to answer to her strict Irish-Catholic Dad, but her overprotective maker, Theo, is intent on making her the star attraction in his powerful Boston vampire clan. Moth will have to pull off the double-act of the century to please both of them. Adding to her problems is the dangerously attractive Jason Murdoch, a trainee vampire hunter who loves to play cat and mouse in his spare time—Jason the cat, and Moth the mouse. But when the young and gorgeous teenagers of Boston's wealthiest families start to disappear, it forces Moth and Jason into an uneasy truce. Will they be able to solve the mystery behind the disappearances before someone winds up undead?

My Review:
Oh, I loved this book! Great characters, great world, great in the whole it's so interesting, complicated, not necessarily good, but so fun to read!!! And Moth was just so awesome, finishing her journey on accepting that she was a vampire and all the things that went with it, and yeah, while there were still some final struggles, she was almost at the place where she could be, if not happy, content with her new life. Or at least, I think so.

But then these murders start happening, of people that she knew in her short stint at college. And having the cops look into her life, well, not so good for her on the vampire side of things. Add in her sister not feeling too good to be at home, and meeting up with Jason again, well, yeah, there's some problems going on in her life that make it hard to relax.

Jason, I'm pretty sure sometimes went by Jace, had a pretty bad life, what with his mom being killed somehow because of the life that they were living, while she was pregnant, to his dad, who was missing in the beginning, but was a Class A-Asshole, well, yeah, what else would you call that but a bad life, and having to hunt monsters? While it may look fun, it is dangerous.

Yeah, this was a fantastic book, and I'm looking forward to reading the next book!!!!

Author: Karen Mahoney
Series: Moth #1
Read: April 24th, 2014
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Sounded good! And it's a JFF Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: Corgi Children's
Published: September 27th 2012
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

Week 17 Reviews: Life Before Legend, Legend


From Goodreads:
Find out more about June and Day in this never-before-seen glimpse into their daily lives before they met in Marie Lu's popular LEGEND series. As twelve-year-olds struggling to survive in two very different worlds within the Republic's stronghold, June was starting her first day of school at Drake University as the youngest cadet ever admitted, and Day was fighting for food on the streets of the Lake sector. LIFE BEFORE LEGEND contains two original stories written by Marie Lu that give readers a sneak peek into the lives of their favorite characters in a thrilling new context. 

From Goodreads:
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias' death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

My first review of Legend
My Review:
I loved this books. They were wonderful, a great introduction to this world, this horrible, horrible world, where the government is in control, and there's a pretend-ish democratic government, and it does horrible things to fight a war that it's losing, but tells it's people that it could basically win any day now.

Life Before Legend was 2 a novella of 2 great stories, one of Day, one of June, of some experiences, Day's of his first kiss, June's of why she's known as a trouble-maker, and how they were joined (that Day caused the accident, and then June was late because of that) and that was just wonderful to read, their starts, when they started on the path to where they were in Legend, Day a notorious criminal, and June, an advanced solider.

One thing I didn't like, was the gold ink for Day. For Prodigy, and Champion, his POV's are blue and red respectively, and from my quick glimpses, easy to read. But the gold, on cream paper? Not so easy, and I wish another colour had been chosen, something not red or blue, but something that stood out on the page more.

Day and June were awesome, and almost 2 people sharing a soul, their only real noticeable differences the way that they grew up, their circumstances, because they both got 1500 on their tests, and 2 different sides on the same coin.

I loved these books, really enjoyed the, and I can't wait to read more!!!!

Author: Marie Lu
Series: Legend #0.5, 1
First Read: March 30th, 2012
Read: April 24th, 24th, 2014
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're a 2014 Dystopian books and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Books!
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group, Putnam Juvenile
Published: February 15th 2013, November 29th 2011

Life Before Legend:
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars









Legend:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

Week 17 Review: Beauty Awakened

From Goodreads:
His name is Koldo. He is scarred, powerful, his control legendary-and he lives only for vengeance, determined to punish the angel who viciously removed his wings. But if he yields to the forces of hatred, he will be kicked from the heavens, eternally damned. 

She is his last hope. Nicola Lane was born with a defective heart, yet this fragile human shows surprising strength as demons stalk her every move, determined to end her. She is the key to Koldo's deliverance...and his downfall. Though he fights duty, destiny and his first addictive taste of desire, his toughest battle will be the one for Nicola's life-even if he has to sacrifice his own...

My first review of Beauty Awakened
My Review:
Oh, my, I loved this book! Such a wonderful, amazing world, that we've had over 10 books to be in, but this one goes deeper into the Angels/Sent Ones side, that we've only seen either briefly, or it wasn't really the focus. But in this book, that side started to shine (and I hope it gets brighter in Burning Dawn!)

Koldo was an awesome character, he's been poorly treated, for all of his childhood, until he was rescued by the Sent Ones. And by poorly treated, I mean, his mom ripped off his wings and then sent him to live with his dad, and his dad, well, he's the major bad that they face in this book, so can you imagine what his childhood was like, being "raised" by him?

Nicola, she was so strong, born with a heart condition, and then to save her sister for a bit longer, and then she follows that deal, and heals herself by being positive, and driving out the poison of the demons, which was just fantastic!!! It was sad about her sister, but Laila, in Nicola's glimpse of her, seemed happier in Heaven.

This was such an amazing book, and there was a new character, a fallen sent one or angel, that had been harder to meet with then the leader, and then mysterious fell, and yeah, she helped, so I hope that we see her again, she was interesting!

Oh, and Bjorn goes missing, Thane starts to become a slave to a Phoenix, and yeah, lots of things happen in this book, like at the end, that the things that were taken to get to the River of Life were returned!!! So yeah, lots of great stuff, and some bad stuff, happened in this book!

I loved it, and I can't wait to read Burning Dawn!!!

Author: Gena Showalter
Series: Angels of the Dark #2
First Read: March 13th, 2013
Read: April 23rd, 2014
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: HQN Books
Published: February 26th 2013
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 17 Review: Don't Look Back

From Goodreads:
Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. 

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

My Review:
Oh, god, what a wonderful book! I loved the mystery, I loved the romance, and I loved everything about it, because it was so freaking good!!! There were excellent characters, characters I could go so mad at, like her boyfriend, and the incident where he took pictures, and then sent them to his friends. Or her friends, who just put down pretty much everyone who isn't them, isn't like them, stinking filthy rich.

I loved the twist of who was writing the notes, because for me, it was like this uneasy feeling, is it who I think it is, maybe? Or am I going crazy with the wondering of who doesn't want Sam to remember. Who doesn't want her Because that's a major question, along with what happened to Cassie, and why were/are Sam's memories gone, and who did this to them or her, if it was Sam that did it to Cassie?

I had a half-hearted suspicion on the ultimate baddie in the book, and I was close. Ish. By wrong everything, but one thing. And that one thing, it was placed throughout the book, so when you look back, you can see it, the path that led to the ending, and makes you wonder how you confused it with another path. Because you have, you've been travelling a different path then you thought.

Such great romance! And such a outward change of character, for Sam, who to the majority of the world, was the head queen bee and b swear word. But to those who really knew her, like Carson, the nicer girl was there, she was suppressed by the bad girl that Cassie brought out in her.

I loved this book! It was freaking good, I loved it, and I can't wait to read my next Jennifer L. Armentrout book!!!

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Read: April 23rd, 2014
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Love Jennifer L. Armentrout's writing, and it's a WoW Book and a SAC 2014 Book!
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Published: April 15th 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 17 Review: Ashes of Twilight

From Goodreads:
Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city that was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century to protect the royal blood line of England when astronomers spotted a comet on a collision course with Earth. Humanity would be saved by the most groundbreaking technology of the time. But after nearly 200 years of life beneath the dome, society has become complacent and the coal is running out.  Plus there are those who wonder, is there life outside the dome or is the world still consumed by fire? When one of Wren's friends escapes the confines of the dome, he is burned alive and put on display as a warning to those seeking to disrupt the dome’s way of life. But Alex’s final words are haunting. “The sky is blue.”  What happens next is a whirlwind of adventure, romance, conspiracy and the struggle to stay alive in a world where nothing is as it seems. Wren unwittingly becomes a catalyst for a revolution that destroys the dome and the only way to survive might be to embrace what the entire society has feared their entire existence.

My Review:
This was an OK book. I liked the story, the premise, but the writing, it wasn't something that I liked too much, and I think I had to build up a tolerance to it, to finish it, beyond the fact that I wanted to know how it ended, because I'm curious like that.

Part of it, was Wren's voice, it was in 1st person present, I'm pretty sure. I'm writing this a few days after I read it, so of course I don't really remember if I'm right or not, but if not, there was also, Wren seemed to repeat some things, not close together, but over the course of the book, stuff about the shiners and their community, mostly.

I did enjoy the story, I got really mad that the higher ups thought that preserving their way of life, their bloodlines, was more important then freedom, then the safety of everybody else. Which was just really, really stupid. I mean, it takes place in what, 2060 something, at least, if my math was right, and the kings and queens in our time, right now, they don't have that ruling power any more, there's governments. At least, that I know of. There could be some kings and queens with ruling power out there. But if they are, I don't know about them.

That ending, with the glance of freedom, to the pretty much destruction of their village, and the escape, that was pretty awesome, if sad. Because water can be a good force, and it can be a bad one, but it's always water, and it does what it does.

Overall, I enjoyed this book, because it was a great story, and yeah, I will read the next 2 books, because I want to know how it ends!!

Author: Kassy Taylor
Series: Ashes Trilogy #1
Read: April 21st, 2014
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Sounded good! And it's a 2014 Dystopia Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: November 12th 2012
5/5 Hearts
2/5 Books
2/5 Stars