Genre: Dystopian

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Jun 03
{Review+Giveaway} Ruination by Amanda Thome

{Review+Giveaway} Ruination by Amanda Thome

Ruination is a fast paced, action packed book that is the first in a young adult dystopian series. Parts of it reminded me of Divergent and The Hunger Games, but there was enough difference in the plot that the author made this book her own. I think it will become even more unique in the next installment. I loved the characters and I liked the world building, although I felt the latter was lacking a bit. I eventually got a more complete picture of the world, but it took awhile to get there. More on that later, first let’s talk characters. I found Nessa and Ty to both be compelling and lovable. Nessa is a bit closed off and harder to read. She guards her heart and her feelings fiercely. Ty seemed like an open book. Both of them have visions of the future, although neither of them know that the other has this gift. Ty is from the “outer” sector and one day he has a vision of Nessa… Read more »

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Apr 19
{Book vs. Movie Review} Divergent by Veronica Roth

{Book vs. Movie Review} Divergent by Veronica Roth

The Book  I have no idea why on earth it took me so long to finally get around to reading Divergent. I loved the book. The movie was good too, but as usual, I thought the book was better. It was both a blessing and a curse to have read the book right before I watched the movie. It was cool because I was really pumped up and excited with the story fresh in my mind, but at the same time- the book was fresh in my mind. So every time they deviated from the story line, I instantly noticed. The book was wonderful in it’s own right. This is one fast paced story line. The action never stopped. I couldn’t believe how much stuff happened in just one book. I mean we went from setting the stage in this new dystopian world all the way to war in one book. It was a lot. I loved Tris. What I love the most about her was what made her a… Read more »

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Apr 15
{Review} Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott

{Review} Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott

Fire and Flood is intense and action packed. I could not put this book down. I gobbled it up in one sitting. The book takes place in multiple settings, first in a forest and then in a dessert. Each extreme in their own ways. Victoria Scott did such an excellent job bringing these awful conditions to life. The contestants in the Brimstone Bleed competition had to endure so much. Fire and Flood has a very mysterious vibe. The people behind the Brimstone Bleed and the competition itself is all shrouded in mystery. And then there are the pandoras, which are mysterious in and of themselves. I loved getting to know all of the different pandoras and seeing what they can do. I have seen more than a few comparisons to the Hunger Games, and while I do see some similarities, I feel like Fire and Flood has a different focus than the Hunger Games. Yes, they are both dystopians and a majority of the book takes place in a competition… Read more »

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Dec 09
{Review} Pawn by Aimee Carter

{Review} Pawn by Aimee Carter

Pawn by Aimee Carter ebook, 346 pages Published November 26th 2013 by Harlequin TEEN Age Group: YA Series: The Blackcoat Rebellion #1 Source: eARC from Publisher (Via NetGalley) Summary: YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING. For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country. If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter. There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed …and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that’s not her own,… Read more »

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